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SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009

The decade of river revivals

AUGUSTA, Maine — A backhoe took a bite out of the Edwards Dam 10 years ago, releasing the waters of the Kennebec River that had been held back for more than a century and a half. At a recent anniversary ceremony, conservationists and sporting enthusiasts …

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FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing WDFW Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area Manager Juli Anderson reports fly fishers have recently caught trout measuring up to 17 inches long in Z Lake. Getting there requires some walking, though – a little more than a mile.

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THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009

THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009

Colvilles to fund hatchery for year

The Colville Confederated Tribes will pay $108,000 to keep a state hatchery in northeast Washington open for the next 12 months. The Colville Fish Hatchery raises rainbow trout and kokanee salmon for recreational fishing at 72 lakes and streams in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille …

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Outdoors: What you need to know for the 4th

Conditions are ripe for heading outdoors during the holiday weekend, but be warned: Out-of-staters must have their boats inspected as they enter Idaho this year; low-clearance vehicles won’t get up a few forest roads; snow and blowdowns clog some high-elevation trails; and hikers will need …

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SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2009

Field Reports

FISHING – A banner season is expected for Washington salmon anglers, and the fish are already cruising the state’s saltwaters. A strong return of more than 1.2 million hatchery coho is forecast to return to the Columbia River, the largest since 2001.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The Yakima River is unseasonably low at a little more than 2,000 cfs through Cle Elum. Large hopper-type patterns fished with movement are taking fish. Nymphing remains consistent with tan stonefly nymphs and small, beadhead dropper nymphs being most effective.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009

SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009

Field Reports

STATE PARKS —The road to the summit of Mount Spokane opened for vehicle traffic this weekend. The park road currently is open daily, but once road construction starts, probably after July 4, the public will be allowed to drive into the park only Fridays through …

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FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009

Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The best bet for fly anglers is the Coeur d’Alene River. It is already down to around 1,300 cfs and gin clear. At 4,290 cfs, the St. Joe is on the cusp of being very good, but wading is tricky and floating is …

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FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009


FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009

Hunting and fishing

Mayflies are hatching at Williams Lake. A Stayner ducktail has been an effective pattern along the southeast bank, or try a Six Pack along the weeds. Rainbow are running to 23 inches. Amber Lake is also a good bet for the fly angler. Six Packs …

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SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2009

Fly fishers compete for USA Team

Lance Egan of Lehi, Utah, caught and released 42 fish over the two days of competition in Central Oregon last week to win the regional USA Team trails competition for the National Fly Fishing Championships. Thom Smith of Redmond, Wash., was among three fly anglers …

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FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

Hunting and fishing

The region’s rivers went ballistic after last weekend’s heat wave and the subsequent rainstorms. Here’s some fodder for thought: Crab Creek’s Irby gauge shows the river was only marginally affected, the flow dropping from 48 cfs on Sunday to 42 on Thursday.

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