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Columbia Basin warmwater fisheries highlighted


Joey Nania, 17, of Liberty Lake, is a rising star on bass fishing tournament circuit. Photo by Joel Nania
 (Photo by Joel Nania / The Spokesman-Review)
Joey Nania, 17, of Liberty Lake, is a rising star on bass fishing tournament circuit. Photo by Joel Nania (Photo by Joel Nania / The Spokesman-Review)

FISHING — Much is written about the excellent trout fishing in the Columbia Basin. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife publishes pages of fishing prospects and stocking schedules to help anglers stay on top of these destinations for rainbows.

However, the majority if the waters are filled with warmwater species, such as bass and perch, and the Columbia Basin's warmwater fisheries biologists aren't being left in the dust.

Some of these waters provide excellent spiny ray fishing. Size them up for yourself with this handy guide the warmwater biologists




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