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Go Fishing 2011

A guide to fishing lakes and streams in the Inland Northwest, including a map of the region’s fishing waters and a guide to fishing with kids.

Year-round fishing a success

Opening day is a thing of the past for anglers in the Idaho Panhandle. “People will be getting used to our new rules this year as we’ve pretty much gone to year-round seasons with just a few exceptions,” said Jim Fredericks, Idaho Fish and Game Department regional fisheries manager.

In brief: Seminars, events for anglers

Catch up on 2011 fishing activities scheduled in the Inland Northwest in this collection of brief items, from fly fishing gear swaps and walleye tournaments to kid fishing events.

Opening day not same everywhere

There's no single opening day for fishing in Washington. Fishing seasons open throughout the year, including major waters that open on March 1, April 1 and, of course, the popular lowland trout season that opens the “last Saturday in April.”

Something for everyone

Eastern Washington has hundreds of fishing waters with various mixes of fish species to suit the taste of any freshwater angler. Trout priority lakes, such as Badger, Fishtrap, West Medical and Williams, are treated every 10-15 years to kill competing species such as sunfish so generous plants of trout fry will thrive.

Landers: Fishing report includes plenty of positives

Some people just assume fish will be teeming in the rivers and lakes when they get the urge to pick up a fishing rod, just as they were last year and the years before that. But fish are like any crop. They have good and bad years, and with humans impacting virtually every place fish exist, they often need assistance to flourish.

Anglers reel in details on quality fishing lakes

Some people just assume fish will be teeming in the rivers and lakes when they get the urge to pick up a fishing rod, just as they were last year and the years before that. But fish are like any crop. They have good and bad years, and with humans impacting virtually every place fish exist, they often need assistance to flourish.

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