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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 27, 2011

THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2011

An angler reels in a rainbow trout at Lake Roosevelt. (Rich Landers)

Shore still hot for Roosevelt rainbows

FISHING -- Friends who trolled from a boat for trout at Lake Roosevelt Wednesday worked 8 hours and bagged only nine trout total for three of them. Nice fish to be sure, but that's an unusually lean day at the lake's top trout fishery this...

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WA mandatory hunter reports due Monday

HUNTING -- Washington hunters must file their season's hunting activity report by Monday for each black bear, deer, elk, or turkey tag they purchased in 2010. Whether successful or not, hunters are are required to file the reports by phone or online or face a...

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Fly-tying class geared to beginners

FLY FISHING -- Silver Bow Fly Shop is offering the last chance before spring to take a beginner fly-tying class. Learn to tie 6 reliable fly patterns with techniques that can be applied to many more. When: Feb. 7-8 Where: Silver Bow Fly Shop Instructor:...

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First salmon of season shows in Columbia

FISHING – It’s a harbinger of spring, or perhaps a harbinger of spring chinook salmon fishing. An 18-pound lower river stock spring chinook was picked up in the lower Columbia commercial sturgeon fishery on Wednesday. The fish, checked by Oregon fisheries officials, is the first...

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Rafting the Selway River in Idaho requires considerable skill, wilderness self-sufficiency and advance planning to get one of the limited number of permits offered in a lottery drawing. RICH LANDERS  (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho river rafting permit deadline Jan. 31

IDAHO RIVERS -- Applications to get coveted permits for floating the Selway, Snake, Middle Fork of the Salmon, or wild main Salmon rivers for this coming season must be submitted online by Jan. 31. The new shift by the Forest Service to online applications includes...

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