Opening Day for Trout Fishing Is This Saturday

By Kimberly Mason / For The Chronicle Opening day is finally upon us, and in Lewis County, the fisherman has options. If you are looking for an 8-pound lunker, go to Carlisle Lake in Onalaska, or hit Mineral Lake early Saturday morning. For a little family-friendly competition, try Fort Borst Pond, Centralia, where kids and parents will be lining the banks for the juveniles-only fishing derby sponsored by the Centralia Lions Club. For more serious competitive action, head out to Riffe Lake for the Lewis…

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Eat, Prey, Love: I Brake for Raptors

By Kimberly Mason / For The Chronicle I was on my way out to meet with the Back Country Horsemen of Lewis County on Saturday, and a mile down the road before I realized I had forgotten my maps and books and needed to turn back. As I pulled into the driveway there was a northern harrier cruising the field to the north of my house. I hesitated for a moment, knowing I would arrive late and might miss the group of horse men and…

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Rifle Club to Host Self-Defense Course

By The Chronicle A “Personal Protection in the Home” course will be presented at the Centralia Rifle Club Range at 908 Johnson Road, in Centralia on the evenings of May 4,5,6, plus Saturday morning May 7. The 12-hour course will be taught by instructors from the Centralia Rifle Club and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, and is an official National Rifle Association course. “This course is for anyone who has or is thinking of obtaining a firearm for self defense,” said Steve Carmick, a Chehalis…

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Fishing Report: Best Fishing Bet This Weekend: Go After Lake Trout on Mineral

By Kimberly Mason / For The Chronicle As of Monday, the weather forecast calls for at least four days of rain and then a day of only possible showers on Friday. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for opening day. There is good news, however, as the 2011/2012 Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet is available online to download. You can study up on the rules and regulations and plan out your spring and summer fishing while you wait for the rain to quit. Rivers and Streams Karen Glaser,…

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Enter Your Bass Fishing Team in the 16th Annual Open Tournament

By Kimberly Mason / For The Chronicle The Lewis County Bass Club will celebrate the opening day of fishing season with a two-day bass fishing tournament on Riffe Lake, April 30 and May 1. The Saturday tournament is open to club and non-club member teams alike. Entry fees are $100 per team. Sunday’s event is an individual competition for club members only. Club President Mark Robinson said the lake looks like it is shaping up to produce some nice fish, “if everything stays the way…

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