Fishing

Fishing season opens tomorrow

April 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

The general lowland lakes fishing season opens tomorrow, Saturday, April 27. We have mentioned this before, but a day trip is worth the effort.If not fishing, take the family to Park Lake, but check other lakes on the way. Notice all the ca...

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Fishing prospects continue

April 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

This is the third in a series of columns about the fishing prospects in Eastern Washington lakes.Perch Lake Another small lake in Sun Lakes State Park, Perch Lake has limited shore fishing but is ideal for someone with a small boat or float...

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March 1 opener is upon us

March 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today, Friday, March 1, is the March 1 opener for fishing on several waters in Washington. This is the first of several fishing opening seasons in the Columbia Basin.The March 1 opener can be a big deal in the Columbia Basin. The weather is...

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March 1 opener a week from today

February 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

A week from today, Friday, March 1 at midnight, the March 1 opener will begin. This is the first of several fishing opening seasons in the Columbia Basin.The March First opener can be a big deal in the Columbia Basin. The weather is the big...

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Dryside Fly Fishers meeting next week

February 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Dryside Fly Fishers is the local fly-fishing club. They have been in existence for…, well, for a long time. The history of the club needs to be researched. For now, just know they are alive and well these days.Tera Redwine reports the n...

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Chinook fry found to replace lost fish

December 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Remember this from last week’s Hunting and Fishing report?Chinook fry lost after power outageAs many as 6.2 million chinook salmon fry died last weekend when a windstorm cut power to the Minter Creek Hatchery in Pierce County and the facili...

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Chinook fry found to replace lost fish

December 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Remember this from last week’s Hunting and Fishing report?Chinook fry lost after power outageAs many as 6.2 million chinook salmon fry died last weekend when a windstorm cut power to the Minter Creek Hatchery in Pierce County and the facili...

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Special hunt permit results online

June 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

The special hunt permit results are online, as this column last week noted the results would be out soon. The easiest way to check the results is to go to the Fish and Wildlife website.Raffle permit huntsThe next drawing is for the raffle p...

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Still more hunting prep tips

June 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

This is the last in a series about preparing for hunting season.Don’t forget shotgun practiceTime should also be spent breaking clays. There are many clay pigeon throwers these days, besides the hand throwers.A buddy has a thrower he hooks ...

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Free Fishing this weekend

June 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

No more excuses. Make a lunch, pour the family into the vehicle and go fishing. No fishing license? No problem, at least on this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. This is what Fish and Wildlife terms Free Fishing Weekend.A fishing license...

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