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Stories tagged: trout

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

2 Idaho-based trout farms combine in acquisition deal

Idaho trout farm Riverence Holdings has announced the acquisition of its larger competitor Clear Springs Foods and now controls the majority of the market share in the state

Bass creep: Could smallmouth threaten the Yellowstone River’s iconic trout?

They launched the raft close to dawn and rowed down the Yellowstone River, trying to move quickly. The three U.S. Geological Survey researchers on board had a few stops to …

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: 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, …

Anglers reel in derby trout during opening weekend

Washington anglers caught 142 derby trout last weekend during the opening days of the lowland lake season. In total 1,018 tagged trout were stocked across the state.

With goldfish gone, West Medical Lake stocked with trout, rainbows in advance of spring opener

After being overrun by goldfish, fish managers took the final step in restoring West Medical Lake’s trout fishery, last week.

Yellowstone biologists making headway against lake trout

The war is still being waged against lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, but fisheries biologists are seeing new trends that offer optimism, and anglers hunting cutthroat trout are seeing more …

Colville Tribe stocking trout

The Colville Tribe’s Fish and Wildlife Department is stocking several popular northeastern Washington lakes.

Fish Black Friday for big rainbow trout

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving.

West Medical Lake will be purged of fish this week

Over the next week, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff will purge West Medical Lake of fish using rotenone, a naturally occurring pesticide.

No daily catch limit for trout at West Medical Lake

There will be no daily catch limit for trout through Oct. 7, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife news release.

Coalition seeks new water management for Montana’s Bighorn River

Calling one of Montana’s most famous trout fishing streams “at risk,” a coalition have joining together in a concerted push for new water management.

Yellowstone Park says it’s winning against non-native fish

Researchers trying to preserve native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park say they are on track to eliminate non-native fish from Yellowstone Lake in about a decade.

State crews stocking lakes with millions of trout

Trout-stocking crews are planting fish throughout Washington state in preparation for the April 22 opening of fishing season.

Rainbows hefty for Nov. 25 fishing openers at Hog Canyon, Fourth of July lakes

Good fishing for rainbow trout will greet anglers at two winter fishing lakes poise to open Friday, according to fisheries biologists who sampled the lakes west of Spokane this week.

Yellowstone National Park sees increase in lake trout kill

BILLINGS – Yellowstone Lake has had another record year for lake trout removal after about 366,000 of the nonnative trout were netted and killed to make way for the fishery’s …

Two trout lakes drained for repairs in Stevens County

Water levels at two trout fishing lakes in the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are being lowered for fall construction projects.

Small rainbows remain mystery to anglers, biologists

Those small blotchy-sided rainbow trout that enthusiastically greet fly fishers’ dry flies on Idaho’s famous cutthroat streams are a bit of a mystery even to biologists.

Montana to destroy half million hatchery trout

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is destroying half a million hatchery trout because of disease concerns.

Wildlife officials to track trout in Upper Klamath Lake

Oregon wildlife officials are stitching radio transmitters to redband trout in Upper Klamath Lake in order to help inform watershed restoration.

Fish hatchery suspected as a source of PCBs in the Spokane River

A state-owned hatchery on the Little Spokane River uses fish food containing cancer-causing PCBs, and its wastewater should monitored as a pollution source, river advocates say.

Regional fisheries manager John Whalen blended fishing, conservation

John Whalen says issues related to conserving native fish species dominated much of his work during 16 years as regional fisheries manager in Spokane. “There’s a lot going on,” he …

Drought prompts fishing limits on 38 rivers in Washington

Reacting to reports of drought-related dead and stressed fish, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officials are enacting fishing restrictions involving 38 rivers, including the Spokane River. The Kettle River near …

Landers: When you find it, Cutthroat Creek worth the journey

Despite alarmingly low flows and high water temperatures reported in many Western trout streams last week, the Royal Wulff and Renegade Benevolent Society found plenty of room for optimism at …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The sports section declared, “Trout Anglers Are Now Joyful.”

Anglers find fish willing on opening day

Saturday’s opening of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season was blustery, wet and cold, but anglers who toughed out the conditions were handsomely rewarded. Overall, Spokane-region lakes produced some of the …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Maud DeLaney was a former Spokane laundry worker turned “girl pioneer.”

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 …

Cooking your catch: A new spin on rod and reel cooking

Downriver, along the western horizon, the sun lay a soft boil atop pine-hemmed mountains, a tangency that spoke the harsh truth: quitting time. Creel count: zero. Lures and streamers lost …

Kootenai River projects beckon anglers

A new public access on the Kootenai River at the Montana-Idaho border opens the door for anglers to sample recent trout fishery improvements. Meanwhile, a new Kootenai Tribe hatchery being …