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Woman on the Fly

Heather Hodson is on a mission to remind fly fishers about an often-neglected angle to the sport. “It’s really fun,” she said.


State-record tiger trout expected soon in Idaho

A state-record trout is swimming in Jim Moore Pond in southeast Idaho. Last week, 3,600 catchable-sized tiger trout were stocked in the tiny impoundment near Roberts by the Idaho Department …


In brief: Idaho “Take Me Fishing” campaign promotes youth fishing

The Idaho Fish and Game Department’s “Take Me Fishing” trailers have geared up and scheduled 16 days of equipping novice anglers for fishing fun at Idaho Panhandle lakes. Stocked with …


Field reports: Coast salmon seasons set by Pacific council

FISHING – Washington’s 2015 salmon fishing seasons were approved this month by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, with some Puget Sound fisheries constrained to protect wild salmon listed under the …


Anglers find fish willing on opening day

Saturday’s opening of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season was blustery, wet and cold, but anglers who toughed out the conditions were handsomely rewarded. Overall, Spokane-region lakes produced some of the …


Yakima fly fishing peaks with dry run

Fly fishing can sometimes be just like any other method for hooking a trout. Sometimes fly fishers get their jollies casting a weighted Woolly Bugger and stripping it back as …


Fly fishermen find exclusive waters in select fisheries

A small portion of Washington’s managed fisheries are designated fly-fishing only. Many high-quality trout lakes, such as Amber Lake in Spokane County, are designated “selective fisheries,” where single-barbless hooks are …


Hundreds of lakes open Saturday for lowland trout season

Fishtrap and West Medical lakes will provide some of the best Spokane-area fishing among the lakes opening Saturday for the lowland trout fishing season, state biologists say. They are traditional …


Nine Mile Reservoir drawdown set for May

Changes underway at Nine Mile Dam are creating better access for paddlers and a temporary reason for caution to boaters and anglers. The water level of Nine Mile Reservoir will …


In brief: Repairs at Wanapum Dam help reopen boat launches

With about $69 million in repairs to a cracked spillway completed at Wanapum Dam, water levels on the Columbia River reservoir are being brought up to normal levels and boat …


Tribal fisheries beckon anglers to the Rez

A group of excellent fishing waters will open April 11 for non-tribal members on the Colville Indian Reservation, but anglers don’t have to wait that long to wet a line. …


Field reports: Razor clamming hits peak season

SHELLFISHING – Razor clam digs proposed for April and May would cap a season packed with more “beach days” than any time in the past 25 years, the Washington Department …


In brief: Idaho spring chinook season opens April 25

The earliest spring chinook fishing to be approved for Idaho waters will begin April 25. The state Fish and Game Commission Tuesday approved seasons and rules for the spring salmon …


Wild redband trout could disappear without protection

Wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt need more distinction to survive, researchers say. Without a little more protection, the native redbands could disappear from the fishery dominated by the abundant …


In brief: Idaho netting and moving pike

Northern Pike in a portion of Lake Coeur d’Alene are being netted for research on reducing their impact on native cutthroat trout. As many of the pike as possible are …


Rich Landers: Wild kokanee drive the limit at Lake Roosevelt

Thanks to Idaho, Anglers have been hooking a bumper crop of kokanee in Lake Roosevelt since last year. Unfortunately, they’ve had to release most of the delicious land-locked sockeyes. “Almost …


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 …


Anglers gear up for chinook forecast just below last year’s banner return

Anglers are already gearing up for the next big thing to hit the Columbia River system as another strong run of spring chinook salmon is forecast this season. Washington and …