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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...
Pearrygin Lake State Park readies for another busy season

Pearrygin Lake State Park readies for another busy season

By Laurelle Walsh
The staff and crew at Pearrygin Lake State Park are gearing up for an April 1 opening and a 2014 season full of activities, events and camping. “We’re cranking up to get open on April 1,” a goal that is …

Steelhead fishing continues on Methow River

By Mike Maltais
The Methow River from its mouth upstream to the confluence with the Chewuch River remains open as do portions of the Okanogan, Similkameen and mainstem Columbia rivers.