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

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WDFW commission puts brakes on plan to remove bag limits on bass, walleye

The Fish and Wildlife Commission put the brakes on a plan to remove statewide bag limits on warmwater fish – including bass and walleye – on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

Walleye ‘catch and kill’ regulations instituted in Montana

All walleye caught on the Thompson chain of lakes in Lincoln County must be killed immediately and the entire fish turned over to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks under an …


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.


$50,000 is swimming in Lake Pend Oreille

Walleye anglers on Lake Pend Oreille and surrounding waters could catch more than just the tasty fish starting March 1.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018

Surging Lake Pend Oreille walleye population has biologists, some anglers, worried

A surging walleye population in Lake Pend Oreille has biologists, and some anglers, worried.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017

Montana investigators trace origin of illegal fish

Wildlife investigators have used a kind of biological fingerprinting to unravel the origin of a pair of walleye illegally introduced in a northwestern Montana lake.


Walleye picking up slack for Columbia salmon anglers

This spring chinook season in Southwest Washington was so flaky – with the high streamflows by mid-March and low Bonneville Dam counts – that I only made one trip for …


Landers: Idaho Panhandle reluctantly accepts walleye as ‘here to stay’

Some anglers are thrilled to reel in non-native species such as walleyes in the Inland Northwest where God, in His infinite wisdom, chose not to put them. Fisheries biologists have …


Anglers ready to compete in 23rd annual Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament this weekend on Lake Roosevelt

The Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament on Lake Roosevelt was held in July when it debuted 23 years ago. “It was moved it to June to avoid the hot weather,” laughed …


Criticism of record walleye misguided

Most people who’ve seen the photo in Wednesday’s paper of John Grubenhoff holding the Washington-record 20.32-pound walleye he caught in the Columbia River are amazed and congratulatory. But a surprisingly …


Landers: Record walleye draws unfair scrutiny

Most people who’ve seen the photo in Wednesday’s paper of John Grubenhoff holding the Washington record 20.32-pound walleye he caught in the Columbia River are amazed and congratulatory. But a …


Record 20.32-pound walleye caught by Pasco man on Columbia River

A walleye weighing 20.32 pounds caught in the Columbia River on Friday is a pending Washington record. John Grubenhoff, 57, of Pasco was fishing in the McNary Pool near the …


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 …


Walleye limits increase to help bring balance

Anglers can pretty much catch Lake Roosevelt walleyes to their heart’s content this year under liberalized regulations designed to bring their populations into balance. Since April 1, the walleye daily …


Field Reports: Fishing rule changes on commission agenda

WILDLIFE – Updates on proposed fishing rules changes will be presented by state fish managers at the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Feb. 8-9 in Olympia. Proposals affecting Eastern …


Panhandle a mixed bag

Unlike last year, Idaho’s 2012 seasons and rules are not changing significantly for Panhandle anglers, but the fishing opportunities continue to evolve. Walleyes have gained significant ground in Lake Pend …


Tribe puts Lake Roosevelt walleye on table - for dinner, debate

“What’s the deal with the bounty the tribe is offering on walleye at Lake Roosevelt?” asked someone in the gathering of area schools at Davenport. The Spokane Tribe’s fish program …


Fishermen get fill of walleye at Moses

“Peak” isn’t a common desert term, except at Moses Lake, a 6,800-acre splash among sand dunes where biologists have documented peak walleye populations, and the season’s peak walleye feeding activity …