Spearfishers converge on Placid Lake

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 catching n...


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