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Salmon Cannon demonstration next week

The Salmon Cannon, an invention of Seattle-based Whooshh Innovations, will debut to the public on the Columbia River on Tuesday.


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.


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.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

State courts side with Spokane River advocates on summer minimum flow levels, protecting recreational use

Spokane River advocates say they got a major win in court Wednesday, assuaging some worries about summer flows dipping below adequate levels for recreational and business uses.


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


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


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Thieves use sticky wires to fish rent checks out of apartment drop boxes

Several apartment complexes in Spokane Valley have reported that thieves have used wires tipped with a sticky adhesive to fish rent checks from drop boxes.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 6

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 6


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 30

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 30


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 12:19 a.m.

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 23

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 23


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 16

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 16


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 9

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 9


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 2

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 2


Tribes, conservation groups cry foul after Trump administration signals rollback of Spokane River quality standards

The request for public comment on a plan to revisit allowable pollution levels in Washington’s waterways did not include notification to the state’s Department of Ecology or native tribes. The …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Major fish recovery project in NE Washington and Idaho gives boost to cutthroat and bull trout

A few years ago there were no native westslope cutthroat trout in a 5-mile stretch of Cee Cee Auh Creek of northeast Washington. This summer, however, biologists estimate there are …


Ask Dr. Universe: Do fish pee?

Not only do fish pee, but their pee gives other animals in the ocean what they need to survive.


Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest’s resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a …


From 50 to 50,000, ‘Leopard of the Kootenai’ makes spectacular rebound in Kootenai River

In the early 2000s, the world’s only freshwater cod was all but gone from the waters of the Kootenai River in north Idaho and British Columbia. Once counted in the …


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to stock 147,000 trout

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock roughly 147,000 trout in Washington lakes this fall, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 11

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 11


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

With climate change warming Washington’s waters fish are left seeking a place to chill

The heat blanketing the Spokane region didn’t just send us two-legged mammals scurrying for cooler climes. Fish in the Spokane River also sought refuge as the air temperature neared 103 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

Sea To Table defends actions but ex-employees raise concerns

A national seafood distributor is defending its reputation amid plummeting sales after the Associated Press found it was not living up to a guarantee that all catch was local, wild, …


11-year-old girl catches piranha relative in Oklahoma lake

An 11-year-old girl has quite the fish tale: A rare pacu with human-like teeth chomped down on the worm at the end of her line while she was fishing with …


Sleuthing leads to new findings about peculiar ocean fish

Scientists have identified three new species of opah, a colorful, peculiar deep-diving fish that is increasingly served in U.S. restaurants.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Court OKs boosting water spill to aid fish at Northwest dams

A U.S. appeals court on Monday affirmed an order to spill more water over Columbia and Snake river dams to help protect salmon and steelhead and aid their migration to …


No more ‘Kings of the Columbia’: Chinook salmon much smaller, younger these days, study finds

They used to tip the scales at 80 pounds: June Hogs they were called. The kings of the Columbia River. But the big chinook that used to lumber up and …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 1:09 p.m.

No diet for these carp as Trump goes all-in on fish food

Amid the protocol and pageantry Monday, Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paused for a lighter moment – to feed Asian carp fish in a koi pond.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:41 p.m.

Clark County among first in U.S. to link salmonella outbreak to tuna

Clark County Public Health officials were among the first to identify a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tuna loins and tuna steaks.


State agencies wrapping up cleanup of western Montana mine

State agencies are wrapping up cleanup operations on a western Montana mine that caused high mercury concentrations in fish in nearby bodies of water.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Fish on: Idaho Fish and Game Commission OKs steelhead harvest

Idaho anglers will be able to catch and keep hatchery steelhead starting Sunday.