Category Archives: Washington

You Wish You Were Here—E WA

Headed to eastern Washington for my annual lake fishing foray and thought I would share some images of past success. These lakes rest out in the scabland north of Soap Lake and are tremendously fertile. The fish grow faster here … Continue reading

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Throwing Flies for Skagit River Steelhead

Spent the holidays in western Washington, mostly hanging with family. But I did sneak out for a day on the Skagit River, hoping to tempt a hatchery steelhead or an early returning native. I didn’t go it alone and, instead, … Continue reading

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Methow Opens for Steelhead

One of the prettiest streams on the planet is Washington’s Methow and it recently opened to fly fishing for steelhead. That should cause an alarm to go off in your brain chiming, “Go there and fish.” The Methow isn’t known … Continue reading

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Back To The Wall Ranch 2013

Just got back from a weekend throwing for hogs. I’ve fished these two lakes, which are located on Back To The Wall Ranch in eastern Washington, for three straight years, always in late April. This year was a memorable affair … Continue reading

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Washington’s White Salmon River Opens for Steelhead

This may be something you would want to do, especially if you live in Portland or The Dalles, or Hood River or even Yakima or Ellensburg. As long as you don’t have to drive too far to reach Washington’s White … Continue reading

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Steelhead Exhibit at the Burke Museum, Seattle

I wish I’d been made aware of this exhibit before they set it up so I could have had my Father, Fred, contribute his work, and so I could have contributed an image or two of mine. The Burke is … Continue reading

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Columbia River, Dworshak Reservoir on Nation’s Top Bass Fishing List

In the spring issue of Fly Rod & Reel, I extolled the virtues of western bass and offered a little kick in the backside to say that if you are only fishing trout and not taking advantage of bass, you … Continue reading

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Weekend fishing in eastern Washington

Left last Friday for an annual assault on two of eastern Washington’s best trout lakes, dos super-productive scud, leech and chironomid-rich waters where rainbows grow to the 30-inches long and nobody bats and eye at 22-inchers. So, let’s cut to … Continue reading

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Back to Washington’s Back To The Wall

Got to tell you I’m excited. I’m setting up the tent tonight for my weekly indoors campout with Tate and Myka, and then I’m packing the rig in the a.m. and pointing it toward Coulee City, Washington. That’s where I’ll … Continue reading

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Interim agreement keeps hatchery steel out of Elwha

In Fly Rod & Reel’s winter issue I had Ted Williams write about the hatchery steelhead debacle on Washington’s Elwha River. I’d spoken with Jim Schmitz of the Wild Steelhead Coalition and heard the frustration in his voice—we both wondered, … Continue reading

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