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Monday, December 9, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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WDFW commission considers removing bag limits on bass, walleye in response to orca crisis

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider removing bag limits on warmwater fish – including bass and walleye – on Saturday.

The top 10 bass fishing waters in the Spokane Region

The 10 “best” bass fishing waters in the 10 easternmost counties of Washington have been listed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 1 fish managers this year, and …

Column misstated bass club’s stand

In last week’s column on Washington fishing regulations proposals, I made an error that resulted in skewing the stand of a local bass club on limits for bass fishing in …

North Idaho’s Bradon Palaniuk wins 2017 Bassmaster Angler of Year

With the help of a last-minute 6-pounder and a full-speed run to beat the clock back to the weigh-in station, 29-year-old Bradon Palaniuk of Hayden, Idaho, has become the 2017 …

Anglers put the bite on Columbia River bass

Even with the Walla Walla River running high and milk-chocolate brown in mid-April, a couple of anglers casting crawdad jigs from a raft were hooking not-so-small smallmouth bass in the …

Chapman Lake public access remains limited

Chapman Lake, a once-popular trout, bass and kokanee fishery south of Cheney, will remain closed to drive-in public access this season.

Outpeople: Spokane senior heading to college with bass fishing gear, boat

Nathan Portch of Spokane will be packing some unusual baggage when he heads to college this fall. Instead of worrying about where to park his vehicle, the recent University High …

Former Liberty Lake resident Joey Nania hosts national Sweetwater Fishing TV series

A youth angling phenomenon formerly from Liberty Lake is weighing in with another major-league milestone in his fishing career – a nationally televised TV series. When Joey Nania graduated from …

Pike suppression preserves sport fishing on Pend Oreille River

Reports that fishing is dead in the Pend Oreille River are greatly exaggerated. Despite the recent assault on northern pike, the toothy predators are still there in low numbers, and …

Bass Club welcomes boatless anglers aboard

No boat? That’s not a problem for anglers who want to compete in Inland Northwest bass fishing tournaments. The Spokane Bass Club features eight club tournaments a year, from March …

Landers: Chinook too young to be mammoth

Two hot fishing topics emerged this week: • Where are the behemoths in the Columbia River’s record run of chinook salmon?

Working vacation for fishing guide

The Grande Ronde River in June offers the rare pleasure of hot fishing and no crowds – a treat that’s savored as much by a fishing guide as it is …

Reel Time Fishing guide migrates to tap peak runs

Angling is in Toby Wyatt’s blood. At 39, the Clarkston-based guide handles a fishing rod with the grace of an artist swishing a paint brush.

Lake Roosevelt bass escape new liberal limits

Smallmouth bass get preferential treatment among exotic predators in Lake Roosevelt. Starting April 1, the daily catch limit on walleyes increased from eight fish a day to 16 fish a …

Out & About: Pend Oreille River derby angler catches $1K pike

OUTFISH – Craig Moody of Elk caught a tagged northern pike to win $1,000 cash in a Pend Oreille River fishing derby last weekend. Despite stormy weather and high flows, …

Spokane teen shuns cancer to reel in bass fishing title

The bald head and red “sunburn” on his neck were the only indications that Chase Heaton had been facing a more formidable foe than the lurking largemouth bass. On April …

Bluegills arrive at Sprague Lake

Sprague Lake is in a transition this year as it’s weaned from a lunker trout fishery and emerging as a hot spot for bass and panfish. Bluegills that were in …

Landers: EWU student destined to be cast a fisherman

A skateboard wipe-out injury as a sixth-grader was the lucky break that steered Nick Barr on the course to become a fisherman. “Nobody in my family fished or hunted or …

Out & About: Timelybriefs on fishing, hunting, nature

CdA ranks 9th in U.S. for bass OUTSTANDING – Bass fishing at Lake Coeur d’Alene is getting national attention this week as the North Idaho lake was listed No. 9 …

John Day River provides excellent bass fishing

A bass twitched off the hook and nearly fell into Steve Fleming’s lap. “There’s a cloud above me, and it’s raining fish!” Fleming joked.

Take your limit, please

Smallmouth bass are becoming one of the region’s most abundant fisheries, and fish managers say anglers should make a point to take home limits of smallmouths whenever they can from …

Warmwater fishing action starts before it’s warm outside

Don’t take that “warmwater” classification too literally for many of the region’s fish species. Tournament bass anglers start their season in March, and they’re not coming in with empty livewells.

Rathdrum man wins $30K at Bassmaster Classic

Brandon Palaniuk, 23, of Rathdrum finished fourth in the three-day Bassmaster Classic — the Superbowl of professional bass fishing — after the final weigh-in today in New Orleans

Rathdrum angler advances to 4th place in Bassmaster

Brandon Palaniuk, 23, of Rathdrum moved up seven places to have shot of the championship of the Bassmaster Classic, which ends Sunday in New Orleans.

Rathdrum angler 11th after first day at Bassmaster Classic

Brandon Palaniuk is the only Westerner among the 50 anglers who qualified to compete in New Orleans.

World record bass verified

After six months of scrutinizing polygraph tests and affidavits, the International Game Fish Association has declared a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass caught in Japan as a “dual” world record with …

Tri-Cities teen is Junior World Bass Champ

Jake Cook, 18, caught nearly twice the amount of fish as his nearest competitor in the national competition.

Tourneys offer clues for bass fishing

Following the bass tournament trail is one way for non-tournament anglers to discover the region’s best bass waters. A lake needs good boat facilities and camping to attract the bass …

Kids look like pros fishing for bass

At first, they barely resembled kids. Mostly they were all business and perfect young gentlemen tending to a writer’s curiosity about their passion for tournament fishing. Joey Nania, 14, of …