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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


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. …


In brief: Idaho netting and moving pike

Northern Pike in a portion of Lake Coeur d’Alene are being netted for research on reducing their impact on native cutthroat trout. As many of the pike as possible are …


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 (northidahopike.com) 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, …


Pend Oreille River pike thinning continues

The official crackdown on invasive northern pike in the Pend Oreille River behind Box Canyon is in its last stages for this season. A late-April survey indicated gillnets deployed by …


Bounty on the rise for pike

Spoons, spinners, hooks, flies, baits and bobbers of all sizes hang like Christmas decorations in a window of the Kalispel Tribe’s fisheries office. “Every one of those lures has come …


Gillnets set to remove 5,700 northern pike from Pend Oreille River

The gillnets in the Pend Oreille River were catching as much attention as fish last week. Four workers in two boats were in their third week of 10- to 12-hour …


Landers: Officials work to reduce Pend Oreille River pike

Even though ice still lingers in a few sloughs, Pend Oreille River northern pike are feeling the heat. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Kalispell Tribe announced their …


Biologists ponder options for PDO River pike boom

The northern pike explosion in the Pend Oreille River in the past seven years has spawned excitement for fishermen and a major headache for biologists. The Washington Department of Fish …


Pike prompt three surveys on PDO River

Three northern pike studies that involve gillnetting fish are scheduled this spring on the Pend Oreille River by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kalispel Tribe. The …


Good news, bad news for pike fishing

Pend Oreille River northern pike are Washington’s big boom fishey. But fish managers say they’re headed for a bust if something isn’t done. Fishing for pike into the 20-pound range …