Stories tagged: fishing
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Idaho Fish and Game board dumps proposed rule change
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners jettisoned a proposed rule Thursday that would have increased the length of time hunters who draw tags for bulls and bucks must wait before they …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:19 p.m.
About 200 steelhead die at North Idaho dam
AHSAHKA, Idaho – Officials in North Idaho say about 200 federally protected adult steelhead have died in the North Fork of the Clearwater River, apparently after sustaining injuries at a …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
You don’t necessarily have to troll slowly to catch Lake Roosevelt rainbow. Several anglers report trolling speeds as high as 3.5 mph will take fish on some days
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
Columbia, Snake dams topic of public meetings
FISHERIES – Court-ordered federal public meetings are coming to the region next week, partly to explore the potential for eliminating four lower Snake River dams to boost survival of endangered …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6:33 a.m.
Steelhead anglers must do their duty for the Tucannon
In this momentous period of history, fishermen must ponder their duty and act on putting aside political differences and personal biases to serve their fishery.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Nov. 10
Three maps designating public lands near Pullman, Spokane and Walla Walla are now available for $9 each plus tax through the DNR map sales web page or in Spokane at …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
Couple on boat rescue pair of kayakers stranded in dark
A couple whose fishing vessel was in the right place at the right time helped rescue a pair of kayakers.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Field reports: Pros support Angler Code of Ethics
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Out & about: Steelhead to benefit from Washington license plate
Washington’s new steelhead vehicle license plate has been designed and will be ready for order in January or February, Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 8:15 p.m.
Researchers use dead fish to kill lake trout embryos
Dead fish are being used to kill lake trout embryos in an experimental method to combat a threat to a native Yellowstone Lake species. Researchers successfully killed all the embryos …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Nov. 3
When still-hunting for deer, you naturally want to walk through the woods as quietly as possible. Pausing occasionally in likely cover to grunt or doe bleat, however, may just bring …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Snake River salmon, steelhead recovery plan released
Federal officials say changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Oct. 27
Ducks are genetically programmed to respond to a five-note greeting call. Duplicate this by focusing on producing a single “quack” by humming the word “voot” into a call.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
New Warren Miller ski flick coming to The Bing
Plenty of big air and white-knuckle skiing, boarding and more is coming to Spokane on Thursday as the latest Warren Miller flick, “Here, There and Everywhere” screens at 6:30 p.m. …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 2:57 a.m.
Out & About: Female anglers increasingly hooked by sport
It’s a quiet morning on the lake at North Park Boathouse in Allison Park, Pennsylvania. Not a soul is awake except the fish and, well, the people who’d like to …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Fishing season ends early on Columbia River
Recreational fishing will end early on the Columbia River after fish populations were found to be smaller than expected.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 12:36 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Oct. 20
Large fish such as pike generally do not do well in a bass boat-sized livewell, so if your intent is to release them anyway, do it quickly.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Oct. 13
Steelhead anglers are missing a bet by not trying wacky-rigged plastics. A pink or orange “bass worm” will often outfish the more traditional lures.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
Coast Guard rescues five fishermen from sinking boat
The Coast Guard on Friday rescued five fishermen from the 56-foot commercial fishing vessel Taplow, which began taking on water 19 miles southwest of Grays Harbor.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2 a.m.
Field reports: Priest Lake drawdown opens river to paddling
Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Oct. 6
October is the last month – and often a very good time – to fish many of the region’s popular trout-stocked lakes and some rivers and streams. Fall insect hatches …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 2 a.m.
Nothing stops Todd Logan from sharing outdoors
The transom of his driftboat folds down like a drawbridge, and with one real leg and one fake one, fishing guide Todd Logan slowly steers double-amputee Jed Morgan’s wheelchair into …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Sept. 29
The number of steelhead over Lower Granite Dam doubled between this week and last. Fishing at the confluence and up into the Clearwater should reflect this surge. The return of …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, 2:52 a.m.
Tuna fishing trip worth the rock-and-roll
There’s nothing canned about the tuna fishing experience on a charterboat out of Westport, Washington.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
Application filed to tear down Klamath River dams
The utility that owns four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California is beginning the formal process to tear them down.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
Kootenai River improvements put shine on fall fishing
With schools rolling into high gear along with sports, hunting and salmon seasons, September is a prime month to go trout fishing, especially on the Kootenai River.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Washington considers hunting, fishing fee increase amid resistance and questions
Public sentiment has already shaped a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fee increase proposal, even though it won’t be presented to the Legislature until January.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for Sept. 22
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s report on 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations indicates overall duck numbers in the survey area are statistically similar to last year and remain …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
After disastrous 2015, more Idaho sockeye return to spawning grounds this year
More sockeye salmon returned to Idaho’s Snake River basin this year, thanks to cooler weather in July and strategic water releases to help the endangered fish.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
In brief: Bowhunter fatally wounds partner
Authorities say a 52-year-old bow hunter from Tillamook has been arrested on a criminal negligent homicide charge after fatally shooting his hunting partner south of Bend.