Stories tagged: Sprague Lake
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Gulls devour hatchery trout released at Sprague Lake
A Spokane Fish Hatchery manager says the staff will review procedures after small trout released in Sprague Lake last week became the main course for a feeding frenzy of gulls.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 5 a.m.
100 years ago at Sprague Lake: Cold snap a boon for ice company
From our archives, 100 years ago A brutal cold snap in the region was excellent news for the J.F. Piper Ice Plant in Sprague.
Sun., July 26, 2015
Field reports: Badger Lake rehab proposal presented
FISHING – A proposal for using rotenone to restore Badger Lake into a standout trout-fishing lake will be presented at a public meeting on Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the Spokane …
Thu., April 23, 2015
Sprague Lake offers anglers rare opportunity to catch healthy-size hatchery steelhead
The one-time bounty of steelhead stocked in Sprague Lake last year is catching on with anglers. “They’re doing really well and are certainly contributing to the fishery,” said Randall Osborne, …
Sun., May 25, 2014
Hatchery trucks dumping steelhead into Sprague Lake
About 369,000 steelhead smolts are being stocked into Sprague Lake to avoid wasting hatchery fish that landed in limbo as a result of a Wild Fish Conservancy lawsuit. “We have …
Sun., Oct. 20, 2013
Out & About: Spectacle bluegills released in Sprague Lake
OUTFISH – Sprague Lake recently received a plant of about 2,000 adult bluegills netted from Spectacle Lake in Okanogan County. Marc Divens, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department warmwater fisheries biologist, …
Thu., July 25, 2013
Newlyweds searching for lost dog near Sprague, Wash.
A pair of Seattle newlyweds recently married in Spokane are searching frantically for their dog, lost after a rollover accident near Sprague Lake last week. Sarah Cressey, 21, had just …
Sun., June 2, 2013
Out & About: Free fishing offered in Idaho, Washington
OUTDO – Washington and Idaho are among the many states offering free fishing – no fishing license required – next weekend.
Tue., May 21, 2013, 4:51 p.m.
Man dies in Sprague Lake boating accident
A man has drowned in a boating accident Tuesday afternoon in Sprague Lake, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office reported.
Thu., April 11, 2013
Bluegills arrive at Sprague Lake
Sprague Lake is in a transition this year as it’s weaned from a lunker trout fishery and emerging as a hot spot for bass and panfish. Bluegills that were in …
Thu., May 17, 2012
Landers: Contest gives anglers incentive to hit the water
Anglers have extra incentive to go fishing at a few choice waters this season. Several contests have the potential to pad wallets along with boosting egos.
Thu., April 12, 2012
Derby taps free-fishing
A prize totaling $500 awaits the angler who catches the biggest trout on June 9 during the first Sprague Lake Trout Derby. Fishermen have boated some huge rainbows out of …
Sun., Oct. 17, 2010
Creating warmwater fisheries takes time at Sprague Lake
Three years after Washington’s largest fisheries rehabilitation project, Sprague Lake is just barely kicking into gear. As predicted.
Tue., April 20, 2010
Officials identify drowned Sprague Lake fishermen
Two Spokane fishermen who drowned in Sprague Lake last week were identified Monday as 72-year-old James Kindlespire and 53-year-old Virgil Phillips.
Mon., April 19, 2010, 2:06 p.m.
2 men who drowned in Sprague Lake identified
The Spokane fishermen who drowned in Sprague Lake have been identified as 72-year-old James Kindlespire and 53-year-old Virgil Phillips.
Fri., April 16, 2010, 4:48 p.m.
2 Spokane men dead after boat capsizes in Sprague Lake
Two Spokane men were found dead in Sprague Lake today after their boat capsized.
Thu., April 15, 2010
Sprague’s west end restricted
Anglers will have new rules to observe after May 1 as they pursue the still-developing fishery at Sprague Lake. Surviving rainbow trout stocked after the 2007 lake rehabilitation have grown …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2010
Sprague Lake issue stirs debate
Sprague Lake’s value as a fishery and a wildlife sanctuary will be scrutinized next week when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission votes on fishing rule changes. State wildlife biologists …
Thu., Jan. 14, 2010
Sprague proposals irk anglers
A proposal to protect shorebirds and waterfowl by changing a wildlife reserve boundary at Sprague Lake has caused consternation among fishermen. Anglers are not the only ones confused about a …