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Thursday, November 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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St. Joe Remains Local Favorite

Idaho’s upper St. Joe River, one of the most scenic and productive cutthroat streams in the Northwest, has been the subject of numerous magazine articles and a few TV shows …


395-Pound Halibut Hooked In 18-Foot Skiff

Mike Golat had a big problem on his hands when he hooked a 395-pound halibut near Unalaska - there was no way he was going to get the giant flatfish …


Limits To Go Off Several Area Lakes Saturday

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department will have an all-you-can-catch clearance sale at eight Eastern Washington trout lakes beginning Saturday. Scheduled for rehabilitation this fall are Badger and Williams in …


Walle Quickly Becoming A Most Cherished Game Fish

This is the year of the walleye in Eastern Washington. The fish that only transplanted midwest fishermen could identify 40 years ago is now one of the top game fish …


Bird Watchers Convene

Hold your fire! Those aren’t government spies infiltrating the countryside with binoculars to their eyes this week. They’re birders convening in Spokane for the Western Field Ornithologist annual meeting, Thursday …


Columbia Chronicles Patrolling Lake Roosevelt Increasing Popularity Of Columbia River’s Lake Roosevelt Means More Boating Violators

1. Water hazards Anglers from Port Townsend, Wash., get indignant with ranger Terri Ray, who fined one of them $95 for keeping an illegal walleye. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review …


Hoard Of Fly Fishermen Expected To Descend On Chopaka For Weekend

For several years, many of the Northwest’s fly fishers have been saying Chopaka Lake, a mountain jewel tucked between two mountains 15 miles northwest of Loomis, is the best fly …


Survey Finds More Trout In The Mo

Electro-shocking surveys on the Missouri River below Holter Dam indicate both rainbow and brown trout are doing well, said a Montana fisheries biologist. Last fall, biologists surveyed a 5.6-mile stretch …


Idaho Prospects Brighten

Idaho will have its usual rich smorgasbord of fish species this year, and there are plenty of each species to provide excellent fishing. Anglers have the choice between all trout …


Kokanee Lure Night-Owl Anglers

Catching kokanee at night is as difficult as enticing a wary brown trout into taking a No. 20 midge pattern. A few anglers become experts. Most never know when they’re …


Spokane Man Boats Washington-Record Pike

Fred Ruetsch’s egg-laden northern pike dwarfs the mount of the Washington record caught 15 years ago by Bill DeMaris. Both came from Long Lake. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Despite Disease, Madison River Deserves A Whirl

Fly-shop operators, guides and businessmen in the West Yellowstone area, shocked when they learned that the whirling disease had killed most of the rainbows in Montana’s Madison River, have concluded …


Fishtrap Lake Rates Best Bet For Pan-Sized Trout

The fastest fishing for pan-sized trout in the Spokane region this spring and early summer likely will be at Fishtrap Lake. Although the long, narrow lake has a fast-growing population …


Palouse Lakes Offer Variety For Early Season Anglers

Near the university cities of Moscow and Pullman are three popular lowland impoundments that provide outstanding early season angling for a variety of fish. This time of year, anglers can …


Calling All Anglers

Phone numbers for fishermen: River levels


Large Fish Continue To Roll Through Columbia

Selective fishery lakes, such as Dry Falls, are loaded with big trout. Photo by Rich Landers/The Spokesman-Review


Grampa Gets To Pass On His Fly Tying Knowledge

When one of my three granddaughters, after watching me tie several chironomid pupa patterns, asked, “Grampa, will you teach us to tie flies?” I was amazed and delighted. Amazed because …


Lure Allure A.C. Plug’s Steep Price Is No Object To Diehard Bass Fishermen Who Say If It Works, It’s Worth It

Allan Cole never planned to start a bass fishing revolution. In fact, the Lancaster, Calif., resident was never much of a bass fisherman at all. Before 1990, Cole fished mostly …


The Mysteries Of Rock Lake The Fishing’s Good, But It Doesn’t Quite Stand Up To The Area’s Tall Tales

“Once a body gets down 200 feet or so, it will just stay there,” said Bob Peck, describing the potential fate of careless boaters on Rock Lake. “I hear they …


Crab Fisherman Enjoy Record Harvest

Non-Indian commercial crab fishermen enjoyed a record harvest and record prices for Puget Sound Dungeness crab this season.