Washington Other Fishing
Guide to fishing for northern pike, sturgeon and tiger muskie in Washington.
Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Washington waters.
Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include East Rapids Lake, Franklin D Roosevelt Lake, Lake Bryan, Lake Chelan, Lake Ozette, Lake Sacajawea, Lake Sammamish, Lake Tapps, Lake Umatilla (John Day), Lake Wallula (McNary), Lake Washington, Lake Whatcom, Mayfield Lake, Osoyoos Lake, Palmer Lake, Potholes Reservoir, Riffe Lake, Spirit Lake, Vancouver Lake, Wanapum Lake and others. Try trolling flashy lures for northern pike and tiger muskie.
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 34.06 lbs
Estimated world record: 1,100 lbs
State Record: Not applicable
World record: 51 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 37.88 lbs
Click the images and links above for species details.
Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.
The state record northern pike was caught from Long Lake.
The state record tiger muskie was caught from Curlew Lake.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.
Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species
Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Washington, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.