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Outdoors blog archive for May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016

Mitch Byrd of Spokane caught this 25-inch-long steelhead weighing 5 pounds from Sprague Lake on May 26, 2016.
 (Scott Haugen)

Steelhead living large in Sprague Lake

FISHING -- "What happened to the 370,000 hatchery steelhead stocked in Sprague Lake in 2014?" That's been a frequently asked question among anglers this spring. Mitch Byrd of Spokane reeled in the answer this week. Those truckloads of West Side steelhead that needed a home...

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Tyler Barrong of Spokane lands a 34.25-inch fall Chinook while salmon fishing near the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers on Sept. 16, 2014.    (Shawn Barrong)

Snake River fall chinook delisting denied

FISHING -- Not yet. The first attempt to delist one of the 13 species of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead protected under the Endangered Species Act has been denied by federal authorities. The decision made public Thursday by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries cites...

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