Washington Bass Fishing
All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in Washington lakes.
Bass Fishing Lakes In Washington
Alder Lake, Banks Lake, East Rapids Lake, Franklin D Roosevelt Lake, Lake Bryan, Lake Chelan, Lake Ozette, Lake Sacajawea, Lake Sammamish, Lake Umatilla (John Day), Lake Wallula (McNary), Lake Washington, Lake Whatcom, Mayfield Lake, Osoyoos Lake, Potholes Reservoir, Riffe Lake, Spirit Lake, Vancouver Lake and Wanapum Lake are some of the major lakes in Washington with healthy populations of bass. Bass can also be found through the state in ponds, creeks, parks, rivers and small lakes. The Columbia River has a quite significant bass population.
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
WA State Record: 11 lbs 9 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
WA State Record: 8 lbs 12 oz
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These two quality smallies were caught out of Lake Goodwin, by Julie Jackson.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Washington.
Catch big bass!
The WA state record largemouth bass was taken out of Banks Lake and the state record smallmouth bass was caught from the Columbia River - Hanford.
Bass fishing information, by state.
Learn the lifecycle of a bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Washington bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.
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