FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014

Rose Lake access to close for construction

BOATING -- The public boat access site at Rose Lake, a popular North Idaho panfish and catfish lake southeast of Fourth of July Pass, will be closed for for about 60 days starting Saturday, May 5. Fish and Game Department officials say major improvements to...


It’s the buzz: fishing season opens Saturday

FISHING -- I just got off the air with KXLY radio host Bud Namek to discus Saturday's opening of Washington's lowland trout lake fishing season -- and the special advance coverage we'll be publishing Thursday in S-R Outdoors. See a preview of what "opening day"...

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

Should the state buy fishing access to Chapman Lake?

FISHING -- Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are taking public comment on a proposal to buy 80 acres of land to establish a public fishing access at Chapman Lake in Spokane County. Once a popular fishing destination, the 128-acre lake near Cheney has been inaccessible...

FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 2013

Big reason to fish Amber Lake before it closes

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...


Triploids to sweeten fishing lakes for Fathers Day

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...

MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

Eastern Washington’s top trout lakes surveyed

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...

A boy’s first fish: hooked on the moment

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...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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