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Idaho steelhead forecast remains poor

Steelhead anglers and fans of the fish hoping for better returns this year, especially for the large B-run fish, may want to lower their expectations.


For nearly a half century, Larry Cassidy has helped guide the political decisions affecting fish and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

When he looks back at his nearly five decades of fish and wildlife related public service, one memory stands above the rest for Larry Cassidy.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 20

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 20


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 6:05 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 13

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 13


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 6

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 6


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 5:48 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 30

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 30


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 12:19 a.m.

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 23

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 23


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 16

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 16


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 9

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 9


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 2

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 2


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to stock 147,000 trout

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will stock roughly 147,000 trout in Washington lakes this fall, according to a news release.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 11

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Oct. 11


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

With climate change warming Washington’s waters fish are left seeking a place to chill

The heat blanketing the Spokane region didn’t just send us two-legged mammals scurrying for cooler climes. Fish in the Spokane River also sought refuge as the air temperature neared 103 …


No more ‘Kings of the Columbia’: Chinook salmon much smaller, younger these days, study finds

They used to tip the scales at 80 pounds: June Hogs they were called. The kings of the Columbia River. But the big chinook that used to lumber up and …


Removing carp from Lake Spokane mixes science, grunt work

Reducing the number of carp in Lake Spokane to improve water quality is not only rife with complications, it’s also ripe.


Yellowstone dam, fish bypass OK’d; court approval needed

Federal officials have approved a $57 million dam and fish bypass on Montana’s Yellowstone River but construction can’t proceed until a judge signs off.


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.


Snake River sockeye recovery plan released

Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for Snake River sockeye salmon, a species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s.


Field reports: Big bass haul at Long Lake Classic

FISHING – Lake Spokane (aka Long Lake) produced some eye-opening stats during a May 2-3 tournament organized by the Spokane Bass Club. Justin Cox and Ben Schilling weighed in a …


Boundary Dam relicensing will boost recreation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week approved a new 42-year license for Boundary Dam on the Pend Oreille River north of Metaline Falls. Built in 1967, Boundary is the …


Landers: Vocational education opportunity at Colville hatchery

Stevens County commissioners and a vocational teacher say getting into a cutthroat business could spawn a rainbow of opportunity for area students. On Jan. 11, the Washington Fish and Wildlife …


Washington issues advisories for toxins in fish

Specific types of fish from the Upper Columbia and Pend Oreille rivers contain toxic chemicals according to analysis of two recent studies that’s prompted a new fish consumption advisory this …


Anglers embrace season as dozens of lakes open for fishing

Night owls made the first casts at 12:01 a.m. Saturday to ring in the opening of Washington’s lowland fishing season. Docks at Fishtrap and other popular camping-fishing lakes were lined …


Wildfires can be a boon to fisheries

Fishermen need not fear the impact of fire on their sport.


Fish-Wildlife Commission chair still learning despite multiple degrees

NASELLE, Wash. – Meet Miranda Wecker, environmental lawyer, spartina eradication expert, enthusiastic mountain biker and skier – and new chair of the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Six weeks into …


Walle Quickly Becoming A Most Cherished Game Fish

This is the year of the walleye in Eastern Washington. The fish that only transplanted midwest fishermen could identify 40 years ago is now one of the top game fish …


Cda Chinook Derby Has $1,000 Top Prize

Fishing The Spring Salmon Derby, sponsored by the Lake Coeur d’Alene Anglers Association, is set for next Saturday and Sunday, with prizes ranging up to $1,000 for the largest chinook. …