Entries by Lee Funkhouser

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 […]

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. […]