A bass emerges from the water at the end of a fishing line.

Beginner tips for catching bass from the shoreline

No boat needed to hook into hogs

Shore fishing: Getting started

More from the lowland lakes page

What to look for

Lures and tactics to try

In the shallows

Drop deeper

Additional considerations

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.