Stories tagged: Lake Roosevelt
Thu., May 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
Surging northern pike population in Lake Roosevelt could threaten salmon, steelhead downstream
With this year’s deep snowpack and swollen rivers, more pike will likely come to Washington, exacerbating an already serious problem – a growing population of northern pike in Lake Roosevelt.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 1 p.m.
Lake Roosevelt opens to white sturgeon fishing June 15
A surging sturgeon population in Lake Roosevelt has prompted fishery managers to allow harvest fishing for the second year in a row.
Wed., May 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say
Getting salmon and steelhead over Grand Coulee Dam could someday bring back a recreational fishery to the Spokane River, local tribes say.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Fishing disappointment is something to pass from generation to generation
Lots of guys take trucks on fishing trips. Not many take a front loader. Jesse had both at Lake Roosevelt, and a potty chair, too.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10 a.m.
Sturgeon fishing to reopen on Lake Roosevelt
FISHING – Anglers will again be allowed to fish for sturgeon on Lake Roosevelt. However, the details of the season have yet to be finalized, said Bill Baker, Washington Department …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Trio stands up to paddle Spokane River’s 112-miles in four days
A trio has become, as far as they know, the first adventurers to run the entire 112-mile length of the Spokane River on stand-up paddleboards.
Sun., July 23, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Out & About: Lake Roosevelt sturgeon fishery closing July 31 to prevent overharvest
Anglers are a victim of their own success at Lake Roosevelt where the reservoir’s first sturgeon fishing season will be closed after opening two months ago, a state fisheries manager …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Successful sturgeon anglers jamming Lake Roosevelt fish-cleaning stations
The white sturgeon anglers have been catching with high rates of success in Lake Roosevelt’s newly created fishery are big, tough critters – and they’re causing problems at fish cleaning …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Anglers speed through learning curve to catch Lake Roosevelt sturgeon
Brandon Collier and Lorey Chillbeck were among a flotilla of anglers exploring the new opportunity to fish for white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt last weekend. “There was a bit of …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Lake Roosevelt sturgeon season planned; tribes already fishing
After years of closure, a sport fishery for sturgeon on Lake Roosevelt is scheduled to open this summer. However, area Indian tribes, which make their own rules on the Columbia …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Lake Roosevelt levels continue to drop; boat launching limited
The reservoir level was at 1,233 feet and still dropping on Wednesday. That means the only
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Landslide blocks Porcupine Bay access possibly for months
A landslide that occurred Sunday north of Davenport will block access to Lake Roosevelt’s popular Porcupine Bay Campground and boat launch for weeks or even months, Lincoln County officials say.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 7 a.m.
Gillnetting ramps up to curb northern pike in Columbia River
The front lines in the battle against non-native northern pike invading the Columbia River have moved to the Kettle Falls area of Lake Roosevelt. Gillnetting that started last year after …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 4 a.m.
In brief: Glenrose recreation access topic of county meeting
Proposed plans for a trailhead parking area to serve the Glenrose Unit of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area will be presented by Spokane County Parks and Recreation staff at
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 7 p.m.
Party down with paella
Lake Roosevelt Wine Co. throws paella parties on the patio Friday afternoons throughout the summer.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 5:54 p.m.
Mosquitos are bad this year at Lake Roosevelt, park service says
It’s a bad year for mosquitos at Lake Roosevelt, and the National Park Service wants visitors to be prepared.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Lake Roosevelt trout released from net pens earlier than preferred
Signs of stressed and dying fish caused fish managers to release trout earlier than desired from some of the net pens scattered along Lake Roosevelt this week.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Field reports: Gillnetting targets region’s northern pike invasion
Northern pike appear to be gaining a foothold in the upper reaches of Lake Roosevelt according to preliminary results from a six-day gillnetting survey that concluded Tuesday.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
Landers: Doubling Roosevelt trout limit could preserve wild redbands
Lake Roosevelt trout anglers may soon be doubling their fishing pleasure under a proposal to conserve the Columbia River’s wild redbands. The limit for catching hatchery rainbow trout may be …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015
In brief: Wolves making comeback in California wilds
The Oregon wolf, OR-7, first explored the landscape in California in 2011-2012 and now the first settlers have moved into Siskiyou County. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife released …
Thu., June 25, 2015
Anglers ready to compete in 23rd annual Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament this weekend on Lake Roosevelt
The Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament on Lake Roosevelt was held in July when it debuted 23 years ago. “It was moved it to June to avoid the hot weather,” laughed …
Thu., May 28, 2015, 7:29 a.m.
Landers: Fish managers plan attack on northern pike in Roosevelt
Northern pike have bared their teeth in Lake Roosevelt this year, bringing to mind the early 2000s, when the non-native predators first showed up in significant numbers in the Pend …
Sun., April 26, 2015, 7:43 a.m.
Low runoff boon to spring recreation on reservoirs
Forecasts for below-normal spring runoff are prompting an early start to the boating and camping season behind the region’s big dams. Reservoir drawdowns are less severe this year because hydro-power …
Sun., April 12, 2015
Out & About: Fires create hot spots for mushrooming
OUTGATHER – Fire-fighting managers and insurance companies aren’t the only groups poring over maps of the area burned by last summer’s Carlton Complex wildfires. A bumper crop of mushrooms may …
Sun., March 22, 2015, 7 a.m.
Wild redband trout could disappear without protection
Wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt need more distinction to survive, researchers say. Without a little more protection, the native redbands could disappear from the fishery dominated by the abundant …
Thu., March 19, 2015
Rich Landers: Wild kokanee drive the limit at Lake Roosevelt
Thanks to Idaho, Anglers have been hooking a bumper crop of kokanee in Lake Roosevelt since last year. Unfortunately, they’ve had to release most of the delicious land-locked sockeyes. “Almost …
Sun., March 8, 2015
Field reports: Banks Lake poachers get ‘light’ sentence
FISHING – Three Tacoma men got off easy in a Grant County District Court sentencing for illegally using gillnets to kill whitefish in Banks Lake, a state wildlife officer says. …
Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
Rich Landers: Allan Scholz, champion of region’s fisheries, leaves lasting mark in his wake
No one has influenced so many facets of Inland Northwest fisheries as Allan Scholz during his 35 years at Eastern Washington University. The 67-year-old biology professor is transitioning into retirement, …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2015
Field reports: Lake Roosevelt fees to increase Feb. 9
PARKS – Camping and boat-launching fees will increase starting Feb. 9 at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. The area is among numerous National Park Service units where fees will be …