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Fishing/Hunting

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Updated 1 week, 6 days ago

Fewer kokanee at Lake Roosevelt

Chris Donley, the regional fish program director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, talks about...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Rite of angling: Potholes Open takes to the water again

While the Potholes Bass Club holds seven tournaments a year, this is its 41st year doing an open tournament.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
It takes only one: Potholes sees largest fishing tourney in state history, says director

Northwest Bass held its second tournament on Potholes Reservoir Saturday, with the biggest turnout in state history.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Spring turkey general opener set for April 15

Spring turkey hunting, a reopening state park observatory and fishing for non-salmon species in the Columbia River are hot news this week.

Updated 2 months ago
Ready for a new season: MarDon Resort looks forward to a good 2021

As the ice disappeared from the surface of Potholes Reservoir in recent warmer weather, MarDon Resort in Othello started getting calls asking if the boat ram...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Hunting for the elusive rooster is getting tougher as the years go by

“How the mighty have fallen.” That might be a good epitaph to pheasant hunting in Washington state.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Rainbow trout biting around Roses Lake

After I tried my luck fishing for cutthroat in Monument Bay on Lake Chelan, I thought I had better check out Roses Lake. If you haven’t heard, there was a b...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Trap shooting event provides a bit of normalcy

The annual Turkey Shoot put on by the Cashmere Sportsman’s Association took place Nov. 15.

Updated 5 months ago
MarDon Fresh News – December 4, 2020

The current water level on the Potholes Reservoir is 1038.60 feet – up 2.01 feet over the past 10 days. The water temperature on the Potholes Reservoir is 41...

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Northwest Berkley Big Bass Tournament canceled

Northwest Berkley Big Bass Tournament on Oct. 3 at MarDon Resort on Potholes Reservoir has been cancelled this year after being postponed already this May. Marilyn Meseberg, an owner at MarDon Resort, said there ...

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago
Sportsman’s Warehouse annual Carp Derby begins today

MOSES LAKE — Sportsman’s Warehouse is launching its fourth annual Carp Derby, beginning today and lasting through July 24. First place for the biggest carp w...

Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Columbia River to open for Chinook salmon fishing this weekend

OLYMPIA — State fishery managers announced Thursday that the Columbia River will be open an additional four days for spring Chinook salmon fishing beginning today.

Updated 1 year ago
Restrictions in place as recreational fishing reopens statewide

Recreational fishing reopens today, with anglers reminded to follow guidelines and rules put in place to ensure safety.

Updated 1 year ago
Hunters can apply for special permit until May 18

OLYMPIA — Hunters can submit an application for a special permit between April 20 and May 18 for deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and fall turkey 2020 seasons in Washington.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
A mischievous kitten gone bad

This has happened twice to me during my lifetime. A kitten has gotten away from its owner and climbed a large tree in a campground.