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Idaho mulls fall chinook season

Idaho Fish and Game officials are polling anglers to get their opinions on potential rules designed to balance salmon fishing with catch-release steelhead fishing, in preparation of a possible fall …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 8

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 8


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 1

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for August 1


Clearwater River could see fall chinook fishing, if Idaho is awarded permits

The Clearwater River could see a fall chinook fishery in the coming months, and Idaho Fish and Game officials want public input to help shape its structure.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 25

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 25


Popularity of magnet fishing grows in Spokane despite muddy legal, ethical waters

Gaunt and heavily tattooed with smoke (from the cigarette dangling between his lips) nuzzling the bill of a filthy Portland Trail Blazers hat, Greg Pruett is about the last person …


Projects to help fish: Salmon recovery efforts highlighted in Yakima Basin

Cowiche Creek is a good place to start when it comes to salmon and steelhead success stories in the Yakima Basin.


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 17

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 17


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 11

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 11


WDFW seeks applicants for Game Management Advisory Council

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking applicants for its Game Management Advisory Council.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 4

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for July 4


Coeur d’Alene hunting, fishing program showcases disabled hunters, anglers

Since 2014, Brett Surplus has known he wanted to start a hunting television show. But the Rathdrum resident also knew he didn’t want to follow in the footsteps of the …


Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 27

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for June 27


Newman Lake access closed June 24, 25 for treatment

In an ongoing effort to fight invasive weeds, public access to Newman Lake will be closed June 24 and 25.


Anglers get unexpected crack at Idaho spring chinook

In a surprise move, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened spring chinook salmon fishing on a portion of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River east of Kooskia on …


Increased cutthroat survival shows value of pike suppression in Lake Coeur d’Alene

The killing of predatory northern pike in Lake Coeur d’Alene has started to pay dividends for cutthroat trout, according to fishery managers.


Ferry County outdoor festival aims to bring recreation, money to one of Washington’s poorest counties

Emily Burt knows the dollar value of sweaty and thirsty outdoor enthusiasts better than most. As the co-owner and founder of Republic Brewing, Burt is used to seeing trail weary …


Idaho spring chinook season comes to close

Idaho Fish and Game officials have closed spring chinook fishing on the lower Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, bringing an unexpected early end to the disappointing season.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Plan to expand hunting, fishing in wildlife refuges revealed

The Trump administration is announcing what it calls a major expansion of hunting and fishing in the nation’s protected wildlife refuges.


Chinook return ‘changing for the worse every day’

Fisheries managers for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say the return of spring chinook to Clearwater River Hatcheries continues to slip and is projected to fall further behind …


The use of mothballs to ward off rodents from cars parked at Corn Creek Boat Launch may be effective, but it’s still illegal

A clever hack being used by river runners to protect their cars at the Corn Creek Boat Launch on the upper Salmon River has drawn the ire of officials on …


Chinook salmon fishing in Clearwater River basin closed

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game closed chinook salmon fishing in the Clearwater River basin because of low returns of adult chinook.


Prized non-native trout are getting the ouster from the Snake’s South Fork, and fishery administrators are asking for acceptance

Patrick Kennedy cradled a massive trout, the kind of fish an angler can remember forever.


Anglers reel in derby trout during opening weekend

Washington anglers caught 142 derby trout last weekend during the opening days of the lowland lake season. In total 1,018 tagged trout were stocked across the state.


Wild and Scenic Film Festival lands in Spokane

Join the Spokane Riverkeeper and Mountain Gear at the Garland Theater (924 W. Garland Ave.) on May 2 for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.


Washington hunting, angling fee increase fails; WDFW faces $7 million deficit

A bill that would have increased hunting and angling fees for the first time since 2011 was not approved by the Washington Legislature.


John Myers: How to safely catch, land, dehook and release

The email stood out among dozens waiting in the inbox on a Monday morning, and then a phone call came to rub it in.


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 25

Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 25


Meager numbers of returning chinook has state fishery managers wary

Spring chinook managers and anglers find themselves in a familiar position, wondering if the meager counts of fish passing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River signal a late run, a …


With goldfish gone, West Medical Lake stocked with trout, rainbows in advance of spring opener

After being overrun by goldfish, fish managers took the final step in restoring West Medical Lake’s trout fishery, last week.