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Go Fishing 2013

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.


Stories

Blogposts


  • Mon., April 29, 2013, 6:35 a.m.

    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 …


  • Mon., April 29, 2013, 6:04 a.m.

    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 …


  • Sat., April 27, 2013, 8:32 a.m.

    First fish caught at 12:02 a.m. at Fishtrap

    FISHING — Eleven-year-old Cameron Earnshaw of Kennewick caught the first fish of the season off the docks at Fishtrap Lake Resort on Saturday — two minutes after the season opened …

Documents


  • NE Wash. opening day fishing report

    Washington Fish and Wildlife Department April 28, 2013, opening day fishing survey results and comments of local biologists on the top lakes in Spokane, Lincoln, Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.


  • Okanogan County opening day fishing report

    Washington Fish and Wildlife Department April 28, 2013, opening day fishing survey results and comments of local biologists on the top lakes in Okanogan County.


  • Grant County opening day fishing report

    Washington Fish and Wildlife Department April 28, 2013, opening day fishing survey results and comments of local biologists on the top lakes in Grant County.


  • 2013 Inland Northwest Fishing Map

    Regional map of fishing spots in the Inland Northwest.

Photo galleries


  • A boy’s first fish

    After considerable effort and a few near misses at Williams Lake, Quinn Connacher, 6, of Spokane caught 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. He didn’t care about 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.