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Cube Iron Roadless Area - view from summit rocks looking over the valley wilderness.

Adventure Inspiration: 34 Summer Trip Ideas

Our friends in the Inland NW outdoors community share their go-to adventures. Get inspired to explore someplace new this summer.

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Hands holding a long rainbow trout.

Know What Fish Species can Be Found In Local Lakes and Rivers

Which fish species to expect to find at Lake Spokane and the Spokane River, and—in North Idaho—at Fernan, Cocolalla, Round, and Shepherd Lakes.

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Woman holding a rainbow trout with one hand, with her fly fishing net in her other hand, while wading in the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River.

Know Local Fishing Regulations Before You Go

Be sure you know the specific rules for the state and waterway where you plan — easily-accessible resources make it simple to learn.

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Three rainbow trout in a fishing net.

Free Fishing Weekend in Washington: June 12-13

Every first weekend in June, WDFW hosts Free Fishing Weekend to encourage first-timers to experience the sport.

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Man holding Black Crappie fish and smiling at the camera.

Fishing Close to Home in Spokane & North Idaho

8 destinations near Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Sandpoint: drive less, fish longer, and take advantage of the longer daylight hours.

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Man holding a redband trout with two hands, one hand under the belly and another at the tail.

Fly Fishing & Catching Your First Redband Trout

Advice on how to fly fish on the Spokane River from Spokane Tribe Fish Biologist Conor Giorgi and Silver Bow Fly Shop Owner Sean Visintainer

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Man holding a redband trout with two hands, one hand under the belly and another at the tail.

Spokane’s Native Redband Trout

Redband trout are the iconic fish of the Spokane River. Learn about the environmental challenges and conservation collaborations in this Nature column by Adam Gebauer.

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Fly-fisherman holding a wild steelhead in the water.

Bold Proposal to Restore Snake River Salmon & Steelhead

Snake River wild salmon and steelhead population is drastically declining, and the solution is to remove the four lower Snake River dams to allow salmon easier access into the 5,000+ miles of pristine upstream river habitat. The Columbia Basin Fund initiative proposed by Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson (R) aims to do that. Citizens need to voice their support to Congress.

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Fly Fishing Film Tour Comes to Spokane & other NW Cities

The 14th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour stops in Spokane on January 28, 2020, at the Bing Crosby Theater, followed by film tour events in Seattle, Portland, Bend, Boise, Missoula, and many more cities around the Pacific Inland NW.

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Hands holding a long rainbow trout.

Learn to Fly Fish with Spokane Fly Fishers

In the last 10 years, the Spokane Fly Fishers Club has graduated over 400 students from its fly fishing school program, which includes eight weekly …

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