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Lake Spokane carp removal also targets northern pike

FISHERIES – A two-week project to remove non-native carp from Lake Spokane started on Monday, and state fisheries managers are tapping the opportunity to target invasive northern pike, too. Avista is partnering with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of Idaho...

Smallmouth bass increasing in Deschutes steelhead waters

FISHING -- Smallmouth bass seem to be pioneering into the lower Deschutes River to compete with its legendary summer steelhead runs. Bill Monroe reports in Oregon Live that fisheries biologists became concerned a few years ago, especially after steelhead fishing guide Bob Toman snapped a...

Carp won’t cooperate with gillnetting attempt at Lake Spokane

FISHERIES -- A pilot project to study use of gillnets and electroshocking to remove carp from Lake Spokane has been called off after just a few days. The carp aren't making themselves available in sufficient numbers and the crews from Avista and the Washington Department...

Avista studying Long Lake carp’s effect on water quality

Carp are mud grubbers, rooting through the sediment at the bottom of Long Lake as they search for food. “They’re like little plows,” said Chris Donley, a fisheries manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “They turn up the bottom of the lake until they find something worth swallowing.”

Halman a ‘brother for life’

PEORIA, Ariz. – For Mike Carp and Carlos Peguero, Greg Halman was a brother. Carp used the word in English. Fellow Seattle Mariners outfielder Peguero offered its Spanish counterpart, “hermano.”

Carp’s grand slam, five RBIs highlight Seattle win in Cleveland

CLEVELAND – Mike Carp and the Seattle Mariners made the most of their cross-country trip for a makeup game. Carp hit a grand slam into the second deck in right field and drove in five runs during Seattle’s nine-run third inning, leading the Mariners to a rain-shortened 12-6, seven-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday.

Carp drives in 5 in M’s win

Mike Carp hit a grand slam and drove in five runs during Seattle’s nine-run third inning, leading the Mariners to a rain-shortened 12-6, seven-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday.

Carp home run sparks Mariners

Mike Carp hit a towering two-run home run to break a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Monday night in Seattle.

Mariners fans appreciate Carp’s fantastic return

SEATTLE – The appreciation for Mike Carp’s batting surge has reached the ownership level. That is to say, fantasy owners who had the foresight to add Carp when he came back from Triple-A Tacoma in mid-July for his second stint with the Mariners are ecstatic over his production. And they let him know all the time.

Carp, Wells power M’s to victory

SEATTLE – While one Mariners newcomer struggles to hold it together these final weeks, another appears to be just taking off. Michael Pineda got rocked early and often on Monday night, serving up three home runs and four walks before the game was even four innings old. But red-hot Mike Carp kept Pineda’s team alive just long enough, clubbing two home runs in a 6-5 comeback win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mariners’ Carp takes advantage of new opportunity

SEATTLE – Long before Mike Carp came up to the Seattle Mariners for a second time this season and produced impressive offensive numbers, something more important preceded that success. A new mindset.

Mariners’ Carp turns patience into success

Long before Mike Carp came up to the Seattle Mariners for a second time this season and produced impressive offensive numbers, something more important preceded that success. A new mindset.