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Tribe to offer anglers $10 reward for northern pike heads from Lake Roosevelt

Poster announces $10 reward for northern pike caught in Lake Roosevelt. (Colville Confederated Tribes)
Poster announces $10 reward for northern pike caught in Lake Roosevelt. (Colville Confederated Tribes)

FISHING -- A $10 a head reward on northern pike caught in Lake Roosevelt will be offered by the Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife Program starting May 1.

The reward program is part of the effort to reduce the number of the nonnative predators moving into the Columbia River system. The Colville Tribe has earmarked up to $10,000 for paying the bounties. The Colvilles also are working with the Spokane Tribe and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to gillnet and remove pike in the Kettle Falls area.

To qualify for the reward, the pike must have been caught in the main stem Columbia River from Grand Coulee Dam upstream to the U.S.-Canada border, the Spokane River upstream to Little Falls or the Kettle River.

Anglers age 17 and older must fill out a card with information on their catch, remove pike heads according to directions and drop off the heads in freezers at one of two sites:  Kettle Falls Marina on the lake near the town of Kettle Falls, and Noisy Waters gas station northwest of Kettle Falls off US 395.

Participants will receive $10 for every northern pike head deposited according to directions. 

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