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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 …


Out & About

Beasts a burden for fisheries OUTLAW – While road hunters are an issue in modern days, anglers apparently have had their issues with mixing their sport with transportation.


Fishing & Hunting

Fly fishing Bead-head nymphs, streamers and the usual midge patterns are accounting for a lot of big trout at Rocky Ford. Sprague and Amber lakes have also been kind to …


Out & About

OUTSTANDING – Two rare white sightings came from Montana this fall: An albino black bear – 4 years old and 150 pounds – was captured by Montana Fish, Wildlife and …


As rush subsides, steelheaders revel in the wake of a record run

The Snake River’s record run of steelhead has been parading upstream and delivering pleasure and profit from the mouth of the Columbia upstream 800 miles to the Salmon, Idaho, area— …


Steelhead releases could be cut back

Is the bounty of hatchery steelhead moving up the Snake River too much of a good thing? Fishermen certainly don’t think so, and that’s why resentment is simmering on the …


Steelhead dream comes true at last

I’ve long nurtured the dream of catching the iconic symbol of the Northwest, the wily steelhead trout. Previously on these pages, I have chronicled my pathetic attempts to achieve this …


Animal lovers should stop sending money to zealots

I took a beating in the letters-to-the-editor pages a few weeks ago for pointing out the threat national-scale animal rights groups pose to the sports of hunting and fishing. Now …


Boasts help agents bag braggarts

A big ego is a poacher’s Achilles’ heel. Wildlife enforcement agents are well aware that the greediness that leads to illegally shooting a trophy animal usually is accompanied by a …


Tri-Cities teen is Junior World Bass Champ

Jake Cook, 18, caught nearly twice the amount of fish as his nearest competitor in the national competition.


Hunting + fishing

Salmon and steelhead If you haven’t planned a steelhead trip for this year, you’ll be kicking yourself come spring barbecue time as we’re not likely to see another run of …


Rig for a record run

Of all the steelhead fishing techniques, none is quite so simple as the cast-swing-step rhythm of fishing a fly. The fish-catching part isn’t always so easy, but the method is …


Shrimp bait color, scent are recipe for success

A trail of pink and purple stains runs along the floor of the Water’s Edge Tackle Shop in Clarkston. The handle on the front door is stained, as are the …


Poachers caught fishing near hatchery

Three Kennewick men caught fishing in closed waters have been charged in Franklin County District Court on several counts involving theft of salmon and steelhead from a state fish hatchery …


Easy does it, steelheader says

Steelhead fishing is best when it’s simple, says Orofino, Idaho-area fishing guide Kyle Jones. Like a growing number of anglers, Jones, who also works at Camp, Cabin and Home in …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing The Methow’s Miller Hole opened up on Wednesday. This is the easiest piece of the Methow to fish, and just about as close to a sure thing as …


Kennewick men accused of illegal fishing on Snake

Three Kennewick men are accused of stealing 22 fish, including three wild steelhead and two wild Chinook salmon, from a state fish hatchery collection site on the Snake River, officials …


Out & About

Fly fishers take on steelhead Lewiston fly-tier Leroy Hyatt and Spokane fishing guide Sean Visintainer will present a free program about steelheading on the Clearwater and Grande Ronde rivers Wednesday, …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Trout fishing on the main Salmon River in Idaho is giving many anglers a lot of fun. The section between Clayton and Stanley is fishing well. A hatch …


Out & About

18 hours bags Kettle Crest Trail Four hikers recently marched the entire 45-mile length of the Kettle Crest Trail and called it a day.


GAME ON!

This is shaping up to be a hallmark year for steelheaders, with the return of sea-run trout at near-record levels. Through Tuesday, 127,413 steelhead were counted at Lower Granite Dam, …


Hunting + fishing

Fly fishing Amber Lake trout are holding deep, though there is a lot of evening activity on the surface. Try a gray Serendipity in front of the launch.


Steelheading opens Tuesday on Upper Columbia

A huge run of steelhead has prompted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to open the Upper Columbia and five tributaries to steelhead fishing starting Tuesday.


Out & About

World-record bass caught in Japan OUTCAST – The world-record largemouth bass that trophy anglers have been stalking for decades from Florida to California apparently has been caught – by a …


Methow River fishing closes

Washington fisheries officials call an abrupt end to trout fishing in the Methow River to prevent incidental catches of steelhead that could prevent a steelhead season during this year’s huge …