Entries by Funkhouser Lee

Puncheon Project for Upper St. Joe River

The forest service recently installed a total of 300 feet of puncheon (pronounced pun-shun) otherwise known as a plank road on the upper St. Joe trail above Spruce Tree Campground. IEFFC went in with the North Idaho Fly Casters to purchase the 5″ twisted spikes used to nail down the individual planks.  The puncheon sections […]

Toys For Tots 2018

The Toys For Tots event was again very successful with four large bags full of toys and a $1,000 check being given to the Marine representatives.  The members of the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club have always been extremely generous in regards to this program and this year was no exception. Sgt. Faudy Familia and […]

WDFW Certificate of Recognition

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recently awarded our club with a Certificate of Recognition for our contributions to the WDFW mission.  It is nice to receive this recognition and know that our efforts are worthwhile.  We will continue to work hard with our partners in preserving our fisheries and providing education to those […]

Bayley Lake Spawning Beds

Many years ago the IEFFC in cooperation with the WDFW put in five weirs (low dams) and laid down gravel in the ponds formed by the weirs to create spawning beds in the short, channel-like stream that flows during spring run-off out of Potters Pond into Bayley Lake.  The idea was to enable rainbow trout […]

Fall Fin Clipping 2018

Once again IEFFC Volunteers helped the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at the Little Spokane River Fish Hatchery in September. About 60,000 triploid female rainbow trout were fin clipped for the ongoing Long Lake program. Talk around the clipping trough indicated that fishing out at Long Lake has been fairly good on the previous […]

Signs For Medical Lake

In cooperation with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and the town of Medical Lake the IEFFC furnished two new signs spelling out Selective Gear fishing rules for Medical Lake.  These signs are the same as the ones put up earlier at Amber and Coffeepot.  Medical Lake city personnel installed the signs, one […]

Kid’s Fishing

Kid’s Fishing was again a great success and a number of IEFFC members were present to assist WDFW with the project.   The event started on Friday, May 4th with the Ronald McDonald House group fishing in the afternoon.  We had 10 members present to help.  Special thanks goes to Bill Herrington, Mike Shaunessy, Ray […]