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The Spokane River as
a Metro Mini Fishing Destination  


Sean Visintainer, owner of Silver Bow Fly Shop in Spokane Valley, reports that 65 percent of his shop's guiding last year was on the Spokane River. Combine that report with other happenings and Spokane may be on the cusp of being a mini fishing destination attraction for residents and visitors alike. Read More 

Metro Redbands

Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine was kind enough to let the Forum reprint a May/June article on discovering the Spokane River as flyfishing destination. Written from the perspective on an angler and traveler, it's a terrific read. Read More 


Native Redband Trout:
Signature Native Fish

Estimated redband trout populations in the upper Spokane River were between 2,000 and 19,000 fish according to surveys in the 1980s and 1990s. A 2008 survey found, however, fewer than 1,200 fish. Restoring and protecting this sentinel species that's also considered a barometer of aquatic health has become a priority for agencies, non-profits, local anglers and others. A Rich Landers article this spring summarized what's going on. Read More 


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