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Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Trailer Debuts

Date: 6/23/2017 12:42:00 AM

From the movie/the prequel season there will be appearances by Elizabeth Banks, Lake Bell, Sarah Burns, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Josh Charles, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marguerite Moreau, Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian

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Fishing report

Free Lance-Star

Date: 6/21/2017 9:05:00 PM

RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER: Chris Hicks reports the water is clear near Tappahannock, with bass biting on crankbaits and soft plastics. The evening catfish bite is spectacular on fresh bait. Mud shad works best, but has been scarce. Smaller white perch worked

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Alan Liere’s fish and game report for June 22

The Spokesman-Review

Date: 6/21/2017 1:36:00 PM

Porcupine Bay has been good in about 15 feet of water. Bottom walkers and nightcrawlers are also among the best of presentations now for Banks Lake walleye. The fish have been in the weeds in about 15 feet of water. The Devils Punchbowl has been good and

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Day Trips

Date: 6/17/2017 10:13:00 AM

Call the Visitor Center at 509-633-9265 and schedule a tour between 10 am and 5 pm. When it's over, be sure to check out other area attractions, like Banks Lake Reservoir, and other hiking trails all around the area. One way to know if a thing is worth

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Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games rosters


Date: 6/16/2017 4:48:00 PM

The Division 3 South roster includes: Columbus’ Noah Coughlin; Evansville’s Brennen Banks; Lake Mills’ Alex Ranney; Lakeside Lutheran’s Cameron Kuepers; Madison Edgewood’s Alex Arians; and Marshall’s Adam Wehking. Matthew Myers of state

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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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