Stories tagged: fishing
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Butte priest recovers fishing gear stolen earlier this week
A Roman Catholic priest has recovered fly fishing gear and other personal belongings that were stolen from his outside a Montana church earlier this week.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Reader photo: Where is everybody?
October fly fishing can be about as good as it gets in terms of finding solitude, colorful fall scenery and eager trout.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 19
Washington pheasant hunters only have to wait until Saturday to follow up on conflicting reports regarding wild bird populations. As always, some hunters will say pheasant populations are down, and …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
Hiking Beartooth Wilderness high on list of Montana adventures
Crawl from your warm sleeping bag out the tent door, into the darkness and predawn wind whipping across the plateau. Look up at the cathedral of the sky. Watch the …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Fish on: Idaho Fish and Game Commission OKs steelhead harvest
Idaho anglers will be able to catch and keep hatchery steelhead starting Sunday.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Some steelhead anglers are playing for keeps
Steelhead numbers were so low in mid-August that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game pre-emptively closed catch-and-keep seasons, but allowed anglers to fish for steelhead as long as they …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Idaho agency to vote on opening catch-and-keep season
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is set to vote on a proposal to allow catch-and-keep steelhead fisheries on the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers and on the Clearwater …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Quetico answers canoe paddler’s quest for wild time
If you love to camp, fish and paddle a canoe, Quetico fulfills your wildest dream. Some 6,000 lakes, 32 waterfalls and 4,467 islands are waiting to be explored only by …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 12
If you are hunting ducks but haven’t set up on the “honey hole” where most of them want to be, at least make your spread highly visible by adding a …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Coho season set; steelhead harvest tabled
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved a coho fishing season but delayed a hot-topic decision on restoring steelhead harvest seasons during a telephone meeting Monday.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Column misstated bass club’s stand
In last week’s column on Washington fishing regulations proposals, I made an error that resulted in skewing the stand of a local bass club on limits for bass fishing in …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 5
Anglers tossing Chernobyls in a variety of colors have been doing well on the Spokane River. BWOs are beginning to hatch, too, with trout feeding in slower currents. The pros …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Rich Landers: Anglers have gut reaction to proposed fishing rule changes
Only 18 anglers showed up on Tuesday night at Center Place in Spokane Valley for the meeting on proposals to simplify Washington’s fishing regulations. At first glance, the skimpy attendance …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Biologist says chumming won’t affect fisheries
Chumming –the practice of dumping bait of some sort in the water to attract fish so they can be caught, is generally prohibited in Washington. That could change if a …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Hanford Reach catch rate up slightly
The fishing wasn’t red hot, but anglers averaged 22 hours per chinook for 1.3 salmon per boat on the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River last week. Fishing pressure was …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting Report for Sept. 28
Fly fishing Fishermen throwing black or brown leeches are catching some nice rainbow and browns at the mouth of Harvey Creek in Sullivan Lake.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:12 a.m.
New model confirms endangered right whales are declining
Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Fall fling: September ideal month to cast for trout
This is a busy month with families centered around kids and schools. Fall sports are fully revved up. Fans can easily devote an entire weekend to a Cougar football game. …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Out & About: Brothers win 13th time in federal Duck Stamp art contest
Bob Hautman, an artist from Delano, Minnesota, has won the 2017 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with an acrylic painting of mallards that will become the face of wetlands conservation …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Field Reports: Washington proposes simpler fishing regulations
Simplifying Washington’s fishing regulations is the goal of 13 proposals that will be presented at public meetings across the state by Fish and Wildlife Department fish managers.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
In brief: Water study, Thorofare topic of Priest Lake meeting
An open house meeting to explain alternatives for managing Priest Lake water levels and navigation through The Thorofare is set for Friday at 4-7 p.m. at Priest Lake Elementary School, …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
North Idaho’s Bradon Palaniuk wins 2017 Bassmaster Angler of Year
With the help of a last-minute 6-pounder and a full-speed run to beat the clock back to the weigh-in station, 29-year-old Bradon Palaniuk of Hayden, Idaho, has become the 2017 …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 1 p.m.
Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting Report for Sept. 21
Silver Bow Fly Shop reports excellent fishing on the Spokane River. Dry fly action has been slow, but nymphing is very productive. The prince dropper has been probably the most …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Zinke signs order to expand hunting, fishing on public lands
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed an order on Friday to expand hunting and fishing on federal land, saying it would improve wildlife management and conservation.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Spokane fly fisher, FFI president, angling for sport’s future
Len Zicker jokes that his wife made “the mistake of a lifetime” in buying him a fly rod as a gift in 1995. Certainly it changed the course of his …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Don’t sleep on ‘late’ fishing area lakes
Worries that spring flooding would ruin this season’s fishing at stocked trout lakes in the Spokane region never panned out, at least not at Williams Lake.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Two Priest River boys shot at while fishing; one wounded in leg
Two Priest River teens were shot at while fishing near Priest River Tuesday and one was wounded in the leg as they fled the area, according to the Bonner County …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Fishing-Hunting report for Sept. 14
Friends of Silver Bow Fly Shop staff reported excellent fishing on the North Fork of the Clearwater and Kelly Creek in Idaho. Large cutthroat seemed especially fond of nymphing and …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Columbia-Snake steelhead run shows slight improvement
The return of A-run steelhead to the Columbia River basin is still dismal but the sea-run trout made a late push in the past week that prompted fisheries managers to …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Field Reports: Bend Whitewater Park flooded with floaters
This year, in its first full summer season, more than 231,000 people floated the Deschutes River through the Bend, Oregon, Whitewater Park on inner tubes, kayaks or paddleboards. That’s roughly …