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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.


Fishing on the Snake back on in Washington

Washington opened a limited spring chinook season on the Snake River on Tuesday and welcomed the return of fishing following a nearly six-week hiatus.


CaughtOvgard: Ratfish, the weirdest fish around

Picture the weirdest fish you can think of. Nope. Weirder.


Despite delay opening day brings smiles for Spokane turkey hunters, anglers

In most ways, Tuesday was like any other opening day.


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 7

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 7


Out-of-state fishing license sales remain suspended

A reader emailed, wondering if her husband’s out-of-town brothers should postpone their yearly Lake Roosevelt trip scheduled for the end of May.


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 30

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 30


Spring chinook fishing season launches to shallow numbers

Spring chinook fishing season opens on some Idaho rivers Saturday amid stay-home orders that allow for outdoor recreational activities.


Caught Ovgard: Simple fishing in complex times

The trout ripped line from my probably too-loose drag, as I battled it ever closer to my net. Ordinarily, nothing short of a sunbathing supermodel calling my name could distract …


UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 23

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 23


Idaho fishing towns object to Columbia River study

Business leaders from some of Idaho’s smallest towns located along some of its best salmon and steelhead rivers are telling the federal government that angling is vital to their economies …


UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 16

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 16


Number of large trout in Madison River declines, biologists unsure why

The number of large brown and rainbow trout in the upper Madison River has declined below 20-year averages, and fisheries biologists are unsure why.


UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 9

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 9


UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Washington fishing closure extended; spring turkey season on hold

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended a fishing ban and put the the spring turkey season on hold.


UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Idaho suspends sale of some nonresident hunting and fishing licenses

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commission suspended the sale of some nonresident fishing and hunting licenses, tags and permits Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 2

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 2


Idaho Fish & Game sets fishing limits, waiting period for elk tags

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners greenlighted spring chinook fishing seasons and flashed a “proceed with caution” signal for those who plan to apply for controlled elk hunts.


Washington fishing closure necessary to slow spread of virus, draws ire of anglers

The decision Wednesday to close fishing throughout the state sent waves throughout Washington’s angling community.


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 26

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 26


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Statewide fishing ban ordered by Washington wildlife managers

All recreational fishing and shell fishing will close Wednesday at midnight.


Mayfly hatches are signs of healthy waters, good fly fishing

If you’ve ever wondered about the water quality in a stream, river or lake you are fishing, just ask a mayfly.


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 19

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 19.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 12

Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for March 12


Anemic chinook return predicted for Snake River

Anglers can expect another ho-hum year for spring and summer chinook returning to the Snake River and its tributaries, according to a forecast from a group of state, tribal and …


Lake Roosevelt commercial fishing fee kerfuffle resolved

Concerns about a new fee for commercial fishing guides have been mostly resolved after a meeting between guides and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area staff on Feb. 3.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 13

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 13


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 6

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 6


New fee on commercial fishing guides causing a kerfuffle on Lake Roosevelt

A new fee on commercial fishing guides is causing a kerfuffle on Lake Roosevelt.