Outdoors blog archive for Sept. 2013

MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013













FRIDAY, SEPT. 27, 2013

Abercrombie Mountain is the centerpiece in a 35,200-acre wilderness area proposal recommended by Colville National Forest. (Rich Landers)

Abercrombie area roads to be repaired 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Good news/bad news for hikers who enjoy the trails to Abercrombie and Sherlock Peaks in Pend Oreille County: The Colville National Forest will begin road maintenance and reconstruction on Oct. 1 on the following roads. Forest Service Road 7078000 (Sherlock Peak Road)...

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Dan Magers holds a steelhead he caught from his drift boat on Idaho's Clearwater River. (Courtesy photo)

Clearwater steelhead forecast reduced -- again

FISHING – The forecast for B-run steelhead -- the bigger steelhead bound primarily for Idaho's Clearwater River -- has been downgraded for the second consecutive week, prompting fisheries officials to consider reducing bag limits for the Clearwater catch-and-keep season, which begins Oct. 15. Fisheries managers...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013



This 50-pound fall chinook salmon was caught in September using downriggers and plug-cut herring on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Gone fishing

SALMON FISHING -- I've headed to the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River to see first hand what this record run of chinook salmon is all about. Photo above shows a 50-pounder I landed there a few years ago. Think big! Stay tuned.

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A boat reportedly used for drug running across the English Channel had eight outboards totaling 2,000 hp.

8 outboards ought to get you a big fish

BOATING -- "But officer, we're just out fishing..." I've seen boat set up something like this for federal drug enforcement being transported on I-90 near Seattle. Seems the feds have to keep up with the speed-boating criminals. But outboards totaling 2,000 hp? Can you imaging...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2013



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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.





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