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SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011



THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011


North Idaho Fly Fishing Expo expands to two days

FLY FISHING -- The annual North Idaho Fly Fishing Expo presented by the Kelly Creek Flycasters is expanding to two days this year and moving from Clarkston to Lewiston. The event, which covers everything from beginning fly-casting instruction to advanced spey casting with two-handed rods,...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011


MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

Anglers catching limits at Liberty, Rock lakes

FISHING -- The short-lived early season brown trout bite has been on at Liberty lake. Washington Fishand Wildlfie Department police report seeing anglers with limits of brown trout last week at the recently opened Spokane County Lake. Brave ice-fishermen were still catching fish on the...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

A wild steelhead salmon is brought to the boat before being released by fishermen on the Okanogan River. (Rich Landers)

Steelhead size overstated, so what's new?

STEELHEADING -- A few sharp-eyed readers noticed that fish in the photo of the "27.5-pound" steelhead (see two blog posts below this one) I hooked Tuesday in the Okanogan River either didn't look that big or the guy holding the fish, Jerrod Gibbons, must have...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011

Jerrod Gibbons of Okanogan Valley Guide Service holds a 27.5-inch hatchery hen steelhead caught on the Okanogan River on March 8, 2011. At left is Jason Verbeck. (Rich Landers)

Steelhead in the bag; I'm calling it a day

FISHING -- Steelhead don't care if it's snowing, and neither does a serious steelhead fisherman. Jerrod Gibbons of Okanogan Valley Guide Service holds a 27.5-inch long hatchery hen I hooked at 10 a.m. this morning on an orange 1/4-ounce jig under a bobber. We were...

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Beware of fishing license expiration dates

FISHING -- Anglers soon will need new fishing licenses in Washington where the 2010-2011 licenses will expire on March 31. Note that: Idaho's new license requirement kicked in Jan. 1. Montana new fishing licenses have been required since March 1. In Washington, be careful not...

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MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011


Wildlife Commission did lot of listening in Spokane

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- Wildlife managers, sportsmen and elected officials all bent the ear of the six panelists who attended the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting at the Spokane Convention Center on Friday and Saturday. The hottest topic was the four-point minimum whitetail buck rule...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011

4-point buck rule on commission's Spokane agenda

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will hear public comment on proposals for 2011 big-game hunting seasons when it meets Friday and Saturday at the Spokane Convention Center. State officials didn't do sportsmen any favors by booking the meeting downtown at the...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011

Plan now for the best July in years

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES -- July might be the best month of the year for camping, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities, and this year's version will deliver even more than usual. July 2011 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays -- a bonanza recreational...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

Fish and Wildlife cops have another busy week

WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT – Snowmobilers and ATVers who are not good at reading signs continue to exercise the ticket-writing hands of Washington Fish and Wildlife police officers. Three wildlife officers joined with a Colville National Forest officer last week to follow up on a tip that...

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MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011

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