Apr 12, 2018 by Rob Endsley
Kokanee and Walleye Head Up the Best Prospects for Spring

By Dave Graybill  A couple of years ago I said that Lake Chelan for kokanee and Banks Lake for walleye would share the spotlight for spring fishing in our region. Well, last year the fishing at both of these lakes was even better than I had anticipated. This year I...

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Jul 05, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Graybill’s Central Washington Fishing Update

by Dave Graybill I had a fantastic week of fishing. My adventures included another trip to Banks Lake for walleye, spending opening day of salmon season with Shane Magnuson at Chelan Falls, and even an afternoon at Evergreen Reservoir for smallmouth bass. I spent Tuesday at Banks Lake with Lars...

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Jan 16, 2017 by Rob Endsley
Fish Blades for Early Potholes Walleye

Potholes Reservoir is currently locked up with more ice than the lakes seen in quite a few years. It's been awful chilly in Eastern Washington since early December and that bout of cold weather continues to this day. So why are we talking about walleye then? The second the ice comes off...

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Sep 26, 2016 by Rob Endsley
It’s Here – Daiwa Lexa Line Counter!

By Rob Endsley Daiwa's new Lexa 300 line counter is a compact powerhouse that will put plenty of salmon, steelhead, and tuna in the boat here in the Pacific Northwest. With the Lexa's buttery smooth Ultimate Tournament Carbon Drag anglers can finesse a big steelhead or walleye on light line or...

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May 04, 2013 by flyfishsteelhead
Northwest Outdoor Report

Opening Day Catches Good Despite Weather Despite cool and windy weather in many parts of the state, anglers had a lot of success reeling in large trout on the trout opener last weekend. From creel checks conducted at 98 lakes around the state WDFW estimates that anglers caught an average...

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Apr 02, 2013 by Rob Endsley
Northwest Outdoor Report

Lake Chelan Still Tops for Kokanee Mike Campbell from Lowrance Electronics lives in Chelan and says the kokanee fishing on Lake Chelan is the best he’s seen in over 30 years. He described the fishing as “wide open” on the lake right now. Campbell says the kokanee are averaging  between...

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Mar 10, 2012 by Duane Inglin
Float Doggin with the “Stick Weight”

Float Doggin with “The Stick Weight” Call it Float Doggin, Bobber Doggin, or even Float Drifting; it’s basically all the same. The biggest difference between, Float Doggin and Float Drifting is as simple as, are you in the boat or on the bank. When you are in the boat, and...

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Apr 26, 2011 by Rob Endsley
Now’s the time to target Potholes Walleye

Walleye are coming off their full-moon spawn in Moses Lake and Potholes Reservoir in Eastern Washington, which means the best walleye bite of the year is upon us. Walleye will congregate where the water spills out of Moses Lake into Potholes Reservoir, at Frenchman’s Wasteway, and in Lind Coulee as...

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