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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.


No salmon virus detected in B.C.

SEATTLE – Canadian government officials said Tuesday they have found no signs of a potentially deadly, infectious salmon virus in British Columbia. Researchers with Simon Fraser University in British Columbia …


Deadly salmon virus raises concerns in U.S., Canada

Scientists in Washington state are working to improve testing of a deadly, contagious marine virus as a precaution, after the virus was detected in wild salmon for the first time …


Federal judge rejects latest salmon protection plan

A federal judge in Oregon ruled Tuesday the Obama administration’s attempt to make federal hydroelectric dams in the Northwest safer for protected salmon once again violates the Endangered Species Act. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 2, 2011, 3:21 p.m.

Judge not satisfied with salmon-hydroelectric plan

A federal judge in Oregon has found the Obama administration’s attempt to make federal hydroelectric dams in the Northwest safer for protected salmon violates the Endangered Species Act.


Savory wild salmon ready in 10 minutes

Wild salmon is so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. It’s at the height of the season now, which …


Anglers question Yakama Tribe fishing platforms at Drano Lake

COOK, Wash. — Tribal fishermen have built about a dozen platforms off the Columbia River along Drano Lake, a move likely to spark conflict with long-standing non-Indian salmon and steelhead …


Landers: Single salmonfly offers nostalgic fishing dream

He couldn’t have been more excited if a whopper brown trout had just swirled on his Stimulator. Spokesman-Review colleague Jim Kershner stormed into the office the other day gushing about …


Dam in southwest Washington slated for removal

Nearly a century after it was built, the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River is about to be removed, reopening the Columbia River tributary for the passage of salmon …


Dam removal project will be biggest in U.S. history

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The Elwha River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula once teemed with legendary salmon runs before two towering concrete dams built nearly a century ago cut off fish …


Lawyers argue salmon numbers

PORTLAND – In what is likely the final major hearing before a federal judge decides what must be done to make Columbia River dams safe for salmon, lawyers argued Monday …


Out & About: Photos now verify two wolverines

OUTCRITTERS – First there were tracks. Now there are photos.


Pike prompt three surveys on PDO River

Three northern pike studies that involve gillnetting fish are scheduled this spring on the Pend Oreille River by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kalispel Tribe. The …


Salmon can be ready in 20 minutes

Salmon, potatoes and whiskey combine to star in a perfect, quick dinner. It takes only a few minutes to sauté the salmon. The sauce is made by adding lemon juice …


Okanogan Valley Guide Services caters to fishermen in any weather

People who wait for perfect weather miss a lot of good fishing,” said Jerrod Gibbons, blowing warm breath on his numb fingers Tuesday after releasing a bright, fat steelhead in …


Landers: Sockeye comeback impressive

Sockeye salmon lived large in 2010, posting record or near-record runs in rivers such as the Columbia and beyond. Seeing the fish get their legs back, at least temporarily, gives …


Schools will lose Salmon in Classroom

SEATTLE – Each year, 40,000 schoolchildren in the state have been introduced to the life of the salmon through the Salmon in the Classroom program. But beginning in January, the …


Wild salmon struggle to compete for food

WASHINGTON – With the number of salmon in the North Pacific having doubled in the past 50 years, scientists are increasingly concerned there may not be enough food to support …


Court halts sea lion killing at Columbia River dam

Sea lions that have faced death by lethal injection for making banquets of endangered fish in the Columbia River won a reprieve today when a federal appeals court told Oregon …


Northwest tribes want input on Columbia River Treaty

Native people want a say in the future of the Columbia River Treaty, an accord between U.S. and Canada that governs power generation and flood control along the 1,200-mile river. …


Anglers lose crowds, find bountiful runs on Salmon River

When the season comes to tap the annual steelhead runs, Riggins, Idaho, might be upstaged by Lewiston, but it’s not necessarily outperformed. The big run of steelhead that boomed earlier …


Ecology officials offer plan to improve river

Officials at the Washington Department of Ecology have developed a plan to reduce temperatures and improve water quality in the Pend Oreille River.


Fish runs rebounding, but still threatened

A state fisheries biologist says Snake River salmon and steelhead runs have rebounded but haven’t yet reached numbers where they can be considered out of danger.


Consumer groups push for label for modified salmon

Consumer advocates urged the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to ensure that salmon engineered to grow twice as fast as the conventional variety are labeled in the grocery store …


FDA to consider approval of modified salmon

Federal food regulators pondered today whether to say, for the first time, that it’s OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat.


State opens salmon fishing in Snake River

Anglers can fish for chinook salmon in portions of the Snake River starting today and running through Oct. 31.


Sustainable September packs a tasty lineup

“Sustainable” is the September watchword in Spokane, but where does one start? Consider the food on your plate. Sustainable September, a monthlong series of events sponsored by Community-Minded Enterprises, includes …


Court rules on logging roads, orders EPA regulation

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A federal appeals court Tuesday decided that mud washing off logging roads is pollution and ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to write regulations to reduce the …


U.S. may limit fish hatcheries on Columbia

PORTLAND – Federal biologists will recommend four options for dealing with salmon hatchery programs that feed into the Columbia River Basin, the toughest of which would pull federal dollars from …


Sockeye to swim into Redfish Lake under own power

Enough endangered sockeye salmon are returning to central Idaho this year that some will be allowed to swim the final few hundred yards into Redfish Lake under their own power, …