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CaughtOvgard: Get over the rainbow

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Salmon anglers netting better returns of sockeye and chinook

Anglers in the Tri-Cities area set a harvest record for sockeye this month as the fish passed through en route to spawning areas in British Columbia. Upper Columbia anglers have …


UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 30

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 30.


UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 23

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 23.


UPDATED: Mon., July 20, 2020

Caught Ovgard: Musky vs. Muskie in heat of New Jersey

You’ve probably heard of musky. The “Fish of 10,000 Casts” is on every North American anglers bucket list but usually just disappoints.


Hooked: Fly fishing on the St. Joe River teaches patience for soon-to-be father

Although I grew up in Spokane, the last thing I would consider myself is an outdoorsman.


In brief: Spokane River access at TJ Meenach is open

Briefs: Spokane River access at TJ Meenach opens; Allen Lebovitz named DNR fire liaison.


UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 16

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 16.


Devil’s Creek Recreation Area lures hardy Fort Peck Reservoir travelers

Mapmakers cast a demonic spell over portions of the badlands southwest of Fort Peck Reservoir. The country’s rugged landscape must have conjured up hellish imagery. There’s Ghost Coulee, Deadman Coulee …


Commentary: When the world gets too loud, it’s time to go fishing

You don’t really know how to fish, but for some reason you’ve been doing it a lot during the pandemic. Maybe it’s because there’s no contention in fishing. Because you …


UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 9

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 9.


‘Ocean to Idaho’ follows migration of salmon from Pacific to central Idaho through immersive social media campaign

Outdoor journalist Kris Millgate spent a decade in TV news before starting her own production company, Tight Line Media, in 2006. Her latest project is an immersive experience which will …


CaughtOvgard: Anything goes on a private family farm pond

I love being the fun uncle. I really do. The chance to sit down and play whatever games a kid has cooked up in their imagination renews my spirit and …


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 2

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 2.


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 25

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 25.


Canyon Ferry walleye highlights family memorial for father

Sometimes a big fish means more than a trophy, a great memory or an unusual story. Occasionally, such an event carries an even deeper, spiritual meaning.


CaughtOvgard: Choose your character, but choose wisely

When it comes to fishing, stereotypes are very real. Make a mental tally next time you go fishing, and odds are, most everyone around you will fit into one of …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 18

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Lake Pend Oreille sees highest kokanee density in two decades

Fisheries researchers estimated that over 2.5 million adult kokanee occupied Lake Pend Oreille in the fall of 2019, the highest count on record since the mid-1990’s. As summer heats up, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 11

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


Recreational shell fishery scheduled to open June 8

WDFW announced beaches in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca are scheduled to open for recreational clam, mussel, and oyster harvest on June 8.


Washington fishing license sales reopen to out-of-state residents

Washington is once again selling fishing licenses to out-of-state residents, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced Monday.


Icicle River to open for hatchery spring Chinook

The WDFW instituted a rule change to open the Icicle River to retention of hatchery spring Chinook, starting on Friday.


CaughtOvgard: Anglers must become warriors for change

Fear has no place in my thoughts when I go to the water, and it shouldn’t have a place in the minds of any American legally recreating in the outdoors.


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 4

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 4.


Washington anglers can fish for free next weekend

Anglers can forget the fishing license June 6-7, but the WDFW is still asking everyone to remember to recreate responsibly for this year’s “Free Fishing Weekend.”


Updates to Columbia River summer salmon and steelhead fisheries

The WDFW issued a fishing rule change on Thursday, allowing sockeye retention and reducing the steelhead daily limit in portions of the Columbia River.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 28

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 28


CaughtOvgard: learning to catch a sucker

James Dyson sucked for a long time before he finally made something that didn’t suck only because — and this is important — it sucked.


UPDATED: Sat., May 16, 2020

Chinook season closed on Idaho’s Clearwater River

Idaho shut down its Clearwater River spring chinook season Wednesday in what has become a near annual exercise in frustration.