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Saturday, October 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Small rainbows remain mystery to anglers, biologists

Those small blotchy-sided rainbow trout that enthusiastically greet fly fishers’ dry flies on Idaho’s famous cutthroat streams are a bit of a mystery even to biologists.


Trout may change game for anglers at Lake Spokane

While traditional lowland trout lakes are in the spotlight this week following the season opener on Saturday, the Spokane River reservoir behind Long Lake Dam also is the region’s newest …


Washington lowland lakes fishing season opens Saturday

Trout fishing in Washington lakes reaches shifts into another gear on Saturday when several hundred lowland lakes – stocked with millions of fish open for a six-month season.


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 …


Post-wildfire closures affect fishing access in Colville Forest

Wildfires that scorched hundreds of thousands of acres in 2015 have left some northeastern Washington fishing waters inaccessible at least for the start of the 2016 fishing season.


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 …


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. …


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 …


Life jackets top violations for boating anglers

One of the busiest days of the year is coming up for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Marine Unit – opening day of the state’s general fishing season.


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 …



Ocean salmon fishing seasons limited by low coho forecast

Washington will have scaled down ocean salmon fishing seasons this year, but they could have been worse. State, federal and tribal officials in mid-March raised the possibility of closing all …


‘Take Me Fishing’ trailer headed to Idaho lakes

Several times a week through June, staff and volunteers will open the Take Me Fishing trailer to the public in Idaho. The fishing gear and helpful advice is loaned at …


Washington anglers enjoy several opening days

Washington will be opening a major fishing season that includes many area lakes on Saturday.


Fishing briefs: Steelhead license plate approved

Coming in 2017, a new Washington specialty license plate will help fund efforts to conserve wild steelhead. The 2016 Washington legislature approved the sale of license plates featuring an image …


Fishing boat rentals offered by area lake resorts

Northeastern Washington has a wealth of family resorts that cater to anglers – including those who need a rental boat.