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Fishing/Hunting

Find the best local fishing spots and public hunting lands in the Columbia Basin!

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago

WBA tournament casts in the Basin

OTHELLO – The Washington Bass Association, composed of members from around the state, met at Potholes reservoir ...

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago
Hiking for trout: A walk in the mountains can take you to some great pools

With the snow melted in the mountains it’s the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail with a rod in hand to target trout.

Updated 1 year ago
Family friendly fishing tournament coming to MarDon Resort

Generally speaking, you need a boat to compete in a fishing tournament but one fun exception to this rule is the annual MarDon Dock Tourney, taking place at ...

Updated 1 year ago
Fish and Wildlife traps doves to prepare for hunting season

Hikers in the public hunting and fishing land west of Moses Lake may stumble upon something interesting scattered about the shrubsteppe this time of year – c...

Updated 1 year ago
Patience, equipment are vital to successful topwater bass fishing

If you are an angler, there are few things more awesome than watching a bass erupt out of the water and smash your lure.

Updated 1 year ago
Fish and Wildlife asks anglers to give fish a break

Because of record-breaking summer temperatures in Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is asking anglers to practice responsible...

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Retired Reclamation surveyor’s guide to recreation in the Basin

Dick Hemore, of the MarDon Resort area, a retired U.S. Bureau of Reclamation surveyor and hunting and fishing guide, has been exploring the Columbia Basin fo...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Preserving opportunity: Outdoor recreation through the eyes of a game warden, Part 2

MOSES LAKE — Sgt. Chris Busching of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife police stops next at the boulders lined up before the Crab Creek Overlook. A...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Preserving opportunity: Outdoor recreation through the eyes of a game warden, Part 1

“I want my kids to be able to hunt. I want your kids to be able to hunt,” said Sgt. Chris Busching of the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife police, dr...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Grant County’s carp: How they arrived and why they thrive in toxic algae

Common carp have large bronze-gold scales, barbels on each side of their mouths and serrated fins down their spines. According to the Department of Fish and ...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Carp for a cause: Bowfishing tournament cleans lake

The weather was less than optimal, sky dulled by clouds over a wind-chopped lake, making it difficult to see the big bellied bottom feeders. But that didn’t ...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Moses Lake Carp Classic returns Saturday

MOSES LAKE — Don’t let anyone tell you shooting fish in a lake is easy.

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Great bass fishing at Potholes

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is at 1041.15, which is 5.35 feet below full pool.

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Walleye tough, bass fishing good on Potholes Reservoir

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is 1,041.07 feet, rising 0.05 feet from last week and now 5.43 feet below full pool.

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Fewer kokanee at Lake Roosevelt

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

Updated 1 year, 3 months 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.