Guide To Fishing At Banks Lake
AKA: Banks Reservoir
Loaded with walleye and smallmouth bass, Banks Lake is a favorite of local anglers all year long. When winters are cold enough the lake freezes offering ice-fishing opportunities. In addition to smallmouth and walleye the lake has populations of crappie, catfish, trout, perch, kokanee and bluegill.
With 26,900 surface acres and 91 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of places to wet a line. Located in central Washington, at Coulee City, the elevation is 1,570 ft above sea level. There are several public access areas for fishing from the bank. Boat launch ramps, campgrounds, RV parks, rental kayaks, canoes and boats, restaurants and stores are at, or nearby, the lake to compliment your stay for a quick fishing trip or an extended vacation.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, yellow perch and kokanee at Banks Lake in Washington.
Primary fish species residing in Banks Lake
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Banks Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Barker Flats Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Barker Canyon NE Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Coulee City Boat Launch
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off I-2, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Million Dollar South Public Access Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Coulee Blvd, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Northup Canyon Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Coulee Blvd, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Osborn Bay Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Coulee Blvd, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Steamboat Rock Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Steamboat Rock Park Entrance Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Coulee Playland RV Park - 509 633-2671
King's Court RV Park - 509 633-3655
Banks Lake Lodge & RV Park - 509 632-5596
Banks Lake WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Banks Lake Lodge & RV Park
109 N 6th St
Coulee City, WA 99115
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Banks Lake in Washington.
General Fishing Info
Information about fishing lakes in Washington
Banks Lake provides anglers to opportunity to fish for bass, walleye, crappie, catfish, trout, perch, kokanee and bluegill in central Washington.