Stories tagged: fishing
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 …
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.