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Idaho satisfies all angler desires

North Idaho lakes have a little bit of everything, from perch to state-record tiger muskies, and from joy to sorrow. Bright spots include numerous lakes full of panfish eager to bite a baited hook, regardless of who’s tending the rod at the other end. Examples …

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Fishermen get fill of walleye at Moses

“Peak” isn’t a common desert term, except at Moses Lake, a 6,800-acre splash among sand dunes where biologists have documented peak walleye populations, and the season’s peak walleye feeding activity is late May and early June. Nearby Potholes Reservoir also produces good walleye fishing, along …

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Chewelah-area fly lakes aren’t up to par

Two fly-fishing-only lakes north of Chewelah on the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge are off their game this year but the future is promising. McDowell Lake (33 acres) received a major makeover last summer. State and federal agencies cooperated to drawdown the lake. They …

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These lakes have lures of their own

Some lakes in the region have special attractions for certain types of anglers. Bead Lake north of Newport, for example, has lake trout and a small kokanee fishery, but it’s prized by anglers willing to put in considerable time to fish deep for freshwater ling.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2007

State assumes last resort

Nine Mile Resort on Lake Spokane opened for the season Friday, a couple of weeks earlier than normal and under new management. Riverside State Park has signed a 30-year lease with Avista Utilities to manage the resort, which is on the south side of the …

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It pays to always be prepared

A Spokane fly fisherman caught a once-in-a-lifetime North Idaho experience in Tepee Creek Monday, and we’re not talking about cutthroat trout. The angler asked to remain anonymous because … ahem … he doesn’t want his boss to know he was out fishing.

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It wasn’t exactly business as usual at the base of Wanapum Dam for Spokane fishing guide Dave Grove on Tuesday. The opening day of the upper Columbia River salmon season dawned with 45 boats circling before sunrise in the eddy caused by the powerful flows …

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