Stories tagged: fishing
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 3:42 P.M.
GOP platform calls for transferring federal lands
Drafters of the national 2016 Republican platform voted this week in Cleveland by a narrow margin to support a sell-off of federal lands and stepped-up logging in national forests.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 7:08 A.M.
Oregon officials work to remove dam on Umatilla River
Eastern Oregon officials and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are working to remove a dam on the lower Umatilla River that for years has caused problems for …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:52 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for July 14
Fly fishing The Spokane River is not fishing as well this week as last, but it’s not terrible, either. The St. Joe is still a top option with good fishing …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
Bull trout lawsuit targets 26 dams in Columbia River Basin
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending that 26 dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout and violating the Endangered Species Act.
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016, 12:45 A.M.
Small rainbows remain mystery to anglers, biologists
Those small blotchy-sided rainbow trout that enthusiastically greet fly fishers’ dry flies on Idaho’s famous cutthroat streams are a bit of a mystery even to biologists.
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016, 12:30 A.M.
Field Reports: Montana judge upholds public access to Ruby River
A Montana judge has created a public access point to the Ruby River after a 12-year fight by an out-of-state landowner to block people from getting to the waterway where …
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016, 5 A.M.
Forest floats user fee for Hells Canyon boaters
Boaters who enter the wild and scenic section of the Snake River in Hells Canyon may soon have to pay a user fee, according to a proposal from the Wallowa-Whitman …
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016, 3:30 A.M.
How, and how much, are soft plastics affecting fish?
The four of us, trolling minnow-imitation crankbaits behind canoes in early May, had caught plenty of fish. A couple of us were filleting three fish for supper. That’s when we …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 3:30 P.M.
Alan Liere: In admiration of birds
I have been watching six turkey vultures the past few days. They’re not something I normally see here just north of Spokane. Although I find them extremely homely, they are …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 2:58 P.M.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for July 7
Fly fishing There are few streams or rivers in Washington, Idaho and Montana that aren’t producing well for fly fishermen now. Water is in good shape and success ranges from …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 4:43 P.M.
Search continues for fisherman who fell into Snake River
Rescue crews are searching for a 22-year-old Boise man who fell into the Snake River near Swan Falls Dam while fishing.
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 9:27 A.M.
Tribe files suit to stop Clear Creek restoration project
The Nez Perce Tribe is suing the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest over claims that its large-scale timber sale and rehabilitation project violates federal environmental laws.
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016, 1:10 A.M.
Madison River trout rebound from whirling disease
Two decades ago, rainbow trout in the upper Madison River were struggling. Whirling disease had been found in the stream, caused by a microorganism that latches onto fish. Brown trout …
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016, 12:56 A.M.
Madison revival: Fabled fishery tests every angler’s skill level
The Madison River below Quake Lake and along U.S. 287 holds legendary status among fly anglers. It’s a standout even in Montana, which is host to 2.2 to 3.36 million …
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016, 12:12 A.M.
Hooking memories: Hells canyon sturgeon
Hells Canyon Sport Fishing guide Ryan Rosenbaum was all smiles before releasing a huge white sturgeon in the Snake River last weekend. Even a veteran guide doesn’t often get to …
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, 8:48 P.M.
Seniors go fishing for faded memories
A familiar scene connected Helen Day to a distant memory. But the memory faded quickly.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016, 5 P.M.
Rich Landers: Tribes, federal government keeping public in dark regarding Lake Roosevelt
A giant pain in the rear for Lake Roosevelt anglers and boaters appears to be festering under the aloof care of the U.S. Department of Interior and its Bureau of …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016, 2:22 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for June 30
Fly fishing The Spokane River fished very well this week for two friends from out of state. They said dry flies did pretty well for them, but bobber rigs at …
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world
The cod isn’t just a fish to David Goethel. It’s his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry.
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 9:05 P.M.
Wildlife officials treat geese tangled in fishing line
Wildlife officials have captured and treated a pair of geese that became tangled in fishing line near Helena.
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 12:10 P.M.
Summer price drop for live lobsters may come early this year
Live lobster prices still are high across the U.S., but the annual summer price drop may come a little earlier this year.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016, 10:39 A.M.
Field Reports: Sockeye surge flies in face of Columbia forecast
Sockeye salmon have been surging into the Columbia River in record numbers.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 4 P.M.
Outpeople: Spokane senior heading to college with bass fishing gear, boat
Nathan Portch of Spokane will be packing some unusual baggage when he heads to college this fall. Instead of worrying about where to park his vehicle, the recent University High …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for June 16
You don’t need a downrigger to catch Lake Roosevelt kokanee and trout as they are not terribly deep. A one-ounce weight ahead of the flasher will get you to the …
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016, 1:18 P.M.
Field reports: Trashed toilet becomes money pit at Liberty Lake
PUBLIC LANDS – The collective insolence of “litterpigs” at the Liberty Lake public access has forced the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to spend more than three times the …
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016
Jerry Bullock: Don’t sell wildlife to highest bidder
What the politicians want is expansion of big game auction tags, as well as ramping up the number of tags sold by landowners, as is done in Utah. This wildlife …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 7 P.M.
Landers: Value wealthy hunters by what they give, not by what they get
A year’s worth of fund-raising banquets and silent auctions can be matched in a heartbeat by a single check from a big-bucks beneficiary. Hunters, anglers, nature lovers and the entire …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 5 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for June 9
You can now fish the entire Spokane River.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 3:30 P.M.
Outpeople: Longtime wildlife manager to retire
After July 1, for the first time in more than two decades, Guy Norman will not be managing Columbia River fisheries. Norman, 61, is retiring as regional director of the …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
Briefs: Fee-free day offered at forests, parks
On Saturday, in observance of