WashingtonLakes.com
All submitted reports for this area are listed below. Use the filters and search options to reduce the list to more specific reports that match your needs.

View Description, Photos, Maps and HotSpots For Banks


Date Range:
Begin: 
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
    End: 
RadDatePicker
Open the calendar popup.
Month:
Species:
Search:   
Your Banks lake one stop source for gear and more!
Change View:  List
Data pager
Page size:
PageSizeComboBox
select
 328 items in 33 pages
 
Name: wallmama Date: September 21, 2014 Rating:
 
Time: All Day Bait: Login to view! Tackle: Login to view!
Color: Login to view! Species: Walleye  Method: Login to view!
Conditions: Login to view! Air Temp: Login to view! Water Temp: Login to view!
Ice Depth: Login to view!      
Time, Bait, Tackle, Color, Target and Method are only available when logged in. Get your free Basic Membership account today!
WT: 64-70 F, northern wind <= 5 mph, lake level was very low; 5-6 ft lower than full pool, water was stained, weeds are dying: cabbage are dead, Millfoil Ok,
Fished flats on north and middle section of the lake, bite was real good especially early in the morning and late at night, two of us probably caught 40+ fish, but only 5 legal size(literally 16"), no wall hanger, that is very discouraging, but fish fought good, we had fun. fished 10-23 FOW, best bite is 14-16 FOW, used plugs # 5, 7, 9 size, blue is best, trolled around 1.8 mph, also we found that spinner with BB still working very well, fire tiger all the way. I gutted fish, bait fish was about 2" long, not sure what kind. HOT day up in 90s.
what puzzled me is that we did not a see or catch a single perch! where did they go? If you know, you probably will catch the bigger Walleye. Anyone wants to chime in?
Views:  919
2
Name: wallmama Date: September 21, 2014 Rating:
 
Time: Morning Bait: Login to view! Tackle: Login to view!
Color: Login to view! Species: Walleye  Method: Login to view!
Conditions: Login to view! Air Temp: Login to view! Water Temp: Login to view!
Ice Depth: Login to view!      
Time, Bait, Tackle, Color, Target and Method are only available when logged in. Get your free Basic Membership account today!
WT: 64-70 F, northern wind <= 5 mph, lake level was very low; 5-6 ft lower than full pool, water was stained, weeds are dying: cabbage are dead, Millfoil Ok,
Fished flats on north and middle section of the lake, bite was real good especially early in the morning and late at night, two of us probably caught 40+ fish, but only 5 legal size(literally 16"), no wall hanger, that is very discouraging, but fish fought good, we had fun. fished 10-23 FOW, best bite is 14-16 FOW, used plugs # 5, 7, 9 size, blue is best, trolled around 1.8 mph, also we found that spinner with BB still working very well, fire tiger all the way. I gutted fish, bait fish was about 2" long, not sure what kind. HOT day up in 90s.
wat puzzled me is that we did a see or catch a single perch! where did they go? If you know, you probably will catch the bigger Walleye. Anyone wants to chime in?
Views:  434
0 This report has 3 Hotspots. Sign up to view them!
Name: BassSlayer1981 Date: September 16, 2014 Rating:
 
Time: All Day Bait: Login to view! Tackle: Login to view!
Color: Login to view! Species: Largemouth Bass  Method: Login to view!
Conditions: Login to view! Air Temp: Login to view! Water Temp: Login to view!
Ice Depth: Login to view!      
Time, Bait, Tackle, Color, Target and Method are only available when logged in. Get your free Basic Membership account today!
Fished the punch bowl at banks yesterday targeting bass. Caught lots of largies and smallies on plastics and cranks. Also caught lots of perch and walleye on my texas rigged lizards and senkos. The walleye surprised me as it doesn't happen very often when Iam bassin banks. Nothing of any real size in any of the fish but had a good time. Stuck to fishing the road bed and weed beds in the middle of the bowl for bass. Hit along hwy 155 for the smallies and thats where I ran into some walleye also. Water level is still down about 2 1/2 feet like it has been for a month which is normal for this time of year. All fish C&R.
Views:  681
3
Name: Zagdogg007 Date: September 11, 2014 Rating:
 
