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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Walleye ‘catch and kill’ regulations instituted in Montana

All walleye caught on the Thompson chain of lakes in Lincoln County must be killed immediately and the entire fish turned over to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks under an emergency regulation adopted Thursday by the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Walleye picking up slack for Columbia salmon anglers

This spring chinook season in Southwest Washington was so flaky – with the high streamflows by mid-March and low Bonneville Dam counts – that I only made one trip for the premier fish of the Columbia River.

Anglers ready to compete in 23rd annual Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament this weekend on Lake Roosevelt

The Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament on Lake Roosevelt was held in July when it debuted 23 years ago. “It was moved it to June to avoid the hot weather,” laughed George Allen, noting the forecast of temperatures above 100 degrees for this weekend’s event. “I’ll have ice in the cooler, the live well and in my underwear,” he said, the veteran of all but one of the annual tournaments.

NW Walleye circuit expands fishing waters

Competitive walleye anglers have a longer trail to trek through the region this season. Walleyes Unlimited Northwest has assembled a new tournament trail that provides a more diverse selection of fisheries.

Big walleyes bending rods at Roosevelt

FISHING -- Although winter fishing for walleyes can be off and on at Lake Roosevelt, I've seen a good number photos this year of happy anglers holding huge walleye. Here's the latest -- a 13.5-pounder landed by Jim Donelan on Feb. 15.

Cheesy, luscious baked walleye or halibut

When James Donelan and his friends caught a 125-pound halibut and five others weighing between 60-100 pounds each in Valdez, Alaska, dinner time on the water required a little improvisation. The group had a cooler full of sandwiches and condiments. Inside were two key ingredients: shredded cheese mix and mayonnaise. They mixed the cheese and mayo together and covered the fish with it and grilled the halibut fillets right off the harbor at Allison Point. The result was something succulent, flavorful and hearty.

Criticism of record walleye misguided

Most people who’ve seen the photo in Wednesday’s paper of John Grubenhoff holding the Washington-record 20.32-pound walleye he caught in the Columbia River are amazed and congratulatory. But a surprisingly high percentage of readers are critical.