D’Wayne Darlington with Hurd’s Guide Service displayed a couple of good-sized Kokanee on the dock at Crescent Bay Sunday, fish he guessed weighed close to 5 pounds each.
The land-locked salmon have reportedly been biting, but regional anglers have been frustrated as many boat launches on Lake Roosevelt iced over during the recent cold weather. Crescent Bay was one of those that remained open.
Darlington said Tuesday (1-24-17) the Kokanee and now rainbow trout are hitting.
“Once you find a good group of them, it’s like hammer time,” he said. “It’s non-stop.”
The guide said he was catching Kokanee between Lincoln and Keller Ferry last weekend, including a 6.1-pound fish. He predicted that someone would likely break the state record of 6.25 pounds sometime soon.
Geologist Bruce Bjornstad recently released a visually stunning video highlighting the Great Blade near the Lake Lenore caves located between Soap Lake and Coulee City. The video is the 11th in a series exploring the geological impact of the Missoula Ice Age Floods.
Using a drone, Bjornstad captures aerial views of the region, offering a unique, birds-eye view of the coulees that we call our home. The videos are complemented by new age music and facts that explain, among other things, how glaciers and floods shaped the region.
On Saturday Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the CMC parking lot, a 3k Fun Run/Walk for breast cancer awareness will take place. Registration cost $15, and there will be “goodies and lunch.” Register online at cmccares.org or at the CMC Radiology department.
Live band North Half from Tonasket will play at the Electric City Bar & Grill Friday at 8 p.m. The Hometown Hooligans will play Saturday at Harvest Festival at North Dam Park, from 1-4 p.m. and Maxx Watts will play there from 8-10 p.m..