Stories tagged: fishing
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Sept. 1
The Spokane River has been the most consistent producer for fly fishermen and it doesn’t matter what time of the day you’re on the water. Silver Bow Fly Shop recommends …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Health officials close Vashon harbor to shellfish harvest
Health officials closed Quartermaster Harbor on Vashon-Maury Island to shellfish harvesting after an unsafe level of poison was detected.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Recreational dam builders blocking critical fish movements
Piling rocks across a small stream on a hot day to create a private forest wading pool may seem harmless to hikers and campers, but fish have a different point …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Fishing free in Washington this weekend due to computer hack
People fishing in Washington waters through next Tuesday will not need a license as a state agency tries to recover from a computer hack.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 4 p.m.
NPS 100: Yellowstone National Park is one big fly zone
Roger Booth and John Brick once thought they had to get away from the maddening crowds to catch trout in Yellowstone National Park.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Aug. 25
The Spokane Junior Rifle Team will hold an open house for prospective members on Tuesday at the Spokane Rifle Club’s indoor range along the Spokane River. Boys and girls age …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Field reports: Versatile anglers get discounted license option
FISHING – Washington sport anglers will have two new money-saving options for licenses starting this fall. The Fish and Wildlife Commission recently approved an all-inclusive annual fishing license and a …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Out & About: Steelhead outlook grim in Snake system
Fishing for the normally reliable run of steelhead that return to the Snake, Salmon and Grande Ronde rivers could be tough this fall.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report
At this time of the year, the steelhead passing over Bonneville Dam are usually dominated by “A” run fish that are destined for places like the upper Salmon, Snake and …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
John Wayne Trail supported by commission
Development of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail was backed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission recently.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Two trout lakes drained for repairs in Stevens County
Water levels at two trout fishing lakes in the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are being lowered for fall construction projects.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 4:30 a.m.
Alan Liere: Cooking for Uncle Mort
For the first time ever, my Uncle Mort attended my wild game dinner this year. This annual affair gets bigger every summer, with upwards of a hundred friends and relatives …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 10 p.m.
Outpeople: Local pro bass anglers Palaniuk, Nania in national ‘top 30 under 30’
Two local anglers-turned-pro have been ranked in “The Top 30 Under 30” by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Outpeople: Ladies hook fish of 10,000 casts
Wed., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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. …
Sat., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Sat., 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
Sat., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.