Stories tagged: fishing
Wed., March 30, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Snake River could have short – but sweet – spring chinook season
The Snake River in Washington could see a short but sweet spring chinook season, according to state fisheries managers.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Outpeople: Abrahamse shares passion for catching and conserving trout
From a lifelong pleasure of trying to outwit fish, Spokane angler Bill Abrahamse also became hooked on conservation. “I was looking for a way to give back, looking at different …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
In brief: Mount Rainier wilderness reservation system crashes
A catastrophic computer system crash at Mount Rainier National Park has put procrastinators on equal footing with backpackers who applied early to get backcountry permits for the Wonderland Trail and …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 31
Kokanee can be fickle. For best fishing success, locate the school and put your lure right at or slightly above them and don’t be afraid to vary the speed widely.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 5 p.m.
The Gear Junkie: Arctic Grip creates more traction on ice
Winter was disappearing near my home. But I had one last cold-weather gear test to perform, and the lake ice under a nearby bridge (wet, smooth as glass, still a …
Sat., March 26, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: S-R fishing columnist raves about the Spokane River
Anglers were preparing for the opening of the fishing season, and The Spokesman-Review’s fishing correspondent boasted that “probably no city in the entire country is surrounded by so many fishing …
Wed., March 23, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 24
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene is high but fishable. Stripping streamers through the pockets has been effective, as has nymphing. The St. Joe River is fishing well with bobber rigs …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Out & About: Fly fishing films benefit for Spokane River redband trout
Local anglers are bringing an acclaimed collection of fly fishing films to Spokane as a benefit for river access and research projects to boost
Fri., March 18, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Doggone good tale: Pup found 5 weeks after falling overboard
SAN DIEGO – It sounds like a pitch for a far-fetched movie: “Cast Away,” but with a dog instead of Tom Hanks. Only this sea tale is true. A California …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Big Horn Outdoor and Adventure Show has something for everyone outdoors
The 56th Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show opens its doors on Thursday and will run through Sunday for anyone who wants to compare their antlers to those who want better …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 17
Amber Lake is getting some color to it, possibly turning over, but it hasn’t yet affected the trout bite which has been very good along the edges. Sprague Lake trout …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
In brief: Idaho kayaker rescued on Potlatch River; next stop jail
A Boise-area kayaker
Tue., March 15, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Ocean salmon fishing closure mulled for this summer
State, federal and tribal officials are considering closing all salmon fishing off the Washington and northern Oregon coasts in 2016 to protect weak runs of wild coho.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show offers wide array
The 56th annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show will bring trout, dock-leaping dogs, a TV celebrity, hunting and fishing outfitters, local outdoor clubs and business and much more to the …
Sat., March 12, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
Fly fishing guide blissfully humbled by tarpon
For anglers who have never been saltwater fly fishing for tarpon, I can describe it in one phrase: “A very humbling experience.”
Sat., March 12, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Pike to be netted, moved to opposite end of Lake CdA
A Coeur d’Alene Tribe effort to boost cutthroat trout by transferring northern pike from Windy Bay north to Cougar Bay will resume this week.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
One-fish limit mulled for Buoy 10 season
State officials are considering limiting anglers at Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia River to one salmon per day in 2016 in an attempt to keep fishing open …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 8:42 a.m.
Eight sentenced for enslaving fishermen
Five Thai fishing boat captains and three Indonesians were sentenced Thursday to three years in jail for human trafficking in connection with slavery in the seafood industry.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Rich Landers: Reardan students debate salmon, dams, other natural resources issues
Unlike the “debaters” we’ve come to know on TV, a Reardan High School class is tackling natural resource issues without attempting to persuade, promote or ridicule. The students are researching …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
National forest road hazards spring up in wake of 2015 fires
Landslides occurring on the region’s national forests are prompting warnings from Forest Service officials that anyone traveling in the snow-free areas of low-elevation mountains should have an exit plan.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 10
Fly fishing Amber Lake opened on March 1 and Silver Bow Fly Shop says it is fishing very well for anglers throwing bloodworm patterns under indicators. Balanced leeches along the …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Field reports: Limits increasing for Roosevelt trout
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to eventually increase the daily catch limit of hatchery-marked rainbow trout from five to 10 a day at Lake Roosevelt.
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Out & about: Amber Lake access improved by anglers
The boat access site at Amber Lake southwest of Cheney is being improved this season with the help of volunteers from Spokane’s two fly-fishing clubs.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Maine seafood, buoyed by lobsters, broke value record in ‘15
Maine officials say the state’s lifeblood commercial fishing industry once again broke records for the value of marine species at the dock in 2015.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Landers: Idaho Panhandle reluctantly accepts walleye as ‘here to stay’
Some anglers are thrilled to reel in non-native species such as walleyes in the Inland Northwest where God, in His infinite wisdom, chose not to put them. Fisheries biologists have …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 3
The weather at Amber Lake was terrible on the March 1 opener, but fishing was fast for hefty trout averaging over 13 inches. Fish sub-surface.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Groups sue EPA for not finalizing ‘fish consumption’ rule
Several environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not updating Washington’s water-quality rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:22 p.m.
Outpeople: Mark Mills is an advocate for northern pike in the Pacific Northwest
Mark Mills of Spokane may be the best and possibly the most passionate northern pike fisherman in the Northwest. He admits his interest in catching pike borders on an obsession. …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
In brief: Protected status upheld for four state species
Greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels will remain on the state’s threatened species list and snowy plovers and northern spotted owls on the state’s endangered species list, according to a …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
Nigerians sue Shell for oil spills contamination
Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed Wednesday in a British High Court, alleging that decades of uncleaned …