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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 12

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 12


Steelhead forecast grows more grim

A group of state, tribal and federal salmon managers has downgraded the expected return of steelhead to the Columbia and Snake rivers for a second week in a row.


Fall chinook permits issued to Idaho, Oregon and Washington, allowing for additional harvest of unclipped fish

Fall chinook season is now open on the Clearwater River and its North Fork, and anglers have the option of harvesting unclipped fall chinook in Idaho and parts of Washington.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 5

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 5.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

With A-run steelhead not living up to predictions, fish managers downgrade forecast

Fisheries managers have downgraded their forecast for the return of steelhead to the Snake and Columbia rivers.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report on hold

Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report will not run this week. Liere’s home burned down Tuesday. The fishing-hunting report will return next week.


New Idaho fall chinook season approved

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners approved a new fall chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River and its North Fork at their meeting in Nampa on Thursday.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 22

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 22


Steelhead run lagging behind forecast

The return of steelhead to the Snake River and its tributaries continues to fall short of what was an already low preseason forecast.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 15

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 15


Idaho mulls fall chinook season

Idaho Fish and Game officials are polling anglers to get their opinions on potential rules designed to balance salmon fishing with catch-release steelhead fishing, in preparation of a possible fall …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:22 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 8

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 8


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 1

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 1


Clearwater River could see fall chinook fishing, if Idaho is awarded permits

The Clearwater River could see a fall chinook fishery in the coming months, and Idaho Fish and Game officials want public input to help shape its structure.


Idaho steelhead forecast remains poor

Steelhead anglers and fans of the fish hoping for better returns this year, especially for the large B-run fish, may want to lower their expectations.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 25

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 25


Fishing fans sought to help study fishing’s effect on Idaho’s wild steelhead

Steelhead anglers are being enlisted to help researchers at the University of Idaho and Idaho Department of Fish and Game measure angling effects on wild steelhead, and in some cases …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 17

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 17


Despite $20 million budget shortfall WDFW not planning significant cuts

Despite facing a $20 million budget shortfall, Washington’s wildlife management agency will not be making significant cuts.


For nearly a half century, Larry Cassidy has helped guide the political decisions affecting fish and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

When he looks back at his nearly five decades of fish and wildlife related public service, one memory stands above the rest for Larry Cassidy.


Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more discussed during WDFW Q&A session

Wolves, bears, prescribed burning and more were discussed during a virtual Q&A session Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 11

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 11


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 4

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 4


Coeur d’Alene hunting, fishing program showcases disabled hunters, anglers

Since 2014, Brett Surplus has known he wanted to start a hunting television show. But the Rathdrum resident also knew he didn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 20

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 20


Anglers get unexpected crack at Idaho spring chinook

In a surprise move, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened spring chinook salmon fishing on a portion of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River east of Kooskia on …


Increased cutthroat survival shows value of pike suppression in Lake Coeur d’Alene

The killing of predatory northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene has started to pay dividends for cutthroat trout, according to fishery managers.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 13

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 13


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 6

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 6


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 2:44 p.m.

Barbless hooks still required for Snake River

Washington’s move to allow barbed hooks in much of the Columbia River Basin will not include the Snake River or its tributaries.