Tuesday, May 30, 2023


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Updated 14 hours, 7 minutes ago

‘There were carp everywhere’

MOSES LAKE — Ty Swartout said I came close to spearing a carp, but I honestly don’t think so. “Oh, that was c...

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Solid ground?

A deer stands on the ice-covered waters of Banks Lake, near Coulee City, on New Year's Day. The lake is frozen enough for wildlife to cross and for fishing e...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Cold hunting

MARDON - The duck hunting has been tough this week with a lot of the small waters icing over, according to MarDon Resort’s Pete Fisher. Goose hunting has gon...

Updated 6 months ago
Cold to stay

MOSES LAKE — Of course, it’s that time of year, and the first snowfall of the season Tuesday night closed schools, left people with driveways and sidewalks t...

Updated 6 months ago
Join the kamp

MOSES LAKE - Echternkamps Guide Services provides hunting and fishing experiences highlighting the abundance in the Columbia Basin. “We are more concerned a...

Updated 6 months ago
Hanford Reach steelhead fishery closed

RICHLAND/PASCO — The Hanford Reach has closed its steelhead fishing and retention from Nov. 20 until further notice.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
After delay, Lower Cascade River fall fishing season opener set

MILL CREEK — Fishing will open Saturday on the lower Cascade River in Skagit County, according to a press release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The opening affects angling from the mouth o...

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Potholes Bass Club holds two-day tournament

OTHELLO – The Potholes Bass Club hosted its two-day tournament on the Potholes Reservoir over the weekend. “It was just a great weekend to be out there an...

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Potholes Bass Club hosts event this weekend

MOSES LAKE – The Potholes Bass Club will take to the Potholes Reservoir on Saturday for their two-day tournament, part of the typical schedule the club offer...

Updated 10 months ago
Lake Wenatchee and Wenatchee River to open for sockeye fishing amid strong returns

WENATCHEE – Amid a record return of sockeye salmon to the Columbia River, fishery managers in Washington’s North Central region announced that sockeye fishing will open on Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River.

Updated 10 months ago
WBA tournament casts in the Basin

OTHELLO – The Washington Bass Association, composed of members from around the state, met at Potholes reservoir this weekend for their Team Club Tournament o...

Updated 10 months ago
No Limit tourney sees more than 60, despite heat

OTHELLO – Spread across the Potholes Reservoir on Saturday were more than 60 anglers using kayaks in the No Limit Big Bass Power Hour. “It’s great,” said ...

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
No Limit fishing tourney set for Saturday

OTHELLO – The Big Bass Power Hour is coming to Potholes State Park on Saturday, presented by Native Watercraft. The tournament features anglers using kaya...

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
Grants created to get youth outside

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office will begin accepting applications Aug. 10 for grants to provide outdoor education and recreat...

Updated 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Sockeye fishing expands on Columbia River

OLYMPIA – Sockeye fishing will open from the Astoria-Megler Bridge on the lower river to the Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco, and daily limits increase from there to Chief Joseph Dam near Bridgeport on the upper rive...

Updated 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Chinook season extended in North Fork Nooksack River

NOOKSACK - A section of the North Fork Nooksack River has been opened for hatchery spring Chinook fishing and retention. The action took place yesterday, and continues to June 30, according to a press release fro...