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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Another Idaho record perch caught at Lake Cascade

FISHING -- Lake Cascade has produced another Idaho state-record yellow perch, this one weighing 2 pounds, 15.36 ounces to top the previous of 2 pounds, 11.68 ounces also caught in the reservoir north of Boise. The lunker perch --15 5/8 inches long with a girth...

EWU professor dies in climbing accident

Anna Dvorak didn’t like to waste time. By age 28, the former professional mountain biker had a doctorate in geography and a tenure-track job at Eastern Washington University. Her free time was spent outside, hiking, biking or mountaineering. “She never lived life with fear. She lived life fully,” said close friend Teodora Baba. “She loved to do everything fast.”

Idaho girl’s perch declared ice-fishing world record

FISHING -- An Idaho girl has landed a national fishing distinction. Tia Wiese, 12, of Eagle, caught a yellow perch weighing 2 pounds 11.68 ounces on March 1 at Lake Cascade. Shortly afterward, the fish was confirmed as the Idaho state record for the species....

A palatable quest for panfish

Panfish – perch, bluegills and crappie – are among the tastiest morsels naturally reproducing in the region’s lakes. The Spokane region’s perch lakes include panfishing lakes include Eloika, Bonnie, Downs, Liberty, Newman and Bear Lake, which is off Highway 2 and open only to youth and disabled anglers.

Hunting and fishing

Fly fishing The Spokane River got a pick-me-up with increased flows starting Tuesday as Avista began the annual drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Field reports: Illegal perch plant grim for Curlew trout

FISHING –The illegal introduction of perch into Curlew Lake has left state fish managers concerned about the future of a top trout fishery in Ferry County. Bill Baker, Washington Fish and Wildlife fisheries biologist said he caught a 6-inch perch in a fish sampling net this week.

Panfish tip scales of joy

Although they’re generally small, panfish – perch, bluegills and crappie – are among the tastiest morsels swimming in the region’s lakes. Spokane region top panfishing lakes include Eloika, Bonnie, Downs, Liberty, Newman and Bear Lake, which is off Highway 2 and open only to youth and disabled anglers.

Inland Northwest heaven for panfish anglers

Being anchored over a school of bluegills, crappie or perch is about as close to heaven as some anglers want to go. The Inland Northwest has an assortment of holy waters for panfish anglers. Here’s a mere sampling: