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MONDAY, AUG. 28, 2017

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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016

Jerrod Gibbons of Okanogan Valley Guide Service handles a 27 1/2-inch hatchery hen steelhead he netted while fishing with guests on the Okanogan River. March is prime time for steelheading on the north-central Washington river, he said.

Steelhead fishing closes in upper Columbia areas

FISHING -- Steelhead fishing will close for the season after sunset on Wednesday, March 9, on the upper Columbia River, including the Okanogan and Similkameen Rivers. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife made the announcement on today with the following details on the closure:...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016

MONDAY, AUG. 31, 2015

Wild steelhead. (Associated Press)

Steelhead fishing rules changing on Tucannon River

FISHING -- Tucannon River angers will have new restrictions starting Tuesday, Sept. 1, in order to offer further protection to wild steelhead. Here are the details from from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Action: Rule changes for steelhead fishery and other game fish....

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THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2015

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19, 2015

The Idaho Fish and Game Department has prepared a video series on angler etiquette.

Fishing etiquette video 3: At the Boat Ramp

FISHING -- Idaho Fish and Game has produced well-done series of four videos on angler etiquette. On Monday and Tuesday, I posted Parts 1 and 2. Here's Part 3, The Boat Ramp, which explains common do’s and don’ts and highlighting that getting a boat in...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2015

The Idaho Fish and Game Department has prepared a video series on angler etiquette.

Fishing etiquette video 2: Boat Wakes

FISHING -- Idaho Fish and Game has produced well-done videos on angler etiquette. Yesterday I posted Part 1. Here's Part 2, Boat Wakes, which explains long-time practices among local anglers for both boat drivers and shore anglers. The bottom line: All boaters need to be...

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MONDAY, AUG. 17, 2015

The Idaho Fish and Game Department has prepared a video series on angler etiquette.

Fishing etiquette 1: Fishing with others

FISHING -- With salmon and steelhead fishing catching the attention of more and more participants, Idaho Fish and Game officials have prepared videos on angling etiquette that highlight ways to avoid some of the issues that spawn irritation and complaints. As Joe DuPont, Clearwater region...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

Salmon anglers on the Wind River, a Columbia River tributary in Skamania County, could have a whopping good time if forecasts hold true. (File)

Barbed hooks OKed for salmon in Wind River area

FISHING -- Anglers will be allowed to use barbed hooks through June at Wind River and Drano Lake while fishing for hatchery chinook and steelhead, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced. Location and effective dates: Wind River from mouth (boundary line markers)...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015

SATURDAY, FEB. 21, 2015

FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015

Undaunted by a snow storm, Jerrod Gibbons works with cold hands to land a nice hatchery hen for Jason Verbeck as they were steelhead fishing on the Okanogan River in the first week of March.  Gibbons runs Okanogan Valley Guide Service for hunting and fishing out of Omak. (Rich Landers)

Upper Columbia reopens to keeping steelhead

FISHING -- The Upper Columbia River and some tributaries are re-opened for steelhead fishing today. Meanwhile, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife also announced that some sections of the Okanogan River will close March 1. Following is the agency's official announcement: Upper Columbia River,...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014

TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014


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