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Go Fishing 2016

Our region provides an excellent variety of skiing and snowboarding all within a reasonable drive. Our preview gives you a closer look at all five area resorts — Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area, Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park, Silver Mountain Resort, Schweitzer Mountain Resort and 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort.

Sports >  Outdoors

Halibut success curtails 2016 seasons

Washington anglers have become so efficient at hooking halibut, state fish managers say they'll keep the same catch quota but add more restrictions this year to maintain a season and prevent overharvesting the prized fishery.
Sports >  Outdoors

Variety of small vessels usher anglers to more fish

While many fish are caught from shore or wading, an angler with a boat can access far more water. Anglers effectively use boats ranging from little more than boards to huge boats. There’s something to fit every angler’s budget and storage limitations.
Sports >  Outdoors

Washington tags trout for derby prizes

Some of the rainbow trout stocked in Washington lakes that open for fishing on Saturday are wearing tags that could make even an average fish the catch of the day. About 700 rainbow trout stocked in 105 of the lakes statewide have tags near their dorsal fins worth a total of $20,000 in prizes.
Sports >  Outdoors

Idaho has low-key approach to trout lakes

Fishing in the Idaho Panhandle is a year-round activity with no big general-season opening days on most waters. However, special rules can apply to individual lakes. Anglers must always check the rules when heading to unfamiliar waters.
Sports >  Outdoors

Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for April 21

Because they’re so strong, chemically or surgically sharpened modern hooks will retain their edge a long time. If they do become dull, however, trying to sharpen them will chip the edges and make things worse. You’re better off to replace them.

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Sports >  Outdoors

Spring Derby starts Saturday at Lake Pend Oreille

FISHING -- Anglers will be competing for more than $10,000 in cash prizes when Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club Spring Derby kicks off this weekend. The annual event runs Saturday through May 1 with prizes in several divisions. The annual pin auction fundraising event for...
Sports >  Outdoors

Rock Lake boat launch improvements limited by ownership

FISHING -- Why doesn't the state improve the public boat launch at Rock Lake, a popular trout and bass fishing lake in Whitman County? That's the question several boaters asked after the Washington Fish and Wildlife closed the site for two days recently for improvements...