Outdoors


Courtesy Mike Carey Mike Carey and Rob Holman with Northwest Fishing Reports TV.
Did you know there are multiple fishing and hunting shows produced right here in Washington State?  It’s true and if you want to see shows about waters you are likely to fish and places you can hunt in the Evergreen State, these shows are definitely worth checking out.  Better still, I know all of...
June 23, 2022 CHELAN - They say golf is mainly played on a five-and-a-half inch space… the space between your ears. Not sure why that is so difficult to access as you’re swinging a club but at least it’s fun to do on a beautiful summer day. Twenty-four women had fun in the sun last Thursday...

Courtesy John Kruse The new public shooting range at the Swakane Wildlife Area.
Range time fundamentals and a new public shooting range   I had the opportunity to sight in my Henry Long Ranger lever action rifle last week at the Swakane State Wildlife Area north of Wenatchee.   A part of this Wildlife Area has long been used by shooters but recently, the Washington Department...
NCW  – As recreationists plan their summer trips they may notice new fees at a number of recreation sites on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. After extensive public outreach and consultation, the forest received approval from Regional Forester Glenn Casamassa to implement fee changes and...
NCW  – As recreationists plan their summer trips they may notice new fees at a number of recreation sites on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. After extensive public outreach and consultation, the forest received approval from Regional Forester Glenn Casamassa to implement fee changes and...
OLYMPIA – Anglers across the state will be able to fish without a license this weekend, June 11-12, during Washington’s annual Free Fishing Weekend event. Residents and non-residents can fish or harvest shellfish across the state on those days, in any waters open to fishing, all without a license...

Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gray Wolf
Four wolves were found dead in Stevens County this winter in Northeast Washington but officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are saying very little about the incident.  The wolves were discovered by two Stevens County Sheriff’s Deputies on February 18 while they were...

Courtesy John Kruse Steven Bennett with a pikeminnow
When it comes to fishing, most folks do it for fun, some for competition, and others for money.  All three of these motivations were at play in May in the Columbia River Gorge. THE COMPETITORS From May 13th through the 20st anglers from the Wild West Bass Trail and Apex Pro Tour fished two multi-...
May 19 The Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Club hosted the AVWGA Team competition on Thursday. Our club played the team from Ellensburg.  Even though the weather was brutal, the greens were fabulous. Our Team made up some ground from the last event. Each Chelan team won Honeypot money meaning they took a...

Courtesy Gorge Outfitters Supply A channel catfish caught during last year’s Rufus Catfish Derby.
Rufus Catfish Derby May 28-29 Rufus may not be in Washington but it’s right across the Columbia River from there and purchasing a one or two-day non-resident fishing license could be worth your while if you want to participate in the annual Rufus Catfish Derby.  This year’s event takes place on May...

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