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UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017

Gulls devour hatchery trout released at Sprague Lake

A Spokane Fish Hatchery manager says the staff will review procedures after small trout released in Sprague Lake last week became the main course for a feeding frenzy of gulls.


Field reports: Badger Lake rehab proposal presented

FISHING – A proposal for using rotenone to restore Badger Lake into a standout trout-fishing lake will be presented at a public meeting on Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the Spokane …


Sprague Lake offers anglers rare opportunity to catch healthy-size hatchery steelhead

The one-time bounty of steelhead stocked in Sprague Lake last year is catching on with anglers. “They’re doing really well and are certainly contributing to the fishery,” said Randall Osborne, …


Hatchery trucks dumping steelhead into Sprague Lake

About 369,000 steelhead smolts are being stocked into Sprague Lake to avoid wasting hatchery fish that landed in limbo as a result of a Wild Fish Conservancy lawsuit. “We have …


Out & About: Spectacle bluegills released in Sprague Lake

OUTFISH – Sprague Lake recently received a plant of about 2,000 adult bluegills netted from Spectacle Lake in Okanogan County. Marc Divens, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department warmwater fisheries biologist, …


Out & About: Free fishing offered in Idaho, Washington

OUTDO – Washington and Idaho are among the many states offering free fishing – no fishing license required – next weekend.


Bluegills arrive at Sprague Lake

Sprague Lake is in a transition this year as it’s weaned from a lunker trout fishery and emerging as a hot spot for bass and panfish. Bluegills that were in …


Landers: Contest gives anglers incentive to hit the water

Anglers have extra incentive to go fishing at a few choice waters this season. Several contests have the potential to pad wallets along with boosting egos.


Derby taps free-fishing

A prize totaling $500 awaits the angler who catches the biggest trout on June 9 during the first Sprague Lake Trout Derby. Fishermen have boated some huge rainbows out of …


Creating warmwater fisheries takes time at Sprague Lake

Three years after Washington’s largest fisheries rehabilitation project, Sprague Lake is just barely kicking into gear. As predicted.


Sprague’s west end restricted

Anglers will have new rules to observe after May 1 as they pursue the still-developing fishery at Sprague Lake. Surviving rainbow trout stocked after the 2007 lake rehabilitation have grown …


Sprague Lake issue stirs debate

Sprague Lake’s value as a fishery and a wildlife sanctuary will be scrutinized next week when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission votes on fishing rule changes. State wildlife biologists …


Sprague proposals irk anglers

A proposal to protect shorebirds and waterfowl by changing a wildlife reserve boundary at Sprague Lake has caused consternation among fishermen. Anglers are not the only ones confused about a …