Stories tagged: fishing
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016, 1:37 P.M.
Field reports: Limits increasing for Roosevelt trout
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to eventually increase the daily catch limit of hatchery-marked rainbow trout from five to 10 a day at Lake Roosevelt.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016, 1:34 P.M.
Out & about: Amber Lake access improved by anglers
The boat access site at Amber Lake southwest of Cheney is being improved this season with the help of volunteers from Spokane’s two fly-fishing clubs.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016, 9:25 A.M.
Maine seafood, buoyed by lobsters, broke value record in ‘15
Maine officials say the state’s lifeblood commercial fishing industry once again broke records for the value of marine species at the dock in 2015.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 6:18 P.M.
Landers: Idaho Panhandle reluctantly accepts walleye as ‘here to stay’
Some anglers are thrilled to reel in non-native species such as walleyes in the Inland Northwest where God, in His infinite wisdom, chose not to put them. Fisheries biologists have …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 3:10 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for March 3
The weather at Amber Lake was terrible on the March 1 opener, but fishing was fast for hefty trout averaging over 13 inches. Fish sub-surface.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 2:36 P.M.
Groups sue EPA for not finalizing ‘fish consumption’ rule
Several environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not updating Washington’s water-quality rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 1:22 P.M.
Outpeople: Mark Mills is an advocate for northern pike in the Pacific Northwest
Mark Mills of Spokane may be the best and possibly the most passionate northern pike fisherman in the Northwest. He admits his interest in catching pike borders on an obsession. …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 12:56 P.M.
In brief: Protected status upheld for four state species
Greater sage-grouse and western gray squirrels will remain on the state’s threatened species list and snowy plovers and northern spotted owls on the state’s endangered species list, according to a …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 7:44 A.M.
Nigerians sue Shell for oil spills contamination
Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed Wednesday in a British High Court, alleging that decades of uncleaned …
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 8:10 A.M.
Boat inspections to check for mussels to resume on I-5
Boat inspections to keep invasive species out of Oregon’s lakes and waterways are set to resume along Interstate 5.
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2016, 12:47 P.M.
Field reports: Gillnetting targets region’s northern pike invasion
Northern pike appear to be gaining a foothold in the upper reaches of Lake Roosevelt according to preliminary results from a six-day gillnetting survey that concluded Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016, 3:21 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 25
Rock Lake fishing is phenomenal right now as it continues to boot out 12- to 13-inch steelhead as well as some big rainbow and browns. Anglers throwing 2
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016, 2:53 P.M.
Montana fly fishing film crew fined for violating bull trout
The owners of a Missoula outdoor film company, and an associate, have paid almost $6,000 in fines after receiving more than four dozen federal and state citations for illegal activities, …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016, 2:39 P.M.
Landers: Doubling Roosevelt trout limit could preserve wild redbands
Lake Roosevelt trout anglers may soon be doubling their fishing pleasure under a proposal to conserve the Columbia River’s wild redbands. The limit for catching hatchery rainbow trout may be …
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016, 4:57 P.M.
Idaho sees new wave of hunters and anglers in millennials
As they work to recruit the next generation of hunters and anglers, Idaho officials are targeting food-conscious millennials who want to know where the steak they’re grilling comes from.
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016, 4:25 P.M.
Rocky Ford Creek increases in volume, pleasing anglers
A good thing is flowing through central Washington’s prized desert fly-fishing-only spring creek – more water.
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016, 4:01 P.M.
Lake Pend Oreille fishermen posted productive year
Anglers last year enjoyed catching an average of 1.2 fish per hour – the highest overall catch rate on Lake Pend Oreille since 1953, according to the Idaho Fish and …
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016, 3:46 P.M.
Field reports: First spring chinook make appearance
FISHING – The first spring chinook of 2016 have been caught in the lower Columbia River, but everyone from the river mouth to Idaho waters is still waiting for a …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 3 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 18
All rivers are running big. The Spokane River around Spokane has remained marginally fishable until this week, but the flow Tuesday morning was 8010 cfs and expected to increase significantly. …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 2:06 P.M.
In brief: Sullivan Bridge closed to river passage
Although a construction project has allowed the Centennial Trail to reopen below the Sullivan Bridge in Spokane Valley, a closure remains on floating the Spokane River under the bridge project.
SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2016, 3:32 P.M.
Field Reports: Colville Hatchery school project leader dies
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016, 3:58 P.M.
Recreating on frozen lakes requires safety-first approach
Lake ice can creak and groan, pop and tinkle. And when it opens up underneath you, it may not make a sound. That’s what Ryan Sokoloski learned on New Year’s …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016, 2:07 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 11
The lower North Fork Coeur d’Alene River is one of the better fly fishing options at this time. Look for slower water and go with streamers first. The Spokane River …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016, 1:15 P.M.
Landers: Holding wild steelhead out of water viewed differently in Idaho, Washington
Idaho and Washington have conflicting state laws that demonstrate how people separated by a border – even fishermen and biologists – can be ruled by opposing beliefs. Anglers continue to …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 2:51 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Feb. 4
To fish for steelhead more effectively from shore
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2016, 1:40 P.M.
Larry Cassidy makes fish, wildlife his business
It was a testament to Larry Cassidy Jr.’s massive legacy of public service to Northwest fish and wildlife that the large crowd applauded before he could even sit down to …
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2016, 5:09 P.M.
A new catch-and-release category has been added to the Idaho Fish and Game Department’s fishing records
A new catch-and-release category has been added to the Idaho Fish and Game Department’s fishing records that’s based solely on length of the fish instead of certified weight.
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2016, 4:37 P.M.
Wolf pack scrutinized after harassing dog near Chewelah
ENDANGERED SPECIES – A northeastern Washington wolf pack is under scrutiny after rural residents fired shots to scare at least five wolves away from a confrontation with their two dogs. …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016, 1:33 P.M.
Fly Fishing Film Tour makes splash at the Bing
Inland Northwest fly casters will get a respite next week from local winter doldrums as films about fishing from around the world, including the sunny tropics, will screen in Spokane …
SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 2016, 3:28 P.M.
Out & About: Fly fishing school taught by cast of local talent
Our future would be brighter if a 401(k) had stock, bond or fund options as sound as the annual Beginners Fly Fishing School presented by the