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  • Two trout lakes drained for repairs in Stevens County

    Water levels at two trout fishing lakes in the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are being lowered for fall construction projects.


  • Small rainbows remain mystery to anglers, biologists

    Those small blotchy-sided rainbow trout that enthusiastically greet fly fishers’ dry flies on Idaho’s famous cutthroat streams are a bit of a mystery even to biologists.


  • Montana to destroy half million hatchery trout

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is destroying half a million hatchery trout because of disease concerns.


  • Wildlife officials to track trout in Upper Klamath Lake

    Oregon wildlife officials are stitching radio transmitters to redband trout in Upper Klamath Lake in order to help inform watershed restoration.


  • Fish hatchery suspected as a source of PCBs in the Spokane River

    A state-owned hatchery on the Little Spokane River uses fish food containing cancer-causing PCBs, and its wastewater should monitored as a pollution source, river advocates say.


  • 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 …


  • Drought prompts fishing limits on 38 rivers in Washington

    Reacting to reports of drought-related dead and stressed fish, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officials are enacting fishing restrictions involving 38 rivers, including the Spokane River. The Kettle River near …


  • Landers: When you find it, Cutthroat Creek worth the journey

    Despite alarmingly low flows and high water temperatures reported in many Western trout streams last week, the Royal Wulff and Renegade Benevolent Society found plenty of room for optimism at …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The sports section declared, “Trout Anglers Are Now Joyful.”


  • Anglers find fish willing on opening day

    Saturday’s opening of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season was blustery, wet and cold, but anglers who toughed out the conditions were handsomely rewarded. Overall, Spokane-region lakes produced some of the …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Maud DeLaney was a former Spokane laundry worker turned “girl pioneer.”


  • Spokane River’s flow model challenged

    Nearly 2,000 people wrote to the Washington Department of Ecology when the agency was developing flow rules for the Spokane River last fall. Some discussed how Spokane’s urban river looked …


  • Cooking your catch: A new spin on rod and reel cooking

    Downriver, along the western horizon, the sun lay a soft boil atop pine-hemmed mountains, a tangency that spoke the harsh truth: quitting time. Creel count: zero. Lures and streamers lost …


  • Kootenai River projects beckon anglers

    A new public access on the Kootenai River at the Montana-Idaho border opens the door for anglers to sample recent trout fishery improvements. Meanwhile, a new Kootenai Tribe hatchery being …


  • Hatchery trucks dumping steelhead into Sprague Lake

    About 369,000 steelhead smolts are being stocked into Sprague Lake to avoid wasting hatchery fish that landed in limbo as a result of a Wild Fish Conservancy lawsuit. “We have …


  • Sturdy rainbow a favored fish

    Rainbow trout are the species of choice for raising at the region’s fish hatcheries and stocking in Eastern Washington lakes. They have the best combination of qualities, said Chris Donley, …


  • Angling for dollars

    Why should a fisherman work when there are so many opportunities to angle for dollars? Among them: K&K Spring Derby, April 26-May 4 at Lake Pend Oreille, with a $15,000 …


  • Deep drawdown: Lowering water levels test patience and ingenuity of local fishermen

    Spokane anglers Jim Kujala and Dave Ross kicked butt on Lake Roosevelt rainbows all winter, catching their five-fish daily limits in as little as 20 minutes occasionally with the help …


  • Cedar sculpin fish species discovered in region’s streams

    Genetic testing has confirmed the presence of a new fish species in the Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe rivers. Cedar sculpins are small, prehistoric-looking and tasty to trout. For decades, …


  • Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour wades into variety of waters

    Catching fish is a challenge this time of year for fly fishers, but catching some action is as easy as buying a ticket for the Fly Fishing Film Tour. All …


  • Landers: Death of Valleyfest fish senseless

    Several dozen rainbow trout large enough to please any angler are on their death bed at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane Valley. The fish are leftovers from the September Valleyfest …


  • Landers: Aerator should solve fish problem

    West Medical Lake is churning with the promise of great fishing when the 2014 season opens on the fourth Saturday of April. Thanks to local fly fishing clubs, a new …


  • Hunting and fishing report

    Anglers throughout the region are enjoying more elbow room this week as a high percentage of competing sportsmen becomes distracted by hunting. Fly fishing


  • Some Seven Devils lakes stocked with trout

    Trout are stocked in about two dozen named lakes and a few unnamed waters in the Seven Devils Mountains of the Hells Canyon Wilderness, but some lakes are not stocked …


  • Dam’s removal should boost steelhead trout

    TROY, Idaho – A Troy city crew began chiseling away at the long-forsaken Dutch Flat Dam on Wednesday to clear the way for steelhead trout seeking larger bodies of water …


  • Biologists make case for trout vs. bass at Badger Lake

    A proposal to restore Badger Lake to its traditional status among the top trout fisheries in Washington got mixed reviews at a public meeting Wednesday in Cheney. The Spokane County …


  • Opening day for fishing draws families

    The fourth Saturday of April rivals any major holiday for Washington’s angling families.


  • Opener could be big day

    Dozens of Eastern Washington lakes managed for trout will open to fishing on April 27, and one of the standouts will be a Spokane County lake that was totally fishless …


  • Bluegills arrive at Sprague Lake

    Sprague Lake is in a transition this year as it’s weaned from a lunker trout fishery and emerging as a hot spot for bass and panfish. Bluegills that were in …


  • Landers: Redbands in upstream battle

    The Spokane River, and some of its native inhabitants, were in the spotlight Tuesday and Wednesday as a wide range of scientists, policy makers and industry leaders convened for the …


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