Stories tagged: fishing
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Sept. 7
Fly Fishing Silver Bow Fly Shop says the Spokane River trout fishing slowed last week for no apparent reason, but that can change in a short time. They suggest using …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Dam opponents organize ‘Free the Snake Flotilla’ Sept. 8-9
Conservation groups calling for removal of four lower Snake River Dams are organizing the third annual Free the Snake Flotilla on Friday and Saturday based out of Chief Timothy State …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Washington limits Snake River steelheaders to catch-and-release
Extremely low returns of steelhead this season have prompted Washington to restrict steelhead fishing to catch-and-release on the main Snake River this season.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Aug. 31
Fly fishing Cooler weather has improved the bite on the Spokane River. Fish are most active at sunrise and sunset, feeding on tiny blue-winged olives and midges. Silver Bow Fly …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Application for new salmon farm on hold amid mass escape
Clallam County officials have put on hold aquaculture company’s application to build a new marine salmon farm in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
State hatchery contract lost after report of sexual culture
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has lost a multimillion-dollar contract to operate two fish hatcheries following a report of a sexual culture among top-ranking employees at one of …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Oregon lowers bag limit for summer steelhead
Summer steelhead season opens Friday on the Grande Ronde and Imnaha rivers. Anglers should not expect a bountiful start.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Tribe says anglers have caught 20,000 Atlantic salmon that escaped
A Native American tribe says its anglers have caught about 20,000 fish following the collapse of a commercial net pen rearing farmed Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Collapse at salmon farm renews concerns about fish farming
A net pen holding 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed recently, releasing thousands of fish into Puget Sound and renewing concerns that a new proposed salmon-rearing operation could harm wild salmon …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Aug. 24
You can fish the Snake for chinook salmon now, but you’d have almost as much luck fishing in your bathtub. As of Aug. 24, only 124 fall chinook had passed …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Eclipse’s high tides break net, dump salmon
The public is being asked to help mop up a salmon spill from an imploded net holding 305,000 fish at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island.
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Out & About: Hunt-Fish Idaho Expo is hands-on experience
Novice sportsmen can learn a ton about hunting and fishing – and experience sportsmen might pick up a thing or two – on Friday and Saturday at the third annual …
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Field reports: Northern pike expanding in Lake Roosevelt
Despite a tribal gillnetting effort and a sportfishing bounty, non-native northern pike continue their downstream invasion of the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt.
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
Humpback whales moving inland in search of food
Barely four years after oceanic leviathans first joined the sportfishing fleet, Buoy 10’s newest attractions showed up earlier than ever this year.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman’s line
It wasn’t exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Steelhead fishing will be catch-and-release in Idaho
In the face of a dismal steelhead run, Idaho on Monday canceled its harvest season this fall and will allow only catch-and-release steelhead fishing. Washington is expected to announce similarly …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Steelhead run bottoms out at Lower Granite
Steelhead are setting a record at Lower Granite Dam and it’s not a good one. The run’s performance is so poor that fisheries managers are considering restrictions to upcoming seasons.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Aug. 17
Most Spokane River rainbow taken recently have either been on the dropper below a hopper/Chernobyl or on the nymph rig. There doesn’t appear to be rhyme or reason to which …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Steelhead run will be catch and release in Idaho
In the face of a dismal steelhead run, Idaho canceled its harvest season this fall and instead will implement rules allowing only catch and release.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Josh Mills: Bill would rubber-stamp salmon failure
H.R. 3144 would effectively overturn the court ruling and rubber-stamp the government’s previous inadequate and illegal plan.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Klickitat River has hedge against season’s grim fish run forecasts
The Klickitat River is a bright spot in the otherwise grim news of this year’s lagging steelhead and salmon runs, a veteran fishing guide says.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Alan Liere’s Fishing-Hunting Report for Aug. 10
Although the Spokane River stays pretty cold all summer, the best fishing has been evenings into the night. Fish the riffles.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Out & about: Washington State surveys public attitudes on plethora of public land access permits
Washington state agencies are looking into simplifying the quagmire of cards, stickers or vehicle mirror-hanger documents required for recreating on local, state and federal lands and perhaps even private timber …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
High mountain lakes lure summer anglers willing to hit the trail
A mountain lake is worth the hike for an angler seeking a break from searing summer heat. Heading out with a backpack and a pack rod on a national forest …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 3 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Aug. 3
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Reader Photo: Dog days of summer fishing
Benjamin Read and his dog, Piton, stay cool while wet wading to fish at a North Idaho lake.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Tri-City-area utilities support proposed law to save Snake dams
Three Tri-City-area utilities are supporting federal legislation that would override a federal court decision to save Snake River Dams.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
John Conley’s White Elephant stores uniquely local
Nobody knows how many black felt pens have been drained marking prices on products sold in the Spokane White Elephant Stores founded in 1946 by the late John R. Conley.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
In brief: Fishing lake along Tucannon River gets makeover
Rainbow Lake, a popular fishing destination in the Wooten Wildlife Area of Columbia-Garfield counties, is closed for a makeover designed to improve both angler experience and salmon and steelhead habitat …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 7 p.m.
Rocky Ford Creek foot bridges replaced for anglers
No longer are anglers getting the run around at Rocky Ford Creek, a fly-fishing holy water north of Moses Lake. A $185,000 project to install two new foot bridges has …