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Water returns to Pacific Lake near Odessa, also trout

FISHING -- For the first time in more than 15 years, Pacific Lake north of Odessa, Washington, is full of water -- good news that didn't escape the region's fisheries biologists. A winter and spring of far-above average precipitation has brought back a hint of...

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 normally are nice fish running around 1.5 pounds,” said Randy Osborne, Washington Department of Fish and wildlife district biologist. “This year, for whatever reason, they’re running 4 pounds.”

Tucannon Lakes ice-free for March 1 opener; most Basin lakes ice-capped

FISHING -- With the exception of Lenice Lake, most Columbia Basin trout lakes will be capped with ice when Washington's first lowland lakes trout season of the year opens on Wednesday. However, the eight impoundments along the Tucannon River are ice-free, stocked with hatchery rainbows...

Fly fishers put muscle into improving Amber Lake boat launch

FISHING -- Preparing for the March 1 fishing opener for selected waters in the region, Spokane area fly fishers are working this week to improve the rough boat launching site at Amber Lake southwest of Cheney. Amber is a quality trout-fishing lake prized by fly...

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 about 881,000 smolts to salvage from Puget Sound hatcheries and it isn’t easy to find them new homes,” said Chris Donley, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Program manager.

Northeastern lakes heat up early: ice-off ahead of schedule for fishermen

A few northeastern Washington lakes are known for pumping out some of the state’s top catch rates during the opening week of the lowland lake fishing season. Even more lakes will be in good conditions for Saturday’s opener. “The ice came off some of the lakes sooner this spring,” said Bill Baker, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist.

Landers: Aerator should solve fish problem

West Medical Lake is churning with the promise of great fishing when the 2014 season opens on the fourth Saturday of April. Thanks to local fly fishing clubs, a new aerator was switched on in October and will run until ice-off as a winter-kill insurance policy.

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.