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Washington’s Anglers Give Spiny-Rayed Species Their Due

Not even the most optimistic supporter of spiny-rayed species would have thought back in the 1960s that the state would eventually develop a program for raising and releasing millions of …


Computerized Licensing System Overloaded

Idaho’s Fish and Game Department is asking hunters and anglers to go easy on the state’s new computerized licensing system. High demand for hunting licenses is overloading the state’s “Point …


Access Improved For Disabled Anglers

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has developed special facilities for disabled anglers at several Eastern Washington sites, said spokesman Madonna Luers. The special facilities are at the following …


Waterfowl Hunting Input Wanted

Clashes between waterfowl hunting guides and other hunters on public lands in the Columbia Basin have prompted a meeting set for Thursday. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department is calling …


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Outdoor Briefs

With a good dump of snow reviving the interest in skiing, the pre-registration deadline for the 10-kilometer Spokane Langlauf cross-country citizens race has been extended to Thursday. Entrants who pre-register …


Anglers Feast On Run Of Whitefish

The lineup forms daily this time of year below the Old Steel Bridge on the Flathead River just north of Kalispell. It’s a casual gathering. No hoots or hollers when …


North Idaho Meetings To Let Anglers Be Heard

Fishermen and others will tell Idaho Fish and Game Department officials what they think about several proposed changes for the 1996-97 fishing season at meetings next week in North Idaho. …


Choreographing A Tuna Surprise

Anglers squeeze out a few more minutes of albacore fishing as the sun sets on the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Bob Mottram/McClatchy News Service


State Keeps Hunter Orange Rule

Washington’s “hunter orange” requirement will not be repealed by the state Fish and Wildlife Commission, even though a Grays Harbor County judge ruled the commission had no authority to impose …


Poor Steelhead Run May Mean Reeled-In Fall Season

With the 1995 run of steelhead returning to Idaho shaping up as the worst in years, the state Department of Fish and Game may change or cancel fall harvest seasons …


St. Joe Remains Local Favorite

Idaho’s upper St. Joe River, one of the most scenic and productive cutthroat streams in the Northwest, has been the subject of numerous magazine articles and a few TV shows …


395-Pound Halibut Hooked In 18-Foot Skiff

Mike Golat had a big problem on his hands when he hooked a 395-pound halibut near Unalaska - there was no way he was going to get the giant flatfish …


Limits To Go Off Several Area Lakes Saturday

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department will have an all-you-can-catch clearance sale at eight Eastern Washington trout lakes beginning Saturday. Scheduled for rehabilitation this fall are Badger and Williams in …


Walle Quickly Becoming A Most Cherished Game Fish

This is the year of the walleye in Eastern Washington. The fish that only transplanted midwest fishermen could identify 40 years ago is now one of the top game fish …


Columbia Chronicles Patrolling Lake Roosevelt Increasing Popularity Of Columbia River’s Lake Roosevelt Means More Boating Violators

1. Water hazards Anglers from Port Townsend, Wash., get indignant with ranger Terri Ray, who fined one of them $95 for keeping an illegal walleye. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review …


Bird Watchers Convene

Hold your fire! Those aren’t government spies infiltrating the countryside with binoculars to their eyes this week. They’re birders convening in Spokane for the Western Field Ornithologist annual meeting, Thursday …


Survey Finds More Trout In The Mo

Electro-shocking surveys on the Missouri River below Holter Dam indicate both rainbow and brown trout are doing well, said a Montana fisheries biologist. Last fall, biologists surveyed a 5.6-mile stretch …


Hoard Of Fly Fishermen Expected To Descend On Chopaka For Weekend

For several years, many of the Northwest’s fly fishers have been saying Chopaka Lake, a mountain jewel tucked between two mountains 15 miles northwest of Loomis, is the best fly …


Kokanee Lure Night-Owl Anglers

Catching kokanee at night is as difficult as enticing a wary brown trout into taking a No. 20 midge pattern. A few anglers become experts. Most never know when they’re …


Large Fish Continue To Roll Through Columbia

Selective fishery lakes, such as Dry Falls, are loaded with big trout. Photo by Rich Landers/The Spokesman-Review


Despite Disease, Madison River Deserves A Whirl

Fly-shop operators, guides and businessmen in the West Yellowstone area, shocked when they learned that the whirling disease had killed most of the rainbows in Montana’s Madison River, have concluded …


Fishtrap Lake Rates Best Bet For Pan-Sized Trout

The fastest fishing for pan-sized trout in the Spokane region this spring and early summer likely will be at Fishtrap Lake. Although the long, narrow lake has a fast-growing population …


Palouse Lakes Offer Variety For Early Season Anglers

Near the university cities of Moscow and Pullman are three popular lowland impoundments that provide outstanding early season angling for a variety of fish. This time of year, anglers can …


Idaho Prospects Brighten

Idaho will have its usual rich smorgasbord of fish species this year, and there are plenty of each species to provide excellent fishing. Anglers have the choice between all trout …


Spokane Man Boats Washington-Record Pike

Fred Ruetsch’s egg-laden northern pike dwarfs the mount of the Washington record caught 15 years ago by Bill DeMaris. Both came from Long Lake. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Calling All Anglers

Phone numbers for fishermen: River levels


Grampa Gets To Pass On His Fly Tying Knowledge

When one of my three granddaughters, after watching me tie several chironomid pupa patterns, asked, “Grampa, will you teach us to tie flies?” I was amazed and delighted. Amazed because …


Lure Allure A.C. Plug’s Steep Price Is No Object To Diehard Bass Fishermen Who Say If It Works, It’s Worth It

Allan Cole never planned to start a bass fishing revolution. In fact, the Lancaster, Calif., resident was never much of a bass fisherman at all. Before 1990, Cole fished mostly …


The Mysteries Of Rock Lake The Fishing’s Good, But It Doesn’t Quite Stand Up To The Area’s Tall Tales

“Once a body gets down 200 feet or so, it will just stay there,” said Bob Peck, describing the potential fate of careless boaters on Rock Lake. “I hear they …