Sean Visintainer, owner of Silver Bow Fly Shop in Spokane Valley, reports that 65 percent of his shop’s guiding last
Estimated redband trout populations in the upper Spokane River were between 2,000 and 19,000 fish according to surveys in the
Volunteers rallied to remove thousands of pounds of dead carp from Lake Spokane. Forum staff reports with pictures and story.
As many as thirty docks in an especially scenic and ecologically important stretch of the Spokane River are proposed as part of the Coyote Rock development. The City of Spokane Valley and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are approving permits for these docks one at a time. Washington Department of Ecology has a different view. Siding with the Spokane Riverkeeper and Trout Unlimited, Ecology filed a petition contesting the exemption for failing “to contain appropriate conditions to address cumulative effects arising from the reasonably foreseeable construction of similar docks in the area.” The Center for Justice reports.
The Spokane River Forum, Trout Unlimited, Spokane Flyfishers and Inland Empire Fly Fishing club have teamed up against fishing violations and poaching. About 25 volunteers from three area fishing clubs devoted the day to patrolling the river downstream from Monroe Street and upstream from Upriver Dam to look for illegal fishing activity. The Spokesman Review reports.