Time: Afternoon Bait: Login to view! Tackle: Login to view!
Color: Login to view! Species: Walleye  Method: Login to view!
Conditions: Login to view! Air Temp: Login to view! Water Temp: Login to view!
Ice Depth: Login to view!      
Time, Bait, Tackle, Color, Target and Method are only available when logged in. Get your free Basic Membership account today!
I was able to fish both the 11th and the 12th. We trolled walleye magic behind a bottom bouncer near the million dollar camp site and caught nonstop Walleye. 3 keepers. An 18", 19", and a good fighting 21.5" walleye. While trolling, I caught a nice 22" rainbow that fought like some of the Salmon I had just caught at the ocean. I am still thinking about what a great fight he gave me. Awesome! The next day we caught a 16.5" and 18" eye while catching a 18" rainbow. Crazy catching the rainbows where all te eyes are at. Also was able to catch a nice 18" small mouth right in the midst of the eyes as well. Cool to catch so many types of fish with one type of lure. The white seemed to be the hottest.
Views:  521
6
Name: Red beard Date: September 10, 2014 Rating:
 
Time: Morning Bait: Login to view! Tackle: Login to view!
Color: Login to view! Species: Smallmouth Bass  Method: Login to view!
Conditions: Login to view! Air Temp: Login to view! Water Temp: Login to view!
Ice Depth: Login to view!      
Time, Bait, Tackle, Color, Target and Method are only available when logged in. Get your free Basic Membership account today!
Alright. First report in a while. Just returned from 5 months working in alaska, so straight to steamboat rock for the annual 10 day vacation with family and friends. Weather was great. Fishing was even better. We fished every morning. Its the same strategy every year... troll the weed beds in 12 - 16ft of water with rapalas. Our fish of choice is the SMB and we did get quite a few in the 9 - 12 inch range but only 3 caught over 14". The action of the week were the walleye, we caught countless.... the only problem, 1 in 20 were over the 16" mark. But no big deal. Next year they will all be grown up and legal to keep. Last saturday my cuz caught a nice surprise while casting on the rocks, a gorgeous 18" rainbow, which I have to add was probably the best trout I've ever tasted. Our biggest fish of the week was my sisters 20" bucket mouth, caught in the weeds next to the old road. We also landed one crappie and 3 catfish which were all released. Now that I'm back from work it's time to catch some salmon!
Views:  901
2
Name: wallmama Date: August 31, 2014 Rating:
 
Time: All Day Bait: Login to view! Tackle: Login to view!
Color: Login to view! Species: Walleye  Method: Login to view!
Conditions: Login to view! Air Temp: Login to view! Water Temp: Login to view!
Ice Depth: Login to view!      
Time, Bait, Tackle, Color, Target and Method are only available when logged in. Get your free Basic Membership account today!
Sorry no photo. Had a great time on south end of Banks lake. Pretty new to me, always fished north end of the lake!!!just followed shoreline on east side . trolled 2 mph, flicker #7, 9, perch, caught a lot of 14-15", one good 25", 4 SM 2-3lb, choppy water, SW wind 5-12mph, 10-18' FOW, water TEMP 66-69F. Good luck guys. next year walleye fishing will be hot on Banks!!!!
Views:  655
0
Name: BassSlayer1981 Date: August 19, 2014 Rating:
 
Time: Morning Bait: Login to view! Tackle: Login to view!
Color: Login to view! Species: Largemouth Bass  Method: Login to view!
Conditions: Login to view! Air Temp: Login to view! Water Temp: Login to view!
Ice Depth: Login to view!      
Time, Bait, Tackle, Color, Target and Method are only available when logged in. Get your free Basic Membership account today!
Hit banks tuesday morning for some largemouth action. Caught lots of dinks in the reeds on top water frogs and buzz baits. The bigger fish are holding deep off ledges. Caught some decent size ones about 20 feet deep on 10 inch Strike King thumper worms. Water level is about 2 1/2 to 3 feet below full pool. Fished the Osborn slough area. Weather was overcast early, then broke up to be sunny. All in all fishing was slow for largemouth this time around but I had a blast like always trying to figure them out. Snapped a quick sunrise photo over looking Coulee city on the way there. Also for got to mention I lost one of my rods overboard and had to drive back to Coulee city to pick up my water goggles. Spent an hour looking for the rod and finally found it about 10 feet down. Got lucky!
Views:  889
1
Name: BigWallysGS Date: August 11, 2014 Rating:
 
