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  • Hunting and fishing

    Feb. 28, 2014 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing Sprague Lake is open on both ends and iced over in the middle. The public access is usable. When the ice leaves this lake, some lunker trout can …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Feb. 14, 2014 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing If the weather forecasters are right, there could be some fly fishing by the weekend. At midweek, there was too much ice and too much cold to have …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Nov. 8, 2013 in Outdoors on Page B7 Salmon and steelhead The Clearwater River is a lonely place this season, what with the lack of hatchery fish, the reduced limit and the size restriction. There are fish to …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Oct. 18, 2013 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing Fishing is improving on local lakes. Temps are cooling and you can find some fish in shallower water now. Pounding the shoreline areas with water boatmen is a …

  • Hunting and fishing

    May 24, 2013 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing Amber Lake is still a good bet for cutthroat running 18 inches and up. Try leech patterns close to the bottom. 2

  • Hunting and fishing

    March 22, 2013 in Outdoors on Page B8 Fly fishing Fly fishermen who make the hike into Dusty Lake are catching some big rainbow. Lenore Lake anglers are starting to catch nice-sized cutthroat on chironomids. 1

  • Hunting and fishing

    March 15, 2013 in Outdoors on Page B4 Fly fishing Big Four Lake, one of the Tucannon Lakes in Columbia County, is fly fishing only. It is full of cooperative 8- to 9-inch recently planted rainbow, but 300 …

  • Hunting and fishing

    March 8, 2013 in Outdoors on Page B8 Heads up The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council’s 53rd annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show runs March 21-24, at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. 1

  • Hunting and fishing

    Feb. 22, 2013 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing Rock Lake has been generally good for trollers, but fly fishermen are also getting in on the action. A party fishing the west side along the rock faces … 2

  • Hunting and fishing

    Feb. 15, 2013 in Outdoors on Page B8 Fly fishing After a three-year hiatus, the Fly Fishing Show returns to Seattle Saturday and Sunday at the Lynwood Convention Center. The show is fly fishing only and features a …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Nov. 9, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing Fly fishermen throwing streamers with egg-pattern trailers have done well on the Methow River. The bite has been sporadic, with fish coming in bunches – sometimes early, sometimes …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Sept. 28, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing John Shewey, writer, photographer, editor-in-chief of Northwest Fly Fishing magazine and accomplished/fanatical steelhead fisherman, will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 10 meeting of Spokane Fly Fishers. …

  • Hunting and fishing

    June 1, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing Rainbow trout running a consistent 14 inches are taking chironomid patterns on a slow retrieve on Nunnally Lake in Grant County. Water temperature is rising and milfoil is …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Jan. 13, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B6 Steelhead In the Clearwater Region, steelhead fishing is still on. Fish responded to the warmer weather and rain last week and moved out of Lower Granite Reservoir, and the fishing …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Jan. 6, 2012 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing At Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene, Pat Way said area rivers are coming back to normal after being blown out earlier in the week. He said there is …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Oct. 14, 2011 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing Steelhead running 7-9 pounds are smacking small flies on a dry line in the Grande Ronde River. Successful anglers say the fight in these fish is “spectacular.”

  • Hunting and fishing

    Aug. 12, 2011 in Outdoors on Page B7 Fly fishing Clark Fork River anglers say conditions are excellent now and hopper action is fast. The St. Joe is very wadeable on the upper end and a hopper/ant tandem …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Aug. 5, 2011 in Outdoors on Page B6 Fly fishing The Upper Spokane River has some good trout fishing, but anglers are also catching a lot of smallmouth bass, some of decent size. Large flies on a sink …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Dec. 31, 2010 in Outdoors on Page B5 Fly fishing The Methow River has a sizeable population of mountain whitefish and they can be caught readily on flies. The daily limit is 15, with no minimum size and …

  • Hunting and fishing

    Dec. 24, 2010 in Outdoors on Page B6 Trout and kokanee Anglers all over the Lake Roosevelt system are catching limits of trout. This week, positive reports came from Fort Spokane, Seven Bays, Lincoln and Keller. Most are …

  • Only nonresidents to pay more to hunt, fish

    April 11, 2009 in Idaho on Page B1 BOISE – People who hunt or fish in Idaho but live elsewhere would pay more under legislation that passed the Idaho House on Friday. Idahoans’ fees wouldn’t increase at all. …

  • Idaho to raise fees for out-of-state hunters

    April 10, 2009 in Idaho People who hunt or fish in Idaho but live elsewhere would pay more, under legislation that won final passage in the Idaho House on Friday, but Idahoans wouldn’t see their …

  • Hunting and fishing

    March 20, 2009 in Outdoors on Page B8 Steelhead and salmon The lower Columbia below Bonneville Dam was good for chinook early last week in the Vancouver area. After a subsequent slowdown, it has picked up again this …

  • Idaho officials predict large return of salmon

    Jan. 30, 2009 in Idaho The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is predicting this year’s return of salmon will be the largest in eight years.