What Are Some Of The Fishes You'd Want To Avoid In the Columbia River?

As a kid, I loved swimming in the Snake and Grand Ronde rivers. Occasionally I would come across a sucker fish or two, which was about as creepy as it would get for me as a kid.

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Here Are Four Fishes You Won't Want To Come Face To Face With In Washington

I was reading a recent article on the "Frankenfish" that was recently spotted in Missouri called the Nothern Snakehead. Apparently, this is a very evasive species of fish that has managed to spread across 17 states.

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Luckily none have been spotted in Washington State but it did get me thinking about what lurks below us in the Columbia River.

I thought it would be fun to compile a list of four ugly and scary fish that might be under your very feet right now in the Columbia River.

4 of the Scariest Fish Lurking Beneath You in the Columbia River

Get ready for a good scare as we explore some of the scariest fish lurking beneath you in the Columbia River. From giant sturgeons to electric eels, take a look at these critters that will make you think twice before taking a dip

After closely examining a few of these fish, I am reconsidering my decision to swim in the Columbia River.

However, it is important to note that despite their unattractive and intimidating appearance, these fish play a crucial role in the ecology of the Pacific Northwest and are essential for maintaining the region's ecosystem.

I know we need them but I'd prefer not to come face to face with them especially under my toes while I'm swimming.

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