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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 12

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Dec. 12


Idaho nurse manufactures popular ice-fishing device for setting the hook

Matt Dungan’s highly successful ice-fishing gear business started when he was a boy trapping possums in the woods of Tennessee.


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

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


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 28

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 28


Limited Clearwater River steelhead fishing season a possibility

Fisheries officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Nez Perce Tribe are now optimistic they will be able to trap enough adult, B-run steelhead to meet spawning …


Kelt program aims to rehabilitate valuable repeat steehead spawners in the Snake River

The Nez Perce Tribe and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission released 37 wild steelhead into the Snake River below Lower Granite Dam near here Tuesday.


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 …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 14

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 14


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 14

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 14


8-year-old Sandpoint girl shatters Idaho catch-and-release record

An 8-year-old Idaho girl obliterated a state catch-and-release record last month while fishing with her family at Lake Pend Oreille.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 7

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 7


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 31

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 31


Modest bump in Idaho steelhead forecast not enough to reverse closures

Fisheries managers in the Columbia River Basin delivered a tiny sliver of good news about the otherwise dismal steelhead run.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 24

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 24


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 17

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 17


Conflicting chinook seasons on Snake put Washington, Idaho goals at odds

Later this month, the states of Idaho and Washington are set to have conflicting fall chinook fishing regulations on the Snake River, a rare occurrence that is contrary to goals …


Steelhead fishery closure on Clearwater and Snake rivers will take economic toll

Evelyn Kaide doesn’t know what to tell people, or even what to think, about the unprecedented state of B-run steelhead that return to the Clearwater River.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 10

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 10


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 3

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 3


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 26

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for September 26


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

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.