# Northern pikeminnow
Program paying anglers to catch pikeminnows increases rewards to save juvenile salmon population
Northern pikeminnows are native to the Pacific Northwest and are found in most Columbia River tributaries in Washington and Oregon, where they eat millions of salmon and steelhead juveniles each year. The addition of dozens of hydroelectric dams in the Columbia and Snake rivers has created ideal habitat for pikeminnows. The bounty is offered by Bonneville Power Administration, which manages the dams and spends millions of dollars every year trying to help young salmon.