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Bass creep: Could smallmouth threaten the Yellowstone River’s iconic trout?

They launched the raft close to dawn and rowed down the Yellowstone River, trying to move quickly. The three U.S. Geological Survey researchers on board had a few stops to …


WDFW commission puts brakes on plan to remove bag limits on bass, walleye

The Fish and Wildlife Commission put the brakes on a plan to remove statewide bag limits on warmwater fish – including bass and walleye – on Saturday.


Washington teens headed to national bass fishing competition

Blake Williams, 14, is a step closer to his collegiate dream. Fishing.


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018

Spokane Symphony’s principal bassist recovers from stroke thanks to quick response

The morning after last year’s Labor Day concert, Spokane Symphony bass player Patrick McNally felt a strange numbness run down the left side of his body. He felt weak. So …


Smallmouth bass tournament set

The 17th annual Bassin’ Assassin Tournament is set for the weekend of May 5 and 6, between Box Canyon Dam and Boundary Dam on the river in North Pend Oreille …


Reader Photo: Robbing the cradle

As goslings crawl over a shoreline branch to swim after their parents, a largemouth bass blasts up to the surface and claims one for dinner.


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 …


Outpeople: Local pro bass anglers Palaniuk, Nania in national ‘top 30 under 30’

Two local anglers-turned-pro have been ranked in “The Top 30 Under 30” by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.


Regional fisheries manager John Whalen blended fishing, conservation

John Whalen says issues related to conserving native fish species dominated much of his work during 16 years as regional fisheries manager in Spokane. “There’s a lot going on,” he …


Field reports: Badger Lake rehab proposal presented

FISHING – A proposal for using rotenone to restore Badger Lake into a standout trout-fishing lake will be presented at a public meeting on Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the Spokane …


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 …


Gauging smallmouth

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


Biologists make case for trout vs. bass at Badger Lake

A proposal to restore Badger Lake to its traditional status among the top trout fisheries in Washington got mixed reviews at a public meeting Wednesday in Cheney. The Spokane County …


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 …


Walleye limits increase to help bring balance

Anglers can pretty much catch Lake Roosevelt walleyes to their heart’s content this year under liberalized regulations designed to bring their populations into balance. Since April 1, the walleye daily …


Field Reports: Fishing rule changes on commission agenda

WILDLIFE – Updates on proposed fishing rules changes will be presented by state fish managers at the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Feb. 8-9 in Olympia. Proposals affecting Eastern …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The Spokane River got a pick-me-up with increased flows starting Tuesday as Avista began the annual drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene.


Bass shows explosive style in Vandals’ spring scrimmage

Idaho football coach Robb Akey quickly called running back Ryan Bass when he heard Bass was looking for another school. Landing in Moscow soon felt like the right move for …


Field Reports

STATE PARKS —The road to the summit of Mount Spokane opened for vehicle traffic this weekend. The park road currently is open daily, but once road construction starts, probably after …


Smallmouth bass boom bad for salmon

Like all trophy-hunting sportsmen, smallmouth bass anglers want to keep the big ones. Fishery managers are trying to convince them to keep the smaller ones.