Outdoors


Courtesy Chelan County PUD Download Chelan PUD’s Current App, a free app that provides six features -- including real-time information about river flows, boat launches and lake levels. Visit chelanpud.org/app for download information.
WENATCHEE – Optimism is waning for river levels once predicted to be above-average this summer. Chelan PUD is responding with careful management of its hydro projects to support salmon runs, recreation, and the rising need for energy in the West. In a report to commissioners Tuesday, staff said...

Courtesy Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Apple Blossom Tourney winner, Karen Holst (left) with tournament organizer, Linda Hahn.
June 3 This was a hats and suntan-lotion week at the course. Twenty-six players were in attendance for this week’s competition called Monthly Medal (low gross and net by division and fewest putts).   Division 1: Low Gross: First Place, April Talley, 86. Second place, Barb Rayburn, 90. Low Net:...

Courtesy John Kruse Russell Johnston caught this shad below the John Day Dam.
It’s primetime for shad fishing on the Columbia River! This year’s run is about a third less in size so far than the mammoth runs we’ve seen in recent years but with 40,000 plus shad crossing Bonneville Dam on June 2nd alone, the big push is definitely on and should continue into July. The...

Courtesy Kathy Fedor On Tuesday, June 1, while fishing for Kokanee in Lake Chelan, Jan Fedor of Chelan landed this 30 inch, 10 lb. Chinook Salmon with Kokanee gear by himself in 43 ft. of water.

Courtesy John Kruse Anglers fishing for trout at Lake Easton State Park.
June offers lots of low-cost opportunities to fish and play on our public lands. Here’s a roundup of what’s available. FREE FISHING AND PARKS PLAY - June 12th and 13th are free fishing days in Washington State where no license is required to wet a line. These are also days where no Discover Pass...
May 27, 2021 Thursday’s weather was a little iffy to start but turned out to be a glorious day. Our club hosted the Team competition where our lowest handicappers play a competition against the Team players of several other clubs. Our Team players thank the ladies club for the help with the...

Tacoma resident Garry Sandstrom releases a rainbow trout caught while fly fishing in the Seep Lakes south of Potholes Reservoir – Photo courtesy MarDon Resort
There’s a lot of news to cover this week when it comes to the outdoors in our region so let’s get to it:   Fishers Breeding In Chelan County – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports the birth of first wild fishers in the North Cascades in a half century. Fishers are a house-cat...
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Men’s Golf Club will be hosting the 2021 Apple Cup Open Golf Tournament on July 17 and 18 at the Lake Chelan Golf Course. Golfers will compete in 2-player teams and the format is Best Ball competition on Saturday, July 17 and Combined Score on Sunday, July 18. This...

Courtesy Washington State Parks The Renslow Trestle over I-90.
Good news from Washington State Parks. The Cascades to Palouse State Park Trail now offers 100 miles of virtually unimpeded access for bicyclists, horseback riders and hikers between North Bend and the Columbia River near Beverly. This comes about with the recent renovation of the Renslow Trestle...
WENATCHEE – The Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proposing to raise fees and establish new fees at certain Forest Service recreation sites in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and the Tonasket Ranger District of the Colville National Forest and is...

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