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UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 25

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 25


Meager numbers of returning chinook has state fishery managers wary

Spring chinook managers and anglers find themselves in a familiar position, wondering if the meager counts of fish passing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River signal a late run, a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Kids cast their lines at city pool stocked with rainbow trout

The rainbow trout writhed in the water as 5-year-old Mason Lynch reeled it in. The drag on the reel was set low, but with his grandmother Lu Ann Glasser’s help, …


With goldfish gone, West Medical Lake stocked with trout, rainbows in advance of spring opener

After being overrun by goldfish, fish managers took the final step in restoring West Medical Lake’s trout fishery, last week.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 18

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 18


Yellowstone biologists making headway against lake trout

The war is still being waged against lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, but fisheries biologists are seeing new trends that offer optimism, and anglers hunting cutthroat trout are seeing more …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 11

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 11


Bye bye barbless? Anglers in Washington could soon have the choice to fish with barbed hooks while pursuing salmon, steelhead

Anglers in Washington could soon have the choice to fish with barbed hooks while pursuing salmon, steelhead and other species in much of the Columbia River Basin.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 4:08 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 4

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 4


State seeks input on proposed rules for fishing guides

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for public comments on proposed rules that would require fishing guides to report their activities.


Boise man set a ‘ludicrous goal’: fish 365 days in 2018. Here’s how he did it.

By his estimate, Stephen Veals spent more time fishing in 2018 than many anglers spend in a lifetime.


Studies: Done right, catch and release isn’t lethal

Separate inquiries find exposure of fish to air after being landed has little impact on their survival and reproductive odds.


Cod fishery plummets to least valuable year since 1960s

A fishery that was once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast has declined to the point that it had its least valuable year in more than a half …


Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting report for March 7

Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting report for March 7


Most Washington salmon returns predicted to be worse

Below-average fish returns are predicted from the Fraser to the Columbia, as well as smaller body sizes for most species, according to Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.


Love is out there: From rafting and dog walking to fishing, outdoor passions bring couples together

It’s a worn and torn cliché with numerous iterations:


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 14

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 14


Anglers thrill in the chill of winter fishing

There’s no off-season for serious anglers, and that includes winter. Numb fingers and lines iced in the rod guides are surmountable deterrents to anglers who recognize that winter delivers special …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 1:19 p.m.

Steelhead permit writers scrambling to make up time

Permit writers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are hopeful they can meet a March 15 deadline to complete Idaho’s steelhead fishery permit, but an agency spokesman said the …


Spring chinook forecast is less than bright

An early forecast from a group of state, tribal and federal fisheries managers indicates the upcoming spring chinook season could be as, or even more, disappointing than recent steelhead runs …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 4:07 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 31

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 31


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 24

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 24


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 10

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 3.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 3

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 3


From 50 to 50,000, ‘Leopard of the Kootenai’ makes spectacular rebound in Kootenai River

In the early 2000s, the world’s only freshwater cod was all but gone from the waters of the Kootenai River in north Idaho and British Columbia. Once counted in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

2018: The year outdoors

2018: The year outdoors


2018: Top outdoor stories

The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor transitions

2018: Outdoor transitions


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor achievements

Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 27

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 27