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Washington Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in WA.

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Bass Fishing Lakes In Washington

Alder Lake, Banks Lake, East Rapids Lake, Lake Bryan, Lake Chelan, Lake Mayfield, Lake Sacajawea, Lake Sammamish, Lake Tapps, Lake Umatilla, Lake Wallula, Lake Washington, Lake Whatcom, Moses Lake, Osoyoos Lake, Ozette Lake, Palmer Lake, Potholes Reservoir, Riffe Lake, Rock Lake, Roosevelt Lake, Rufus Woods Lake, Silver Lake, Vancouver Lake and Wanapum Lake are some of the major lakes in Washington with healthy populations of bass. Bass can also be found throughout the state in ponds, creeks, parks, rivers and smaller lakes. The Columbia River has a quite significant bass population.

Fishing for bass In Washington

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

WA State Record: 11 lbs 9 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

WA State Record: 8 lbs 12 oz

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Washington Smallmouth caught by Julie Jackson

These two quality smallies were caught out of Lake Goodwin, by Julie Jackson.

Bass fishing in Washington

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.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Evergreen State.

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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.

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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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