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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 18

The Spokesman-Review

Date: 4/17/2019 6:30:00 PM

The seventh annual Banks Lake Triple Fish Challenge will run April 27-28 out of Coulee City Playland Resort on Banks Lake. Anglers will attempt to catch a smallmouth bass, a walleye and a rainbow

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Golfers ready to ramp it up

Grand Coulee

Date: 4/17/2019 10:58:00 AM

The Raiders golf team competed at their home meet for the season at Banks Lake Golf Course April 11. "We're still trying to get into the groove out there," Head Coach Steve Files said. "It's midseason

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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for April 11

The Spokesman-Review

Date: 4/10/2019 5:16:00 PM

The best fishing for bank anglers has been at night. A tube jig in perch color has done well. Banks Lake walleye fishing has been tough. The fish have generally been 50 feet and deeper. Largemouth

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Milltown Murals Motorcade this weekend

The Valdosta Daily Times

Date: 4/9/2019 11:32:00 AM

The mural series is called Milltown Murals because Milltown was the town’s name until 1925 when the name changed to Lakeland in honor of nearby Banks Lake, but more importantly, the murals bring a

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CEO doubts online lending hurts banks

The Journal Gazette

Date: 4/6/2019 10:00:00 PM

When Lake City Bank is promoting loan options, it's primary target market is the Indiana area. The logic is simple: That's where the bank's offices are. “What defines a community bank is community,”

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• River: Upper Grand Coulee
• Length: 91 Miles
• Surface Area: 26,880 Acres
• Volume: 1,275,000 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 46 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 177 feet
• Length: 27 Miles
Banks Lake is a man-made impoundment in a 27-mile portion of a natural coulee. Most of the 91 miles of shoreline are ringed with basalt cliffs and talus slopes. There are about 23 islands in the reservoir.

Banks Lake can be fished year-round and is a great vacation destination. Stretching almost 27 miles from Coulee City at the south to Electric City at the north, this large reservoir is very popular with anglers pursuing many species.

Banks Lake, part of the Columbia Basin Project, was created by building two rock-faced, earthfill dams at the north and south ends of the Ice-Age channel of the Columbia River, now known as Grand Coulee. The reservoir is 27 miles long with 27,000 water surface acres. Fishing opportunities for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, rainbow trout, walleye, kokanee, black crappie, bullhead, and whitefish. Developed camping facilities are also available. Call 1-800-452-5687. Wildlife area information.


There are 9 public access points to Banks Lake. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) maintains 6 of these. In addition, there is access to Banks Lake at 1 city park, 1 state park and 1 privately-owned camping resort. Please see our boat ramp page for details on public access to Banks Lake, Washington - U.S.A.


See the Washington State Parks website for handicap access to Washington's outdoors.

This information courtesy of the - Banks Lake, WA Aug-22-2014
Washington Fish and Wildlife Department (WFWD) - Banks Lake, WA Aug-22-2014
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