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Column: Kalispel Tribe removes invasive fish from rivers

"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 out of northern pike we’ve handled in our research,” said biologist Jason Olson. “The variety of sizes and colors tell you pike will hit just about anything.”

That’s the good news pike-oriented anglers can take to the Pend Oreille River – or numerous other pike fisheries in the region.

The toothy predators, illegally introduced to western Montana and North Idaho decades ago, have boomed in the past decade in the Pend Oreille River downstream from Newport."

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