Stories tagged: fly-fishing
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Reader photo: Where is everybody?
October fly fishing can be about as good as it gets in terms of finding solitude, colorful fall scenery and eager trout.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Fall fling: September ideal month to cast for trout
This is a busy month with families centered around kids and schools. Fall sports are fully revved up. Fans can easily devote an entire weekend to a Cougar football game. …
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 …
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 …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017
U.S. needs leaders like Cecil Andrus
The outpouring of admiration and respect for Andrus from Republicans and Democrats says it all. He represents the type of leadership the nation sorely misses.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
Brian J. Cantwell: A fly-fishing high on Montana’s pristine Gallatin River
There had to be a little magic in play that rainy September day on the Gallatin River when I first felt the fly line arc behind me just right and …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
In Brief: Rules boost Buoy 10 salmon fishing
Anglers in the popular Buoy 10 late-summer salmon season in the Columbia River estuary will get to keep wild chinook seven days a week in 2017.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few reels in another big one
Gonzaga University men’s basketball coach Mark Few is known for having some formidable bigs in the paint.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 8 a.m.
Fishing curtailed at popular trout fishing spots McDowell Lake, Potter’s Pond
Even though there’s water everywhere this spring, two popular trout fishing lakes on the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Colville will be empty or dramatically lowered when …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Spokane Valley guide proclaims April ‘awesome’ for fly fishers
April is the month in which everything wakes up on the region’s streams, and for that reason alone it may be the “most awesome month” for fly fishermen, a Spokane …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Missouri River fly fishing guide still a student of the river after 25 years
Mark Raisler has learned a few things about catching trout the Missouri River in the 25 years he’s been fishing there.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Winter fishing fix: Fly casters snowshoe into Henry’s Fork trout water
February can be a rough time for Inland Northwest fly fishers who don’t have tickets to sunny saltwater destinations.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Foundation dedicated to preservation of Henry’s Fork
Anglers with remarkable foresight recognized the virtues of the Henry’s Fork and established a foundation in 1984 to help preserve the fishery.
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Fly fishing films feature women, conservation, big fish action
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Hugh Evans, longtime Spokane attorney and Vietnam vet, to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery
Hugh Evans served during the bloodiest period of the Vietnam War, earning a Silver Star and kicking off a life of legal service and leisure in Spokane. A large group …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:30 a.m.
Columbia, Snake dams topic of public meetings
FISHERIES – Court-ordered federal public meetings are coming to the region next week, partly to explore the potential for eliminating four lower Snake River dams to boost survival of endangered …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2 a.m.
Field reports: Priest Lake drawdown opens river to paddling
Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
Kootenai River improvements put shine on fall fishing
With schools rolling into high gear along with sports, hunting and salmon seasons, September is a prime month to go trout fishing, especially on the Kootenai River.
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.
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.
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Out & about: Tips for catch-and-release fishing
Most western states have a take on rules and ethics involved in catching and releasing fish, especially trout.
Sat., May 7, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Out & about: John Wayne Trail planning meeting this week
A second round of public planning meetings for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail through Eastern Washington includes one set 6 p.m. Wednesday at
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Outpeople: Abrahamse shares passion for catching and conserving trout
From a lifelong pleasure of trying to outwit fish, Spokane angler Bill Abrahamse also became hooked on conservation. “I was looking for a way to give back, looking at different …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Out & About: Fly fishing films benefit for Spokane River redband trout
Local anglers are bringing an acclaimed collection of fly fishing films to Spokane as a benefit for river access and research projects to boost
Sat., March 12, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
Fly fishing guide blissfully humbled by tarpon
For anglers who have never been saltwater fly fishing for tarpon, I can describe it in one phrase: “A very humbling experience.”
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Out & about: Amber Lake access improved by anglers
The boat access site at Amber Lake southwest of Cheney is being improved this season with the help of volunteers from Spokane’s two fly-fishing clubs.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
Montana fly fishing film crew fined for violating bull trout
The owners of a Missoula outdoor film company, and an associate, have paid almost $6,000 in fines after receiving more than four dozen federal and state citations for illegal activities, …