Stories tagged: fishing
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field reports: Clagstone Meadows timberland access to open Aug. 1
TIMBERLANDS – Access easements will allow public access to the 13,169-acre Clagstone Meadows private timberlands in Bonner County, starting Aug. 1, the Idaho Fish and Game Department says. Under the …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
In brief: Silt, debris fill pools at Jerry Johnson Hot Springs
News about this spring’s huge runoff and flooding dealt hikers a chilling blow this week with news that silt has filled pools at Jerry Johnson Hot Springs in the Lochsa …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for March 23
Fly fishing Amber Lake should be ice free by the weekend, and even if it’s not, fly fishermen are having decent success in open water near the launch. The north …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
600,000 chinook fry lost at Kooskia hatchery
Fisheries officials are hopeful they can mitigate the loss of 600,000 spring chinook fry at the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery but are anxious over the fate of 1.4 million juvenile …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Oregon curtails some use of gillnets on Columbia River
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Idaho sets spring chinook fishing seasons
Idaho’s chinook fishing season will open on some rivers April 22.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Sportsmen fundraising for wildlife conservation
Sportsmen’s groups are doing the hard work of gaining members and raising funds for all sorts of worthy projects, ranging from giving terminally ill kids a shot at fishing or …
Sun., March 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field reports: Field Reports: Cascades grizzly plan comment period extended
THREATENED SPECIES – The public is being given more time to comment on proposals for restoring grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington. The National Park Service and U.S. …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane is annual stop in Canadian outfitter’s hunting lifestyle
Scott Pichette and his wife, Lynn, were setting up their Bowron River Guiding booth on Wednesday in preparation for today’s opening of the Big Horn Outdoor Recreation show at the …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for March 16
The middle section of the Spokane River is open year round, but not very fishable at this time. The upper and lower sections are now closed.
Sun., March 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
Big Horn Show brings outdoors inside Expo Center
Sun., March 12, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Columbia River salmon forecast lacks the big numbers of recent years
A reasonably good run of fall chinook salmon is expected to return to the Columbia River this year, with the exception of the “upriver brights” including those bound for the …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Amendment to guarantee hunting rights in Washington won’t get vote in 2017
OLYMPIA – Washington voters may some day be asked if they want to make hunting and fishing a constitutional right. But not this year. A proposed constitutional amendment wouldn’t undermine …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Matt Liere’s fish and game report for March 9
Prawns and shrimp are easy, inexpensive trout and steelhead baits. Buy them frozen in the grocery store by the bag, thaw a few, cut them into small pieces and sprinkle …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: All creatures deserve some dignity at the end
In hunting season with a proper tag, she was fair game. In hunting season her death would serve a purpose; there would be a degree of dignity, a solemn celebration. …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
In Brief: Spring fishing seminar series at Mark’s Marine
A program on angling for Lake Roosevelt trout and kokanee set for tonight, March 2, will kick off the 12th annual six-week series of free localized fishing seminars sponsored by
Wed., March 1, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 2
Besides Rocky Ford, the North Fork Coeur d’Alene is probably the best bet for fly fishing for trout this week as most other water is high and fast. Nymphs and …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Winter fishing fix: Fly casters snowshoe into Henry’s Fork trout water
February can be a rough time for Inland Northwest fly fishers who don’t have tickets to sunny saltwater destinations.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Foundation dedicated to preservation of Henry’s Fork
Anglers with remarkable foresight recognized the virtues of the Henry’s Fork and established a foundation in 1984 to help preserve the fishery.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Moses Lake, Potholes at unusually high levels
The water level in Moses Lake and Potholes Reservoir is so high right now that local officials are having to release water just to hold the level steady. “It’s higher …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
In Brief: It’s prime time to sign up for hunter education course
Winter is a good time to enroll in a hunter education courses to satisfy the requirement before the spring turkey and fall seasons.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 7 p.m.
IDFG eyes $5 fee on top of license hike
Idaho hunters and anglers could be required to pay an additional $5 on top of a proposed 20 percent fee increase, according to legislation being crafted by the Idaho Fish …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 23
You don’t need a truck to haul a new folding canoe called MyCanoe to the water. MyCanoe is a unique, full-sized canoe that takes only 10 minutes to assemble and …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Commercial salmon disaster funding awaiting congressional approval
When Washington’s congressional delegation pressured U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker into signing a disaster declaration for the state’s commercial salmon fishery, local fishermen were hopeful those funds would be making …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field Reports: Montana seeks $11 million to combat invasive species
To increase its fight against aquatic invasive species Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is requesting an additional $11.5 million from the Montana Legislature over the next two years.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
In Brief: Nordic events at local venues
High-profile and low-key events will beckon heavier than usual activity at Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Nordic skiing areas this weekend.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 16
Outdoor writer/photographer Jason Brooks says bank anglers can catch steelhead regularly by scouting the water to find places that don’t have shoulder-to-shoulder anglers, then learning to use the right gear …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Coast Guard calls off search for 6 fishermen on crab boat
The search has been called off for the six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Dec. 8
A good winter tactic now for trout is to drift a worm-baited hook just under the ice. Fish looking for invertebrate hatches will often inhale the worm.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Forest audit finds Idaho loggers following state rules
Officials say Idaho’s logging rules intended to protect water quality in streams inhabited by fish are effective and that loggers are following those rules. The Idaho 2016 Interagency Forest Practices …