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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012










WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012





El Ninia gives region a dry shoulder so far

We thought that first big snowstorm just before Thanksgiving was the beginning of the predicted big snow accumulation associated with an El Ninia year. However, to date, Idaho has accumulated only 73 percent of normal snowpack. Check out this SnoTel chart to see where the...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2012



Lisa Murray of Bellevue with a 13.1 pound triploid rainbow trout caught while bait fishing at Lake Rufus Woods in December 2011.
 (Anton Jones)

Rufus Woods triploids taking the bait

FISHING -- Bait fishing for triploid rainbow trout has been hot at Lake Rufus Woods, especially near the lower net pens, says Anton Jones of Darrell and Dad's Family Guide Service. New flavors of Pautzke baits work, he said. "Mallow Balls O’ Fire, American Wildfire,...

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Commission to consider fishing proposals

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- The last round of public comment on proposed 2012 fishing rules will be taken at the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Jan. 6-7 in Olympia. The commission also will consider increasing the number of multiple-season hunting permits available Multiple-season hunting permits...

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