September 16, 2015
NEW — 6:25 p.m. Sept. 16, 2015
There was a time when Issaquah’s young people ran free all summer — as long as they got their chores done first. At least that was the recollection of Jake Jones Jr., who recorded an oral history that is now in the collections of the Issaquah History Museums.
Jones recalled the summers of the 1890s when he and his half-brother Pierre Joseph Settem went fishing, camping and exploring, and no one knew where they were. At the time, the boys were about 12 and 14 years of age, respectively.
May 7, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 7, 2015
Sammamish author Kate Thibodeau will sign copies of her book “Lake Sammamish: Through Time” from 1-3 p.m. May 9 at the Kirkland Costco, 8629 120th Ave. N.E.
Featuring full-color vintage images depicting scenes of days gone by, the book probes into the history of this unique locality.
The shores of the freshwater Lake Sammamish have been home to many, from the Sammamish Native Americans to the current population. In the 19th century, timber companies realized the potential for development along Lake Sammamish, and logging operations thrived for years.
April 28, 2015
It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind.
Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass flyrod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there’s a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate.
April 19, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. April 19, 2015
Beaver and Pine lakes in Sammamish join several hundred lowland lakes — stocked with millions of fish — for fishing’s opening day April 25 for a six-month season.
Anglers must have a current Washington freshwater fishing license valid through March 31, 2016. Purchase licenses online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov; by telephone at 1-866-246-9453 toll free; or at hundreds of license dealers across the state. Get details about license vendor locations at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendor.
March 17, 2015
As a prequel to the morning coffee inhalation down at the Mule Barn coffee shop, the members of the world dilemma think tank were found at the break of day, armed with fly rods, in their other guise as charter members of the Lewis Creek Piscatorial Pursuit Alliance.
“I like your presentation, Dud,” said Doc, waving his hand-tied midge through the air.
November 2, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 2, 2014
Anglers will have an opportunity to catch large trout this fall in Beaver Lake, thanks to the release of about 2,400 hatchery rainbows averaging about three pounds each.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will release the fish Nov. 5. To facilitate that, the agency will close the Beaver Lake access site at sunset Nov. 4 and reopen the site at sunrise Nov. 6. Beaver Lake, however, will remain open to fishing while the access site is closed.
June 24, 2014
June 3, 2014
Go fish — legally — without a license. Free Fishing Weekend is June 7-8.
During those days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington state.
April 15, 2014
Washington’s biggest fishing day of the year — the lowland lakes trout opener — is April 26.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to plant about 16.5 million trout and kokanee in hundreds of lakes.
Those fish include 2.3 million catchable trout, nearly 115,000 jumbo trout weighing up to 11 pounds each and more than 50,000 triploid trout averaging 11 1/2 pounds each.
August 16, 2013
NEW – 5:45 p.m. Aug. 16, 2013
Get out your fishing pole. It will soon be time to catch large trout in Beaver Lake, thanks to the release of about 1,200 hatchery rainbows averaging about 1 pound each.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is scheduled to release the fish Aug. 20. The agency will close the Beaver Lake access site at sunset Aug. 19 and reopen the site at sunrise Aug. 21. Beaver Lake, however, will remain open to fishing while the access site is closed.
The trout are part of an educational display at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.