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Yakima River spring chinook fishery gets underway next month

A couple sections of the Yakima River will open next month for spring chinook fishing. The Yakima (section one) from the Hwy. 240 bridge in Richland (river mile 2.1) to the Grant Avenue bridge in Prosser (river mile 47.0) approximately 1,000 feet downstream of Prosser Dam will be open from May 2 through June 15....

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reminds anglers to be prepared before hitting the water

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: The biggest fishing weekend of the year is coming up and I hope you are all prepared. It is surprising how many people make arrangements for camping for their families, get the gear together, get the boat running and...

State Fish and Wildlife statewide lowland lakes trout opening day results

2015 Lowland Lakes Opening Day (April 25th) Trout Creel Results Chelan County Lake Name # Anglers Checked Total # Fish Kept Total # Fish Released Avg. # Fish Caught per Angler Avg. # Fish Kept per Angler Largest Fish (Species/TL) Highlights Beehive 68 268 36 4.5 4 Rainbow, 19 inches Sporadic weather, briefly snowed but...

Potholes Bass Tournament draws plenty of competitors and good catches

Here is the latest fishing report for the Potholes Reservoir by Annie Meseberg at the MarDon Resort: The 2015 Potholes Open Bass Tournament was a complete success with volunteers from the Moses Lake-based bass club doing an excellent job presenting this bass tourney for the 36th year in a row. This tournament is always the...

Barbed hooks allowed on certain sections of the Wind River and Drano Lake

Anglers headed to the Wind River and Drano Lake will be able to use barbed hooks for spring chinook and steelhead fishing. The section where the new rule is now in effect through June 30 is the Wind River from mouth (boundary line markers) upstream to 400 feet below Shipherd Falls, and Drano Lake from...

Lots on the Lake Chelan fishing plate for anglers to feast upon

Here is the latest fishing report from Anton Jones of Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service: Alas, things do eventually change, even on Lake Chelan. While the Trench and the Barrens have cooled off, trolling for Lake Trout is hot on Lake Chelan in Manson Bay and along Colyar Ledge. Kokanee Fishing is spotty, but...

Enchanted Valley in Olympics closed to camping because of bear threat

Olympic National Park has closed the Enchanted Valley area to camping for at least the next month because of a threat from black bears. Visitor reports say bears have approached hikers in Enchanted Valley and have acquired and eaten human food, park officials said in an emailed announcement Friday. “Bears that eat human food come...