Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor pursuits for those living in Spokane. There are many opportunities available to share the fun on the water with family and friends. The popular Lowland Lake Opener, which are lakes east of the Cascades under 3,500 feet elevation, starts April 24. There are dozens of fishing lakes in the Spokane region, particularly for rainbow trout. Washington State fishing regulations, stocking reports, fishing events, and instructional videos may be found at Fishing & Shellfishing | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Have a great time catching your limit!
Liar’s Handbook: fishing guide [for] Washington lakes, rivers, streams, salt water
Washington’s Top Fishing Maps
Fishing Guide to the Northwest
The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide
Fisherman’s Bible: the world’s most comprehensive angling reference
Sports Afield Trout Fisher’s Almanac: expert advice from America’s greatest anglers
Introduction to Fly Fishing [videorecording (DVD)]
A Fly Rod of Your Own
Smallmouth Bass Fishing for Everyone : how to catch the hardest fighting fish that swims
All Fishermen Are Liars
Ice Fishing: the ultimate guide
Fly Fishing for Trout with Harry Murray: the secrets to catching cutthroats, rainbows, brookies, and browns
Explore our collection of eMagazines and on OverDrive. Here you can read titles such as Fishing World, Fly Fisherman, Trout Fisher, In-Fisherman, Trout & Salmon, and others!
Stream videos on Kanopy
Go to Kanopy and watch the series Outdoor Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe. 24 insightful videos that will give you the practical skills you need to set off for the water or the woods. Topics such as canoeing and kayaking skills, backpacking, navigation, and first aid are covered.
Examples of Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Places to go fishing | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Including maps!
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