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  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    July 24, 2014 in Outdoors on Page O2 Fly Fishing The Yakima River is experiencing summer flows and the fishing has been decent despite the heat and high water. The #12 black Copper John is a good pattern …

  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    May 15, 2014 in Outdoors on Page O3 Fly fishing Upper Wheeler Reservoir, located approximately 11 miles southwest of Wenatchee in Chelan County, will open Saturday. Wheeler Reservoir has been closed to public access, but arrangements have been …

  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    May 1, 2014 in Outdoors on Page O2 Trout and kokanee Loon Lake trollers are already finding kokanee ranging from 9 ½ to 11 ½ inches. A friend trolling just out of the public access on opening day … 1

  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    April 17, 2014 in Outdoors on Page O2 Fly Fishing Nunnally in Grant County is producing a lot of rainbow for fly fishermen all over the lake. The fish are a healthy 14-18 inches.

  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    April 10, 2014 in Outdoors on Page O4 Fly Fishing At times during the week, Amber Lake fly fishermen have not even had to put their belly boats or pontoons in the water. Fish are often working near …

  • Hunting and fishing

    March 7, 2014 in Outdoors on Page B9 Fly Fishing Fly fishing is a good option now at Lenice, Nunnally or Dusty. Lenore – open for catch and release only – is still frozen. Medical Lake has some …

  • Hunting and fishing

    July 26, 2013 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing Spokane fly fisherman Mike Berube reports a great float this week on the Spokane River from the Monroe Street Bridge to the TJ Meenach Bridge. He noted the …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Dec. 14, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing Fly anglers desperate for a fix are still fishing the lower Coeur d’Alene where water temperatures are holding and afternoon fishing is decent. Some anglers are going as …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Nov. 30, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing Rocky Ford fly fishermen are throwing scuds, black Wooly Buggers and streamers for fast fishing on large rainbow. 1

  • Hunting and fishing

    Sept. 21, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing September brings some spectacular fly fishing to the Clearwater region of Idaho. Anglers on Kelly Creek, the Lochsa, Selway and North Fork Clearwater rivers do well as the …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Aug. 17, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing Pat Way at Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene said the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers are fishing so well that he has a hard time making himself …

  • Hunting and fishing

    June 22, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B5 Fly fishing Wading and floating should be excellent by the weekend on the Coeur d’Alene River. Pmds are hatching on the lower river with drakes more common on the upper …

  • Hunting and fishing

    May 25, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing The early-summer Lahontan cutthroat bonanza begins June 1 on Grimes Lake. Grimes is best fished with chironomids.

  • Hunting and fishing

    May 18, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing With area streams and rivers still high and fast, Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene recommends anglers turn to the lakes for their fly-fishing fix. Smallmouth and pike are …

  • Hunting and fishing

    May 11, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B4 Fly fishing While fly fishermen wait for area rivers to settle down, local lakes are providing good fly fishing. Williams Lake has numerous 11- to 14-inch rainbow, and chironomid patterns …

  • Hunting and fishing

    April 20, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing Local fly shops say you can pretty much forget about river fishing until the weather settles. They suggest you try area lakes instead. Medical Lake (not West Medical) …

  • Hunting and fishing

    April 6, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River got big in a hurry. Fly fishermen would best wait awhile. A few decent fly-fishing reports are coming from Amber Lake and Coffee Pot. …

  • Hunting and fishing

    March 16, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing Fly fishermen are doing well on Hog Canyon. The most successful are dragging black nymphs behind kick boats for rainbow to 18 inches.

  • Hunting and fishing

    Feb. 3, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing It’s not prime time for fly fishermen unless they’re chasing whitefish, but Rock Creek in Montana has been fishing fairly well. Nymph rigs including Copper Johns, Rubberlegs, worms …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Dec. 30, 2011 in Outdoors on Page B7 Steelhead and salmon The steelhead harvest report from IDFG indicates anglers are catching steelhead from the mouth of the Clearwater to Orofino at the rate of a fish every seven …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Dec. 23, 2011 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing Pat Way of Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene said despite the fact a lot of anglers are singing the blues, he has recently enjoyed some good steelhead fishing …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Dec. 9, 2011 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River is good on winter days when the air temperatures warm. The lower deep slots are best, but look for “cabbage” in the …

  • Hunting and fishing

    May 20, 2011 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing For at least a week, area fly fishermen must concentrate on the lowland lakes. Area trout rivers, including the Yakima, are blown out. Crab Creek maybe?

  • Hunting and fishing roundup

    April 8, 2011 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing Brooks Sanford at Clark Fork Trout and Tackle in St. Regis, Mont., said anyone who calls (406) 649-2538 before Saturday can book a guided fly-fishing trip for any …

  • Hunting and fishing

    March 11, 2011 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing Lenice Lake cutthroat have been active. Fly casters tossing green or black chironomids are finding action on the north side in 8 feet of water. Fish, including a …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Feb. 18, 2011 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing At Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene, Pat Way said there have been some small windows of opportunity on the Coeur d’Alene and Clark Fork, but for the most …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Dec. 17, 2010 in Outdoors on Page B4 Fly fishing If you need a fly-fishing “fix,” Pat Way at Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene said, Rocky Ford is about your only option. He said small nymphs are the …

  • Hunting + fishing

    April 30, 2010 in Sports on Page B7 Fly fishing McDowell Lake, which opened Saturday, is producing excellent fly fishing for rainbow, most running 18-21 inches. A bloodworm pattern fished near the bottom has proven effective.