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  • Landslide leaves Elk City isolated

    A landslide that slammed across State Highway 14 and pushed debris Thursday afternoon into the South Fork of the Clearwater River has left the already-remote Elk City isolated from the …


  • River dredging lawsuit thrown out by judge

    A federal judge in Seattle has ruled in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and barging advocates in a case that involved dredging on the Snake and Clearwater …


  • Landers: Fishing guide Jim McCarthy leads clients into fray of B-run steelhead

    “My biggest day was three anglers with 60 fish,” Idaho guide Jim McCarthy said last week. The number 60 is more typically equated with, say, jigging for 10-inch panfish, or …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Maud DeLaney was a former Spokane laundry worker turned “girl pioneer.”


  • Outdoors notes: biologist catches Idaho record coho

    Idaho’s first specific coho fishing season opened Friday on the Clearwater River and before the weekend was over, the state had a new record for coho salmon. Ethan Crawford caught …


  • Landers: Catches are only getting bigger

    The nice thing about fishing in the lower Clearwater River this time of year is that the fish you catch are either big or bigger. Steelhead have been attracting anglers …


  • Cautious handling a must during catch- and-release steelhead fishing

    If there’s a consensus about anything in Northwest fishing circles it’s that steelhead and salmon deserve the highest respect. Their migrations up and down natal streams and survival in the …


  • Wild fall chinook almost ready for mainstream

    Fisheries biologists say the recent surge in fall chinook returning to the Snake River is exciting, incredible and nothing short of amazing. The numbers are so high that some people …


  • B-Run blues affect steelhead fishing derby

    The Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby will be held Nov. 23-30 despite the closure of a large section of the Clearwater River to harvest of steelhead more than 28 inches long. …


  • Steelhead counts down but salmon numbers up in Snake River

    The annual return of A-run steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries, normally the most reliable of Idaho’s anadromous fish runs, won’t tickle the record books this year. Just …


  • Tribe megaload protest still on

    The chairman of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee said Wednesday that blockade efforts will continue to slow passage of a 322-ton megaload truck carrying oil refinery equipment through its …


  • Steelhead run better, but still not stellar

    Steelhead anglers in the Washington-Idaho regions of the Snake River can expect decent fishing this season, although the early forecasts are a mixed bag. Fisheries managers are predicting a return …


  • New steelheading book a matter of facts

    A wise angler will shut up and listen to anyone with 30 years of steelhead fishing experience. In the case of Dan Magers, steelheaders should go further, forking over $25 …


  • Landers: new steelheading book a matter of facts

    A wise angler will shut up and listen to anyone with 30 years of steelhead fishing experience.


  • Snake steelhead derby extends borders, includes holiday

    By popular demand, the annual Kendall Subaru Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby will be held Saturday through Nov. 24 to allow anglers to take advantage of a national holiday – Thanksgiving. …


  • Field reports: Steelheading to open on Upper Columbia

    FISHING – Fishing for hatchery steelhead will open Tuesday on the mainstem upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow and Okanogan rivers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday. …


  • Warm water stalls Snake steelhead

    Warm water temperatures in the lower Snake River have put the brakes on the summer steelhead run. “The fish aren’t entering the Snake River,” said Alan Byrne, a fisheries biologist …


  • Steelhead entering Idaho

    Steelhead are making their way up the Snake River, a bit later than last year. A few anglers have started to fish for the sea-run trout in Idaho’s Clearwater River, …


  • Landers: Single salmonfly offers nostalgic fishing dream

    He couldn’t have been more excited if a whopper brown trout had just swirled on his Stimulator. Spokesman-Review colleague Jim Kershner stormed into the office the other day gushing about …


  • 1,000 steelhead dead at Dworshak

    Dworshak Dam workers rallied to save 511 steelhead they discovered trapped by a maintenance project, but twice that many fish perished


  • Added nutrients boost fish in Dworshak Reservoir

    About 15 yeas ago, Dennis Harper became an advocate of fertilizing Dworshak Reservoir waters to grow more fish. Then the Orofino chiropractor put his money where his mouth was. “I …


  • Spring chinook a hit in Idaho

    Even the uniformed sensed something was going on last weekend as they drove Highway 12 from Lewiston to Orofino along the Clearwater River. Boat trailers were at every launch area …


  • Three hurt in wildlife study copter crash

    Two Idaho state biologists and a private pilot were injured Friday when the helicopter they were in crashed in a remote forested area in the vicinity of the Clearwater River …


  • Rig for a record run

    Of all the steelhead fishing techniques, none is quite so simple as the cast-swing-step rhythm of fishing a fly. The fish-catching part isn’t always so easy, but the method is …


  • Easy does it, steelheader says

    Steelhead fishing is best when it’s simple, says Orofino, Idaho-area fishing guide Kyle Jones. Like a growing number of anglers, Jones, who also works at Camp, Cabin and Home in …


  • GAME ON!

    This is shaping up to be a hallmark year for steelheaders, with the return of sea-run trout at near-record levels. Through Tuesday, 127,413 steelhead were counted at Lower Granite Dam, …

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