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Fishermen ‘having a ball’ on Methow River

Fishermen ‘having a ball’ on Methow River

By Mike Maltais
Anglers can sometimes be folks of few words when the talk turns to fishing holes, lure types and catch sizes, so they have to make those words count. “They’re just having a blast,” is how Lance Rider of The Outdoorsman sporting goods store in Winthrop describes the current success fishermen...
Special coho-Chinook-steelhead seasons open

Special coho-Chinook-steelhead seasons open

By Mike Maltais

A special season for coho salmon on the Methow River opened Saturday (Oct. 4) and will continue through Nov. 30 on that portion of the river from its mouth upstream to its confluence with the Chewuch River at Winthrop. A concurrent season for Chinook will also open on …

Hunting seasons begin; salmon coming up Columbia River

Hunting seasons begin; salmon coming up Columbia River

Sept. 1 marked the beginning of archery deer season, the first major hunting season of the year. And while salmon move to a calendar all their own, an estimated run of 1.5 million chinook and hundreds of thousands of Coho are moving up the Columbia River according to sources at the Washington State Department of...
Big salmon, steelhead runs expected

Big salmon, steelhead runs expected

Strong runs of salmon and steelhead that are predicted in the Columbia River this year are getting the attention of sports fishermen this summer. Some 281,000 adult summer steelhead are expected to move upriver in the Columbia in the coming weeks, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). As always, anglers are...
Fishing day

Fishing day

Saturday (June 14) was free fishing day for kids at the Winthrop National Fish Hatchery. Activities included fishing for big trout, a fish-cleaning station, and a live beaver on display.
Sports briefs: June 11, 2014

Sports briefs: June 11, 2014

This week: Bike Rodeo at Pearrygin Lake and Free fishing for kids at Winthrop hatchery
Big trout planted in area lakes in honor of Father’s Day

Big trout planted in area lakes in honor of Father’s Day

Alta Lake and Conconully Reservoir will be two fisheries to pay particular attention to this Father’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday (June 14 – 15), thanks to a special stocking effort of large trout at those two Okanogan County lakes. Alta and Conconully are two of 20 lakes around the state where fish hatchery crews from the...
Sinlahekin celebrating 75 years of protecting wildlife

Sinlahekin celebrating 75 years of protecting wildlife

The lakes, wetlands, meadows and shrub-steppe around Loomis, in northern Okanogan County, were deemed of such importance to mule deer that Washington state created its first wildlife area there 75 years ago. Today the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area contains 14,314 acres in a deep glaciated valley, plus another 8,500 acres in two other units. To celebrate...

Fish Tales

Photos from opening day of fishing season, 2014.
Lowland lake opener predicts creels of trout at local spots

Lowland lake opener predicts creels of trout at local spots

By Mike Maltais

If weather and water conditions combined with hatchery plants and holdovers are reliable indicators, the lowland lake trout season opener Saturday (April 26) promises to be a good one for anglers headed for local hotspots.

It’s “the biggest …