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Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 15, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

Joe Buster of Spokane landed this northern pike in Riverfront Park across from the Carousel while fishing for trout on Saturday, Aug. 13, two days before his 18th birthday. He said the fish measured 42 inches long. Since he was getting around by city bus, his friend transported the fish home three miles on his bicycle.
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Teen bags 42-inch pike in Riverfront Park

CITY FISHING -- An 17-year-old boy fishing for trout and bass by the Loof Carrousel at Riverfront park surprised a crowd of onlookers and himself Saturday by hooking a 42-inch northern pike. Passersby got in the water to help him get the lunker ashore after...

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Badger Lake property owners Carl and Dana Strode, shown boating Wednesday, oppose plans of other property owners who want to use herbicides to control aquatic vegetation along the shoreline. (Dan Pelle)

Badger Lake aquatic herbicide permit on hold 

LAKES -- Dana Strode reports the Pollution Control Hearings Board granted a stay on the herbicide permit issued to control native aquatic plants in front of several properties on the Spokane County lake and popular trout fishery. Strode is one of seveveral property owners who...

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The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is shown in July. Dam operation on the Snake River is just one wildlife-related issue on which judges in the West disagree with the Bush administration. 
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Late spring, cool water good news for Snake sockeyes

FISHING -- While the decades-out weather forecast poses big challenges to cold-water fisheries, this year's high cool water spells good news for endangered Snake River sockeye salmon making their amazing 900-mile return from the Pacific to the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. The fish started showing...

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