Outdoors

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

Yakima River salmon fishing opens Saturday

FISHING -- The upper section of the Yakima River will open for hatchery spring chinook fishing on Saturday, May 17.  With the spring chinook fishery in the lower Yakima River ...

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014

Red’s Rendezvous V lures big names for clinics

FLY FISHING -- The fifth annual Red's Rendezvous is stacking up to be a major fly fishing event that's attracting anglers from far and wide for clinics, competition and participation. And, ...

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

Yakima trout are looking up for skwalas

FLY FISHING -- A full day of field research on Thursday confirmed that trout are alert to skawala stoneflies tumbling along the bottom of the Yakima River.   By about 1 p.m., ...

TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 2013

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

Fall chinook stampeding up Columbia system

SALMON FISHING -- The huge run of fall chinook forecast for the Columbia and Snake rivers got a booming start last week. In a three-day stretch last week, nearly 85,000 ...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013

MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012

Yakima River spring chinook fishing opens Wednesday

SALMON FISHING -- Two sections of the Yakima River will open this week to fishing for hatchery-reared spring chinook salmon, under regulations announced late this afternoon by the Washington Department of Fish and ...

TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

Yakima River spring chinook fishing extended

SALMON FISHING --  Fish managers are extending the fishing season for hatchery spring chinook heading up the Yakima River, since high, turbid flows have been thwarting the regular season action. The season ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

Yakima River spring chinook fishing opens Friday

SALMON FISHING -- The Yakima Reservation boundary reach of the Yakima River will open to spring chinook fishing on Friday, the Washington Fish and Wildlfie Department announced this afternoon. The season ...

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011

Yakima River salmon anglers face triple whammy

SALMON FISHING -- The 2011 Yakima River spring chinook season had great potential. The fish took their sweet time heading upriver, but about two weeks ago, some of the fish that had ...

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011

Yakima River fly fishing report

FLY FISHING -- Here's the weekly Yakima River Fishing Report from Jim Gallagher of Troutwater Fly Shops in Cle Elum and Ellensburg:   The skwala stones continued to be the most ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 2011

Angler do-it-yourself on Yakima River

FLY FISHING -- Jeff Mayor knows the advantages of fishing with guides, especially in a drift boat on unfamiliar stretches of river.  But he and two buddies had a great time ...

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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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