Outdoors


Courtesy John Kruse These kids caught a nice stringer of trout while staying at Klink’s Resort at Williams Lake.
Wondering where to go for the Lowland Lakes Trout Opener on April 24? There wasn’t an opening day last year thanks to the six-week spring fishing closure imposed by Washington State at the start of the Covid pandemic. However, we can get some pretty good ideas of where to go by looking at the top...
NCW - This spring, firefighters across Central Washington will once again be putting good fire to work to help restore watersheds and better protect nearby communities. Frequent, low-intensity fire is essential for restoring public lands and the communities who depend on them.   “As snow...
Wondering where to go for the Lowland Lakes Trout Opener on April 24? There wasn’t an opening day last year thanks to the six-week spring fishing closure imposed by Washington State at the start of the Covid pandemic. However, we can get some pretty good ideas of where to go by looking at the top...

Ready to go kayak fishing. Courtesy John Kruse
You are never too old to eat a slice of humble pie, that’s for sure. My problem is, when it comes to recent fishing expeditions, I’ve been on a steady diet of this less than delicious dessert. If you would have asked me last October what I thought of myself as a fisherman, I would have shared...

Courtesy John Kruse Sportsman’s shows are back. The Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show went off without a hitch last week in Redmond.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPORTSMEN’S SHOW – The first sportsmen’s show in the Pacific Northwest went off without a hitch in Redmond, Oregon earlier this month and that sets the stage for what will be the largest sportsmen’s show in the nation to occur between March 24 and 28 at the Expo Center in...
WENATCHEE – The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is accepting proposals for forest improvement projects, funded by the Secure Rural Schools program, from now until April 19. Over the past 20 years, almost $12 million dollars has been allocated to projects on the Forest in Okanogan, Chelan,...
OLYMPIA - With the spring turkey season set to begin April 15, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) urges new, prospective hunters to complete hunter education now to participate in 2021 hunting opportunities. “While other major hunting seasons don’t open until September, now...
PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPORTSMEN’S SHOW – The first sportsmen’s show in the Pacific Northwest went off without a hitch in Redmond, Oregon earlier this month and that sets the stage for what will be the largest sportsmen’s show in the nation to occur between March 24 and 28 at the Expo Center in...

Bass fishing near Maryhill State Park. Courtesy John Kruse
Curlew Lake State Park: Located north of Republic in Ferry County, this 87-acre State Park with a campground sits on Curlew Lake, a 5-½ mile long body of water known for good fishing. You can catch everything from trout and bass to perch and tiger muskies here. There’s also plenty of wildlife...

Courtesy John Kruse Moses Lake resident Alfonso Anavi caught this chunky trout in the Columbia Basin on March 2.
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...

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