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State upgrades northern pike invasive species listing

Washington managers are preparing for when northern pike, a voracious invasive predator, make it below the Grand Coulee Dam.

Increased cutthroat survival shows value of pike suppression in Lake Coeur d’Alene

The killing of predatory northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene has started to pay dividends for cutthroat trout, according to fishery managers.

Colville Tribe nets 28 pounds female northern pike in the Sanpoil River, 17 miles from Grand Coulee Dam.

Northern Pike continued to make their slow, steady advance down the Columbia River system this spring.

CdA Tribe, Fish and Game expanding gillnetting in southern Lake Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene Lake managers will aggressively target northern pike in the southern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene starting this month.

Invasive northern pike found 10 miles from Grand Coulee Dam, Spokane Tribe catches 45-inch fish

In a cavernous, and cold, warehouse in Airway Heights a group of Spokane Tribe of Indians fish biologists encircled a large, vicious-looking fish Tuesday.

Anglers earn more than $4,000 catching Northern pike through August

Through August, the Colville Confederated Tribes had paid Northern pike anglers a total of $4,350 in reward money. Participants in the Northern Pike Rewards Program earn $10 per Northern pike …

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s pike reward program will end Sept. 30.

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s pike reward program will end Sept. 30.

Surging northern pike population in Lake Roosevelt could threaten salmon, steelhead downstream

With this year’s deep snowpack and swollen rivers, more pike will likely come to Washington, exacerbating an already serious problem – a growing population of northern pike in Lake Roosevelt.

New survey of Coeur d’Alene Lake anglers shows support for northern pike management plan

A newly published survey of anglers on Lake Coeur d’Alene shows widespread support for how biologists are managing northern pike and cutthroat trout populations.

Tribe resumes gillnetting northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene

In North Idaho, where northern pike are tolerated by state fisheries managers and prized by many anglers, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has been clamping down for two years on the …

Gillnetting ramps up to curb northern pike in Columbia River

The front lines in the battle against non-native northern pike invading the Columbia River have moved to the Kettle Falls area of Lake Roosevelt. Gillnetting that started last year after …

Hayden angler bloodied by Idaho record northern pike

Landing Idaho’s catch-and-release record northern pike wasn’t painless for Scott Kerns.

Washington considers strengthening measures to protect waters from aquatic invasive species

Bad news is knocking at the door and Washington is behind the curve on dealing with aquatic invasive species. State officials say there’s an urgency to get up to speed …

Pike to be netted, moved to opposite end of Lake CdA

A Coeur d’Alene Tribe effort to boost cutthroat trout by transferring northern pike from Windy Bay north to Cougar Bay will resume this week.

Outpeople: Mark Mills is an advocate for northern pike in the Pacific Northwest

Mark Mills of Spokane may be the best and possibly the most passionate northern pike fisherman in the Northwest. He admits his interest in catching pike borders on an obsession. …

Field reports: Gillnetting targets region’s northern pike invasion

Northern pike appear to be gaining a foothold in the upper reaches of Lake Roosevelt according to preliminary results from a six-day gillnetting survey that concluded Tuesday.

Northern pike bounty at Lake Coeur d’Alene could boost research, also fishing

Despite the contentious start, a new Coeur d’Alene Tribe research program that’s paying a bounty on northern pike could be a boon to fishing in Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Regional fisheries manager John Whalen blended fishing, conservation

John Whalen says issues related to conserving native fish species dominated much of his work during 16 years as regional fisheries manager in Spokane. “There’s a lot going on,” he …

Landers: Fish managers plan attack on northern pike in Roosevelt

Northern pike have bared their teeth in Lake Roosevelt this year, bringing to mind the early 2000s, when the non-native predators first showed up in significant numbers in the Pend …

Field reports: Banks Lake poachers get ‘light’ sentence

FISHING – Three Tacoma men got off easy in a Grant County District Court sentencing for illegally using gillnets to kill whitefish in Banks Lake, a state wildlife officer says. …

Field reports: Pend Oreille River pike netting starts

FISHING – State and tribal workers will begin setting gillnets Monday for another season of suppressing non-native northern pike in the Pend Oreille River downstream from Newport. The Kalispel Tribe …

Kansas City angler catches monster northern pike on Bighorn River in Montana

Famed for its spectacular trout fishing, Montana’s Bighorn River recently gave Kansas City, Missouri, fly angler Nathan Diesel a big, toothy surprise – a 38-inch, 16-pound northern pike. The catch …

Pike suppression preserves sport fishing on Pend Oreille River

Reports that fishing is dead in the Pend Oreille River are greatly exaggerated. Despite the recent assault on northern pike, the toothy predators are still there in low numbers, and …

Angling for dollars

Why should a fisherman work when there are so many opportunities to angle for dollars? Among them: K&K Spring Derby, April 26-May 4 at Lake Pend Oreille, with a $15,000 …

Out & About: Pend Oreille River derby angler catches $1K pike

OUTFISH – Craig Moody of Elk caught a tagged northern pike to win $1,000 cash in a Pend Oreille River fishing derby last weekend. Despite stormy weather and high flows, …

Field Reports: Road-kill pick-up crew salvages tons of meat

WILDLIFE – Farmers feed the world, but 24 volunteers from a Spokane sportsman’s club are putting meat on the plates of homeless people by harvesting dead or dying big-game animals …

Landers: Efforts underway to remove northern pike

Gillnets have removed about 4,000 northern pike from the Box Canyon Reservoir portion of the Pend Oreille River in the second season of efforts to suppress the non-native species and …

Landers: Efforts underway to remove northern pike

Gillnets have removed about 4,000 northern pike from the Box Canyon Reservoir portion of the Pend Oreille River in the second season of efforts to suppress the non-native species and …

Pike group angles for lunkers, laughs

The North Idaho Pike Association ( has scheduled eight club tournaments this season starting in April at area pike waters, including the group’s favorite venue at Noxon Reservoir in Montana, …

Field Reports: Priest Lake fish plan to be presented at meeting

FISHING – As a divisive debate on managing non-native lake trout with native cutthroats and popular kokanee at Priest Lake continues, Idaho Fish and Game officials will hold a public …