Entries by Lee Funkhouser

Montana Governor Declares Invasive Species Emergency

“Gov. Steve Bullock issued an executive order in late November declaring a statewide natural resource emergency for Montana water bodies due to the detection of the larvae of invasive aquatic mussels at Tiber Reservoir and suspected detections at Canyon Ferry Reservoir and the Milk and Missouri Rivers.” This is a serious concern for all of […]

Toys For Tots – 2016

Our annual Toys For Tots meeting was again very successful, bringing in a number of toys and donations to support this extremely important program.  The IEFFC members responded to the community needs by filling up two large containers with toys while also supplying hundreds of dollars in monetary donations. The representatives from the Marines were […]

Hugh Evans – Arlington National Cemetery

Longtime IEFFC member Hugh Evans, who died March 15, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 9 with full military honors.  That evening, the Evans family will host a dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th Street Northwest, in Washington, […]

Bayley Lake Inlet Channel Rehab

Eight hardy volunteers tackled the Bayley Lake inlet channel again this year. We cleaned out the channel between Potter’s Pond and Bayley Lake that gets overgrown with grass and weeds every summer, repaired some of the overflow weirs, and placed more spawning gravel.  Whether we get any production from trout spawning in the channel is […]

Spokane Hatchery Fin Clipping

Those in attendance from our Club were Stephen Aspinwall, Dan Lobb, Floyd Holmes, Leon Buckles, Chet Allison, Phil Beck, Jon Bowne, Ward Buckingham, Bob Harley, Tom Hoag, and Bob Johnson. We were joined by a group from the Spokane Fly Fishers and several Fish Hatchery employees plus Chris Donley, Regional Fisheries Manager, WDFW. We started at […]