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Prized non-native trout are getting the ouster from the Snake’s South Fork, and fishery administrators are asking for acceptance

Patrick Kennedy cradled a massive trout, the kind of fish an angler can remember forever.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019

Kids cast their lines at city pool stocked with rainbow trout

The rainbow trout writhed in the water as 5-year-old Mason Lynch reeled it in. The drag on the reel was set low, but with his grandmother Lu Ann Glasser’s help, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

State of the lake: Pend Oreille fishery continues to improve but threats remain

The Lake Pend Oreille fishery continues to improve with kokanee, rainbow and bull trout populations growing. However, the positive progress remains threatened by two aquatic species: walleye and mysid shrimp.


Prize money being offered to thin South Fork rainbow trout

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has placed a bounty on South Fork rainbows, giving anglers an incentive to keep more of them to thin their numbers. The prize …


Bait fishermen master the method

Bait fishing as practiced by two veteran Lake Roosevelt anglers rises to an art form.


Unguided anglers lured by adventure of eight-day, fly-in, Alaska float trip

Southwestern Alaska could be the most convenient place in the United States for a fly fisher to go wild. Bush pilots equipped to land on lakes, rivers or tundra operate …


Field reports: Badger Lake rehab proposal presented

FISHING – A proposal for using rotenone to restore Badger Lake into a standout trout-fishing lake will be presented at a public meeting on Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the Spokane …


Brine recipe should bring tears to cooks’ eyes

For my last fishing trip in Washington, I wanted to revisit where I started six years ago: Clear Lake. Yet in my many trips throughout the area, I had never …


Photo: Somewhere over the rainbows

Stocking up: Jade Helm, of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, stocks 5,000 catchable-size rainbow trout in the West Medical Lake on Wednesday, to spice the action for anglers …


Landers: Redbands in upstream battle

The Spokane River, and some of its native inhabitants, were in the spotlight Tuesday and Wednesday as a wide range of scientists, policy makers and industry leaders convened for the …


Landers: Redbands in upstream battle

The Spokane River, and some of its native inhabitants, were in the spotlight Tuesday and Wednesday as a wide range of scientists, policy makers and industry leaders convened for the …


Landers: Lake Pend Oreille anglers hooked on bounties

Sport fishermen who base out of Hope, Idaho, during summer have made it their job to purge mackinaw from Lake Pend Oreille. Since 2006, the Idaho Fish and Game Department …


Landers: Lake Pend Oreille anglers hooked on bounties

Sport fishermen who base out of Hope, Idaho, during summer have made it their job to purge mackinaw from Lake Pend Oreille.


Expensive gamble offers salvation to Lake Pend Oreille fishing

A once-popular Lake Pend Oreille angling season is making a comeback after a multimillion-dollar decade of controversial efforts to revive fabled kokanee and trout fisheries from the brink of collapse. …


Huge rainbow trout pigging out in Clearwater’s North Fork

There are some huge fish lurking in the North Fork Clearwater River below Dworshak Dam, and they aren’t steelhead or salmon. A few anglers have hooked into absurdly fat rainbow …


Idaho trout studied, too

Fisheries research is being conducted on several species in North Idaho, including studies on rainbow trout that may help fish mangers adjust stocking schedules to give anglers the most bang …


Rainbow trout carry pot of gold

Some lucky angler could pull a rainbow trout worth $1,000 out of Lake Pend Oreille this summer. Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently implanted micro-tags into the heads of …


Bounty out for Lake Pend Oreille rainbow trout

Some lucky angler could pull a rainbow trout worth $1,000 out of Lake Pend Oreille this summer. Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently implanted micro-tags into the heads of …


Anglers think deep at Rufus Woods

Last year’s outrageously good fishing has toned down to simply good fishing for porky rainbows in the Columbia River waters of Lake Rufus Woods. Tens of thousands of trout that …