About Northern Pike
The Northern Pike are extremely dangerous to salmonids in the Upper Columbia region and are invasive in this area. Northern Pike can devour fish that are 60% of their own length and can consume up to 70% of their diet in salmon. They take 2-4 years to mature and have an average of 40,000 eggs per spawn.* They also can live over 20 years making them prolific when they inhabit any area.
*WA Invasive Species Council
The Colville Confederated Tribes are funding a 2021 reward program for anglers. Anglers should place the head in a labeled bag, drop off at one of their freezers in a designated locations and deposit and a $10 Reward will be mailed to you.
- Pike reward poster PDF
- Pike reward program rules PDF
- Pike drop-off locations/map PDF
- Pike fish head removal instructions PDF
It is illegal to transport live fish throughout the region. If you catch a Northern Pike, you should kill the fish.
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