If I'm lyin', I'm dyin'!
How many of us Washington-/Oregon-ian Fishing Fools (Fishertonians) have participated in this too-good-to-be-true-except-it-is Bounty Program?
The Northern Pikeminnow, bless its invasive little heart, has become such a menace in the lower Columbia river that combined agencies have gotten together, formed, AND FUNDED
a network of paystations at which you will be paid from $4 to $8 for every Pikeminnow over 9" long. That is, unless you're lucky enough to catch one that's tagged, in which case you'll get FIVE HUNDRED SMACKERS for it.
There's lots of free camping for cheapskates like me!
No-fee camping...no-limit fishing...PAID to do what others (e.g.:your spouse) label a waste of time...being on the right side of "the Greenies" for a change...
If it gets any better, I don't see how!
The 2011 season for the fishery will start May 1, 2011 for all stations. Season will end September 30, 2011.
Map of the paystations posted below.
Read all about it at 2011 Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery