Outdoors

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

Free fishing events Saturday at north Idaho ponds

FISHING -- Saturday, June 14, is free fishing day in Idaho – no license required – and the state is boosting the attraction by offering fishing events geared to kids and novices. All other rules and catch limits apply on Saturday, but anyone, including nonresidents,...

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014

Free fishing event for kids at Post Falls

FISHING -- A "Just for Kids Fishing Derby" for kids ages 5-14 is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 14 at Falls Park, 305 W. 4th Ave. in Post Falls. Awards will be given for fun competitions. Participants should bring their own fishing rod...

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

Women’s Fly fishing clinic set at private stocked pond

FISHING -- Spokane members of Trout Unlimited are organizing a women-only fly fishing clinic at a private lake stocked with trout on June 21. The all-day event is geared to beginners, complete with materials, but ladies and girls who have experience and simply want to...

SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014

Free fishing days coming up; no license required

FISHING – Washington and Idaho are among the many states offering free fishing – no fishing license required – on designated days in June. Washington will allow anglers to fish without a license Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8. Idaho has a single Free Fishing Day...

MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014

Enter contest for week of Los Cabos tuna fishing

FISHING -- Anglers who long for a reel-screaming tug on their lines should take a minute to put their names in the hat of a contest for $7,500 expense-paid slots on a team in the Western Outdoor News Los Cabos 2014 Tuna Jackpot. Of course,...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014

Washington’s new fishing regulation pamphlet published

FISHING -- Washington's new 2014-15 fishing regulations pamphlet, with rules that go into effect on Thursday, May 1, is available at license dealers and online. While this isn't a major year for fishing rule changes, be sure to check the regs for seasons and rules...


Loon Lake provides worthy opening day alternative

FISHING -- A few -- very few -- area anglers bucked the trend to fish the popular Washington put-and-take trout lakes on last weekend's lowland lake opener. They were pleased with the results at Loon Lake north of Spokane, which is known for lake trout...

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014

Opening day angler makes play out of bait fishing

FISHING -- Play-Doh or Powerbait? I always learn something by making rounds on the opening day of Washington lowland lake fishing seasons, and Saturday was no exception. Two mature women were fishing from the dock at Fishtrap Lake Resort, as they have many times, working...

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

Inland Northwest fishing clubs listed

FISHING -- Join the group! Here's a list of Inland Northwest fishing-related clubs: Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Inland Empire Bass Club Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club Inland Northwest Wildlife Council North Idaho Pike Association Kelly Creek Fly Casters North Idaho Fly Casters Panhandle Bass...


Results from opening day fishing lakes

FISHING -- A mixed bag of weather couldn't keep anglers from reaping a fine harvest of trout Saturday and Sunday during the opening weekend of Washington's lowland lake fishing season. Check out these results from Washington Fish and Wildlife Department creel checks for a hint...


SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014

Weather can’t chill opening day fishing success

FISHING -- Anglers got a chilly start to the lowland lakes fishing season today, but in the end, it was thousands of fish that were hooked, landed and iced. Five-fish daily limits were common among anglers who dressed warmly enough to endure temperatures that were...


FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014

Washington Fly Fishing Fair in Ellensburg

FISHING – The annual Washington Fly Fishing Fair is expanding in 2014 far beyond a fly-tying gathering to a two-day event packed with casting workshops, a nine-hole casting course and a slate of more than a dozen seminars. The programs cover fishing tactics for waters...

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

Anglers: Rainy morning prime for hunting nightcrawlers

FISHING -- Get your lard outta bed! Fishing season opens Saturday, but this morning is a prime opportunity to stock up on nightcrawlers. Rain has forced them out of the ground and onto the street where they're easy pickin's. Robins are on the prowl, but...


Accessible fishing pier built at Steamboat Rock State Park

FISHING -- A new ADA-accessible fishing pier has been installed at Steamboat Rock State Park near Electric City. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 28, at the boat launch on Banks Lake, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission says. The...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014


Mar Don Resort lures anglers with special deal

FISHING -- With the spotlight this week shining on the lowland trout fishing season that opens Saturday, lakes that are open to fishing year-round are temporarily in the shadows. MarDon Resort on Potholes Reservoir has a plan to capture some attention to its fine facilities...


It’s the buzz: fishing season opens Saturday

FISHING -- I just got off the air with KXLY radio host Bud Namek to discus Saturday's opening of Washington's lowland trout lake fishing season -- and the special advance coverage we'll be publishing Thursday in S-R Outdoors. See a preview of what "opening day"...

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

Rich Landers

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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. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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