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Aquatic biologist Rick Hafele has professional insight on trout diets.Photo courtesy of Rick Hafele (Photo courtesy of Rick Hafele / The Spokesman-Review)
Aquatic biologist Rick Hafele has professional insight on trout diets.Photo courtesy of Rick Hafele (Photo courtesy of Rick Hafele / The Spokesman-Review)


Angler explains what bugs trout

What: “Understanding Emergers,” free program on fly fishing with aquatic insect patterns.

Who: By Rick Hafele, aquatic biologist and fly fisher from Gresham, Ore., sponsored by Spokane Fly Fishers.

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where: St. Francis School, 1104 W. Heroy St.


Race for the dogs

The Doggie Dash, a six-legged event for skier-dog teams on groomed trails, is set for 9 a.m. next Sunday, starting at the Winthrop Town Trailhead.

Info: (509) 996-8080; www.mvnordic.com .


Wilderness first aid

Learn “Wilderness First-Aid” techniques geared especially for backcountry adventurers and group outdoor leaders at an in-depth, 16-hour course set for Feb. 28-March 1 at Gonzaga University, taught by instructors from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

Cost: $185.

Contact: Todd Dunfield, e-mail dunfield@gonzaga.edu.


Big-game night

“It’s a great night to share with your sweetheart,” said Harry Williamson, coordinator for the Safari Club International annual fundraising banquet set for Saturday evening at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley.

The event, which falls on Valentine’s Day this year, encompasses guns, game and elegance to raise money for wildlife conservation projects.

Advance tickets required: 981-9153.


Outdoor expo debuts

The first annual Sportsman’s Exposition is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Bonner County Fairgrounds in Sandpoint, sponsored by The Men’s Alliance of Christian Churches.

Outdoor vendors and outfitters will have booths, plus food. A fishing pond for kids and a full schedule of hunting and fishing seminars are planned.

Info: Dave Lotze (208) 263-9887 or Larry Book (208) 263-7416.


Best fishing times

Lunar tables from the U.S. Naval Observatory. Be fishing at least one hour before and one hour after peak times. Applies to all time zones.

(* indicates best days.)

Through Feb. 15

Today: Noon —

Monday: — 12:25 a.m.

Tuesday: 12:55 a.m., 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday: 1:40 a.m., 2:05 p.m.

Thursday: 2:30 a.m., 2:50 p.m.

Friday: 3:15 a.m., 3:35 p.m.

Saturday: 4:00 a.m., 4:25 p.m.

* Next Sunday: 4:50 a.m., 5:15 p.m.

See the Hunting-Fishing Report every Friday in Sports

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