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Fresh water fishing in Eastern and Western Washington
Feb 22, 2021 15:25:09   #
HardyOne Loc: Washington State
 
I am Def. new to this forum. Come on board to see if there are any walleye fishery people out there that is a lot more knowledgeable about when, where to fish for walleye. I'm thinking Eastern Washington. Can use all the help I can. Thanks!

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Feb 22, 2021 15:56:07   #
FinFisherman Loc: Born in Ohio - 40 yrs Florida- Clearwater,Fl
 
HardyOne wrote:
I am Def. new to this forum. Come on board to see if there are any walleye fishery people out there that is a lot more knowledgeable about when, where to fish for walleye. I'm thinking Eastern Washington. Can use all the help I can. Thanks!


Banks Lake has Walleye. April 22 I'll be there to catch a couple God willing and the creek doesn't rise.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:12:40   #
Huntm22 Loc: Northern Utah. - West Haven
 
HardyOne wrote:
I am Def. new to this forum. Come on board to see if there are any walleye fishery people out there that is a lot more knowledgeable about when, where to fish for walleye. I'm thinking Eastern Washington. Can use all the help I can. Thanks!


Welcome aboard HO! You should be getting some help from the good folks in your area.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:13:04   #
excuse me I need to fish now Loc: Puyallup, Washington (near Tacoma)
 
Potholes reservoir and the Columbia river near Hanford Reach are popular spots as well as Banks Lake. Potholes is on my bucket list but my hips are shot so I don’t know how much small boat fishing is in my future. Welcome to the forum and good luck; maybe we can get together sometime.

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Feb 22, 2021 18:40:07   #
FinFisherman Loc: Born in Ohio - 40 yrs Florida- Clearwater,Fl
 
FinFisherman wrote:
Banks Lake has Walleye. April 22 I'll be there to catch a couple God willing and the creek doesn't rise.


And opening day at Park Lake for rainbows!

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Feb 23, 2021 16:43:26   #
Bluetarheel Loc: Oregon
 
Many articles opine that the next world record walleye will come from the Columbia, primarily upriver from Portland.

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Feb 23, 2021 21:28:52   #
Dakoda Loc: Cle Elum, WA
 
Banks lake used to be a hot spot. Last season wasn’t that productive. Moses lake or Potholes might be a better choice.

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Feb 23, 2021 21:41:16   #
FinFisherman Loc: Born in Ohio - 40 yrs Florida- Clearwater,Fl
 
Dakoda wrote:
Banks lake used to be a hot spot. Last season wasn’t that productive. Moses lake or Potholes might be a better choice.


I was lead to believe that Moses Lake had high mercury and fish shouldn't be eaten. Don't know anything about Potholes, other than fishing was good. Park lake was primary for trout but that can change.

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Feb 23, 2021 21:47:23   #
Lon.raney
 
There is a lot of areas around the tri-cities. Mostly fished from a boat. Just follow the other people, there is plenty out there doing it.

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Feb 23, 2021 23:36:31   #
Captan Lahti Loc: Kennewick, WA
 
The Columbia drainage including the Snake has walleye. By drainage I mean any water that originates at Banks Lake, the Spokane River down the Columbia, all the lakes that drain from Banks, clear to the Reservoir behind Bonneville dam. The biggest walleye are caught below McNary Dam and below John Day Dam on the Columbia. The best fishing is by boat but WDFW put out a video on how to catch them from the bank in Moses Lake. As far as dangerous to eat, that’s the upper Spokane River and perhaps above Grand C dam. Way up. Many other lakes in Easter WA have walleye introduced.

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Feb 23, 2021 23:36:42   #
Captan Lahti Loc: Kennewick, WA
 
The Columbia drainage including the Snake has walleye. By drainage I mean any water that originates at Banks Lake, the Spokane River down the Columbia, all the lakes that drain from Banks, clear to the Reservoir behind Bonneville dam. The biggest walleye are caught below McNary Dam and below John Day Dam on the Columbia. The best fishing is by boat but WDFW put out a video on how to catch them from the bank in Moses Lake. As far as dangerous to eat, that’s the upper Spokane River and perhaps above Grand C dam. Way up. Many other lakes in Easter WA have walleye introduced.

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Feb 24, 2021 01:28:26   #
Dakoda Loc: Cle Elum, WA
 
Thanks for the information Captan Lahti.

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Feb 24, 2021 02:37:04   #
Roger Renne Loc: Washington state
 
Mid-Columbia, hire a walleye guide, good one will teach you most of the info you need to get started. Tastiest fish on the planet.

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