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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

New redband trout sculpture in Peaceful Valley honors Spokane River’s past, future

Advocates for a healthy Spokane River gathered in Peaceful Valley on Wednesday to celebrate the installation of a newly commissioned sculpture of one of the river’s few remaining native species, …

Hangman Creek tree planting scheduled

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Spokane Falls Trout Unlimited will be planting trees on the upper reaches of Hangman Creek on Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Spokane Trout Unlimited working to restore Hangman Creek, return salmon to their native waters

In a long steel container hundreds of salmon fry flit about in coordinated flight. Above them 10 volunteers from the Spokane chapter of Trout Unlimited peer at the tiny fish, …

$20 million granted for ecosystem studies

Idaho’s public universities will split a $20 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at better understanding how keystone organisms adapt to changing environmental conditions.

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Poachers kill about a dozen redband trout on Spokane River

Britten Jay, a guide at the Silver Bow Fly Shop, came across a terrible sight Monday. Roughly a dozen dead redband trout floating in the Spokane River near the wastewater …

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018

Glover Field, which honored Spokane’s third mayor, renamed Redband Park

Since 1917, a patch of grass in Peaceful Valley has carried the name of one of Spokane’s founding fathers. Now, it is being renamed after an even more ancient resident: …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017

Indians’ ‘redband’ rally for another win – this time off the field

A redband rally got one more win for the Spokane Indians this year.

Trout Tale: In the world of minor-league sports, the Spokane Indians dream bigger than the rest

Mid-game promotions are the lifeblood of minor-league sports. Spokane’s show a social consciousness that you just don’t see at other ballparks.

UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

Spokane’s signature fish continues to struggle as new campaign raises awareness

Though it isn’t listed as endangered or threatened, Spokane’s native redband trout is not doing well. As the Spokane Indians baseball team launches a new awareness campaign, experts and local …

UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

Spokane Indians roll out a new campaign to rally fans around the team – and a cause

The Spokane Indians unveiled a new promotional campaign Wednesday, including a new rally mascot and alternate jerseys, to keep fans cheering into the sixth inning. Branded around the redband rainbow …

Muddy waters: Hangman Creek cleanup essential to Spokane River health

Hangman Creek’s muddy water contributes to water-quality issues in the Spokane River; new efforts are underway to clean up the creek.

Outpeople: Abrahamse shares passion for catching and conserving trout

From a lifelong pleasure of trying to outwit fish, Spokane angler Bill Abrahamse also became hooked on conservation. “I was looking for a way to give back, looking at different …

Out & About: Fly fishing films benefit for Spokane River redband trout

Local anglers are bringing an acclaimed collection of fly fishing films to Spokane as a benefit for river access and research projects to boost

Groups petition for higher summer flows in Spokane River

State officials must do more to protect summer flows in the Spokane River, which will face increased challenges from climate change and population growth in years to come, environmental groups …

Landers: Doubling Roosevelt trout limit could preserve wild redbands

Lake Roosevelt trout anglers may soon be doubling their fishing pleasure under a proposal to conserve the Columbia River’s wild redbands. The limit for catching hatchery rainbow trout may be …

Graduate student focuses study on smallmouth bass

Tyler McCroskey, a part-time fly-fishing guide, smiled as he delivered the unsettling briefing to the 20 anglers he’d invited to float the upper Spokane River. “I have my fisheries scientist …

Wild redband trout could disappear without protection

Wild redband trout in Lake Roosevelt need more distinction to survive, researchers say. Without a little more protection, the native redbands could disappear from the fishery dominated by the abundant …

Spokane River’s flow model challenged

Nearly 2,000 people wrote to the Washington Department of Ecology when the agency was developing flow rules for the Spokane River last fall. Some discussed how Spokane’s urban river looked …

Instream flow rule proposed for Spokane River’s main stem

Keeping enough water in the Spokane River at critical times for fish and recreation is the focus of the state’s new effort to adopt instream flows for the river. Instream …

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 …

July big month of transitions for Inland Northwest fly fishing

The Spokane region caters to eclectic angling persuasions. Within a few minutes or a few hours of driving are standout fly-fishing attractions for several trout species plus panfish, bass and …

Fish pose whitewater park hurdle

A white-water park planned near downtown Spokane has some anglers worried about the park’s possible effect on the river’s native redband trout population. Redbands – named for a stripe that …

Redband fighting for survival

The fish thrashed in Jason McLellan’s grip, its olive-green body a blur. Distinctive scarlet bands – visible in flashes – ran down its sides. “Relax, relax,” said McLellan, a fisheries …