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Ten To-do things to get ready for spring bass fishing
Ten To-do things to get ready for spring bass fishing
Author: Rick Lawrence
Posted: 3/7/2021
Here are ten basic things you should do every year to get ready for the upcoming Bass season. 1 Tackle prep Pull all your lures out of their boxes, clean and inspect them all for cracks as well as damaged or rusty hooks. Check each hook for damage and replace all the hooks that need it, but also check that the hooks are sharp. If you can’t get each hook point to stick in your thumb nail ...
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Spring Chinook Time!
Spring Chinook Time!
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 3/7/2021
With the announcement of spring chinook seasons in late February it is hard not to get excited about heading to a river and trying your hand at catching a few of these fish. Spring chinook are probably one of the most fished for, in hours per fish, then any other salmon. What would cause anglers to endure springtime conditions of wind, rain, cold and plain miserable weather for just a chance to ca...
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Outdoors Round-Up, Salmon and More!
Outdoors Round-Up, Salmon and More!
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 3/7/2021
Preseason salmon forecasts, news from Washington State Parks, a new watercraft inspection station and fishing reports are all part of this week’s outdoors round-up. SALMON The salmon forecasts are in from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Starting off with the good news, a great run of 1.6 million coho salmon should be coming up the Columbia Rive...
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Five West Side Lakes You Can Fish Before Opening Day
Five West Side Lakes You Can Fish Before Opening Day
Author: Hannah Pennebaker
Posted: 3/7/2021
With the snowy weather in our rear view mirror at last, now is a great time to dust off those fishing rods and head out to your local lake for some late winter trout and kokanee fishing. While many lakes are closed until opening day in April, there are a few lakes open year round that produce yellow perch, crappie, kokanee, cutthroat trout, and rainbow trout. Fishing in the winter can be trickier ...
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Spring Fishing in Washington
Spring Fishing in Washington
Author: Paul Lewis
Posted: 3/7/2021
Finally! Its March and things are looking up in the weather department. Snow, ice, and cold are beginning to lift and we are seeing the start of one of our state’s best fishing seasons, Spring! Starting this month, we have a fantastic combination of saltwater and freshwater opportunities that wake up all corners of our state. Below is a quick look at some of our state’s prime opportunities in the...
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Get Outdoors!
Get Outdoors!
Author: WDFW
Posted: 3/7/2021
Get Outdoors license package! The annual Get Outdoors license package is available now for the 2021 season. It allows you to be ready for anything in hunting and angling this year and does it at a savings. What you get in the Get Outdoors package: • Freshwater license • Saltwater license • Shellfish & seaweed license • Two-pole endorsement • Puget Sound Dungeness crab endorseme...
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March Trout Fishing
March Trout Fishing
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 2/26/2021
March 1st is opening day for trout anglers at the Tucannon Lakes near Pomeroy in Southeast Washington and at the Quincy Lakes in the Columbia Basin. Here’s how things are shaping up: Tucannon Lakes: According to Jason Towery, the owner of the Last Resort RV near Pomeroy, the Tucannon lakes are ice free. Blue, Spring, Rainbow and Deer lakes will all be stocked by Friday the 26th with catc...
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To Breach or Not to Breach?
To Breach or Not to Breach?
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 2/21/2021
THE SNAKE RIVER DAMS. TO BREACH…OR NOT TO BREACH? It’s been on ongoing discussion for thirty years. Should we breach the four Lower Snake River dams to save dwindling runs of salmon and steelhead? The question has been repeatedly litigated in court as have efforts to mitigate dam operations to help smolt survive their journey downstream and adult fish survive their journey upstream through e...
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John Kruse Central Washington Roundup
John Kruse Central Washington Roundup
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 2/14/2021
NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON – Travis Dawson at Sportsman’s Warehouse in East Wenatchee says Fish Lake in Chelan County is giving up numerous perch under the ice and while they are not big there are a few nice sized trout being caught there as well. Lake Chelan is fishing well for Kokanee right now. Anglers have been catching most of them around 25 Mile Creek State Park. Rufus Woods Reservoir is fi...
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Proper Catch and Release
Proper Catch and Release
Author: Jason Brooks
Posted: 2/7/2021
Regardless if you are a salmon and steelhead angler, bass chaser, walleye wrangler, trout fisherman, or any other water creature catcher, hooking into a fish and watching the leaps and jumps is exciting and exhilarating. It is what drives us to chase after our favorite fish, endure bad weather, rough waters and spend countless hours afield. But once the fight is over and it’s decided to release th...
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A Winter Getaway to Ocean Shores
A Winter Getaway to Ocean Shores
Author: John Kruse
Posted: 2/7/2021
Looking for somewhere to go this winter? If you are an outdoors enthusiast, the beach isn’t a bad call and one place in particular worth a visit is Ocean Shores. Covering 12.4 square miles on the Point Brown peninsula there is of course the beach and the ocean that attracts visitors. Right now, overnight accommodation rates are very low. My daughter and I booked oceanfront rooms at the Shilo I...
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When All Else Fails - Fish!
When All Else Fails - Fish!
Author: Ross Jewell
Posted: 2/7/2021
We have all been in rough water lately which has brought some strange and for some also scary or unwanted feelings. The great news is that when all else fails we can all.... Fish. Fishing is so amazing as young, old, disabled, healthy, wealthy or simple surviving we can all fish and even using old, borrowed or free gear have one of the most enjoyable times in life. Living in the great northw...
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