If there is such a thing as a villain in the fish world, a good candidate would be the Northern Pike. It lurks in lakes and marshy areas about 50 miles up the Columbia River. Chelan County PUD Fisheries Scientist Bill Towey tells you more:
For years, the PUD has been working with several agencies to keep Northern Pike out of our native waters, the Colville and Spokane Tribes, along with State Fish and Wildlife have been actively netting Northern Pike out of Lake Roosevelt. The PUD is calling on local anglers to help, and Towey says it can be worth your while:
And there is no limit on the number of Northern Pike you can catch. And Towey has some tips on what kind of bait to use:
And if you're ready to go fishing, Towey has a suggestion on a place you can log into to find out more:
One thing Towey asks is that if you fish and come up with a Northern Pike, please don't release it, instead, turn it over to the Colville's and get your reward.