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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Working vacation for fishing guide

The Grande Ronde River in June offers the rare pleasure of hot fishing and no crowds – a treat that’s savored as much by a fishing guide as it is …


Reel Time Fishing guide migrates to tap peak runs

Angling is in Toby Wyatt’s blood. At 39, the Clarkston-based guide handles a fishing rod with the grace of an artist swishing a paint brush.


Lake Roosevelt bass escape new liberal limits

Smallmouth bass get preferential treatment among exotic predators in Lake Roosevelt. Starting April 1, the daily catch limit on walleyes increased from eight fish a day to 16 fish a …


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 …


John Day River provides excellent bass fishing

A bass twitched off the hook and nearly fell into Steve Fleming’s lap. “There’s a cloud above me, and it’s raining fish!” Fleming joked.


Take your limit, please

Smallmouth bass are becoming one of the region’s most abundant fisheries, and fish managers say anglers should make a point to take home limits of smallmouths whenever they can from …


Anglers could improve fisheries by developing taste for smallmouth bass

The Inland Northwest has a love-hate relationship with smallmouth bass. The feisty imports are multiplying like weeds, taking a firm hold in Priest Lake and displacing native species from habitat …


Help yourself to smallmouth bass

Forget the catch-and-release ethic when it comes to smallmouth bass. The non-native fish are sporty on rod and reel, and fisheries managers in North Idaho and Washington encourage anglers to …


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 …