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Grant County says to avoid Moses Lake water areas

The Grant County Health District is warning people to avoid contact with the water in Moses Lake.


Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 20

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 20


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Rare Columbia River salmon fishing closure mix of bad ocean, bad river conditions in 2015

This week’s rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of a double-whammy of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 13


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Idaho hunters, anglers contend with disappearing ink routine

Idaho anglers and hunters have to contend with more than just elusive fish and wildlife. Now, even their licenses and tags are vanishing.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Much of Columbia River closing to salmon, steelhead fishing

With dismal numbers of fall Chinook returning to Bonneville Dam, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will close salmon fishing on much of the Columbia River.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Montana father, son invent one-handed reel for paralyzed friend

Frank Ewalt – a Billings City Council member, small businessman, 25-year teacher of hunter education and retired firefighter – has turned his inventive expertise to making a motorized fishing reel …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 6

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 6


Reader photo: Kicking back

Photographer Joanie Christian’s husband relaxes in the Little Pend Oreille Lakes in Stevens County. Her husband, Jim, had just broken his reel and was relaxing and taking in the view.


Much of Columbia River closes to steelhead fishing Monday

Sharp declines in steel head salmon returns have prompted state wildlife managers to close steelhead fishing on much of the Columbia River starting Monday.


Montana ‘hoot owl’ restrictions lifted

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will lift afternoon and evening fishing restrictions Friday on the Sun River west of Great Falls in the wake of recent cooler water temperatures.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Aug. 23

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Aug. 23


Salmon, steelhead fisheries on Columbia restricted

State fishery managers have declared a night closure for salmon and steelhead fishing starting Saturday on a large stretch of the Columbia River and two of its tributaries, according to …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Aug. 16

Fishing-hunting report for Aug. 16


Sockeye run’s return to Idaho is on par so far

Idaho’s imperiled Snake River sockeye run has nearly matched last year’s return but hasn’t paralleled the surprising performance of sockeye that return to the upper Columbia River Basin.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Aug. 9

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Aug. 9


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 2

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 2


Senate looms as big test for changes to U.S. fishing laws

Fishermen and environmentalists are at odds over a suite of changes to American fishing laws that was approved by the House of Representatives, and the proposal faces a new hurdle …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 26

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 26.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 19

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 19.


Reasons for diminishing wild B-run steelhead returns come into focus

Fisheries managers for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are beginning to get a clearer picture of last fall’s alarmingly low return of wild B-run steelhead.


Stinky situation on Salmon River temporarily averted

A stinky situation has been avoided on the Salmon River, at least temporarily.


Instead of fireworks, many Spokane recreationists celebrated the Fourth of July basking in nature’s beauty

Many Spokane recreationists beat the crowds and noise of the Fourth of July by heading into the wilderness.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 12.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 12.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 5

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 5.


Washington teens headed to national bass fishing competition

Blake Williams, 14, is a step closer to his collegiate dream. Fishing.


Chinook tracking leads to bag limit revamps, Salmon season opened June 23 on Lochsa

Chinook anglers will have a chance to harvest salmon in the Lochsa River later this month.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 12:46 p.m.

Sockeye fishery opens on Columbia, chinook season closes on lower stretch

Sockeye salmon fishing opens on the Columbia River Sunday.


Shad run nearing record at Bonneville

Nearly 5 million shad have been counted at Bonneville Dam as of Sunday. That’s approaching the record of 5.06 million fish counted on June 24, 2004, according to Washington Department …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 28

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing and hunting report for June 28