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Which fish 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 of fishing for abundant kokanee and cutthroat trout. The other group generally prefers the current abundance of delicious shrimp-fed mackinaw. Which would you choose? CH

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 of fishing for abundant kokanee and cutthroat trout. The other group generally prefers the current abundance of delicious shrimp-fed mackinaw averaging 15-25 inches long, and maybe a shot at catching a trophy mack.

Fly fishing film ‘Convergence’ ticket to great fishing trip

FISHING -- Watching a 12-minute fly fishing movie and picking a favorite quote -- that's all that's required to cast your name in the hat for some GREAT prizes, such as two nights of lodging and a day of guided fly fishing with TroutHunter on...

Lake Roosevelt deep drawdown continues; rainbows on slow bite

FISHING -- It took a little patience, but Lake Roosevelt gave up two limits of five plump, red-meated rainbow trout to my fishing buddy Jim Kujala and me on a damp but pleasant Monday. We used a boat to access several shore fishing area and...

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.”

Trout anglers finding plenty of water and some fish, too

FISHING -- Fishermen are finding PLENTY of water at the region's lakes that are open so far this season, with more trout lakes to open April 22. Coffeepot Lake's water level is well above the boat ramp, in stark contrast to last year when anglers...

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...

Spokane River angler catches officer’s attention

FISHING -- Angler Sean Zenishek, left, caught the attention of a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement officer on the Spokane River today, but it wasn't about the fish. Zenishek landed the 23-inch brown trout while spin-fishing from shore. About the time he was...