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Outdoors blog archive for July 14, 2011


Spring chinook salmon caught in the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. (Exodus Wilderness Adventures)

Salmon River anglers bagging spring chinook

SALMON FISHING -- This year's huge and prolonged runoff down the Snake River system has dealt Salmon River fishing guides a tough hand -- until this week. "Salmon Fishing is on!" reports Amy Sinclair of Exodus Wilderness Adventures in Riggins. "We are done singing the...

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Pend Oreille Poker Paddle postponed

RIVER RUNNING -- Due to high water and related health and safety issues, the 30th annual Pend Oreille County Poker Paddle has been rescheduled from July 16-17 to Aug. 27-28. Info: Greater Newport Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau website.

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Banks Lake drawdown to begin Aug. 1

LAKES -- Anglers and campers will see new ground at Banks Lake this summer. Starting Aug. 1, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will lower Banks Lake by 30 feet to complete about $2 million worth of work at Dry Falls Dam and North Dam. "It...

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