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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

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February 16, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Burke Lake Tagged Trout Derby is March 7

The Quincy Valley Tourism Association is hosting the Burke Lake Tagged Trout Derby on March 7. The lake located near Quincy will have two trout planted with a special tag worth $2,000 and $1,000. Other tag fish will also be planted in the lake worth $100, and cash and prizes for the heaviest fish and the highest…

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February 15, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Lots of great fishing options in Eastern Washington

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: While I am attending a meeting near Washington D.C., I’m missing out on some great fishing at home. High on my list of where I would like to be is Lake Roosevelt, Lake Chelan and Rocky Ford Creek, near Ephrata. Right…

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February 13, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Inland marine halibut fishing season dates come to light

The Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca halibut season recommendations were sent to the National Marine Fisheries Service to receive final approval, and the outlook in spring and early summer should be good. “We did reach agreement on fishing dates, and we’re 99.9 percent sure they’ll agree on the recommendations,” said Michelle Culver, the…

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February 12, 2015 at 9:54 AM

Northwest Fly Fishing Show this weekend in Lynnwood

The Northwest Fly Fishing Show is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is Saturday (Feb. 14), and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 15) at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Cost is $15 per day or $25 for a two-day pass. There will be a wide range of events with featured fly-tying experts, destination seminars, casting demonstrations,…

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February 11, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Outdoor writer Dave Graybill points to Upper Columbia steelhead season

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: I don’t remember getting an announcement that steelhead fishing had closed on the upper Columbia and the tributaries for steelhead fishing, but I just got a release announcing that it had been re-opened. I recent years we have seen a…

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February 10, 2015 at 8:08 AM

State Fish and Wildlife Columbia River regional fishing reports

Salmon/Steelhead Cowlitz River – 24 bank anglers kept 2 steelhead. 3 boat anglers kept 1 steelhead. During five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator, last week Tacoma Power recovered: 29 coho adults 29 winter-run steelhead During the past week Tacoma Power employees released: seven winter-run steelhead into the Tilton River at Gust Backstrom Park in Morton seven coho adults…

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