Angling is in Toby Wyatt’s blood. At 39, the Clarkston-based guide handles a fishing rod with the grace of an artist swishing a paint brush.
Smallmouth bass get preferential treatment among exotic predators in Lake Roosevelt. Starting April 1, the daily catch limit on walleyes increased from eight fish a day to 16 fish a day with no size restrictions.
FISHING – Washington sport-fishing guides will have to meet basic requirements for first aid training, boat and business licensing and insurance under a law that takes effect July 28. Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed SB 5786 into law, requiring most applicants for a Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing guides license to have at least a valid:
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a four-day-a-week spring chinook fishing season Tuesday on short stretches of the Clearwater River and weeklong fishing on the lower Salmon, Little Salmon and Snake rivers. The seasons will open Saturday.
OUTPROFIT – Why should a fisherman work when there are so many opportunities to angle for dollars? Among them: • Mack Days, March 15-May 19 at Flathead Lake, with up to $150,000 in cash and prizes.
The fourth Saturday of April rivals any major holiday for Washington’s angling families. From across the state they rendezvous at designated lakes in advance, claiming campsites, often unleashing kids in the build-up to a weekend experience passed down through generations.
The fourth Saturday of April rivals any major holiday for Washington’s angling families.
The Spokane region is a hotbed for rental fishing boats, relatively speaking. Anglers heading out Satuday for the opening of Washington’s lowland lake trout fishing season can choose from two dozen resorts that rent boats at 16 different fishing lakes in northeastern Washington.
Fishing Washington ($23, moon.com), an staggering compilation of fishing information for virtually all significant fishing waters, was released in a revised seventh edition last year. Terry Rudnick, who’s been fishing across the state for decades, says he rewrote about 60 percent of the book this time around.
Steelhead anglers in the Washington-Idaho regions of the Snake River can expect decent fishing this season, although the early forecasts are a mixed bag. Fisheries managers are predicting a return of 291,000 A-run fish this year to the Snake and Upper Columbia, up from 192,000 counted at Bonneville Dam last year. So fishing’s likely to be better than last year, but not up to the 10-year average of 300,000 fish.
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...
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...
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 at midnight. Much more fun followed for the large family groups gathered for the annual...