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Reward offered to catch Nevada lake invasive fish dumper

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada game wardens who spend most their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature in a lake: An invasive fish species.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is offering a $10,000 reward to help nab the culprit who apparently dumped Northern pike in Comins Lake, a popular fishing spot surrounded by mountains near Great Basin National Park.

The state spent $250,000 in 2015 to rid the world-class angling the Northern Pike that devour all other fish.

The fishery was on its way to recovery.

But the voracious predators that can grow longer than 4 feet (1.2 meters) were discovered again last month by a fisherman who caught one and called state wildlife officials.

Five more have since been confirmed.

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