Spokane River Poachers

Sean Visintainer - 07/11/18

Spokane River Redband Trout Poaching.

Be responsible

Very sad and disgusting. Not only are the wild redband populations lower than what they used to be, it also very illegal to kill them. Silver Bow guide Britten Jay saw this tragedy at the takeout yesterday with what appears to be 13 dead native redbands that had their fillets removed and the bodies discarded. If you see poachers on the river please report them immediately to crime check and/or the fish and game office. Everyone needs to follow the rules in order to protect the remaining populations of redbands in the Spokane River. This is completely unacceptable.

  • WDFW Spokane Office - (509) 892-1001
  • Fishing Emergency Regulation Hotline - (360) 902-2500
  • Non-emergency violations/poaching - 1-877-933-9847
  • WDFW Enforcement - (360) 902-2936

Spokane Fish and Wildlife officer's phone #'s

  • Officers just were updated to Iphones so you can text photos and info directly to them.
  • Dave Spurbeck / (509) 993-3997 - Lower Spokane River
  • Jason Langbehn / (509) 638-5280 - Upper Spokane River
  • Jason Snyder / (509) 795-4931
  • Jolynn Beauchene / (509) 991-3433 - Valley
  • Sargent Mike Sprecher / (509) 892-1001 Ext.450 or (509) 220-9776

Reporting Violations/Poaching

  • Dial 911 to report a life threatening emergency
  • For non-emergency violations/poaching:
  • Call WDFW toll-free 1-877-933-9847 (1-877-WDFW-TIP)
  • Report the crime on-line to WDFW by using the following web address:
  • Report the crime to the nearest WDFW Regional Office (WDFW Spokane Office - (509) 892-1001) if during normal work hours, 8:00AM-5:00PM, Monday-Friday

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