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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in WA.

Banks Lake, Lake Chelan, Lake Sammamish, Lake Umatilla, Lake Washington, Lake Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Osoyoos Lake, Potholes Reservoir, Riffe Lake and Roosevelt Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Washington, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Banks Lake, WA
  • Cle Elum Lake, WA
  • Lake Chelan, WA
  • Lake Crescent, WA
  • Lake Sammamish, WA
  • Lake Washington, WA
  • Lake Wenatchee, WA
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • Osoyoos Lake, WA
  • Rufus Woods Lake, WA
  • Potholes Reservoir, WA
  • Riffe Lake
  • Roosevelt Lake
  • Ross Lake
Bass

Banks Lake, Lake Chelan, Lake Sammamish, Lake Washington, Moses Lake and Potholes Reservoir are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Catfish

These major lakes include Banks Lake, Lake Umatilla, Moses Lake are favorite options for channel, blue, white and flathead catfish. More...

Crappie

Banks Lake, Lake Tapps, Lake Umatilla, Lake Washington, Potholes Reservoir, Riffe Lake and Roosevelt Lake are the most popular for black and white crappie. More...

Sunfish & Panfish

Banks Lake, Lake Sammamish, Lake Umatilla, Lake Washington, Moses Lake, Potholes Reservoir, Riffe Lake and Roosevelt Lake are popular spots to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Walleye

Banks Lake, Lake Umatilla, Lake Wallula, Lake Washington, Moses Lake, Potholes Reservoir and Rufus Woods Lake are considered some of the better lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Trout

Banks Lake, Cle Elum Lake, Lake Chelan, Lake Crescent, Lake Washington, Lake Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Potholes Reservoir, Riffe Lake, Roosevelt Lake, Ross Lake and Rufus Woods Lake are the favorite options for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Salmon

Banks Lake, Lake Chelan, Lake Sammamish, Lake Umatilla, Lake Washington, Osoyoos Lake, Riffe Lake and Roosevelt Lake are among the most popular for atlantic, chinook, chum, coho, kokanee, pink and sockeye salmon fishing. More...

Visit the Washington fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the Washington map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in WA at many of the most popular destinations in the state.

 

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