Time: All Day Bait: Login to view! Tackle: Login to view!
Color: Login to view! Species: Walleye  Method: Login to view!
Conditions: Login to view! Air Temp: Login to view! Water Temp: Login to view!
Ice Depth: Login to view!      
Time, Bait, Tackle, Color, Target and Method are only available when logged in. Get your free Basic Membership account today!
Walleye fishing at Banks has simply been awesome this summer!! Today the walleye were flat out smashing crankbaits at the south end of Banks near Coulee City. The walleye were in water depths of 14-18 feet today and were relating to weed lines and weed beds. Trolling speed today was fast.....2.0-3.0 mph.

Again as in my past reports, the wind played a key factor today. We had a strong wind pushing against the shore today and that means prime crankbait time!!

Today's fish ran from a few 17 inchers all the way up to 28 inches.

I have several dates still available in August, and several Saturdays and Sundays still available in September.

Guided fishing for Walleye on Banks Lake, Moses Lake, Potholes Reservoir and Rufus Woods.
Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass on Banks Lake, Moses Lake, and Potholes Reservoir.Trophy class Triploid Trout on Rufus Woods.Rainbow Trout on Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake.
Coast Guard Certified.Washington State Fish and Wildlife Certified.

Big Wallys Guide Service

Official Digital Angler Sponsor
Views:  1097
1
Name: clawman Date: August 08, 2014 Rating:
 
Time: Morning Bait: Login to view! Tackle: Login to view!
Color: Login to view! Species: Walleye  Method: Login to view!
Conditions: Login to view! Air Temp: Login to view! Water Temp: Login to view!
Ice Depth: Login to view!      
Time, Bait, Tackle, Color, Target and Method are only available when logged in. Get your free Basic Membership account today!
Early morning bite. By 10:00 am it was pretty much over but until then WOW great day. Trolling jointed Rapala with orange belly near weeds. Caught 3 eyes 26-28" 3 eyes 20-22" and several 3 lb smallmouth and numerous walleye that would be keepers but seemed small. All of the bigger fish weighted 5.75 to 5.9 lbs.
#5 jointed Rapalas with orange belly. Trolled @ 1.3 mph near weeds. Depth was 12 " near weed patches that come close to the surface. The weeds are a constant hassle but that is where the mature fish are.
Views:  613
2
Name: BigWallysGS Date: July 27, 2014 Rating:
 
Time: All Day Bait: Login to view! Tackle: Login to view!
Color: Login to view! Species: Smallmouth Bass  Method: Login to view!
Conditions: Login to view! Air Temp: Login to view! Water Temp: Login to view!
Ice Depth: Login to view!      
Time, Bait, Tackle, Color, Target and Method are only available when logged in. Get your free Basic Membership account today!
Smallmouth fishing at Banks Lake continues to be red hot! The south end of Banks at Coulee City is the place to be. Today we had wind so it was all about casting crankbaits along shallow rocky flats. Lipless crankbaits such as the Yo-Zuri Rattling Vibe have been smoking 'em!! Just make sure you are throwing red crankbaits.

Today my clients caught smallmouth up to 4 1/2 pounds with most being in the 3 pound range.

Burn the lipless crankbaits over the rocks just about as fast as you can reel to trigger the reaction strikes.

Guided fishing for Walleye on Banks Lake, Moses Lake, Potholes Reservoir and Rufus Woods.
Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass on Banks Lake, Moses Lake, and Potholes Reservoir.Trophy class Triploid Trout on Rufus Woods.Rainbow Trout on Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake.
Coast Guard Certified.Washington State Fish and Wildlife Certified.

Big Wallys Guide Service

Official Digital Angler Sponsor
Views:  1054
0
Data pager
Page size:
PageSizeComboBox
select
 328 items in 33 pages
 Guest
Join for FREE!