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International Fly Fishing Festival comes to Seattle on Thursday

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at the Tini Bigs Lounge and Hula Hula, 100 Denny Way in downtown Seattle. The festival will show short and feature length fly-fishing films produced by professional film makers from all around the world. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wild Steelheaders...

Good mix of trout, wallere and kokanee to catch in several eastside lakes

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: The early spring weather has anglers out on the water much sooner than most years, and fishing for a variety of species is very good already. Anglers are finding the water level very low at Lake Roosevelt, which is...

Steelhead fishing wraps up after Tuesday in some northeastern Washington rivers

The steelhead and whitefish fisheries will be ending very soon in six north-eastern Washington rivers. This includes the upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow, Okanogan and Similkameen rivers, which will all close to fishing one hour after official sunset on Tuesday, March 31. In a news release state Fish and Wildlife says the closures are necessary...

Potholes Reservoir region fishing action heats up with the spring-like weather

Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Annie Meseberg at the MarDon Resort: Early spring weather has been amazing in Central Washington. With 70 degree temperatures coming to the Potholes Recreation Area we can only predict another memorable March fishing weekend. Bass fishers are reporting late day surface water temperatures in...

Washington Fly Fishing Club’s spring casting classes start in April

The Washington Fly Fishing Club is hosting two fly-fishing classes: A six-week Beginning Fly-Casting Class is held every Thursday, and starts April 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Green Lake Casting Pier.  The class is taught by Federation of Fly Fishing Certified Casting Instructors helped by other WFFC members.  Cost is $60,...

Dig this: Landmark coastal razor-clam season to get even better with more dates

A grand coastal razor clam season got even better with additional digging dates in April and May. “There has never been a season as good as this one dating back to 1989,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager. “I was at Mocrocks (March 22), where just about everyone had...

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill says “no fooling” about April 1 eastside trout opener

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: The popular “April Fools” opening of many lakes in the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge is coming up next week, and hundreds of anglers will be heading here to take advantage of good early-spring fishing. Two of the most popular...

Coastal razor clam digs at four beaches approved for early April

The next coastal razor clam digs have been approved to begin on April 4 on four beaches. Digging is open during morning low tides only, and closed each day after noon. Dates are: April 4 (low tide of 0.6 feet at 7:23 a.m.) at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis; April 5 (0.3 at...