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UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 16

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 16


Number of large trout in Madison River declines, biologists unsure why

The number of large brown and rainbow trout in the upper Madison River has declined below 20-year averages, and fisheries biologists are unsure why.


UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 9

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 9


UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Washington fishing closure extended; spring turkey season on hold

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended a fishing ban and put the the spring turkey season on hold.


UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Idaho suspends sale of some nonresident hunting and fishing licenses

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commission suspended the sale of some nonresident fishing and hunting licenses, tags and permits Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 2

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 2


Idaho Fish & Game sets fishing limits, waiting period for elk tags

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners greenlighted spring chinook fishing seasons and flashed a “proceed with caution” signal for those who plan to apply for controlled elk hunts.


Washington fishing closure necessary to slow spread of virus, draws ire of anglers

The decision Wednesday to close fishing throughout the state sent waves throughout Washington’s angling community.


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 26

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 26


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Statewide fishing ban ordered by Washington wildlife managers

All recreational fishing and shell fishing will close Wednesday at midnight.


Mayfly hatches are signs of healthy waters, good fly fishing

If you’ve ever wondered about the water quality in a stream, river or lake you are fishing, just ask a mayfly.


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 19

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 19.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 12

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 12


Anemic chinook return predicted for Snake River

Anglers can expect another ho-hum year for spring and summer chinook returning to the Snake River and its tributaries, according to a forecast from a group of state, tribal and …


Lake Roosevelt commercial fishing fee kerfuffle resolved

Concerns about a new fee for commercial fishing guides have been mostly resolved after a meeting between guides and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area staff on Feb. 3.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 13

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 13


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 6

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 6


New fee on commercial fishing guides causing a kerfuffle on Lake Roosevelt

A new fee on commercial fishing guides is causing a kerfuffle on Lake Roosevelt.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 30

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 30


Matt Liere: ‘Freedom to do’ And on this day, it was fishing

“There you go,” Al said, pointing toward the bouncing rod posted on the port side of his Hewescraft. “Looks to be a nice one, too.”


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 23

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 23


Former Idaho Fish and Game commissioners fear for future, urge prompt salmon, steelhead response

A group of former Idaho Fish and Game commissioners is urging the current commission and the state’s Fish and Game Department to step up and be advocates for imperiled salmon …


Bevy of groups representing outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes request funding for WDFW

On Monday, More than 45 groups representing the interests of outdoor enthusiasts of all types, petitioned the Washington Legislature to fund the state’s wildlife management agency.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 16

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 16


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 9

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 9


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 2

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Jan. 2


2019: Transitions and passings

The biggest and saddest outdoor story from 2019 was the death of Spokane climber Jess Roskelley.


2019: Outdoor achievements

From acts of endurance to committed volunteering, Spokane area recreationists, conservationists and adventures inspired in 2019.


2019: Top outdoor stories

The most-read outdoor stories of 2019 presented chronologically:


2019: The year outdoors

Another year spent outside, or at least longing to be out there. From the good to the bad to the weird (hot takes on the salmon cannon, anyone?) The Spokesman-Review’s …