Stories tagged: fishing
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 …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
With fewer than 30 vaquita porpoises left, WWF calls for fishing ban
The World Wildlife Fund on Monday called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting an international committee of experts has determined that fewer …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 2
When trolling a lake like Chelan for kokanee, troll shore to shore rather than along the shoreline, concentrating in the middle of the lake. Kokanee are prey to Chelan’s mackinaw …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Large numbers of salmon return to Oregon’s Deschutes River
Oregon’s Deschutes River saw a large number of native sockeye salmon return to its waters in 2016. A total of 536 sockeye salmon returned to a complex of hydroelectric dams …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Washington considers strengthening measures to protect waters from aquatic invasive species
Bad news is knocking at the door and Washington is behind the curve on dealing with aquatic invasive species. State officials say there’s an urgency to get up to speed …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Hunting, fishing organizations fume over pending lead restrictions for ammo, tackle
Some hunting, shooting and fishing organizations are fuming over
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 4 a.m.
In brief: Glenrose recreation access topic of county meeting
Proposed plans for a trailhead parking area to serve the Glenrose Unit of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area will be presented by Spokane County Parks and Recreation staff at
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Jan. 26
The Snake River is probably the best bet now for steelhead fishermen. The Grande Ronde is still frozen except for a few pockets that might be fishable. The Clearwater has …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
Oregon rejects gillnet fishing ban on Columbia River
Oregon officials have declined to ban gillnetting outright, putting the state at odds with neighboring Washington when it comes to managing protected salmon and steelhead.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Fly fishing films feature women, conservation, big fish action
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Steelheader anglers warm up to frigid weather
“Because I’m stupid,” said Dave Morrow, anticipating the question. The angler had no better reason than that for leaving his warm house in Spokane during the recent cold snap. The …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Jan. 19
Whitefish aren’t usually a fly angler’s first choice, but they are fun to catch, usually cooperative and available in abundance on rivers such as the Kettle, Spokane, Yakima, Coeur d’Alene, …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Field Reports: Profanity Peak Pack removal cost state $135K
Washington wildlife managers spent $135,000 to kill seven of 11 gray wolves in a pack that had attacked or killed about 15 cattle on national forest grazing allotments in northeastern …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Mount Spokane hosts Nordic Winterfest activities
Cheap Nordic skiing lessons, an off-trail tour and the Donut Dash are featured attractions in the fourth annual Winterfest on Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mount Spokane State Park.
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Jan. 12
Some people call burbot (fresh water ling cod) “slimy snake fish” because of their appearance, but if you throw yours back, you are missing some fine eating. You can get …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Snake River dam projects may be delayed
Salmon advocates are asking a judge to bar the federal government from making substantial investments to Snake River dams until a five-year review of the hydro system is complete.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4:01 a.m.
Young angler catches, releases Idaho brookie record
Henry’s Lake near Island Park, Idaho, upheld its reputation for producing big trout last month as ice fisherman Kazen Cromar, age 10, caught a 22 inch brook trout to set …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 4 a.m.
Show season begins for RVers, boaters, sportsmen
The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is underway, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and make deals. Some of the shows feature seminars …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Jan. 5
When ice fishing, even if you are catching nothing but small perch or trout, there is always the possibility a lunker will inhale your offering.