Outdoors

FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014

Video: winter trolling for Lake Roosevelt trout

FISHING -- Anglers new to winter trolling for trout at Lake Roosevelt should take five-minutes to view a video produced by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Chris Donley, the agency's inland fisheries manager and a Spokane County native, offers general guidelines to help...

THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014

Tribes keep fishing jurisdiction a hot potato on Lake Roosevelt

PUBLIC LANDS -- My column today regarding the murky jurisdictional differences sport fishermen must navigate on and around Lake Roosevelt is just a glimpse at years of posturing that's likely to go on for many more years. That's the way it is with boundary disputes...

MONDAY, JAN. 6, 2014

Vote due on Sanpoil walleye limit increase

FISHING -- A proposal to increase the daily bag limit for walleye on the Sanpoil River Arm of Lake Roosevelt from 8 fish to 16 is on the agenda for a possible vote during the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Jan. 10-11 at the...

THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Early birds get discounts on Lake Roosevelt boat launch permits

NATIONAL PARKS — Boaters and anglers can save money buy buying their season boat launch permit for Lake Roosevelt before the end of April. A launch permit is required at all designated National Park Service-managed ramps regardless of the type of vessel. Without a season...

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

Shutdown ends: Lake Roosevelt launches to reopen Thursday

UPDATED 10-17-13 at 9:15 a.m. FISHING -- ŸA deal that ended the federal government shutdown tonight is reopening national wildlife refuges and parks sometime on Thursday. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area boat launches are being reopened after Congress voted to end the shutdown, Superintendent Dan...

THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013

Lake Roosevelt boat ramps remain closed

BOATING -- The trout are getting break at Lake Roosevelt as the public boat launches continue to be closed by the National Park Service. “We’ve been given direction for the duration of the shutdown that all National Park Service facilities are closed for visitor recreation...

TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013

Lake Roosevelt boat launches gated during government shutdown

UPDATED 1:05 p.m. BOATING -- The hot fishing for rainbow trout that's been reported in recent weeks at Lake Roosevelt might cool off for lack of anglers. The federal officials have announced that all National Park Service facilities on the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area...


Park Service names concessioner for Seven Bays, Keller

BOATING -- A 15-year concession contract has been awarded to Dakota Columbia Rentals, LLC for the operations of a full service marina, including houseboat and other boat rentals, moorage, retail/grocery, marine fuel and oil sales, pump-out services, and related services at the Keller Ferry and...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2013

Meeting set on changes to Lake Roosevelt boat launches

BOATING -- Proposed changes at the Kettle Falls and Fort Spokane boat launches are detailed in the 2013 Boat Launch Development Concept Plan released for public by the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. The plan evaluates the effects of expanding and reconfiguring the two existing...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

Spring canyon busy with triathlon on Sept. 21

FISHING -- Lake Roosevelt anglers should note a potential conflict for fishing out of Spring Canyon Campground area on Sept. 21, the day of the 10th annual Grand Columbian Triathlon Super Tri. Triathletes and supporters will be camping at the site on Friday. Swim events...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

Tonight: biologists explain walleye limit for Sanpoil Arm

FISHING – Sportfishing rule changes proposed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be explained in a public meeting starting at 6 p.m. tonight at the agency’s regional office, 2315 N. Discovery Pl. in Spokane Valley. Public comments will be accepted through Oct....

TUESDAY, AUG. 20, 2013

Two Rivers Trout Derby Sept. 7-8

FISHING – The annual Two Rivers Fall Trout Fishing Derby on Lake Roosevelt is set for Sept. 7-8, sponsored by the Spokane Tribe. Cost: $125 per two person team. Tickets are available at White Elephant stores, Two Rivers Casino and Tobler Marina.

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

New Keller ferry interrupts boating, traffic at Lake Roosevelt

BOATING –Lake Roosevelt’s public boat launch at Crescent Bay will be closed from 5 p.m. Tuesday (July 9) through Wednesday for the debut of Washington’s newest ferry, which will transport State Route 21 traffic across the Columbia River at Keller Ferry. Motorists must use a...

Recent outdoors stories in the Spokesman-Review

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FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013

Lake Roosevelt levels heading toward full pool

RIVERS -- While Dworshak Reservoir levels are being lowered for the sake of downstream salmon, Lake Roosevelt levels are increasing this week along the Columbia River behind Grand Coulee Dam. The level of Lake Roosevelt was at elevation 1287 feet today and lake levels are...

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

Lake Roosevelt levels declining slightly

RESERVOIRS -- The level of Lake Roosevelt had peaked and was at elevation 1287.50 feet this morning. The lake levels are expected to continue slowly decreasing over the next week into the 1285-1286 feet range by July 3. Over the holiday weekend, lake levels are...

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013

Lake Roosevelt rising; nearing full pool

RIVERS — The level of Lake Roosevelt rose to an elevation of more than 1286 feet today and lake levels are expected to continue slowly rising over the next week into the 1288-1289 feet range by June 22. Full pool is 1290 feet. High levels...

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

Lake Roosevelt levels continue rising, but more slowly

RIVERS — The level of Lake Roosevelt had risen to elevation 1282 feet this morning and lake levels are expected to continue rising, but more slowly, over the next week into the 1283-1285 range by June 15. Get daily Lake Roosevelt level forecast by phone,...

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...

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

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