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Space Invaders: A Short Study of the Abundant and Abundantly Interesting, Irritating and Destructive Species in Local Waters


I spent some time at two of our more picturesque and fine-fishing local ponds this week: Swofford Pond (Mossyrock) and South Lewis County Pond (Toledo). I didn’t catch any fish, but that was probably because I was concentrating my efforts on photographing the wildlife — some of which was very weird wildlife. South Lewis County Pond is a local favorite ... Read More »

Swofford Pond Offers Year-Round Fishing Fun


Located not far outside of Mossyrock and across the spillway from Riffe Lake, Swofford Pond is open for year-round fishing. This 240-acre pond is home to a variety of game fish, including rainbow and brown trout, largemouth bass, perch, bluegill, crappie, brown bullheads, channel catfish, and (believe it or not) sturgeon. Getting there: From Highway 12 at Milepost 86.9 in the town of ... Read More »

Trout Derbies: Fort Borst Park Pond, Offut Lake, Mineral Lake


Over 300,000 anglers are expected to hit trout waters across the state for the opening day of the 2012 lowland lakes season this Saturday, Apr. 28. It doesn’t matter where you go in Lewis County, south Thurston or upper Cowlitz County, you’ll find fish and you’ll find them aplenty. Here are a few of the local trout derbies you can ... Read More »

Bald Eagle Driven Off By Red-winged Blackbirds

Bald Eagle, Swofford Pond, Mossyrock, WA

The eldest son and I were fishing on Swofford Pond Saturday, June 4, sitting out near the middle of the pond when a Bald Eagle suddenly came out from behind the stand of trees to the south and dove down toward the water. He was on a mission.   I couldn’t see what he was after, it’s just a black ... Read More »

Fish, Fish, Fish, Fish, (bug), FROG!

My oldest boy and I traveled over to Swofford Pond yesterday for a little bass fishing in the weeds along the eastern shore in his aluminum boat. Outside of my own backyard, Swofford Pond is my favorite place to be in all of Lewis County. Peace is pervasive there (yes, capital “P” kinda Peace), it invades every molecule of my ... Read More »

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