Navigation Home Bass Catfish Crappie

Washington Fishing Report

Get fishing reports for waters in WA.

Pick A LakePick A State

Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to Washington, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Alder Lake, Baker Lake, Banks Lake, Cle Elum Lake, East Rapids Lake, Franklin D Roosevelt Lake, John Day Lake, Kachess Lake, Lake Bryan, Lake Chelan, Lake Crescent, Lake Herbert G West, Lake Merwin, Lake Ozette, Lake Sacajawea, Lake Sammamish, Lake Wallula, Lake Washington, Lake Whatcom, Mayfield Lake, Moses Lake, Omak Lake, Osoyoos Lake, Palmer Lake, Potholes Reservoir, Riffe Lake, Rimrock Lake, Ross Lake, Spirit Lake, Swift Reservoir, Vancouver Lake, Wanapum Lake, Yale Lake and others. Many of the lakes in Washington have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.


The Weekender Report: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Washington State Fishing Reports

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Washington is well known for excellent Bass, Salmon and Trout fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Walleye, Crappie, Catfish, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Sturgeon and sunfish including Green Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Rock Bass, Warmouth, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Washington fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived Washington fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to Washington for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Washington include Bellingham, Seattle, Bridgeport, Spokane, Olympia, Vancouver, Kennewick, Kennewick, Everett, Yakima and others scattered across WA, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of Washington fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.


Tell us about local fishing reports for WA.

If you are aware of a website which offers valuable reports for Washington fishing, please contact us with details.

Fishing report for local waters in Washington.