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  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2015

    Grande Ronde River steelhead fishing rules have a catch

    Steelheading regulations regarding catch-and-release fishing in the lower Grande Ronde River are incorrectly published on page 68 in Washington’s 2015-2016 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet. Officials say the pamphlet neglects to …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015, 7:28 A.M.

    Grande Ronde River boasts spectacular scenery, easy whitewater

    MINAM, Ore. – Most folks don’t know it, but a three-day trip down the Grande Ronde River would do them a world of good. Out there, far from cell phones …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015, 7:28 A.M.

    Wild and Scenic Grande Ronde a respite

    The Grande Ronde River slices through the landscape of northeastern Oregon. Its headwaters lie in the Blue Mountains, southwest of La Grande, Oregon, and it flows northeast until joining the …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 2014

    In brief: Bald eagle cruise honors veterans

    A special cruise boat is being reserved for veterans, military personnel and their families for a tour on Lake Coeur d’Alene on Nov. 29 to view the annual congregation of …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 19, 2014

    Proposal would curb catch-and-release steelheading

    Steelhead anglers in southeastern Washington could be required to keep all hatchery steelhead they catch, including from the Grande Ronde River, if a proposed rule is adopted by the Fish …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013

    Father, son steelheaders have method to their madness

    In a quote often attributed to Albert Einstein, it’s said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. By that standard, you might …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013, 6:35 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013, 6:34 A.M.

    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.


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2012

    Some hunters excluded at 4-O Ranch wildlfie area

    An Asotin County ranch purchased by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife last winter is open to public walk-in access this year with the exception of some big-game hunters. …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012, 7:51 A.M.

    Whitewater, canyons, wildlife on Oregon’s Grande Ronde River

    A bald eagle, with its classic white head and tail, cruised effortlessly through a hallway of evergreens along the river, immediately catching the attention of rafters at camp during a …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012

    Grande Ronde River boating tips

    Following are considerations for matching vessels with flows before floating the lower Wallowa and Grande Ronde rivers. The flow information and details on negotiating notable rapids are from the U.S. …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011

    State acquiring land near Grande Ronde

    The public and wildlife soon will be sharing a chunk of an elk-friendly ranch and Grande Ronde River access in southern Asotin County. The 2,200-acre parcel bordering the river was …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011

    Landers: Steelhead keep fishermen guessing

    Steelhead anglers are scratching their heads along the Snake River system. The fish run is slightly below average this year.


  • SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011

    Steelhead entering Idaho

    Steelhead are making their way up the Snake River, a bit later than last year. A few anglers have started to fish for the sea-run trout in Idaho’s Clearwater River, …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 1, 2010

    Pact poses Grande Ronde motorboat restrictions

    ASOTIN, Wash. – Fly fishermen and jet boaters worked out a compromise before floating a proposal to the Asotin County commissioners this week to regulate motorized boat use on the …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010

    Taking a shot at preserving roadless areas

    Joe Mirasole and Jeff Holmes said they were in their element. The Spokane County sportsmen had shoved off in a drift boat into a roadless stretch of the Grande Ronde …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2009

    Steelhead releases could be cut back

    Is the bounty of hatchery steelhead moving up the Snake River too much of a good thing? Fishermen certainly don’t think so, and that’s why resentment is simmering on the …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 25, 2009

    Rig for a record run

    Of all the steelhead fishing techniques, none is quite so simple as the cast-swing-step rhythm of fishing a fly. The fish-catching part isn’t always so easy, but the method is …


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