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  • Jim Unsworth takes giant leap from Idaho to head Washington Fish and Wildlife agency

    The way Jim Unsworth sees it, Washington has everything a hunter or angler could want, and for a career wildlife manager, it has unprecedented challenges. The deputy director of the …


  • Fly Fishing Film Tour nets wide world of angling

    Think of it as pouring warm coffee into your frozen waders – a chance to thaw your longings for casting a fly to hook a fish, even if it’s a …


  • In brief: Commission adopts, alters hatchery steelhead retention rule

    A proposal that would have required Washington anglers to keep all hatchery steelhead they catch from the Snake and Grande Ronde rivers was adopted but altered by the Washington Fish …


  • Orofino man’s rainbow trout won’t make Idaho record book

    Larry Warren of Orofino, Idaho, joined an exclusive club last week when he landed what can only be described as an incredibly large, if not morbidly obese, rainbow trout from …


  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    Fly fishing The Yakima River was a bit on the high side at midweek but is predicted to drop into nice shape by the weekend. Good fishing should be available …


  • Out & About: Idaho girl’s perch confirmed as record

    OUTCATCH – Tia Wiese, 12, of Eagle, Idaho, caught a yellow perch weighing 2 pounds, 11.68 ounces on March 1, 2014, at Lake Cascade. Shortly afterward, the fish was confirmed …


  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    Fly fishing The Yakima River went from ice to mud last week, but is improving quickly. It is still a little on the high side, but should soon be under …


  • Outdoors sport show season starts

    The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is underway, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and make deals. Some of the shows feature seminars …


  • Out & About: TV series features state wildlife police

    OUTPATROL – Rugged Justice, a six-episode Animal Planet network series featuring Washington Fish and Wildlife police officers, will debut on TV on Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. Filmed last fall, …


  • Joey Nania: Fishing for a career

    Here’s a timeline of highlights in Joey Nania’s tournament fishing career.


  • Ice fishing parameters vary

    The recent cold snap paved the way for ice fishing in the Inland Northwest, although this week’s thaw is cause for caution. Anglers in this region frequently cross borders to …


  • In brief: Rescued snowmobiler serves a reminder to all riders to practice safety

    After the relief of finding a North Idaho snowmobiler who’d been lost in rough winter weather for two nights, the Shoshone County sheriff issued a stern reminder to the survivor …


  • Former Liberty Lake resident Joey Nania hosts national Sweetwater Fishing TV series

    A youth angling phenomenon formerly from Liberty Lake is weighing in with another major-league milestone in his fishing career – a nationally televised TV series. When Joey Nania graduated from …


  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River had some ice last week but there is open water and the warmer weather will kick-start the bite. Throw double nymph rigs or sink-tips …


  • Cooking your catch: Alaska-inspired smoked salmon

    Mike Altman spent four years living and fishing in Alaska in the 1980s. During that time, he netted several silver beauties, as well as a few choice recipes. Altman learned …


  • Scoring big game starts with symmetry

    People have a fascination with comparing and contrasting and, most of all, ranking. It’s what makes stats so important to sports like baseball. Fans can compare players across eras. Hank …


  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    Fly fishing The Snake River is fishing well and some of the steelhead have been well more than 30 inches. Cold water makes for slow grabs, so give the fish …


  • 2014 Outdoors: Record sockeye run, Carlton fire mark year’s high, low

    Record returns of sockeye salmon ran up the Columbia River and into the largest wildfire in Washington history this summer. Such highs and lows seem to be a theme for …


  • 2014 Outdoors: lists

    100, Lake McDonald Lodge; Glacier National Park. 75, Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, first in Washington; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge; Mont. State Parks system. 70, Smokey Bear. 50, Wilderness Act; …


  • 2014 outdoors: fishing

    Columbia River salmon runs continued a soaring trend in 2014. This year’s sockeye run is the largest since fish-counting began at Bonneville Dam in 1938.


  • 2014 Outdoors: milestones

    Clif Bar dropped sponsorship of rock-climbing sensation Alex Honnold and four other athletes because the California organic energy food-maker says it’s no longer comfortable with the death-defying extremes of BASE …


  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    Fly fishing Rocky Ford is probably the best place to scratch your fly fishing itch. The big trout have been hitting aggressively on various leech and egg patterns.


  • Sturgeon holding on in Columbia system and into Idaho

    The population of North America’s largest freshwater fish living between a dam on the Idaho-Oregon border and another in Eastern Washington was holding steady from 14 years ago, according to …


  • Agencies look at possible fee increases that would impact the cost of outdoor living

    Fee increases are likely to take a bigger bite out of personal outdoor recreation budgets in 2015. Federal agencies and some state agencies are proposing increased fees for camping, boat …


  • Study tries to boost young sturgeon in upper Columbia

    Tribal and state fisheries researchers landed a big incentive this fall to continue their work on reviving white sturgeon numbers in the Columbia River upstream from Kettle Falls. A sturgeon, …


  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    Fly fishing The Spokane River is on a slow rise and has been decent lately at midday. Nymphs and streamers on the bottom are taking some nice rainbow and an …


  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    Fly fishing The whitefish season is open on the stretch of the Little Spokane River from Highway 291 upstream to West Branch. Bouncing a beadhead nymph or pheasant tail is …


  • In brief: Anti-wolf group starts billboard campaign

    A newly organized anti-wolf group says it’s targeting Spokane with a billboard campaign to highlight its concerns about the increasing number of wolves in Washington State. Four billboards featuring a …


  • Weekly hunting and fishing report

    Fly fishing The Spokane River is the best fly fishing option in the region because water temperatures remain somewhat stable. Focus on the slow water with nymphs or streamers at …


  • Out & About: Idaho family lands Washington fishing resort

    Outbuy: One of Washington’s oldest sport fishing resorts – Olson’s Resort in Sekiu, operated by Arlen and Donnalynn Olson – was sold last week with an agreement the new buyers …