Stories tagged: trout fishing
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
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.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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 …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
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 …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
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.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 4 a.m.
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 …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
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 …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
New, unpublished fishing rules apply to trout at Lake Roosevelt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.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
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.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
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.
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
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.
Thu., July 16, 2015, 7:49 a.m.
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 …
Thu., May 7, 2015, 5:51 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 1, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The sports section declared, “Trout Anglers Are Now Joyful.”
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015, 6:12 a.m.
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 …
Thu., April 10, 2014
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 …
Sun., April 28, 2013
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 …
Thu., April 11, 2013
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 …
Thu., April 11, 2013
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
Thu., April 11, 2013
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. …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013
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 …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013
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 …
Sun., Jan. 27, 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 …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2012
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 …
Sun., July 1, 2012
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 …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2012
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 …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2011
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 …
Thu., July 7, 2011
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 …
Fri., April 23, 2010, 8:21 a.m.
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 …
Thu., April 15, 2010
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 …