kokanee

KIRBY’S KATCH

After getting cooked by the high heat while on local lakes, I just had to get up to Stampede Reservoir last week to see if the hot kokanee bite was still on. I can say unequivocall ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

It looks like we are settling into the usual summer pattern these days with the valley heat coming on and the local waterways getting congested with recreational enthusiasts. Plent ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Chilly mornings and mild days have made for some odd fishing lately. The trout bite on area lakes continues to be up and down and, while the numbers of bass getting caught has decl ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

The good news is that since school is back in session the pressure on local lakes has really dropped. The bad news is that the crazy heat is making it harder to spend a lot of time ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

The word has been out for a while on the tremendous kokanee fishing at Stampede Reservoir and we finally got a chance to get in on the action. The Desha family did our annual summ ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Hot enough for ya? Yeah, well despite the heat there is still some fishing going on, albeit early in the morning or up in the higher elevations. The lakes are loaded with recreati ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

We’ve settled into our usual summer pattern of long hot days and lakes that are jammed with the recreational vessels. Have I mentioned that I hate personal watercraft? No? W ...

Fishing is still hot

If one can stand the heat, there is plenty of action going on in our area. Last Wednesday, my daughter Sabrina and I hit Bullards Bar to chase the kokanee. We put 15 fish in the c ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

In the past couple of years, mid-April is about the earliest one can get out and chase kokanee salmon aka: silver-bullets. But just as with everything else this year, high water an ...

Bass taking center stage

Well, bass are at the front of the line right now, in part because everything else is so slow! The dog days or summer have affected fishing for just about every species. Lake leve ...

Kokanee at Bullards Bar

Last Wednesday, my daughter Sabrina and I hit Bullards hoping to find some kokanee. I had tried a couple times earlier with limited success. Armed with donuts and fresh optimism, I ...

Winds of change and best bets

Everyone I know hates fishing in the wind. Now a little breeze can be helpful in creating surface ripples that break up the sunlight and make it hard for fish to get a good look at ...

Stay flexible and keep an open mind

Once again, just when it seemed like things were settling into a pattern, we get a couple of days of cold, hard rain and everything gets screwed up. I got out twice last week and ...

More rain, but still some good fishing

The rain is making things a little tougher than usual this time of year, but we need it so keep it coming. Despite the adverse conditions, plenty of fish are being caught. I ventu ...

Hearing loss not restricted to the older generation

Many people think hearing loss is age-related, but various stages of hearing loss are being seen by those much younger for several reasons. I, for example, have considerable heari ...