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Saturday’s opening day set to be last with new statewide fishing rules taking effect in July

This Saturday area lakes will open for trout fishing much like they have for decades. It’s the marking of a ritual for many.


Helpful hints and fishing tips for novices as the spring season approaches

Getting started in a new sport can be confusing, and fishing is no exception. Here are some tips for families to ease the way toward catching fish from area lakes …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 26

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report for April 26.


Smallmouth bass tournament set

The 17th annual Bassin’ Assassin Tournament is set for the weekend of May 5 and 6, between Box Canyon Dam and Boundary Dam on the river in North Pend Oreille …


Trout fishing opens Saturday in advance of new statewide fishing rules taking effect

Lowland lakes, stocked with millions of trout, will open to anglers Saturday.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 19

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report for April 19.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 2:36 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 12

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report for April 12.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

Idaho angler catches massive 8-foot sturgeon from his kayak

An Idaho man reeled in a massive 8-foot sturgeon from his kayak Saturday.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 5

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report for April 5.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 29

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report for March 29.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 9:31 a.m.

Idaho spring Chinook fishing set to open April 28

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved spring Chinook fishing in the Clearwater, Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers, last week. The spring fishing will start April 28.


Yellowstone National Park bans felt wading boots to block aquatic invasive species

Anglers casting in Yellowstone National Park this season will have to leave their felt-soled wading boots at home. The park has banned the boots to help prevent transportation of aquatic …



UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 8:09 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 22

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 1:31 p.m.

Simplified statewide fishing rules go into effect in July

New simplified fishing rules will go into effect throughout Washington in July. Changes in season-opening dates call for the majority of rivers and streams to open the Saturday before Memorial …


Industry leaders search for next generation of fishermen

John Corbin remembers tent cities in Alaska in the 1980s during the booming king crab seasons. The commercial fisherman said upward of 50 guys a day would walk the docks …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 15

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report for March 15.


Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 8

The Spokesman-Review’s weekly fishing-hunting report for March 8


Bait fishermen master the method

Bait fishing as practiced by two veteran Lake Roosevelt anglers rises to an art form.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 1

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report


Near centenarian wades into a fly fishing course with Spokane Fly Fishers

Muhammad Ali won a gold medal in the summer Olympics, the Cold War was in full freeze, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ was released and Bob Stephens learned how to tie a …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 22

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report


Kokanee salvage season opens in Idaho

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game approved a kokanee salvage season on the North Fork Clearwater River downstream of Dworshak Dam and in the Clearwater River downstream of the …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 15

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report for Feb. 15


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 8

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 8:56 a.m.

Sturgeon fisheries closed on two sections of the Columbia River

FISHING – Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon have set closure dates for sturgeon fisheries on two sections of the Columbia River while deferring consideration of a recreational smelt fishery …


Coalition seeks new water management for Montana’s Bighorn River

Calling one of Montana’s most famous trout fishing streams “at risk,” a coalition have joining together in a concerted push for new water management.


Priest Lake’s lake trout fishery will not be suppressed

Priest Lake’s abundant lake trout population will not be suppressed, Idaho Fish and Game told stakeholders last week.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 1

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 25

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report for Jan. 25