Stories tagged: fishing
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 9:56 A.M.
Populations of salmon, flounder added to overfishing list
The federal government has added several populations of economically important food fish, including stocks of salmon and flounder, to its list of fish stocks that are being subjected to overfishing.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 4:46 P.M.
Washington lowland lakes fishing season opens Saturday
Trout fishing in Washington lakes reaches shifts into another gear on Saturday when several hundred lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish open for a six-month season.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 3:32 P.M.
Halibut success curtails 2016 seasons
Washington anglers have become so efficient at hooking halibut, state fish managers say they’ll keep the same catch quota but add more restrictions this year to maintain a season and …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 3:09 P.M.
Post-wildfire closures affect fishing access in Colville Forest
Wildfires that scorched hundreds of thousands of acres in 2015 have left some northeastern Washington fishing waters inaccessible at least for the start of the 2016 fishing season.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 2:59 P.M.
Variety of small vessels usher anglers to more fish
While many fish are caught from shore or wading, an angler with a boat can access far more water. Anglers effectively use boats ranging from little more than boards to …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 2:49 P.M.
Washington tags trout for derby prizes
Some of the rainbow trout stocked in Washington lakes that open for fishing on Saturday are wearing tags that could make even an average fish the catch of the day. …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 2:04 P.M.
Idaho has low-key approach to trout lakes
Fishing in the Idaho Panhandle is a year-round activity with no big general-season opening days on most waters. However, special rules can apply to individual lakes. Anglers must always check …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 2 P.M.
Life jackets top violations for boating anglers
One of the busiest days of the year is coming up for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Marine Unit – opening day of the state’s general fishing season.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 1:56 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for April 21
Because they’re so strong, chemically or surgically sharpened modern hooks will retain their edge a long time. If they do become dull, however, trying to sharpen them will chip the …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 1:22 P.M.
Steelhead bonus attraction at Sprague, Rock lakes
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 1:09 P.M.
Ocean salmon fishing seasons limited by low coho forecast
Washington will have scaled down ocean salmon fishing seasons this year, but they could have been worse. State, federal and tribal officials in mid-March raised the possibility of closing all …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 12:55 P.M.
‘Take Me Fishing’ trailer headed to Idaho lakes
Several times a week through June, staff and volunteers will open the Take Me Fishing trailer to the public in Idaho. The fishing gear and helpful advice is loaned at …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 12:48 P.M.
Washington anglers enjoy several opening days
Washington will be opening a major fishing season that includes many area lakes on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 12:38 P.M.
Fishing briefs: Steelhead license plate approved
Coming in 2017, a new Washington specialty license plate will help fund efforts to conserve wild steelhead. The 2016 Washington legislature approved the sale of license plates featuring an image …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 12:24 P.M.
Fishing boat rentals offered by area lake resorts
Northeastern Washington has a wealth of family resorts that cater to anglers – including those who need a rental boat.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 12:52 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
When a big fish is near the boat, you don’t want it jumping. To keep its head down and prevent the aerial acrobatics, shove the tip of your fishing rod …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 12:28 P.M.
Matt Liere: It’s the ‘Other Stuff’ that makes fishing, hunting special
A work associate recently asked me what it was I liked so much about hunting and fishing. “Simple,” I initially thought, but the more I did, the more complicated it …
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
Out & About: Paddling Film Festival benefits local water access efforts
From kayaking pros on play waves and rafting wild whitewater to paddling with a fishing rod in search of northern pike, an edited collection of paddling films coming to Spokane …
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
Field reports: Salvaging road-killed deer, elk approved in Washington
CRITTERS – Starting this summer, Washington residents will be able to salvage road-killed deer and elk across most of the state, according to a new program adopted Friday by the …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 2:41 P.M.
Officials OK pact to tear down Klamath River dams
Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 8:29 A.M.
Health officials close shellfish harvest
Health officials have closed the recreational harvest for all molluscan shellfish on beaches in northern Washington state.
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016, 3:09 P.M.
States, federal agencies will seek removal of Klamath dams
Oregon, California, the federal government and others have agreed to go forward with a plan to remove four hydroelectric dams in the Pacific Northwest without approval from a reluctant Congress.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016, 4:12 P.M.
Spokane’s Hazen Audel goes wild hosting ‘Primal Survivor’ TV series
Hazen Audel is returning to the National Geographic Channel this week with a new nine-episode globetrotting series called Primal Survivor.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 4:44 P.M.
Region to host jet boat racing championships
Participants in the 2016 World Championship Jet Boat Race will have some new stretches of water and one rapid with a mean reputation to contend with.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 4:16 P.M.
Snake River could have short – but sweet – spring chinook season
The Snake River in Washington could see a short but sweet spring chinook season, according to state fisheries managers.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 3:57 P.M.
Outpeople: Abrahamse shares passion for catching and conserving trout
From a lifelong pleasure of trying to outwit fish, Spokane angler Bill Abrahamse also became hooked on conservation. “I was looking for a way to give back, looking at different …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 3:49 P.M.
In brief: Mount Rainier wilderness reservation system crashes
A catastrophic computer system crash at Mount Rainier National Park has put procrastinators on equal footing with backpackers who applied early to get backcountry permits for the Wonderland Trail and …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 3:42 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 31
Kokanee can be fickle. For best fishing success, locate the school and put your lure right at or slightly above them and don’t be afraid to vary the speed widely.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016, 5 P.M.
The Gear Junkie: Arctic Grip creates more traction on ice
Winter was disappearing near my home. But I had one last cold-weather gear test to perform, and the lake ice under a nearby bridge (wet, smooth as glass, still a …
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: S-R fishing columnist raves about the Spokane River
Anglers were preparing for the opening of the fishing season, and The Spokesman-Review’s fishing correspondent boasted that “probably no city in the entire country is surrounded by so many fishing …