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Columbia spreads wealth

State fisheries biologists say a huge Columbia River spring chinook run should deliver healthy returns of 18,500 salmon to the Wind, Little White Salmon and Klickitat rivers of the Columbia …


Hoh my! First steelhead a trophy

Peter Harrison is one of those people who does things in a big way: His first steelhead appears to be a world record. The Port Townsend angler was fly-fishing in …


Big Horn Show starts Thursday

The live bears, hungry trout and leaping retrievers moving into the Spokane Fair and Expo Center this week will be just a fraction of the attractions at the Big Horn …


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Museum rethinks Cheney honor

The American Museum of Fly Fishing last week abruptly postponed a March 5 fund-raising dinner at the New York Angler’s Club to honor former Vice President Dick Cheney. A museum …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The Yakima River below the Teanaway confluence has good fishing. Temperatures have been warmer than last week and there is more bug activity with a few fish even …


Nothing humane about it

Second to Bernie Madoff, perhaps, animal rights groups are among the biggest shams in America. These predators know that nothing milks the hearts and checkbooks of good-hearted people more effectively …


Area anglers catching show, films, national notoriety

If screaming reels are music to your ears, you might be moved to dance when The Fly-Fishing Film Tour lands in Spokane Thursday at the Bing Crosby Theater. Don’t expect …


Show offers angling tips

Anglers can catch a lesson on skills needed to be successful at Inland Northwest fisheries during the Annual Great Western Sportfishing Show Friday through next Sunday at the Spokane Convention …


Spirit Lake angler wins knot wars

A North Idaho angler has tied up the top spot in a national competition for new fishing knots. The Fish-N-Fool knot, devised by Rick Lawrence of Spirit Lake, was declared …


Hunting and fishing

Trout Lake Roosevelt rainbow have been tough to find, but district fish biologist Chris Donley said fishing should take off any time now. “We may have lost some fish last …


Finally, good news in 2009

Salmon are giving Washington and Idaho anglers reason for high hopes this season. Spring chinook appear to be headed to the Columbia system in fantastic numbers – the third-biggest run …


Snake River at Clarkston may not get salmon season

Washington will open spring chinook salmon fishing this year, but the Snake River near Clarkston is not likely to be in the mix Instead, fishing will likely be held near …


Fat tire plans at Stevens Pass

New ski lifts, a mountaintop lodge and mountain biking routes are being proposed for Stevens Pass ski area of U.S. 2. Mountain bikers are especially excited about the 5 miles …


Hunting and fishing

Trout and kokanee Rock Lake has been good for rainbow and browns with most of the action coming at the creek end on a variety of trolled and tossed offerings. …


Here’s bill of fare for outdoors legislation

Keep your guard up, your hopes in check, and maintain a firm grip on your wallet. The Washington Legislature is approaching the critical Feb. 25 cutoff that determines which among …


BLM a force on the land after 22-year era of acquisition

Basically, the era started in 1987 with 156 acres purchased at the Lakeview Ranch near Pacific Lake north of Odessa. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management – once the runt …


BLM restoring wetlands

Waterfowl are riding the coattails of the federal land consolidation program in Eastern Washington. Now that it holds large blocks of choice habitat in the channeled scablands region, the U.S. …


Field Reports: Lake PDO Fishery update

A public program on the status of Lake Pend Oreille fisheries recovery efforts and the latest research data will be presented by Idaho Fish and Game Department officials and biologists …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Fly fishermen are having some success either swinging leeches or nymphing with egg patterns for Grande Ronde steelhead, Sean Visintainer at Silver Bow Fly Shop said. He also …


Gold vs. salmon debated at GU

Students enrolled at Gonzaga University often sprout some of their roots on campus, but Lange Solberg, a third generation commercial fisherman, is sowing a homegrown international controversy. Solberg is taking …


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Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Rocky Ford has been excellent for anglers throwing a two-fly rig with an intermediate sinking line. A small leech pattern with a scud dropper has been effective if …


Think ahead for coveted permits

A few new cabin options join the list of lookouts and other accommodations available in the region’s national forests this season, and reservations can be made up to six months …


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Anglers speak at Boat Show

Local anglers are giving fishing seminars at the Spokane National Boat Show, which is on through next Sunday at Spokane Interstate Fair and Expo Center. Today’s seminars start at 10:30 …


Ice fishing requires faith

Winter fishing gods played a cruel joke on Glen Kivett last Sunday at Sprague Lake. The Spokane angler caught a bright, hefty 19-inch rainbow trout almost immediately after dropping a …


Hunting and fishing

Salmon and steelhead Steelhead fishing remains good on the Clearwater and all its tributaries, with hours-per- fish ranging from seven to 10. The Snake River is a little slower, with …


Still tinkering with 2009 hunt proposals

After nearly two years of public comment and meetings, significant last-minute changes are being proposed for Washington’s fall hunting rules just two months before the state Fish and Wildlife Commission …


Anglers think deep at Rufus Woods

Last year’s outrageously good fishing has toned down to simply good fishing for porky rainbows in the Columbia River waters of Lake Rufus Woods. Tens of thousands of trout that …