This would be my Dad's dream job. He was a transmission mechanic by trade but he loved fishing and I think if he could've made $61,000 from fishing, he would've done it.

One Tri-Cities Fisherman Nabbed $61,000 Fishing In The Columbia River

One angler nabbed $61,000 for fishing the Columbia River in 2021 and now you can do the same.

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The only catch is that you're looking for a particular fish that could mean big bucks for you.

What Kind Of Money Can I Make Fishing For Pikeminnow?

For over three decades, the Northern Pikeminnow Sport-Reward Fishery has paid anglers to fish for northern pikeminnow, which preys on young salmon and steelhead.

And the rewards are going up in 2022, with $6 per fish for the first 25 fish caught, $8 each for fish number 26-200, and $10 for every fish over 200.

The season goes from May 1st through September 2022.

Pikeminnow are bad for Salmon, Here's How You Fish For Them And Make Money

Here are the details of the program as posted by pikeminnow.org:

You can help save salmon and get paid to do it by going fishing! The Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program, funded by the Bonneville Power Administration and administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, pays anglers for each Northern Pikeminnow that they catch that is nine inches or larger. Rewards range from $5 to $8 per fish, and special tagged fish are worth $500.

The program operates from May 1 to September 30, 2021 in the lower Columbia River (mouth to Priest Rapids Dam) and the Snake River (mouth to Hells Canyon Dam).

Northern Pikeminnow eat millions of salmon and steelhead juveniles each year in the Columbia and Snake River systems. The goal of the program is not to eliminate Northern Pikeminnow, but rather to reduce the average size and curtail the number of larger, older fish. Reducing the number of these predators can greatly help the salmon and steelhead juveniles making it out to sea.

Here's Details On How You Can Make Money Fishing In The Pacific Northwest

If you have a love for fishing, why not make some extra cash doing it. You can get more details and all the information that you'll need to start fishing this summer and make some money for yourself.

Check out more details on the program here

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