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  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River, like all area rivers, has been running high but is expected to drop by the weekend. Streamers and nymphs are taking a few fish …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Rocky Ford fly fishermen are throwing scuds, black Wooly Buggers and streamers for fast fishing on large rainbow.


  • Landers: Unwelcome parasites don’t have to ruin a meal

    Duck breast on rice is a popular winter meal in the home of many waterfowlers. But “rice breast” is less appetizing.


  • Landers: Unwanted parasites don’t have to ruin a meal

    Duck breast on rice is a popular winter meal in the home of many waterfowlers. But “rice breast” is less appetizing. Even the pristine trout in Lake Roosevelt can have …


  • Spinning for steelhead effective, but often overlooked

    The bright orange and brass spoon wobbled only for a few seconds along an eddy line in the Salmon River when it stopped dead. Then, line began peeling off my …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing There is a lot of good steelhead water along the Snake River between Asotin and the Ronde confluence that can be fished from shore, and flows right now …


  • New steelheading book a matter of facts

    A wise angler will shut up and listen to anyone with 30 years of steelhead fishing experience. In the case of Dan Magers, steelheaders should go further, forking over $25 …


  • Landers: new steelheading book a matter of facts

    A wise angler will shut up and listen to anyone with 30 years of steelhead fishing experience.


  • Field reports: Kokanee fishing to reopen at Lake PO

    FISHING – For the first time since 1999, anglers will be allowed to harvest kokanee in Lake Pend Oreille starting in 2013 under fishing regulations adopted Thursday by the Idaho …


  • Snake steelhead derby extends borders, includes holiday

    By popular demand, the annual Kendall Subaru Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby will be held Saturday through Nov. 24 to allow anglers to take advantage of a national holiday – Thanksgiving. …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Fly fishermen throwing streamers with egg-pattern trailers have done well on the Methow River. The bite has been sporadic, with fish coming in bunches – sometimes early, sometimes …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Amber Lake is open until Nov 30 – catch and release only, single barbless hooks, no bait. The few fly anglers taking advantage of the warming weather are …


  • Out & About: Habitat reason cited for ‘no’ on HJR 2aa

    OUTVOTE – Groups opposed to the use of traps have been the most vocal opposition to the proposed Idaho constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would add protections to …


  • Sides react to drastic changes to Columbia River fisheries

    At times, change has come to Columbia River fisheries at a glacial pace. But the restructuring of the lower Columbia commercial and sport fisheries under way is more like an …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing At Northwest Outfitters in Coeur d’Alene, Pat Way said steelhead fishing is a “reality check” this year. “The last few years have been so good that anglers have …


  • Fish surveys not linked to liberalized limits

    Some anglers were disturbed this month to read that fish biologists are using nets to survey fish populations at Lake Roosevelt. The method is used across North America and has …


  • Field reports: Steelheading to open on Upper Columbia

    FISHING – Fishing for hatchery steelhead will open Tuesday on the mainstem upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow and Okanogan rivers, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday. …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Area hatches are beginning to slow down on most rivers. The Coeur d’Alene is fishing best on the lower river. The St. Joe has become inconsistent, but the …


  • Out & About: Three of five cygnets survive at Turnbull

    OUTTRUMPET – A young trumpeter swan was found dead on an island at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge last week with no cause of death evident. The carcass has been sent …


  • Field reports: Volunteers spiff up Spokane River, Dishman Hills

    OUTSTANDING – Volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day in a big way last weekend with hard-working turnouts for two major annual events: • Dishman Hills Service Day – About 60 …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Fly fishing for trout in the region’s rivers is excellent. Attractor patterns in sizes 8-14 are working well for cutthroat in most waters. Don’t overlook the North Fork …


  • Yakima angler takes big leap from fishing to guiding

    Vince Froehlich’s drift boat was dressed to kill. Six rods were rigged and ready to hunt down king salmon and steelhead with bobber and egg setups, plugs or divers. A …


  • Out & About: Kid in driver’s seat for last youth hunt

    OUTGOING – Daniel Kuhta, 15 (pictured above), ended his career of participating in youth upland bird hunting seasons last Sunday with a limit of pheasants at the Fishtrap Lake area. …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing John Shewey, writer, photographer, editor-in-chief of Northwest Fly Fishing magazine and accomplished/fanatical steelhead fisherman, will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 10 meeting of Spokane Fly Fishers. …


  • Rules of the off-road for hunters on OHVs

    ATVs can drive public land managers crazy during hunting season. “We are most concerned with instances where a hunter drives off trail to scout for game or retrieve game,” said …


  • Fires char BLM areas, Joseph Creek

    Wild fires have blackened the prospects for hunting this season in specific areas of Washington and Idaho. Weeks of rainless hot weather in August and September forced state and federal …


  • Cast and blast: Hunters shouldn’t spare the fishing rod

    Diversified sportsmen can be conflicted during fall hunting season, since it’s also one of the best times for fishing. Tuna are migrating past the Washington Coast. Salmon are streaming into …


  • North Idaho’s cow elk season eliminated

    The 2012 season will go down in history as the first year the Idaho Panhandle has not offered a general antlerless elk hunt somewhere in the region. Even bowhunters are …


  • Idaho, Montana have surplus of tags for nonresidents

    Idaho and Montana still have an unusually good supply of nonresident big-game tags available for the 2012 seasons. Sales of nonresident deer and elk tags have steadily declined in each …


  • In brief: Disabled hunters sign up for access

    ACCESS – Qualified applicants have until Sunday to sign up in a drawing for special access to hunting areas through the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District’s Hunters with Disabilities Program. …


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