Stories tagged: fishing
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 4:19 P.M.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for August 11
Fishing for chinook salmon on the mainstem Clearwater, Middle Fork Clearwater, South Fork Clearwater, and Lochsa rivers will end on Monday, but fall chinook seasons will open on Sept. 1 …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
In brief: Coyotes hassling dogs on South Hill bluff
Coyotes are reportedly menacing dogs – mostly unleashed dogs – along the South Hill bluff trails below High Drive.
SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2016, 5:14 P.M.
Out & About: Birder tops 753 species for ‘Big Year’ record
An American ex-pat who resides in Australia was in Washington state recently when he pushed his list to 753 and broke the record for the number of bird species tallied …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
Outpeople: Ladies hook fish of 10,000 casts
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Aug. 4
Observing the natural movement of insects in the water can make you a better fly fisherman, but many anglers have a tendency to change the fly rather than analyze how …
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016, 4:21 P.M.
River Dance Lodge offers luxury on the Clearwater
If cabins or “glamping” in a wall tent with a hot tub are on your radar for adventure, ROW Adventures has the answer in Idaho just a few hours’ drive …
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
Field reports: Big Sheep Creek fishing closed unintentionally
Justin Rowley’s long drive to northern Stevens County to fish Big Sheep Creek was interrupted last weekend when Washington Fish and Wildlife police told him he had to pack up …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 1:52 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for July 28
Fly fishing Fly fishermen found decent fishing on the Spokane River this past week. Nymph rigs run through the deeper slots as the sun gets high in the afternoon will …
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, 10:12 P.M.
Shutting down ‘shark finning’: US fishermen promise a fight
American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a congressional proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the U.S. …
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016, 3:28 P.M.
Field Reports: Rotenone treatments detailed in meetings
FISHING –Trout management plans to treat several Eastern Washington lakes and streams with rotenone will be explained at public meetings this week. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016, 3 P.M.
Metalhead mania: Angler Ron Neilson is relentless in his pursuit of steelhead on a fly
Most fly anglers see July as a time to head for backcountry streams and rivers to drift dry flies through their favorite trout runs. Ron Neilson isn’t one of them.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016, 12:37 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for July 21
Don’t neglect to check the water level on your trolling battery or you will be buying a new one prematurely. Manufacturers recommend checking the level after 10 charges.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 3:47 P.M.
Field Reports: Outdoor workshop for women only
Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September weekend workshop presented by
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 3:42 P.M.
GOP platform calls for transferring federal lands
Drafters of the national 2016 Republican platform voted this week in Cleveland by a narrow margin to support a sell-off of federal lands and stepped-up logging in national forests.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 7:08 A.M.
Oregon officials work to remove dam on Umatilla River
Eastern Oregon officials and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are working to remove a dam on the lower Umatilla River that for years has caused problems for …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:52 P.M.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for July 14
Fly fishing The Spokane River is not fishing as well this week as last, but it’s not terrible, either. The St. Joe is still a top option with good fishing …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
Bull trout lawsuit targets 26 dams in Columbia River Basin
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit contending that 26 dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout and violating the Endangered Species Act.
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016, 12:45 A.M.
Small rainbows remain mystery to anglers, biologists
Those small blotchy-sided rainbow trout that enthusiastically greet fly fishers’ dry flies on Idaho’s famous cutthroat streams are a bit of a mystery even to biologists.
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016, 12:30 A.M.
Field Reports: Montana judge upholds public access to Ruby River
A Montana judge has created a public access point to the Ruby River after a 12-year fight by an out-of-state landowner to block people from getting to the waterway where …
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016, 5 A.M.
Forest floats user fee for Hells Canyon boaters
Boaters who enter the wild and scenic section of the Snake River in Hells Canyon may soon have to pay a user fee, according to a proposal from the Wallowa-Whitman …
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016, 3:30 A.M.
How, and how much, are soft plastics affecting fish?
The four of us, trolling minnow-imitation crankbaits behind canoes in early May, had caught plenty of fish. A couple of us were filleting three fish for supper. That’s when we …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 3:30 P.M.
Alan Liere: In admiration of birds
I have been watching six turkey vultures the past few days. They’re not something I normally see here just north of Spokane. Although I find them extremely homely, they are …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 2:58 P.M.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for July 7
Fly fishing There are few streams or rivers in Washington, Idaho and Montana that aren’t producing well for fly fishermen now. Water is in good shape and success ranges from …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 4:43 P.M.
Search continues for fisherman who fell into Snake River
Rescue crews are searching for a 22-year-old Boise man who fell into the Snake River near Swan Falls Dam while fishing.
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 9:27 A.M.
Tribe files suit to stop Clear Creek restoration project
The Nez Perce Tribe is suing the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest over claims that its large-scale timber sale and rehabilitation project violates federal environmental laws.
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016, 1:10 A.M.
Madison River trout rebound from whirling disease
Two decades ago, rainbow trout in the upper Madison River were struggling. Whirling disease had been found in the stream, caused by a microorganism that latches onto fish. Brown trout …
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016, 12:56 A.M.
Madison revival: Fabled fishery tests every angler’s skill level
The Madison River below Quake Lake and along U.S. 287 holds legendary status among fly anglers. It’s a standout even in Montana, which is host to 2.2 to 3.36 million …
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016, 12:12 A.M.
Hooking memories: Hells canyon sturgeon
Hells Canyon Sport Fishing guide Ryan Rosenbaum was all smiles before releasing a huge white sturgeon in the Snake River last weekend. Even a veteran guide doesn’t often get to …
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, 8:48 P.M.
Seniors go fishing for faded memories
A familiar scene connected Helen Day to a distant memory. But the memory faded quickly.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016, 5 P.M.
Rich Landers: Tribes, federal government keeping public in dark regarding Lake Roosevelt
A giant pain in the rear for Lake Roosevelt anglers and boaters appears to be festering under the aloof care of the U.S. Department of Interior and its Bureau of …