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So Bassmaster list their top 100 every year. What is your top 5 Washington lakes, reservoirs or rivers for bass fishing.

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I'll start with four. My four is based on the fisheries quality, quantity, diversity, community and the overall personal enjoyment.

1. Potholes

2. Banks

3. Moses

4. Tri Cities

1. Potholes
2. Whatcom
3. Moses
4. Washington
5. Columbia River. A couple pools come to mind but all the pools I've fished are pretty darn good!

P.J, I'll agree that Whatcom and Washington are good fisheries. They won't make my list because they don't check the box for "overall personal enjoyment". I can no longer tolerate the the community and homeowners around either of those lakes. This is why my list excludes westside fisheries.

P.J. Koshi said:

1. Potholes
2. Whatcom
3. Moses
4. Washington
5. Columbia River. A couple pools come to mind but all the pools I've fished are pretty darn good!

Dana

How often do you have bad experience with homeowners on Samm and Wa?  Only reason I ask is I fish those two lakes a lot and have only had maybe 4-5 “altercations.”  Usually have people ask what Im fishing for or why I just released a nice fish.  Ive actually had more altercations on the small electric only lakes around king county.

List:

potholes

columbia below mcnary

moses

Wa

Samm

Or have to deal with the boat launches (the fee's, boaters who don't know what they are doing, crowds) and other watersports during the summer. I also enjoy those lakes for the fishing but find myself fishing them less due to these factors.

The Lake Whatcom and Samish "Invasive Species" program is a huge turn off (and joke) as well.

Sammamish State park does not cater to or even work with bass fisherman anymore so I hardly fish their either though the fishing can be phenomenal.
 
Dana Steiner said:

P.J, I'll agree that Whatcom and Washington are good fisheries. They won't make my list because they don't check the box for "overall personal enjoyment". I can no longer tolerate the the community and homeowners around either of those lakes. This is why my list excludes westside fisheries.

P.J. Koshi said:

1. Potholes
2. Whatcom
3. Moses
4. Washington
5. Columbia River. A couple pools come to mind but all the pools I've fished are pretty darn good!

I agree with the crowds Nick, dont fish those two much in the summer months.

Although, pulling your boat out and having lunch in the parking lot can be very entertaining 

Zach,

Enough that I have pretty much quit fishing the westside lakes. I would rather drive 4-5 hours to spend my time and MONEY on the eastside fisheries. Soooooooooooo much more enjoyable.

Zach Chandler said:

Dana

How often do you have bad experience with homeowners on Samm and Wa?  Only reason I ask is I fish those two lakes a lot and have only had maybe 4-5 “altercations.”  Usually have people ask what Im fishing for or why I just released a nice fish.  Ive actually had more altercations on the small electric only lakes around king county.

List:

potholes

columbia below mcnary

moses

Wa

Samm

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Nick Berto said:

Or have to deal with the boat launches (the fee's, boaters who don't know what they are doing, crowds) and other watersports during the summer. I also enjoy those lakes for the fishing but find myself fishing them less due to these factors.

The Lake Whatcom and Samish "Invasive Species" program is a huge turn off (and joke) as well.

Sammamish State park does not cater to or even work with bass fisherman anymore so I hardly fish their either though the fishing can be phenomenal.
 
Dana Steiner said:

P.J, I'll agree that Whatcom and Washington are good fisheries. They won't make my list because they don't check the box for "overall personal enjoyment". I can no longer tolerate the the community and homeowners around either of those lakes. This is why my list excludes westside fisheries.

P.J. Koshi said:

1. Potholes
2. Whatcom
3. Moses
4. Washington
5. Columbia River. A couple pools come to mind but all the pools I've fished are pretty darn good!

4 or 5 too many.  I had an altercation at Potholes this year... With a beaver.
 
Zach Chandler said:

Dana

How often do you have bad experience with homeowners on Samm and Wa?  Only reason I ask is I fish those two lakes a lot and have only had maybe 4-5 “altercations.”  Usually have people ask what Im fishing for or why I just released a nice fish.  Ive actually had more altercations on the small electric only lakes around king county.

List:

potholes

columbia below mcnary

moses

Wa

Samm

Did this “altercation” happen at Mikes Place????

Mike Bess said:

4 or 5 too many.  I had an altercation at Potholes this year... With a beaver.
 
Zach Chandler said:

Dana

How often do you have bad experience with homeowners on Samm and Wa?  Only reason I ask is I fish those two lakes a lot and have only had maybe 4-5 “altercations.”  Usually have people ask what Im fishing for or why I just released a nice fish.  Ive actually had more altercations on the small electric only lakes around king county.

List:

potholes

columbia below mcnary

moses

Wa

Samm

If I'm basing it on personal enjoyment I'd say:

1. Potholes

2. Moses

3. Banks

4. Columbia - Tri-Cities/McNary

5. Roosevelt

If I'm going purely based on the fishery and biggest weights I'd probably sub out Banks and Roosevelt for Whatcom/Washington.

Tournament Fishing:

1. Potholes

2. Banks

3. Moses

4. Umatilla

5. Tri-Cities

Fun Fishing:

1. Potholes

2. Umatilla

3. Moses

4. Tri-Cities

5. Any small largemouth lake 

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