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Wednesday, December 12, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Don’t sleep on ‘late’ fishing area lakes

Worries that spring flooding would ruin this season’s fishing at stocked trout lakes in the Spokane region never panned out, at least not at Williams Lake.


High mountain lakes lure summer anglers willing to hit the trail

A mountain lake is worth the hike for an angler seeking a break from searing summer heat. Heading out with a backpack and a pack rod on a national forest …


Kokanee or mackinaw: Which will anglers prefer for Priest Lake?

Anglers attached to fishing Priest Lake tend to fall into two camps that are being asked to make a decision. One group favors a return to the good old days …


Chapman Lake public access remains limited

Chapman Lake, a once-popular trout, bass and kokanee fishery south of Cheney, will remain closed to drive-in public access this season.


Badger, Williams likely to be top trout waters on opening day

Something really weird happened this year with the triploid hatchery trout stocked as a bonus in some Spokane area trout lakes. “The triploids (sterile) we get from Trout Lodge hatchery …


Spokane Valley guide proclaims April ‘awesome’ for fly fishers

April is the month in which everything wakes up on the region’s streams, and for that reason alone it may be the “most awesome month” for fly fishermen, a Spokane …


New, unpublished fishing rules apply to trout at Lake Roosevelt

Anglers have to go beyond the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet to be legal when fishing portions of Lake Roosevelt this spring.


Rainbows hefty for Nov. 25 fishing openers at Hog Canyon, Fourth of July lakes

Good fishing for rainbow trout will greet anglers at two winter fishing lakes poise to open Friday, according to fisheries biologists who sampled the lakes west of Spokane this week.


Kootenai River improvements put shine on fall fishing

With schools rolling into high gear along with sports, hunting and salmon seasons, September is a prime month to go trout fishing, especially on the Kootenai River.


Lake Roosevelt trout released from net pens earlier than preferred

Signs of stressed and dying fish caused fish managers to release trout earlier than desired from some of the net pens scattered along Lake Roosevelt this week.


Rocky Ford Creek increases in volume, pleasing anglers

A good thing is flowing through central Washington’s prized desert fly-fishing-only spring creek – more water.


Landers: When you find it, Cutthroat Creek worth the journey

Despite alarmingly low flows and high water temperatures reported in many Western trout streams last week, the Royal Wulff and Renegade Benevolent Society found plenty of room for optimism at …


Special event hooks kids on fishing

If the cheerful squealing of kids catching their first fish was all the reward dozens of volunteers needed, they were well paid on Saturday. “If they’re like me, they’ll squeal …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The sports section declared, “Trout Anglers Are Now Joyful.”


Far-flung fly fishing in Russia

Don Childress of Sandpoint fondly recalls being among the first Westerners to cast a fly in Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula steelhead and trout streams, where the smallest rainbow of the …


Deep drawdown: Lowering water levels test patience and ingenuity of local fishermen

Spokane anglers Jim Kujala and Dave Ross kicked butt on Lake Roosevelt rainbows all winter, catching their five-fish daily limits in as little as 20 minutes occasionally with the help …


Anglers young and old turn out for season’s opening day

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 …


Opener could be big day

Dozens of Eastern Washington lakes managed for trout will open to fishing on April 27, and one of the standouts will be a Spokane County lake that was totally fishless …


Northeastern trout lakes have nice variety

Northeastern Washington trout lakes have something for everyone, especially this year. Here are the headliners for 2013, according to Bill Baker, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department fisheries biologist


Blast and cast all in a day

A spring cast-and-blast trip might spell the ultimate weekend for the all-around sportsman, combining wild turkey hunting with the best time of year to catch trout in the region’s lakes. …


Spokane Fly Fishing School teaches lasting lessons

Enrolling in a Spokane-based fly-fishing school in 2007 gave Mike Berube two enduring assets: the skills to catch fish on a fly and a peer group to help him thrive …


Fly-fishing films focus on adventure

Thirteen action-packed fly-fishing films featuring fish ranging from Idaho trout to whoppers in the European nation of Georgia are being packaged into a two-hour show coming to Spokane. The 2013 …


Out & About: Researchers to net mackinaw at Priest Lake

Lake trout studied at Priest Lake FISHING – Coinciding with a debate about future management of the Priest Lake mackinaw fishery, the Idaho Fish and Game Department is joining a …


Fishing book author John E. Moore writes from experience

John E. Moore isn’t content to catch a mess of fish out of a few honey holes. The Mount Vernon angler prefers the thrill of discovery, catching a few fish …


July big month of transitions for Inland Northwest fly fishing

The Spokane region caters to eclectic angling persuasions. Within a few minutes or a few hours of driving are standout fly-fishing attractions for several trout species plus panfish, bass and …


Landers: Rock Lake rescue provides vital lesson

Two Spokane anglers at Rock Lake last week pulled in a couple of big ones they can’t get out of their minds. “We saved two lives,” David Shields said. “I …


Browns toughies of trout family

If the trout family had a gangster-like relative, it would be the brown trout. This is a fish that likes to hang out in dark places – like under logs …


Secret society reports back on mind-bending fishing trip

The Royal Wulff and Renegade Benevolent Society gathered for a daring service project on Cutthroat Creek 10 days ago. This week, downstream anglers clearly have been reaping the benefits as …


Deputies, agents patrolling for boating violations

Lowland lakes in Washington are expected to be busy this weekend with the opening of trout fishing season on Saturday, and Spokane sheriff’s deputies said they will be on patrol …


Once again, Spokane-area lakes offer high success rates

Many families have made traditions of venturing to Spokane region lakes that open to fishing on the last Saturday of April. About 20 lakes in Spokane County are stocked with …