"Hoot-Owl Restrictions"

State fishery managers are closing or restricting fishing on more than 30 rivers throughout Washington to help protect fish in areas where drought conditions…

Kids Fishing

The addition of a session for families from the Ronald McDonald House has again been a success. On Friday we had about 20 kids and their parents.  The…

Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area

As many of you know, Mark Pinch and Lee Funkhouser have been attending meetings of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife for the past few…

Big Horn Show

IEFFC members did an outstanding job again this year at our club booth and tying theater at the Big Horn Show and everyone said they had a lot of fun. Responses…

Rocky Ford Bridge

Anglers are getting the run around at Rocky Ford Creek, a fly-fishing holy water north of Moses Lake. The issue:  Lack of money to fix the lower footbridge. Since…

Retention of Hatchery Steelhead

This fall the public had a chance to respond to WDFW regarding a proposal to make it mandatory to retain Hatchery Steelhead. The issue is quite complicated…

Toys For Tots

The Toys for Tots meeting was again a great success with donations of over 100 toys and cash contributions of  almost $600.00. It is a great feeling…

Bayley Lake Restoration

IEFFC Work Party at Bayley Lake:  On  October 9th, seven members of the IEFFC continued what has been a long-standing (over 30 years) club project to…

Steelhead Woes

Many anglers are puzzled by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s big program stocking lakes with thousands of steelhead smolts this year. News…

Fin Clipping -Fall

On September, 23rd, 2014, IEFFC again visited the Spokane Fish Hatchery to do some fin clipping. IEFFC members Jerry Harms, Keith Kuester, Floyd Holmes,…

Wading Safety

As felt soles fall out of favor because of invasive species concern, more thought is necessary to wade safely, especially in our local rivers.  The…

Tick Bites

We are in that season where tick bites are a concern.  Lyme disease is our greatest concern, but ticks can also give us Rocky Mountain spotted fever,…