Pike fishing kicks off Mark’s Marine seminar series

FISHING – Jeff Smith of Fins and Feathers Tackle Shop in Coeur d'Alene will discuss fishing tactics for northern pike to kick off the 8th annual Mark's Marine spring fishing seminar series Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at 14355 N. Government Way in Hayden. The other five...


Badger Lake trout fishing revival nixed

FISHING -- The revival of trout fishing at Badger Lake, one of Washington’s most productive put-and-take fisheries for rainbows and cutthroats, is on hold at least for another year. Washington Fish and Wildlife officials said today that they have canceled plans for a fall rotenone...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013

Striped bass netted near The Dalles

FISHING -- A Native American treaty gillnetter caught a striped bass above The Dalles Dam on Sept. 6, the farthest up the Columbia River the species has been documented. A striper was photographed moving uptream at Bonneville Dam in mid-June. Perhaps it's the same one?...

MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013

Warm water no deterrent to catching Sprague Lake bass

FISHING -- Justin Davis of Richland landed this largemouth bass -- 3.6 pounds, 17.5 inches long -- on Saturday while fishing at Sprague Lake. Scott Haugen of Four Seasons Campground said Davis caught the lunker in 5 feet of 75-degree water at 10 a.m. using...

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Sprague trout, bass bending rods as free fishing day looms

FISHING -- Reports of good catches of largemouth bass at Sprague Lake keep coming in, and some lunker rainbows also are showing to provide incentive for the June 8 Sprague Lake Trout Derby. The photos posted here from Four Seasons Campground and Resort show a...

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013

Recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review

North Idaho-trained wildlife photographer focuses on saving endangered species Lake Roosevelt bass escape new liberal limits State, trube conflict on Sanpoil fishing licenses Out & About: Pend Oreille River derby angler catches $1,000 pike ...Bass pro offering fishing tactics in CdA program ... Boating course...

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

The week’s top outdoors stories in the Spokesman-Review

Following are some of the top recent outdoors stories from The Spokesman-Review: Spokane teen shuns cancer, wins regional bass fishing title Neighbors step up to raise natural profile of Palisades Park Local Trail Angels: Vic and Robbie Castleberry North Idaho Sportsman's Expo to debut April...


New Spokane Bass Club has home-water schedule

TOURNAMENT FISHING -- The Spokane Bass Club, founded in December to schedule quality fishing tournaments on local waters, has a full schedule of 2013 events, including a tournament to benefit Spokane Children's Hospital. The Long Lake Classic, slated to be an annual event, is set...

SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013

Palaniuk of Rathdrum 2nd in Bassmaster Classic

TOURNAMENT FISHING -- Brandon Palaniuk, 25, of Rathdrum entered the third and final day of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic today needing to make up a 7-pound deficit. And he nearly did it! Palaniuk, who has a BASS elite champion ranking, finished as the runner-up in...


Lake CdA ranks among top 10 best bass lakes in USA

ANGLING -- Bass fishing at Lake Coeur d'Alene is getting national attention this week as the North Idaho lake was listed No. 9 in Bassmaster magazine's list of the top 100 bass fishing lakes in the United States. Only seven Northwest waters made the list...

SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2012

Rathdrum angler doesn’t make last round in Bassmaster Classic

TOURNAMENT FISHING -- Brandon Palaniuk, 24, of Rathdrum, Idaho, didn't get skunked today but he also didn't come up with enough fish to make the cut for the third and final day of competition in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River near Shreveport-Bossier...

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

Rathdrum angler skunked on opening of Bassmaster Classic

TOURNAMENT FISHING -- Brandon Palaniuk, 24, of Rathdrum, Idaho, had a horrible start among the 50 select anglers who roared off this morning to start the 2012 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River near Shreveport-Bossier City, La. The weigh-in has just been completed, and Palaniuk...

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012

Rathdrum angler returns to Bassmaster Classic

TOURNAMENT FISHING -- Brandon Palaniuk, 24, of Rathdrum, Idaho, has been pre-fishing this weekend, warming up with the 50 anglers competing in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, Feb. 24-26, on the Red River near Shreveport-Bossier City, LA. This is the second consecutive year Palaniuk has qualified...

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2011

Angler lands steelhead, bass on same cast

FISHING -- This post and photo from Northwest fishing icon Buzz Ramsey: While fishing the Deschutes with guide Bob Toman, ODFW NW Regional Manager Chris Wheaton landed a double, a summer steelhead and smallmouth bass, while casting a single FAT Fish plug in the half...

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

B.A.S.S. is changing guard

PRO FISHING -- The Florida-based fishing tournament group founded 40 years ago as the Bass Angler Sportsman Society became known simply as as BASS purchased and reconfigured by ESPN in 2001. Last week, BASS was acquired by three businessmen who vow to make it "a...

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