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FISHING -- Extremely low returns of steelhead this season have prompted Washington to restrict steelhead fishing to catch-and-release on the main Snake River this season. In some Snake tributaries, such as the Grande Ronde, the emergency rules will allow a daily limit of one adipose...
In the face of a dismal steelhead run, Idaho canceled its harvest season this fall and instead will implement rules allowing only catch and release.
Henry’s Lake near Island Park, Idaho, upheld its reputation for producing big trout last month as ice fisherman Kazen Cromar, age 10, caught a 22 inch brook trout to set a state catch-and-release fishing record.
FISHING -- Most western states have a take on rules and ethics involved in catching and releasing fish, especially trout. Idaho and Washington are among them. With Montana's general stream fishing season opening Saturday, the state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department has released a...
Idaho and Washington have conflicting state laws that demonstrate how people separated by a border – even fishermen and biologists – can be ruled by opposing beliefs. Anglers continue to be confused and conflicted about the differing fishing regulations, especially the stands the two states take on handling wild steelhead and salmon.
FISHING -- Anglers and scientists are promoting a descending device that saves fish that are released after being hooked in deep water and reeled up to the surface. Anglers have winced at the bulging eyes and swim bladder protruding from the mouth of fish caught...
Steelhead anglers in southeastern Washington could be required to keep all hatchery steelhead they catch, including from the Grande Ronde River, if a proposed rule is adopted by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting comment on a package of proposed rule changes for recreational fishing. The retention requirement is designed to reduce the number of hatchery fish that would compete on spawning areas with wild steelhead.
A lightweight tool that makes it a snap to release fish caught with a barbless hook is being produced by members of a Spokane fly fishing club who say it could save countless fish in catch-and-release waters. The Runje Releaser, designed in the 1980s by the late Mike Runje, became standard equipment on the float tubes and pontoons of many Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club members.