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Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo: As Much Outdoor Fun as You Can Have Inside


Don’t let the indoor setting fool you at this new outdoor recreation event at the Spokane Convention Center February 18-19, 2017. Discover fun, entertaining and engaging activities at this two-day celebration of all the awesome outdoor recreation and travel opportunities ...

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Ice Fishing: Fun on the Cold, Hard Water

Drill hole. Clean out ice chunks. Drop line. Fish. // Photo: Chris Lozier

The Inland Northwest is a wonderful region for ice fishing, and a fresh-caught perch dinner in January is worth the cold toes. As with any activity, better gear makes for a better experience, but you likely already have almost everything ...

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Seduced by a Wooly Bugger


No matter where your home fishing waters might be, springtime angling is always a challenging time of year to get your fix. While the warm, sunny days keep the creeks and rivers flooded with snowmelt at almost unrecognizable levels, the ...

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Avista Has a New Online River Access Map

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A broad range of recreation opportunities surround the Avista-operated hydroelectric facilities and reservoirs on the Spokane and Clark Fork rivers, and the utility company has launched a new digital recreation map that makes it easier for rafters, kayakers, campers, anglers ...

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These Fly Girls Are Hooked

Casting practice. // Photos courtesy of Heather Hodson.

My only fishing experience took place at age 7 when my cousin swung her rod around and somehow hooked my nose. The hook was so well-lodged that the emergency room doctors had to drill a hole through my septum and ...

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A Desert Oasis for Early Season Anglers

Trout stalking at Crab Creek. // Photo: Brad Naccarato

I’m driving westbound on I-90 into the heart of eastern Washington’s channeled scablands, and it’s hard to envision trout fishing. Nothing here resembles the traditional “trouty” waters I grew up with. Basalt outcrops throughout the arid plains represent the only ...

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Kids’ Fishing Day Reels in Fun for All

Even if mom and dad have never landed a fish in their lives, Kids Fishing Day will introduce little ones to the wonders of the aquatic world by teaching them how to fish. // Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

If there ever were an event that is solely about supporting a new generation of anglers, the Clear Lake Annual Kids Fishing Event is it. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife teams up every year with local organizations to ...

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People’s Park: An Oasis of Nature Near Downtown Spokane

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For thousands of years people have enjoyed the little peninsula upstream from the confluence of Latah Creek and the Spokane River. The name “People’s Park” says a lot about the long history of this place that separates the Spokane River ...

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Fly Fishing Film Tour (Feb. 2, Spokane)


With backdrops ranging from Bolivia to Saskatchewan, Montana to Virginia, Patagonia to the Seychelles, tour organizers promise this year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour films will feature fresh, dynamic stories amongst some of the best fishing footage that has ever been ...

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