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Mon., Nov. 21, 2011, 10:47 a.m.

Anglers not holding a high standard along Snake River

Three anglers fly fish for steelhead in southeastern Washington’s Grande Ronde River up from the narrow channel leading to the Snake River.  (Rich Landers)
Three anglers fly fish for steelhead in southeastern Washington’s Grande Ronde River up from the narrow channel leading to the Snake River. (Rich Landers)

FISHING – Anglers along the Snake and Grande Ronde rivers have been leaving a lot to be desired in the categories of ethics and compliance with fishing rules.

On a recent boat patrol along the Snake River upstream from Clarkston, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department police found plenty of lawbreakers.

Fourteen citations were issued in the fourhour patrol, reports Capt. Mike Whorton, department enforcement supervisor in Spokane.  




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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