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Fishing/Hunting

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

Updated 4 days, 9 hours ago

Cold to stay

MOSES LAKE — Of course, it’s that time of year, and the first snowfall of the season Tuesday night closed school...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Cold weather means tough fishing at Potholes

The current water level on Potholes Reservoir is 1040.4 feet, dropping 0.35 feet over the past week.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Shooting fish: Moses Lake Carp Classic has eyes on growth

MOSES LAKE — “Disneyland.” That’s how Ty Swartout described Moses Lake.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Let's go fishin': What you need to know about licenses

MOSES LAKE — With the arrival of spring, it’s time to get out your pole and net, clean off that boat and get ready to go fishing.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Fishing potential promising for local anglers in 2022

COLUMBIA BASIN — The fishing this spring at Potholes is, in a word, excellent.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Columbia River spring Chinook salmon fishing season looking up

OLYMPIA – A news release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Feb. 23, shows that Columbia River Chinook salmon returns are up over 30,000 ...

Updated 10 months ago
The Washington Outdoors Report: Spring bear hunt, new commissioners, fishing

In November, half of the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission went against the advice of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly S...

Updated 1 year, 3 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 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, 6 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, 6 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 ...