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Fishing/Hunting

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Updated 2 weeks, 4 days ago

WDFW examines fishing on Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — Anglers on Moses Lake in 2020 spent around 77,000 hours casting their lines for fish, both from the...

Updated 1 year, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 9 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, 9 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.

Updated 1 year, 9 months 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 1 year, 10 months 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 1 year, 11 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 1 month 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.