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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 19

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 19


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.


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


Duterte: No way to stop China from fishing in exclusive zone

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday there was no way to stop Chinese nationals from fishing in his country’s exclusive economic zone claimed by China and added that he would …


Popularity of magnet fishing grows in Spokane despite muddy legal, ethical waters

Gaunt and heavily tattooed with smoke (from the cigarette dangling between his lips) nuzzling the bill of a filthy Portland Trail Blazers hat, Greg Pruett is about the last person …


Projects to help fish: Salmon recovery efforts highlighted in Yakima Basin

Cowiche Creek is a good place to start when it comes to salmon and steelhead success stories in the Yakima Basin.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 17

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 17


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


WDFW seeks applicants for Game Management Advisory Council

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking applicants for its Game Management Advisory Council.


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 …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 27

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 27


Newman Lake access closed June 24, 25 for treatment

In an ongoing effort to fight invasive weeds, public access to Newman Lake will be closed June 24 and 25.


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.


Ferry County outdoor festival aims to bring recreation, money to one of Washington’s poorest counties

Emily Burt knows the dollar value of sweaty and thirsty outdoor enthusiasts better than most. As the co-owner and founder of Republic Brewing, Burt is used to seeing trail weary …


Idaho spring chinook season comes to close

Idaho Fish and Game officials have closed spring chinook fishing on the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, bringing an unexpected early end to the disappointing season.