Stories tagged: smallmouth bass
Sun., Sept. 13, 2015, 6:22 a.m.
Graduate student focuses study on smallmouth bass
Tyler McCroskey, a part-time fly-fishing guide, smiled as he delivered the unsettling briefing to the 20 anglers he’d invited to float the upper Spokane River. “I have my fisheries scientist …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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.
Sun., May 26, 2013, 7:36 a.m.
Lake Roosevelt bass escape new liberal limits
Smallmouth bass get preferential treatment among exotic predators in Lake Roosevelt. Starting April 1, the daily catch limit on walleyes increased from eight fish a day to 16 fish a …
Sun., July 1, 2012
July big month of transitions for Inland Northwest fly fishing
The Spokane region caters to eclectic angling persuasions. Within a few minutes or a few hours of driving are standout fly-fishing attractions for several trout species plus panfish, bass and …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2011
John Day River provides excellent bass fishing
A bass twitched off the hook and nearly fell into Steve Fleming’s lap. “There’s a cloud above me, and it’s raining fish!” Fleming joked.
Thu., April 14, 2011
Take your limit, please
Smallmouth bass are becoming one of the region’s most abundant fisheries, and fish managers say anglers should make a point to take home limits of smallmouths whenever they can from …
Sun., Sept. 5, 2010
Anglers could improve fisheries by developing taste for smallmouth bass
The Inland Northwest has a love-hate relationship with smallmouth bass. The feisty imports are multiplying like weeds, taking a firm hold in Priest Lake and displacing native species from habitat …
Sun., April 12, 2009
Help yourself to smallmouth bass
Forget the catch-and-release ethic when it comes to smallmouth bass. The non-native fish are sporty on rod and reel, and fisheries managers in North Idaho and Washington encourage anglers to …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2008
Redband fighting for survival
The fish thrashed in Jason McLellan’s grip, its olive-green body a blur. Distinctive scarlet bands – visible in flashes – ran down its sides. “Relax, relax,” said McLellan, a fisheries …