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Clearwater-Snake anglers seek donations to match TU steelhead research grant

FISHING -- Steelhead enthusiasts have until Sunday to donate and boost a juvenile steelhead research project on tributaries to the Clearwater River. The Clearwater-Snake Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited has received a $3,000 grant sponsored by Orvis and Trout Unlimited to study juvenile steelhead in...

Outpeople: Abrahamse shares passion for catching and conserving trout

From a lifelong pleasure of trying to outwit fish, Spokane angler Bill Abrahamse also became hooked on conservation. “I was looking for a way to give back, looking at different organizations to connect with and the Trout Unlimited mission statement really struck home with me. It’s about the future.”

Fly Fishing films benefit Hangman Creek redband study

FISHING -- Local anglers are bringing an acclaimed collection of fly fishing films to Spokane as a benefit for river access and research projects to boost native redband trout. The third annual Spokane River Benefit and International Fly Fishing Film Festival is set for 7...

Graduate student focuses study on smallmouth bass

Tyler McCroskey, a part-time fly-fishing guide, smiled as he delivered the unsettling briefing to the 20 anglers he’d invited to float the upper Spokane River. “I have my fisheries scientist hat on today, so you can’t lie about the size of your fish,” he said, clarifying the main difference between fishing for fun and fishing for research.

In brief: Free fishing seminars scheduled for local anglers

Anglers can pick up useful local information on fishing techniques at free seminars scheduled this month in the Inland Northwest. Six bass and walleye seminars are scheduled on Saturday during the February Fishing Frenzy at Spokane Valley Marine, 7915 E. Sprague. The presentations will be made by area anglers as well as Bassmaster pro John Murray.

Fly film festival in Sandpoint

Fly casting champion Tim Rajeff is coming to North Idaho this weekend and he’s just one part of the celebrity action during the two-day Sandpoint Fly Fishing Film Festival. The event features the eight films edited for the Fly Fishing Film Tour to be shown at the Panada Theater on Friday night followed by the four films in the International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Saturday night.