Wind River springer fishing seasons set to start

FISHING -- The fish are still on their way, but the Washington is announcing spring chinook and steelhead seasons on the Wind River, a popular Columbia River tributary.  Here are details from ...

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

Columbia steelhead fishing improves at Ringold

FISHING -- Here's encouraging news for Columbia River steelhead anglers in the Ringold area of the Hanford Reach in today's creel report from Paul Hoffarth, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologist ...


Fish-game cops need help with poaching cases

HUNTING/FISHING -- Poaching is a live and well in the region's mountains and streams, and state fish and wildlife officers in Washington and Idaho are looking for help making cases. ...

Okanogan River steelhead fishing to close Friday

FISHING -- Two sections of the Okanogan River will close to fishing for steelhead one hour before official sunrise on Friday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says. Okanogan River: From ...


THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014

First springer heads up Columbia

FISHING -- Here's the harbinger of what should be a better than average spring chinook fishing season in the Columbia and Snake Rivers. "First spring Chinook of the year returned ...

TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 2014

Tucannon River fishing to close March 1

FISHING -- All fishing on the Tucannon River, including fishing for hatchery steelhead and whitefish, will close March 1 through June 6, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has announced. Reason ...

MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 7, 2014

Idaho winter-spring steelhead seasons underway

FISHING -- Although it's a misnomer, Idaho's "spring" steelhead fishing season opened Jan. 1, continuing the season that started in the fall with a few twists. Most important, you need ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014

Anglers get a steelie start to the new year

FISHING -- Sean Visintainer of Silver Bow Fly Shop sends this photo with the post, "Starting off 2014 right... Jennifer Nepean with her first ever steelhead!" Caught on the Grande Ronde ...

MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013

Hanford Reach steelhead fishing rusty in December

FISHING -- The Columbia River steelhead fishing report for December in the Hanford Reach isn't anything to get excited about.  Here's the summary just posted by Washington Department of Fish and ...

FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2013

Steelheading to close on upper Columbia

FISHING -- Steelhead fisheries will close one hour after sunset on Sunday, Dec. 8, on the upper Columbia River from Rock Island Dam to Wells Dam and on the Wenatchee and Icicle ...

THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013

2014 spring chinook forecast sees more fish

FISHING -- The chart above, just released by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, is an early forecast for spring and summer chinook returning to the Columbia River next ...

MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2013

Hanford Reach steelhead catch lagging

FISHING -- Through November 30, anglers have harvested a total of 243 steelhead in the Hanford Reach (Hwy 395 to old Hanford townsite), according to a report just posted by Paul ...

SATURDAY, NOV. 30, 2013

Spokane-area anglers tops in steelhead derby

FISHING -- Two Spokane area finished first and third in the unofficial results from the 2013 Kendall Chevrolet Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby that started Nov. 23 and ended today, according to  the Lewis ...

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