Washington Bass Fishing
Best Bass Lakes In WA
All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass.
Alder Lake, American 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.
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 12.53 lbs
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 8.85 lbs
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The state record largemouth bass was taken out of Lake Bosworth.
The state record smallmouth bass was caught from the Columbia River, Hanford Reach.
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.
Bass fishing basics video.
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Bass fishing information by state.
The lifecycle of 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. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.