Over the last couple of years, Lake Roosevelt fishery managers saw a disturbing increase in the presence of Northern Pike. This non-native species is a voracious predator of other fish that, once established with breeding populations, is almost impossible to rid from the system.
In 2016 fishery managers received funding from the Bonneville Power Administration’s Fish and Wildlife program to strike back. Rich Landers with the Spokesman reported on their gillnetting ground game that captured over 360 adult pike this winter. Read More from the Spokesman Review.