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Best Bass Lakes In WA

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass.

Bass fishing lures

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.

Bass In Washington

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 12.53 lbs

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 8.85 lbs

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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Washington

When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and stickbaits are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.

The state record largemouth bass was taken out of Lake Bosworth.

The state record smallmouth bass was caught from the Columbia River, Hanford Reach.

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.

Bass fishing basics video.

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

Bass fishing book

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