Stories tagged: fishing
Wed., April 27, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for April 28
When fishing for walleye in waters like Moses Lake and Potholes Reservoir, find a pod of feeding carp and you may also find walleye. The carp stir up the bottom …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Watercraft inspection stations help protect habitat from invasive species
This is the time of year when state officials in Idaho, Washington and Montana begin the inspections necessary to keep out invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels, which …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Environmental groups sue over bull trout recovery plan
Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s plan to recover threatened bull trout.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 7 p.m.
Alaska fishing trip is delicious experience for couples bringing their catch to kitchen
Heading to Alaska last spring led to the fishing trip of a lifetime for two Spokane-area couples.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 4 p.m.
Out & About: Film festival to benefit Spokane Riverkeeper
The second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be in Spokane on April 28 as a benefit for the Spokane Riverkeeper and the advocacy group’s goal to keep the …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Populations of salmon, flounder added to overfishing list
The federal government has added several populations of economically important food fish, including stocks of salmon and flounder, to its list of fish stocks that are being subjected to overfishing.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Washington lowland lakes fishing season opens Saturday
Trout fishing in Washington lakes reaches shifts into another gear on Saturday when several hundred lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish open for a six-month season.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Halibut success curtails 2016 seasons
Washington anglers have become so efficient at hooking halibut, state fish managers say they’ll keep the same catch quota but add more restrictions this year to maintain a season and …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Post-wildfire closures affect fishing access in Colville Forest
Wildfires that scorched hundreds of thousands of acres in 2015 have left some northeastern Washington fishing waters inaccessible at least for the start of the 2016 fishing season.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Variety of small vessels usher anglers to more fish
While many fish are caught from shore or wading, an angler with a boat can access far more water. Anglers effectively use boats ranging from little more than boards to …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Washington tags trout for derby prizes
Some of the rainbow trout stocked in Washington lakes that open for fishing on Saturday are wearing tags that could make even an average fish the catch of the day. …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Idaho has low-key approach to trout lakes
Fishing in the Idaho Panhandle is a year-round activity with no big general-season opening days on most waters. However, special rules can apply to individual lakes. Anglers must always check …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 2 p.m.
Life jackets top violations for boating anglers
One of the busiest days of the year is coming up for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Marine Unit – opening day of the state’s general fishing season.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for April 21
Because they’re so strong, chemically or surgically sharpened modern hooks will retain their edge a long time. If they do become dull, however, trying to sharpen them will chip the …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Steelhead bonus attraction at Sprague, Rock lakes
Wed., April 20, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
Ocean salmon fishing seasons limited by low coho forecast
Washington will have scaled down ocean salmon fishing seasons this year, but they could have been worse. State, federal and tribal officials in mid-March raised the possibility of closing all …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
‘Take Me Fishing’ trailer headed to Idaho lakes
Several times a week through June, staff and volunteers will open the Take Me Fishing trailer to the public in Idaho. The fishing gear and helpful advice is loaned at …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Washington anglers enjoy several opening days
Washington will be opening a major fishing season that includes many area lakes on Saturday.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Fishing briefs: Steelhead license plate approved
Coming in 2017, a new Washington specialty license plate will help fund efforts to conserve wild steelhead. The 2016 Washington legislature approved the sale of license plates featuring an image …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Fishing boat rentals offered by area lake resorts
Northeastern Washington has a wealth of family resorts that cater to anglers – including those who need a rental boat.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
When a big fish is near the boat, you don’t want it jumping. To keep its head down and prevent the aerial acrobatics, shove the tip of your fishing rod …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Matt Liere: It’s the ‘Other Stuff’ that makes fishing, hunting special
A work associate recently asked me what it was I liked so much about hunting and fishing. “Simple,” I initially thought, but the more I did, the more complicated it …
Sat., April 9, 2016
Out & About: Paddling Film Festival benefits local water access efforts
From kayaking pros on play waves and rafting wild whitewater to paddling with a fishing rod in search of northern pike, an edited collection of paddling films coming to Spokane …
Sat., April 9, 2016
Field reports: Salvaging road-killed deer, elk approved in Washington
CRITTERS – Starting this summer, Washington residents will be able to salvage road-killed deer and elk across most of the state, according to a new program adopted Friday by the …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Officials OK pact to tear down Klamath River dams
Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
Health officials close shellfish harvest
Health officials have closed the recreational harvest for all molluscan shellfish on beaches in northern Washington state.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
States, federal agencies will seek removal of Klamath dams
Oregon, California, the federal government and others have agreed to go forward with a plan to remove four hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest without approval from a reluctant Congress.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Spokane’s Hazen Audel goes wild hosting ‘Primal Survivor’ TV series
Hazen Audel is returning to the National Geographic Channel this week with a new nine-episode globetrotting series called Primal Survivor.
Sat., April 2, 2016
Ned Rig finesses bass bites with simplicity
In his late-70s, and with dozens of good fishing lakes within an hour of his Lawrence, Kan., home, Ned Kehde doesn’t travel far these days. But a simple fishing lure …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Region to host jet boat racing championships
Participants in the 2016 World Championship Jet Boat Race will have some new stretches of water and one rapid with a mean reputation to contend with.