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Video: Sullivan Lake kokanee spawning in Harvey Creek

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Spawning kokanee provide vivid autumn wildlife viewing opportunities at several classic sites in the Inland Northwest. Edward Cairns employed his Go-Pro video camera on Monday and took advantage of the easy-access viewing at the south end of Sullivan Lake near Metaline Falls,...

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MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013


Water rushes through spillway gates at Bonneville Dam near Cascade Locks, Ore., Monday. The Bush administration today issued its final court-ordered plans for making Columbia Basin hydroelectric dams and irrigation projects safe for endangered salmon. Associated Press
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

BPA paid $644 million for fish-wildlife in 2012 

RIVERS -- In Fiscal Year 2012, the Bonneville Power Administration reported $644.1 million in total costs for its federally mandated actions to mitigate the impacts Columbia River Basin hydroelectric development has had on fish and wildlife. The costs are listed an annual report released last...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

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TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013

FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2013

TV catches fish footage at Spokane Hatchery

FISHING -- KHQ-TV paid a visit to the Spokane Fish Hatchery this week to produce this segment on winter operations that are vital to the region's anglers. The cameraman was a bit late for the peak December spawning action described in this story by North...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013

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FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

A plugged culvert diverted streamflow onto this forest road in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Legacy Roads and Trails Program funding paid to decommission the high-risk area in this photo, according to Northwest Public Radio. The remaining road was rerouted. (U.S. Forest Service, Region 6)

Fish suffering from Forest Service road neglect

PUBLIC LANDS -- Shrinking budgets at national forests are putting the squeeze on native fisheries. Cutbacks in maintaning mountain roads have left a backlog of work totalling more than $1 billion in the national forests of Washington and Oregon alone, the Forest Service officials report....

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

Salmon anglers on the Wind River, a Columbia River tributary in Skamania County, could have a whopping good time if forecasts hold true. (File)

Wind River springer limit boosted to 6

SALMON FISHING -- Up to six hatchery origin spring chinook salmon may be retained on the Wind River from the railroad bridge upstream starting Saturday, the Washington Fish and Wildlife has just announced. Up to four of the fish can be adult chinook. Similar limit...

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012

Salmon season closing in Snake today

SALMON FISHING – Fishing for spring chinook salmon will close on the last two sections of the Snake River at an hour past sunset Today (May 22). By then, the catch of Snake River spring chinook salmon is expected to reach harvest guidelines based on...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011


Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Noodles pairs grilled salmon with a light Asian noodle salad. The recipe takes only about 30 minutes to make. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

One more reason to catch your own salmon

FISHERIES -- Wild-caught Pacific salmon is more myth than reality on some Puget Sound restaurant menus, a study at the University of Washington Tacoma has found. About 38 percent of samples from Tacoma-area restaurants showed a menu was promoting farm-raised Atlantic salmon as wild-caught Pacific...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

The St. Joe River's native westslope cutthroat trout, more often than not, eagerly greet the patterns presented by fly fishers during summer. (Rich Landers)

Kings Lake proposed for rotenone treatment

FISHING – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is holding meetings this month to discuss proposed treatment projects at four Eastern Washington Lakes, including a project at Kings Lake in Pend Oreille County. Using rotenone to remove existing fisheries and restocking with desired species...

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