Pike and Other Spiny Rays

Sean Visintainer - 05/17/12

Sean with a Killarney Lake Pike caught on a fly rod.

Rivers are blown out this week... and when I say that, that is saying a lot cuz I'll fish them when most wont! People living in the Inland Northwest don't forget about the spiny rays... ie Pike, Tiger muskie, Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, etc. We have what... some 75 lakes within' an hour of Spokane?? I'm pretty sure you can find something to fish. You do need some sort of boat, float tube, canoe, whatever to fish them effectively but once you have some sort of floating contraption you can hit them as you please very quickly.

This toothy critter was caught on Killarney Lake near Rose Lake in Idaho, but we have lots spiny ray lakes such as Newman, Clear, Liberty, Hayden, Hauser, Chapman, Eloika, Long, blah blah blah... the list is long! And it is a very good lake list by the way! So when you can't be on moving water don't overlook our other options... cuz I know I'm guilty of doing that too.