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OUTSTANDING – Spokane sportsmen lost one of their most enduring worker bees with the recent death of Mike Coyle. For decades he led efforts to put a smiling face and a handshake on the good things sportsmen do with their money and volunteer energy.

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Taking a shine to spring chinook

Inland Northwest spring chinook anglers tend to wait for the most oil-rich of salmon to come to them. Indeed, action during short upriver seasons can be frantic when water conditions allow, but anglers determined to get their fair share of the run have been traveling …

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014



Angling for dollars

Why should a fisherman work when there are so many opportunities to angle for dollars? Among them: K&K Spring Derby, April 26-May 4 at Lake Pend Oreille, with a $15,000 payout including $2,500 for the top rainbow and $1,200 for the top mackinaw plus daily …

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Sturdy rainbow a favored fish

Rainbow trout are the species of choice for raising at the region’s fish hatcheries and stocking in Eastern Washington lakes. They have the best combination of qualities, said Chris Donley, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife inland lakes manager.

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Kokanee thriving in North Idaho

The new Hayden Lake kokanee fishery is a highlight in the North Idaho fishing scene. The fishery was stocked three years ago to take advantage of the open water that wasn’t being used by the lake’s bass, crappie and other popular species and the kokanee …

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Fly film festival in Sandpoint

Fly casting champion Tim Rajeff is coming to North Idaho this weekend and he’s just one part of the celebrity action during the two-day Sandpoint Fly Fishing Film Festival. The event features the eight films edited for the Fly Fishing Film Tour to be shown …

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Landers: Record run should give all anglers shot at a king

The curtain has opened on the last act in the Columbia River system’s “Year of the Salmon.” The performance began with good returns of spring chinook followed by this summer’s post-dams record returns of sockeye and a great showing of coho. Now the big stars …


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Land Trust names new director; sets fall outing

CONSERVATION --  The Spokane-based Inland Northwest Land Trust has named a new executive director to oversee its private-land conservation efforts in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Garry Schalla has assumed ...


Fall chinook fishing picks up on Yakima River

FISHING -- Fall chinook have finally livened up the Yakima River, according to this report posted today by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist Paul Hoffarth: This past ...


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