Support our Sponsors! Click on the Banner Ads to learn more about their products and services.

Fishin' Reports

Report Archive

Skip Navigation Links.
Reports > 2019 > July > Friday 19
Thursday, July 19, 2018
By Dave Graybill
Poor you, my wife said, when I learned of the very high success of anglers at Chelan Falls on the opening of salmon season there. I was out of town, having previously committed to traveling to Kettle Falls and joining a northern pike suppression effort. Pike fishing was poor on the first day of the effort with only a few taken between the two agency boats operating above the bridge at Kettle Falls. The next day was better. Bill Towey, of the Chelan PUD, and I were aboard the Spokane tribe’s boat with Justin Seibert and his crew. Justin is the Project Manager on the northern pike suppression effort for the tribe, and although they are still learning about the best places to encounter pike, the careful records they are compiling will help them become very efficient. We were retrieving gill nets that had been set the day before and after a few pulls without any pike, we found a productive shore, and took seven of them in one pull. A huge amount of effort is being applied to northern pike suppression, as the threat of these species entering the Columbia River and impacting our salmon and steelhead is very real.