Banks Lake and Reports

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Saturday, September 20th, 2014

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Weather: Clear and Sunny
    Lake Level: 1565\Best Depths: Shallow to deep, depending on species sought.
    Wacky rigged dropshot and hula grubs for smallmouth bass. Topwater and swimbaits for early morning largemouth bass.
    Big Bass: Shallow to deep, depending on species sought.09/20/2014
    Several 4lb+ smallmouth and largemouth
    Events: Coulee Playland resort has a tackle store and tent/RV camping facilities which is located on the North end of the lake.\Pricing Specials/Open Dates: RV and camping rates are under Fall pricing, so it's cheaper in comparison to Summer rates.

    Tips: Smallmouth are increasingly moving, so prepare to "spot jump". Cover water to find actively feeding fish.

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 50-59

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: banks lake jamboree update
    hi i just got home from the 37 annual banks lake jamboree i caught a lot of under size smallmouth and a my first ever walleye on day 1 on day 2 i caught 2 keepers that weighed 2.47 i fished out of the devils punch bowl on day 1 on day 1 i caught all of my fish on a gary yam 3 in. grub tail in the green pumpkin color

    on day 2 i caught 2 keepers that weighed 2.47 on day 2 i caught all of my fish on a iorn giant wiggler 5in. green pumpkin w/ red flake on a jighead wackey style
    barkers flats on day 2

    day 3 i did not fish

    my club i finished in 149 place and my club sound family bass anglers finished in 14 place

    day 2 i caught all of my fish on a iorn giant wiggler 5in.
    green pumpkin on a jighead wackey style
    City: ELectric city

    Tips: buy iorn giant baits wigglers and fish them wacky style

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

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    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I am going this weekend. Gonna try some new techniques. I have had varied sucess in the past. Largest caught was 4lb. Largemouth in May w/ floating 3" Rapala. Hoping for better results this time around. I am bringing a buddy along for his first Bass fishing excursion and I thought Bank Lake would be the perfect destination.
    City: Seattle

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 54

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: What a blast fished thursday and friday and caught over 125 smallies between 2-4lbs. Basic natural colors worked best. Caught them between 8-40 feet. Bite was soft. Used my Ordella Drop shot rod to catch all of them. Best 7' rod out there for this technique.
    Russ Baker
    Ordella Rod Pro-Staff
    ProCraft Boats Pro Staff
    City: Auburn

    Tips: Use light line like 6-8 lb test with very sensitive rod and natural colors to find and catch your fish. Some, but very few bites on Jerk Baits and Top water early.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2005

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    Water Temp: 39

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: North West Bass trnmt on saturday was won w/12+ lbs. most fish were caught in about 20' of water,
    we caught 10.8 lbs cranking steep walls in 20 to 30'.
    City: Kennewick

Friday, September 15th, 2000

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    Water Temp: 64

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fishing on Saturday, 9/9/00, was very tempermental. Bite came on about 11 AM and lasted about an hour. Took 4 (3 Smallies, 1 Largemouth) in the 2+ lb range. All ish came in water range rom 10 to 20 eet. Bite was either very subtle or like a locamotive. Wind was 25+ MPH gusting to 40 MPH
    City: Oak Harbor

    Tips: Water was very clear. Used dark colors moving slowly.

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    Water Temp: 52

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: We (Tim and I) had a great time at the Frostbite Tournament this year. The weather was cold imagine that. Saterday it was in the teens in the morning and low 30's in the aternoon. Sunday woke up to airly heavy snow and a little wind temps in the 20's. and it snowed all day. The ishing was good I caought 20-30 on saterday but nothing bigger than 2lbs. Leadheads worked in the morning but switched over to drop shot and caught most o my ish on that. Very slow movement and the bite was very lite. Some time you wouldnt even know you had a hit untill you moved it and you elt weight. Sunday same story but slower bite only gat 10-15 ish and only one keeper, no good i we wanted to win but hey we had a good time. Colors that worked best are brown with red lake and brown with silver lake. Tried many other baits and colors but nothing else would work or us. The turn out was pretty good around 40 boats, we are all hoping that more people will keep coming. Its a great tournament so please spread the word so we can get this thing bigger. Thanks to everyone who helped put this one i had a great time and will be there next year. Have a great year and good ishingBrian WaltersWashington Bass Assoc.
    City: Electric City

    Tips: the ish were not as deep as i thought they would be. any where between 10 and 35 eet. slow movements are deinatly the key or success in the colder months. be patient and you will get them. Darker colors seemed to work better when it gets colder