Entries by Lee Funkhouser

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 […]

Against the Torrents Book Signing

Hello Book Loving Friends, I wanted to let you know that my husband, Richard Ripley, will be reading from and signing copies of his new book “Against the Torrents, Adventures From the Idaho Whitewater Life,” on June 1 at 7 p.m. at Auntie’s bookstore downtown. His book is about the life of Darell Bentz, a […]

Kid’s Fishing 2016 – Floyd Holmes – Director

On Friday May 6th, Bill Papesh and Jerry Harms met at the Ronald McDonald House and rode out to Clear Lake with 15 youngsters who were hoping to catch a big trout. The largest fish caught was 24″and all of the youngsters who accompanied Bill and Jerry caught fish and had a good time. There […]

2016 Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show

A big thanks to all of the IEFFC Volunteers who participated in the Big Horn show this year. It was a tremendous effort by our club members and everyone seemed to have fun. Although there appeared to be a lot smaller crowd this year, the responses from the people that were there were very positive. […]

Kid’s Fishing 2016

THIS YEARS KIDS FISHING DAY WILL BE ON MAY 7TH AT THE FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE RECREATION AREA AT CLEAR LAKE. The Ronald McDonald house Kid Fishing will be on Friday May 6th from 2:00 pm until about 5:00 pm. There will be a sign up sheet on the tables at the April meeting. If you volunteer […]

Amber Lake Boat Launch

  On Wednesday morning, February 24th, a work crew showed up at Amber Lake to rehabilitate the launch area.  There were four IEFFC volunteers (Jerry McBride, Lee Funkhouser, Tom Hoag and Jim Athearn) and four from the Spokane Fly Fishers Club.  The project was supervised by Daniel Dzeikan of the Washington Department of Fish and […]