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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 …

Fly fishing club to meet

Fly fishing club to meet

The Methow Valley Fly Fishing Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (April 22) in the Liberty Bell High School library. The meeting is open to the public. Jeff Korth, regional fisheries manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, will discuss rules and regulations governing lakes and rivers in Region 2, which...
Steelhead fishing to close on local rivers

Steelhead fishing to close on local rivers

The Columbia River and tributaries above Rock Island Dam, including the Methow and Okanogan rivers, will be closed to fishing for steelhead one hour after sunset on Monday (March 31), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced. Other rivers that will be closed to steelhead fishing include the Wenatchee, Icicle and Similkameen rivers. The...