Entries by Lee Funkhouser

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 […]

Yellowstone River Fish Kill

The upturned, bloated bodies of mountain whitefish litter the banks of the Yellowstone River at a spot typically thick with anglers and drift boats. The native species is being killed by a parasite that affects their kidneys. So far it hasn’t been found inside Yellowstone National Park itself, and the river’s prized wild trout appear […]

Long Lake Open For Fishing

After last years devastating fire, there was concern that the fishing at Long Lake, near Republic, might be affected.   It looks as though prospects for this year have improved quickly. I visited Long Lake today and the campground is open and looks very much like it always has.  There is some fire damage in the campground and […]