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  • Drought prompts fishing limits on 38 rivers in Washington

    Reacting to reports of drought-related dead and stressed fish, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officials are enacting fishing restrictions involving 38 rivers, including the Spokane River. The Kettle River near …

  • 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 …

  • Lake Roosevelt bass escape new liberal limits

    Smallmouth bass get preferential treatment among exotic predators in Lake Roosevelt. Starting April 1, the daily catch limit on walleyes increased from eight fish a day to 16 fish a …

  • Anglers beware: New rules start May 1

    The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted dozens of new fishing rules that take effect May 1. Those affecting local anglers will: • Open most resident trout streams to …

  • Walleye limits increase to help bring balance

    Anglers can pretty much catch Lake Roosevelt walleyes to their heart’s content this year under liberalized regulations designed to bring their populations into balance. Since April 1, the walleye daily …

  • Barbless hooks required on Columbia

    Washington officials have had an itch for years to shift to barbless hooks for salmon and steelhead sport fishing in the Columbia River. It’s been proposed — then postponed because …

  • Anglers back North Idaho trout release

    Catch-and-release rules in North Idaho’s premier native cutthroat trout streams received a vote of confidence from anglers in public meetings and surveys conducted this spring. Jim Fredericks, Idaho Fish and …

  • Out & About: State accepting proposals for sportfishing rule changes

    SPORTFISHING – Proposals for changing Washington sportfishing rules starting in 2013 are being accepted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife through June 15. The agency says it will …



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