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Outdoor writer Dave Graybill banks on Banks Lake for producing walleye

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: If I was going to be in the area and not at the Outdoor Expo in Tri-Cities I would be headed for Banks Lake to do some walleye fishing. I spent the day there on Monday and had a...

Public invited to make proposals on future freshwater fishing rules

Folks who’d like to see improvements in freshwater fisheries around Puget Sound and the coastal areas should submit their ideas to state Fish and Wildlife by March 31. These proposals affect all fish species outside of salmon for freshwater areas of the Puget Sound and coast, including their rivers, streams or lakes. Ideas can be...

Daily steelhead catch limit increases beginning Sunday on Kalama River

A larger than expected hatchery steelhead return to the Kalama River will allow anglers to keep more fish in their daily catch limit beginning March 1 until further notice. Those fishing on the Lower Kalama from boundary markers at the mouth to 1,000 feet below fishway at the upper salmon hatchery will be allowed to...

State’s first wildlife service dog and his handler retire from chasing bears

SEATTLE (AP) — It's retirement time for a Washington state Fish and Wildlife officer and his canine partner, who have spent years helping to save and protect problem bears and other wildlife. KING-TV reports (http://is.gd/zbEX4Y ) that Officer Bruce Richards is retiring after 41 years of service. His Karelian Bear Dog, Mishka, will stay with...

Mammoth catfish caught in Italy, great white shark lurking off Wash. coast

There were a couple of “believe it or not” occurrences happening in the marine waterways, including one that came from clear across the globe in Europe and the other just along the surf line off Ocean Shores on the south-central Washington coast. The Associated Press reported Italian angler Dino Ferrari caught what could be a...