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  • Fly film festival in Sandpoint

    Fly casting champion Tim Rajeff is coming to North Idaho this weekend and he’s just one part of the celebrity action during the two-day Sandpoint Fly Fishing Film Festival. The …


  • Skwalameister pattern rocks the Yakima River

    The skwala stonefly hatch on the Yakima River isn’t anything to shout about. No clouds of insect plastering pickup windshields. Even the fly shops don’t pump it up that much …


  • Red’s Rendezvous fly fishing fair Saturday in Yakima

    This Saturday’s fifth annual Red’s Rendezvous is stacking up to be a major fly-fishing event with high-profile experts who are attracting anglers from far and wide for clinics, competition and …


  • Fly Fishing Film Festival at the Bing

    The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is coming to Spokane on Friday to celebrate the beginning of another fishing season and raise funds for the Spokane Falls Chapter of Trout …


  • Out & About: Fly fishing vets… Mt. Spokane passes

    OUTRULE – It’s transition time at Mount Spokane State Park. Grooming on the nordic ski trails will end for the season on Monday.


  • Landers: Gonzaga’s Rod & Gun Club was a long time coming

    Gonzaga University has 164 organizations for activities ranging from the Actuarial Science Club to the Ultimate Frisbee Club. The newest club on the roster, surprisingly, is the Gonzaga Rod & …


  • Why whitefish?

    When I told some fly fishing buddies I was heading out to target whitefish recently, you’d have thought I was making an alibi for bushwhacking to a still in the …


  • Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour wades into variety of waters

    Catching fish is a challenge this time of year for fly fishers, but catching some action is as easy as buying a ticket for the Fly Fishing Film Tour. All …


  • RVs kick off outdoor show season

    The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is underway, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and make deals. Some of the shows feature seminars …


  • Essential gifts: Time-tested outdoor gear worth getting

    Buying gifts for outdoors enthusiasts is as specialized as the sports they pursue. They may appreciate the thought, but junk isn’t likely to be prized – or used. Having the …


  • April Vokey sets hooks in mostly male sport of fly fishing

    “You’re not going to write about the ‘being a woman in a male-dominated sport’ thing, are you?” she said politely near the end of our interview. “That’s old, boring and …


  • Field reports: Missouri River brown trout grow in size

    FISHING – Fly fishers have been reporting standout fishing for bigger brown trout on the Missouri River upstream from Great Falls this year, and there’s proof they weren’t telling fish …


  • Landers: Death of Valleyfest fish senseless

    Several dozen rainbow trout large enough to please any angler are on their death bed at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley. The fish are leftovers from the September Valleyfest …


  • Landers: Aerator should solve fish problem

    West Medical Lake is churning with the promise of great fishing when the 2014 season opens on the fourth Saturday of April. Thanks to local fly fishing clubs, a new …


  • Steelhead counts down but salmon numbers up in Snake River

    The annual return of A-run steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries, normally the most reliable of Idaho’s anadromous fish runs, won’t tickle the record books this year. Just …


  • Biologists make case for trout vs. bass at Badger Lake

    A proposal to restore Badger Lake to its traditional status among the top trout fisheries in Washington got mixed reviews at a public meeting Wednesday in Cheney. The Spokane County …


  • Field reports: Sockeye fishing opens on upper Columbia

    FISHING – Sockeye will be fair game in the upper Columbia River and a portion of the Okanogan starting Monday. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says salmon anglers …


  • Working vacation for fishing guide

    The Grande Ronde River in June offers the rare pleasure of hot fishing and no crowds – a treat that’s savored as much by a fishing guide as it is …


  • Reel Time Fishing guide migrates to tap peak runs

    Angling is in Toby Wyatt’s blood. At 39, the Clarkston-based guide handles a fishing rod with the grace of an artist swishing a paint brush.


  • Lake trout impact elk calves

    Fewer cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake could be part of the reason that elk herds migrating out of the park are declining. Two recently published studies conducted in Yellowstone National …


  • Show follows warriors fly fishing toward recovery

    A couple of disabled military veterans met their match on Crab Creek recently with Hilary Hutcheson, a bundle of positive fly-fishing energy who stands 5-foot-2 in wading boots. The host …


  • Field reports: Michigan paves way for wolf hunting

    PREDATORS – Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Wednesday that clears the way to schedule Michigan’s first gray wolf hunting season since the resurgent predator, reviled by some as a …


  • Landers: Region a hotbed for rental fishing boats

    The Spokane region is a hotbed for rental fishing boats, relatively speaking. Anglers heading out Saturday for the opening of Washington’s lowland lake trout fishing season can choose from two …


  • Resorts offering fishing boat rentals listed

    Northeastern Washington has a wealth of family resorts that cater to anglers – including those who need a rental boat. Area lakes with resorts that have been renting small fishing …


  • Landers: Region a hotbed for rental fishing boats

    The Spokane region is a hotbed for rental fishing boats, relatively speaking. Anglers heading out Satuday for the opening of Washington’s lowland lake trout fishing season can choose from two …


  • Northeastern trout lakes have nice variety

    Northeastern Washington trout lakes have something for everyone, especially this year. Here are the headliners for 2013, according to Bill Baker, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department fisheries biologist


  • Fly fishers relish various flows on cutthroat streams

    Near average snowpack reports indicate Inland Northwest trout streams this season should settle into the sweet spot between prolonged runoff and low flows dangerous to trout survival. “It should be …


  • Landers: Redbands in upstream battle

    The Spokane River, and some of its native inhabitants, were in the spotlight Tuesday and Wednesday as a wide range of scientists, policy makers and industry leaders convened for the …


  • Landers: Redbands in upstream battle

    The Spokane River, and some of its native inhabitants, were in the spotlight Tuesday and Wednesday as a wide range of scientists, policy makers and industry leaders convened for the …


  • Makeover planned for Tucannon River

    The Tucannon River is hemmed in by steep hillsides as it spills out of the Blue Mountains and toward the Snake River. But over the decades, people have further constricted …

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