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By Griffen Smith

Spearfishers converge on Placid Lake


Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

Two spearfishers take a break from searching the shallow weed beds on the west side of Placid Lake. The duo had support from a FWP boat while surveying the lake bottom.

PLACID LAKE - Dark wetsuits and orange spears floated above the water of Placid Lake July 25 as members of the Missoula-based spearfishing club joined forced with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Clearwater Resource Council and the Placid Lake Cabin Owners Association in hopes to find and kill any northern pike hiding in the water. After five hours of searching, nobody was able to spot the invasive species. 

"Today went overall pretty good. We didn't find any pike," said Missoula-based spearfisher Sawyer Connoly.  "Would have been fun to shoot some but in the grand scheme of things...

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