Stories tagged: fishing
Tue., May 30, 2017
Fisheries managers move to protect steelhead B-run
Washington and Oregon are poised to implement rolling closures of the steelhead fishery from the mouth of the Columbia River to the mouth of the Snake this summer and fall …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Lake Spokane carp removal project wraps up gillnets for season
A total of 1,119 carp were removed from Lake Spokane during two weeks of gillnetting to hone techniques for reducing numbers of the bottom-feeding fish and improve water quality in …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Montana requiring anglers to buy new invasive species pass
Montana has taken a different twist on the regional fight against aquatic invasive species (AIS). All anglers are required to buy the state’s new AIS Prevention Pass, according to legislation …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 25
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene River levels have dropped considerably and there is a lot of bug activity. Conditions are virtually the same on the St. Joe. The lower river …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Anglers put the bite on Columbia River bass
Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Disabled vet offers peers therapy through fishing
Serving five foreign tours of duty during 15 years with the Army came close to killing Ryan Caldwell. Coming home to a medical retirement came even closer.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Spring chinook seasons hang in balance
The fate of this year’s spring chinook fishing seasons will be shaped over the next few days, with a decision looming early next week. Regional salmon managers will gather Monday …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Montana anglers must purchase aquatic invasive species pass
Anglers in Montana will need to purchase an aquatic invasive species prevention pass following legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Removing carp from Lake Spokane mixes science, grunt work
Reducing the number of carp in Lake Spokane to improve water quality is not only rife with complications, it’s also ripe.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
In brief: Snake River family festival spotlights utility of dams
The Snake River Family Festival, with free food, family activities, music and information booths on the importance of dams to the region, will be presented 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spirit Lake chinook study needs anglers’ help
Anglers in North Idaho who catch chinook in Spirit Lake can help fisheries researchers by dropping off a tissue sample at drop boxes being installed at one or more boat …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Field Reports: Chukar Challenge event for all gun dog breeds
The annual hunting dog event that pits flushers against pointers is set for June 9, hosted by the Spokane Bird Dog Association. It’s all in the name of good times, …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 18
Most rivers are on the high side of fishable this week. Lake anglers at Amber, Coffeepot, Sprague, Badger and other lowland lakes say fishing is “decent” but not fast and …
Sat., May 13, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Outpeople: Trophy trout hunter wows social media
Idaho Falls native Bryan Glass has a large social media following for his even larger fishing abilities
Wed., May 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: When a car becomes a ‘rig’
Until a few years ago, my sole sporting conveyance had been a 1993 GMC pickup with 208,000 miles. I proudly called it my “rig.”
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
In brief: Lake Spokane carp removal also targets northern pike
A two-week project to remove non-native carp from Lake Spokane started on Monday, and state fisheries managers are tapping the opportunity to target invasive northern pike, too.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 11
Fly fishing The North Fork Coeur d’Alene blew out last week but is dropping again and should be fishable now. Silver Bow Fly Shop recommends March browns, gray drakes and …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Researchers seek better ways to farm sablefish, a popular Pacific fish
At a federal marine research station near Seattle, scientists are studying sablefish genetics and investigating ways to make it easier and more efficient to commercially grow the fish.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for May 4
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Lake Roosevelt sturgeon season planned; tribes already fishing
After years of closure, a sport fishery for sturgeon on Lake Roosevelt is scheduled to open this summer. However, area Indian tribes, which make their own rules on the Columbia …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Reader photo: Leading lunker
A 23-pound mackinaw and a 16-pound rainbow continue to be the top fish caught so far in the 70th annual Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club’s K&K Spring Fishing Derby, which …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Program encourages pikeminnow fishing on Snake and Columbia rivers
“Catch a pikeminnow, save a salmon” is the motto for another season of fishing for dollars in the Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field Reports: Wild, Scenic Film Festival highlights rivers, environment
CONSERVATION – Breathtaking landscapes will dominate the picture this week at the third annual Spokane screening of environmental films that feature nature’s beauty, cutting edge environmental issues, humor and more. …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 5:59 a.m.
Front & Center: Financing the future of food, forestry and fishing
Phil DiPofi,the CEO and president of Northwest Farm Credit Services, has been in banking since 1989 but never considered himself a banker. “I’ve always thought of bankers as stiff, bureaucratic, …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Matt Liere: Taking the relationship in another direction
Despite growing up in an active outdoor family, one filled with generations of deer hunters and walleye fishermen, my wife never quite caught the bug. While this may have been …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Review: Coal terminal would boost pollution, safety issues
A new environmental study says a coal-export terminal proposed in southwest Washington would have major impacts on local communities, access to tribal fishing sites and rail safety.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Idaho leads region’s increased aquatic invasive species boat inspection efforts
Boaters traveling in and out of Washington, Idaho and Montana are noticing increased emphasis this season on inspections for invasive aquatic species on watercraft ranging from yachts to kayaks, rafts …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Deeper Lake Roosevelt drawdown halted at tribe’s request
Good news for fishermen, boaters and travelers relying on the Gifford-Inchelium Ferry: The Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation announced last week that they were halting continuation of the …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for April 27
The Lower Yakima River will open for spring chinook salmon in two areas Friday through June 15. Area 1 is from the Hwy. 240 Bridge in Richland to the Grant …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field reports: Film event promotes wild steelhead
The film “Our Two Hands,” which beckons anglers to conserve wild fish, will be presented on Thursday in Spokane as a fundraiser for the Wild Steelhead Coalition.