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MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011

Hanford Reach steelheading slow in February

FISHING -- Here’s the February steelhead fishing recap for the Hanford Reach of the Columbia just filed by Paul Hoffarth, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist in the Tri-Cities: Lower Reach (Hwy 395 to old Hanford town site): An estimated 174 steelhead were...

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The frazzled Olive Willy fly pattern, right, earned this trophy for Bill Lundin after catching 15 trout in the Spokane Fly Fishers’ One-Fly fishing contest at Badger Lake on May 9.  (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Fly pattern raffle boosts conservation

FLY FISHING – The Spokane Fly Fishers annual fly pattern raffle to support fisheries conservation projects is March 9, 6:30 p.m., at St. Francis School Auditorium, 1104 W. Heroy. Members and public alike can by chances on locally tested and tied patterns as well as...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011

Eagles terrorize Sprague Lake coots

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The winter ice cap was almost gone from Sprague Lake a few days ago, but this week's cold snap has reversed the trend -- and that's bad news for the coots that had taken up residence in the open waters. Here's the...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 2011

Ice fisherman jigs up a whopper

FISHING -- The arctic weather chilling the Inland Northwest is firming the surface at some lakes and pushing the reset button for ice anglers. If you're looking for a wall-hanger fish to brag about this weekend, try to guess where the angler in this video...

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Silver Bow offers crash course in fly fishing

What: Beginner fly fishing class on basics to get started in a one-day crash course. Covers equipment, knots and gear, trout habits and the flies they like, reading water, presenting, fly casting and fishing local waters. Where: Silver Bow Fly Shop, 13210 E. Indiana Ave....

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 2011

Dworshak flows into Clearwater River to be reduced

FISHING -- Water discharge from Dworshak Dam near Orofino, Idaho, will temporarily decrease starting Saturday, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations officials announced this afternoon. Discharge flow through the powerhouse will be decreased from approximately 11,000 cubic feet per second to 6,200 cfs on Saturday...

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Fly fishers Taylor Kirkpatrick and Hardwick Caldwell shun helicopters and guides and to reach brown trout waters in the outback of New Zealand's South Island in "The Waters of Greenstone," one of the featured films in the  2011 Fly Fishing Film Tour. (Courtesy photo)

Let's get it straight about fishing

OUTDOOR WISDOM -- After attending last night's Fly Fishing Film Tour at the Bing -- a thoroughly entertaining evening of film that overshadowed the unpolished ramblings of the tour hosts -- I left knowing one thing for sure: The most common misconception about fishing is...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

Prolific poacher gets five months in jail

WILDLIFE ABUSE -- The sentence: Just five months in jail for the man investigators say call the most prolific wildlife spree killer in Washington state history. Cody Stearns of Western Washington was caught in an interview by KIRO TV as he left the courthouse last...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

Steelheader group funds trout program

SPOKANE -- About 20 lakes and ponds in southeastern Washington will be stocked this season wtih "jumbo" trout, thaks to funding from The Tri-State Steelheaders. The Walla Walla-based sport-fishing and habitat-enhancement group stepped up last year when the program to raise outsized trout was axed...

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