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Large flotilla of outdoor enthusiasts takes “Free the Snake” message to the water

A flotilla of about 150 boats left the Wawawai Landing near Colton on Saturday to demonstrate for removal of four dams on the lower Snake River.


Spokane chef swaps meat for Alaska salmon

Adam Hegsted took first place in the recent Swap Meat for Alaska Seafood recipe contest for professional chefs. His Alaska Salmon Osso Bucco took the top $2,500 prize in the …


First sockeye arrives at Redfish Lake

The first sockeye salmon has completed its 900-mile migration to Redfish Lake Creek near Stanley.


Regional fisheries manager John Whalen blended fishing, conservation

John Whalen says issues related to conserving native fish species dominated much of his work during 16 years as regional fisheries manager in Spokane. “There’s a lot going on,” he …


Reward offered in tribal boat vandalism

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of individuals who vandalized a tribal fishing boat.


Drought puts Western fisheries in hot water

Drought and record hot weather are producing lethal conditions for salmon and trout in rivers across the West. A recent survey released Wednesday of the lower reaches of 54 rivers …


Snake River sockeye salmon recovery plan released

Federal authorities have released a final recovery plan for the Snake River’s sockeye salmon runs, which teetered on the brink of extinction in the 1990s. Only a handful of sockeye …


Snake River sockeye recovery plan released

Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for Snake River sockeye salmon, a species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s.


With lower flows, spring chinook make quicker trip

How long does it take for salmon to travel from Bonneville Dam to Idaho? Joe DuPont, Idaho Fish and Game regional fisheries manager in Lewiston, looked at data and came …


Field reports: Wolves spread into Western Washington

PREDATORS – Gray wolves continue to gain ground across Washington with recent documentation from Mount Spokane to the western slopes of the North Cascades. A canine, apparently a wolf, was …


Clover, Arbor Crest host wine dinner

Clover is partnering with Arbor Crest Winery to host a six-course wine dinner. Wines will be served with each course – from lobster and scallop ceviche with a 2014 sauvignon …


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. …


Anglers gear up for chinook forecast just below last year’s banner return

Anglers are already gearing up for the next big thing to hit the Columbia River system as another strong run of spring chinook salmon is forecast this season. Washington and …


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, …


Upper Columbia tribes seek to restore river’s salmon runs

For 75 years, tribes along the upper Columbia River have dreamed of restoring salmon above Grand Coulee Dam. Now, they’re planning an initial study of what it would take to …


Cooking your catch: Alaska-inspired smoked salmon

Mike Altman spent four years living and fishing in Alaska in the 1980s. During that time, he netted several silver beauties, as well as a few choice recipes. Altman learned …


Suit filed over Lower Snake River dredging

Environmental groups and the Nez Perce Tribe have filed a lawsuit to prevent dredging of the lower Snake River that enables Lewiston, Idaho, to be the most inland seaport on …


Out & About: Idaho family lands Washington fishing resort

Outbuy: One of Washington’s oldest sport fishing resorts – Olson’s Resort in Sekiu, operated by Arlen and Donnalynn Olson – was sold last week with an agreement the new buyers …


Idaho Falls man awaits verification on record coho

An Idaho Falls man caught an 11.8-pound coho that is a pending state record on his last cast into the Clearwater River this weekend. If verified by record keepers at …


B.C. official calls for Columbia River Treaty accounting

In the 1960s and 1970s, three huge dams were built in British Columbia to hold back the flow of the Columbia River. The entire Northwest still benefits from their construction. …


Outdoors notes: biologist catches Idaho record coho

Idaho’s first specific coho fishing season opened Friday on the Clearwater River and before the weekend was over, the state had a new record for coho salmon. Ethan Crawford caught …


Weekly hunting and fishing report

Fly fishing October is the final month to fish many of the region’s popular trout-stocked waters, but Rocky Ford Creek in Grant County offers great prospects throughout the year. The …


Weekly hunting and fishing report

Fly fishing The Upper Proper and Flatlands of the Yakima River have trout hitting size 16-18 Yellow Mays, as well as No. 10-12 Crane flies. Nymphing has produced the best …


Landers: Catches are only getting bigger

The nice thing about fishing in the lower Clearwater River this time of year is that the fish you catch are either big or bigger. Steelhead have been attracting anglers …


Landers: Record run should give all anglers shot at a king

The curtain has opened on the last act in the Columbia River system’s “Year of the Salmon.” The performance began with good returns of spring chinook followed by this summer’s …


Cautious handling a must during catch- and-release steelhead fishing

If there’s a consensus about anything in Northwest fishing circles it’s that steelhead and salmon deserve the highest respect. Their migrations up and down natal streams and survival in the …


Brewing salmon: Brewster booms with salmon craze

BREWSTER, Wash. – Salmon snobs are not among the parade of boats trolling the shoreline near this orchard town this month. Salmon-fishing jocks would be in the main Columbia River …


Bonneville Dam sockeye salmon run notches record

The growing abundance of sockeye salmon on the Columbia River reached a new milestone this week with passage of another record run at Bonneville Dam. It is the third record-breaking …


Salmon anglers turning out for record season

Anglers have good reason to be booking trips with fishing guides or getting their own gear rigged and vacations scheduled for fishing the Columbia River from now into October. The …


Columbia River salmon plan challenged

Conservation groups and fishing interests have challenged the federal government’s latest plan for making Columbia River dams safe for salmon runs. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court …