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Saturday, February 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Go Fishing 2016

Our region provides an excellent variety of skiing and snowboarding all within a reasonable drive. Our preview gives you a closer look at all five area resorts — Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area, Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park, Silver Mountain Resort, Schweitzer Mountain Resort and 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort.

Sports >  Outdoors

Ocean salmon fishing seasons limited by low coho forecast

Washington will have scaled down ocean salmon fishing seasons this year, but they could have been worse. State, federal and tribal officials in mid-March raised the possibility of closing all ocean salmon fishing in order to protect the extremely weak wild coho runs forecast for 2016 in many Puget Sound and coastal streams.
Sports >  Outdoors

‘Take Me Fishing’ trailer headed to Idaho lakes

Several times a week through June, staff and volunteers will open the Take Me Fishing trailer to the public in Idaho. The fishing gear and helpful advice is loaned at no charge to kids and novice adults so they can give the sport a try.

Sports >  Outdoors

Fishing briefs: Steelhead license plate approved

Coming in 2017, a new Washington specialty license plate will help fund efforts to conserve wild steelhead. The 2016 Washington legislature approved the sale of license plates featuring an image of the state’s iconic fish in the background.

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Sports >  Outdoors

Kid Fishing Day exposes youngsters to life-long sport

FISHING -- More than 800 youths are taking half-hour shifts today to catch fish and go home with a rainbow trout dinner -- as well as a new fishing rod and reel -- during Kid Fishing Day at Clear Lake. Families that want the exposure...
Sports >  Outdoors

Spring Derby starts Saturday at Lake Pend Oreille

FISHING -- Anglers will be competing for more than $10,000 in cash prizes when Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Spring Derby kicks off this weekend. The annual event runs Saturday through May 1 with prizes in several divisions. The annual pin auction fundraising event for...
Sports >  Outdoors

Rock Lake boat launch improvements limited by ownership

FISHING -- Why doesn't the state improve the public boat launch at Rock Lake, a popular trout and bass fishing lake in Whitman County? That's the question several boaters asked after the Washington Fish and Wildlife closed the site for two days recently for improvements...