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Best Washington bass waters by region

Find where to place your cast, from the east to the west


The WDFW has gathered a listing of some of the best places to try bass fishing in Washington, so check out the information below, broken down by region, to find a place near you to make your cast.

Some of the more popular places to fish for bass are listed here, but almost all of the state’s lowland lakes have bass populations, so you’re likely to find an opportunity close by. Check out our lowland lakes webpage to find an option near you.

Also, the Fish Washington mobile app has interactive mapping to help anglers find fishing near them. For more information, visit

Region 1

Includes Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla and Whitman counties.

Boundary Reservoir, Pend Oreille County

Box Canyon Reservoir, Pend Oreille

Eloika Lake, Spokane

Lake Roosevelt, Lincoln/Ferry/Stevens

Lake Spokane, Spokane/Stevens

Liberty Lake, Spokane

Silver Lake, Spokane

Lower Granite Lake, Garfield/Whitman/Asotin (Snake River)

Snake River, Whitman/Columbia/Garfield/Asotin

Sprague Lake, Lincoln/Adams

Newman Lake, Spokane

Region 2

Includes Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties.

Banks Lake, Grant County

Billy Clapp Lake, Grant

Evergreen Reservoir, Grant

Washburn Island Pond, Okanogan

Dry Lake, Chelan

Moses Lake, Grant

Palmer Lake, Okanogan

Potholes Reservoir, Grant

Wapato Lake, Chelan

Whitestone Lake, Okanogan

Region 3

Includes Benton, Franklin, Kittitas and Yakima counties.

Granger Pond, Yakima County

Hanford Reach, Benton/Franklin (Columbia River)

I-82 Hwy. Ponds 1–7, Yakima

Lake Umatilla, Benton/Klickitat

Lake Herbert G. West, Franklin/Walla Walla (Snake River)

Lake Wallula, Benton/Franklin/Walla Walla (Columbia River)

Lower Yakima River, Benton

Powerline Lake, Franklin

Scooteney Reservoir, Franklin

Region 4

Includes Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties.

Flowing Lake, Snohomish County

Lake Cavanaugh, Skagit

Lake Goodwin, Snohomish

Clear Lake, Skagit

Lake Roesiger, Snohomish

Lake Sammamish, King

Lake Washington, King

Lake Sawyer, King

Lake Terrell, Whatcom

Lake Whatcom, Whatcom

Region 5

Includes Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties

Bonneville Pool, Skamania County (Columbia River)

Carlisle Lake, Lewis

Rowland Lake, Klickitat

Kress Lake, Cowlitz

Lake Umatilla, Klickitat

Riffe Lake, Lewis

Silver Lake, Cowlitz

Swofford Pond, Lewis

Lacamas Lake, Clark

Vancouver Lake, Clark

Region 6

Includes Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Thurston and Pacific counties.

Island Lake, Kitsap County

Lake Kapowsin, Pierce

American Lake, Pierce

Lake Tapps, Pierce

Long Lake, Thurston

Leland Lake, Jefferson

Summit Lake, Thurston

Ohop Lake, Pierce

Hicks Lake, Thurston

Isabella Lake, Mason



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