Posts tagged: fishing lakes
FLY FISHING — Washington Fish and Wildlife Department fisheries biologist Randy Osborne recently fished southwest Spokane County’s Amber Lake and reeled in this example of why anglers might want to wet a line there before the season closes at the end of November.
The lake is open for catch-and-release angling under selective gear rules and a prohibition on internal combustion motors.
FISHING — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fish hatchery crews will be stocking 10,000 triploid rainbow trout in 20 lakes just before Father’s Day weekend, June 15-16.
“This is the second straight year we’ve stocked trout before Father’s Day, and this year we’ve doubled the number of fish and added six more lakes to the list,” said Chris Donley, WDFW Inland Fish Program manager.
Selected lakes in this region to be planted with the bright 1.5-pound trout include:
Of course, previously stocke fish will be providing good fishing in other lakes. The triploids simply boost the excitement at the chosen lakes.
Fishing licenses can be purchased online.
See fish stocking details, by county and lake.
FISHING — Lake Coeur d'Alene is ranked the best Northwest bass fishing lake and No. 11 in the nation in the new Bassmasters magazine rankings of the top 100 bass fisheries in the United States.
No. 1 in Bassmasters 2013 rankings is Lake St. Clair, Michigan
FISHING — Despite strong winds that picked up by late morning, Saturday's opener of Washington's lowland trout fishing season produced some excellent fishing throughout much of Eastern Washington.
Click on the documents below to see the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department's opening day survey results and comments of local biologists on the top lakes from Grant County east to Pend Oreille county.
FISHING — I feel sorry for parents who don't take their kids fishing. They don't know what they're missing.
See a few hints about what they're missing in my Sunday story about Saturday's opening day of Washington's lowland trout season
Please enjoy this short photo sequence of Quinn Connacher, 6, of Spokane, as he works at Williams Lake to catch his first fish.
Once the trout was netted, the boy got a huge high five before he pranced and danced in celebration on the Bunker's Resort dock.
To heck with the five-fish limit. As soon as his stepfather gathered their minimal gear, the boy made a beeline up to the campground to show off his prize.
The rainbow may have grown a little larger by the time he finished telling the story.