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Saturday, December 7, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Anglers hooking trophy walleyes

February is reputed to be prime time for catching the biggest walleyes in the Columbia River, and this year is no exception.


Spokane River is year-round attraction for local fly fisher

Steve Moss likes to get away from it all when he goes fly fishing. The Spokane angler’s favorite destinations are beyond the distractions of traffic and crowds to shorelines where …


Yellowstone wolves decline in ’09

PREDATORS – The number of wolves in Yellowstone National Park declined about 23 percent in 2009, a change park biologists say is typical of natural fluctuations for wildlife species. Yellowstone’s …


Idaho likely to get huge share of springers

Spring chinook salmon are poised for a repeat of 2001, the recent high-water mark for salmon fishing in Idaho. Fisheries managers in Idaho are predicting a return of 180,000 spring …


Hunting + fishing

Fly Fishing Blue-winged Olives were bringing trout to the surface of the Spokane River in town on Wednesday afternoon.


Time has come to reserve cabins

Here’s a wake-up call to trout anglers who’d like to take a shot at a few choice days of comfort and proximity: It’s time to apply for summer dates at …


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Angling site quite a Catch


Steelhead surge into Grand Ronde River

Never mind what the calendar says, steelhead seem to be making an early move from the Snake River into the Grand Ronde River.


Fly Fishing Film Tour returns to The Bing

Loud rock music and a dizzying pace seem to be the antithesis of swinging a streamer through a steelhead run or drifting dries through a rise on a mountain trout …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The Grande Ronde is loaded with fish now, and with good visibility, fly fishermen are doing well. The Methow is fair. Try egg patterns.


Sprague Lake issue stirs debate

Sprague Lake’s value as a fishery and a wildlife sanctuary will be scrutinized next week when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission votes on fishing rule changes. State wildlife biologists …


Oregon plagued by steelhead

Biologists are urging anglers to catch and keep a larger portion of the huge bounty of steelhead expected to continue pouring into Oregon Coast rivers for the next week or …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Spokane resident Steve Moss fished Rocky Ford this week, landing five fish in the first 45 minutes beginning at 7:15 a.m. He was throwing a “sparsely tied” No. …


RVers kick off shows geared to outdoors

The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is under way, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and learn sporting techniques at seminars. Following is …


Out & About

BASS drops women’s contests OUTCAST – The Women’s Bassmaster Tour for professional tournament fishing has been dropped for 2010, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society announced last week.


Sprague proposals irk anglers

A proposal to protect shorebirds and waterfowl by changing a wildlife reserve boundary at Sprague Lake has caused consternation among fishermen. Anglers are not the only ones confused about a …


Out & About

Japan angler bags world record bass OUTCATCH – It’s official! After nearly six months of waiting for record keepers to make their decision, a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass caught in …


World record bass verified

After six months of scrutinizing polygraph tests and affidavits, the International Game Fish Association has declared a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass caught in Japan as a “dual” world record with …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing There is not much snow now, even around north Idaho rivers. Persistent fly fishermen are still catching lots of small cutthroat from the North Fork Coeur d’Alene.


Columbia could be flooded with spring chinook salmon

The biggest run of spring chinook salmon – almost a half million – since before construction of Bonneville Dam is forecast to enter the Columbia River in 2010. A record-high …


Rich Landers: Don’t get cross while attempting to cross border

Looking for an unpre- dictable, heart-rate accelerating outdoor adventure? Head to Canada. Getting across the border is an odyssey in itself.


Senior moments: The year outdoors

Spokane eventually climbed out of one of the snowiest winters on record in 2009. But the going was rough. A high toll of wildlife losses and roadkill littering the railways …


Region sees record steelhead run

The record run of steelhead that paraded up the Snake River delivered pleasure and profit from the mouth of the Columbia upstream 800 miles to the Salmon, Idaho, area. On …


Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing Whitefish angling has improved, particularly on the lower stretches of the North Fork Coeur d’Alene. Copper Johns are a hard fly to beat.


Hunting + Fishing

Fly fishing Rocky Ford Creek near Ephrata is a great place to take large rainbow on a fly when other waters have frozen up. The big rainbow there are suckers …


The Mo is back for trout fishing

Longtime Missouri River fishing guide Pete Cardinal says the rainbow and brown trout in the river near Craig, Mont., were as healthy as he’s ever seen. And a report by …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing A Tony’s Special fly has been effective recently for enticing large Rufus Woods rainbow. Anglers say they are seeing numerous 8-plus-pound fish cruising the shallows.


Nature photos should be natural

Digital technology and the Internet have rocketed mankind into a new universe of speed and access to information. Unfortunately, the same technology has made it easier to infect the news …


Biologist makes wildlife a priority for 35 years

He apologized for having a wild-game potluck retirement party Nov. 21 while some hunting and fishing seasons were still under way. “I don’t want to take from anybody’s time in …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Bob Jateff, WDFW district fish biologist from Omak, notes a few Okanogan County lakes open for catch-and-keep rainbow trout fishing on Tuesday. Rat Lake near Brewster, and Big …