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  • Steelhead entering Idaho

    Steelhead are making their way up the Snake River, a bit later than last year. A few anglers have started to fish for the sea-run trout in Idaho’s Clearwater River, …


  • Kalispel Tribe restoring native trout in Pend Orielle tributary

    The good ol’ days are back for cutthroat trout in a 5 1/2-mile stretch of a Pend Oreille River tributary. A handful of genetically pure westslope cutthroat trout have been …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River is the bright spot in the region for fly fishermen. The lower end is floatable and wade fishing is possible from Shoshone Creek up.


  • Neighbors dispute plan to use herbicides on lake’s vegetation

    A plan to apply herbicides in the water has stirred up controversy at Badger Lake. One of Washington’s top trout fishing destinations, the Spokane County lake also is home to …


  • Out & About: ‘Paddle, Splash and Play’ set to launch

    OUTDO – A boat-load of fun is awaiting youngsters during a new free event that will let them paddle canoes, whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, inflatable kayaks and stand up paddle …


  • Ted Nugent whacks and stacks concerts, critters and critics

    Ted Nugent is heard loud and clear by millions of people each year, and we’re not even talking about the rock ’n’ roll music assault he’s been making on the …


  • Ted Nugent Q&A

    Q. When did you know you had what it takes to be a standout musician? A. The whole rock ’n’ roll thang and guitar band thang was all so new …


  • Short answers with Nugent

    Ted Nugent has a knack for shooting first when answering a question, then tending to casualties in the following explanation. Q. Why do you scoff at compromise?


  • Eight-year-old tops field at Ilwaco salmon derby

    Out with his family for their first ocean fishing experience, 8-year-old Jared Clark of Veradale topped all anglers in last week’s Ilwaco king salmon derby with the bright beauty he’s …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Grimes Lake has been hot for Lahontan Cutthroat trout up to 25 inches. Chironomids and pheasant tail nymphs are working well.


  • Secret society reports back on mind-bending fishing trip

    The Royal Wulff and Renegade Benevolent Society gathered for a daring service project on Cutthroat Creek 10 days ago. This week, downstream anglers clearly have been reaping the benefits as …


  • Anglers question Yakama Tribe fishing platforms at Drano Lake

    COOK, Wash. — Tribal fishermen have built about a dozen platforms off the Columbia River along Drano Lake, a move likely to spark conflict with long-standing non-Indian salmon and steelhead …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The first fishing reports from the St. Joe came in this week. The river is still high, but nymphs are taking a few small trout between Avery and …


  • Outdoor plans for holiday depend on lingering snow

    Conditions are ripe for heading outdoors during the holiday weekend, but the field is by no means wide open for recreation.


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene River is high but fishable. Golden stone adult patterns are turning Yakima River fish in the afternoons, and nymphing is also accounting for good fishing.


  • Landers: Single salmonfly offers nostalgic fishing dream

    He couldn’t have been more excited if a whopper brown trout had just swirled on his Stimulator. Spokesman-Review colleague Jim Kershner stormed into the office the other day gushing about …


  • A sight for sore fly-fishing eyes

    With most rivers around the region still blown out from runoff, the sight of a salmonfly triggers fond memories of the one year in 20 or 30 when the average …


  • Field reports: Local geese herded for population study

    WILDLIFE – Biologists and volunteers herd Canada geese into pens and clamped leg bands on about 1,000 young birds in Eastern Washington in the past week for a Washington Fish …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing The Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers, though high, are relatively clean, and fly fishermen have had some good days from shore. The St. Regis River is greening …


  • With focus on adults, Free Fishing Weekend a success

    So you love the sport of fishing and you want to see it prosper and perpetuate. Where do you apply your efforts – with the parents or the kids?


  • With focus on adults, Free Fishing Weekend a success

    So you love the sport of fishing and you want to see it prosper and perpetuate. Where do you apply your efforts – with the parents or the kids?


  • Field reports: Roosevelt net-pen trout freed prematurely

    FISHING – This year’s late runoff and deep drawdown at Lake Roosevelt has delivered a double whammy to trout and kokanee anglers. The prolonged increased flows and the reservoir’s low …


  • Angler promotes ‘trash fish’

    An Inland Northwest fishing guide has created a product to help anglers reduce stream litter one fouled fly, snipped leader or candy wrapper at a time. Tom Loder of Panhandle …


  • Hook removal tool eases releases

    A lightweight tool that makes it a snap to release fish caught with a barbless hook is being produced by members of a Spokane fly fishing club who say it …


  • Hunting and fishing

    Fly fishing Amber Lake trout are lying close to the bottom in 25 feet of water. Try throwing a Wooly Leech on a sinking line. Amber rainbow are running mostly …


  • Out & About: Canoe classic moves from river to lake

    OUTPADDLE – The annual Spokane River Canoe Classic, normally set on its namesake stream, has been moved to Liberty Lake this year because of the dangerously high river flows. The …


  • Cool, wet spring affects Memorial Day weekend camping

    Campers shouldn’t get their hopes too high for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and they can’t set them too low, either. A huge lingering snowpack is barring access to the …


  • Fly fishers always have room for improvement

    While fly fishing the Missouri River a few years ago, a friend of mine – close enough to be funny and frank at the same time – called from upstream …


  • Cast master says fly fishing stature must be earned

    Whether it’s a friendly wager on who can drop a fly closest to a lily pad or an organized tournament, the occasional foray into competitive casting will improve a fly …


  • Out & About: Fishing 101 class offered

    OUTDO – Recognizing that entering the sport of fishing is difficult without the mentoring of friends or family, a five-hour Fishing 101 class for adults is being organized by the …

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