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Fishing for Steelhead at Rock Lake

Photo of Rock Lake in spring by Harley McAllister

Spokane is blessed with 76 regional lakes, and all of them harbor some combination of game fish. This can make choosing which lake to fish a little bit of a challenge. My family has had a degree of success fishing ...

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Managing Frustration while Learning to Fly Fish

Photo of the author by Derrick Knowles.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was standing in the knee-deep slack water of one of my favorite runs on the Spokane River. I was certain I had the right fly. I was certain that I was in ...

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Kids Fishing Day

Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Each year, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife teams up with local organizations to host a kids’ fishing day at Clear Lake west of Spokane. This year’s event will be held May 6. The $10 registration fee gets young ...

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Fishing with Kids: Connecting Foster Kids with the Outdoors

Photo by Kaitlin Barnhart

What if they don’t catch a fish? I started to worry, but as the truck doors swung open and the boys filed out, I could see their bright smiles and it clicked: I knew we had already given these children ...

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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

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

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

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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