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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 22


Date: 2/21/2018 12:39:00 PM

There is a similar situation on Fourth of July. Banks Lake still has open water and will probably not freeze up again this year as water temperatures are currently around 35 degrees. Walleye fishing is slow, with the best success coming in the main basin

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Algae recorded in Arrow River as well as Lake Hayes, near Queenstown

Date: 2/15/2018 7:39:00 PM

Algae in Queenstown's popular Lake Hayes hit "warning" levels last week and now smaller quantities have been identified in the nearby Arrow River. However, the reports of dead fish in Arrow River were not related to its algae levels, the Otago Regional

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The Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation Seeks Marketing Analysis

Everything PR

Date: 2/8/2018 5:00:00 AM

The purpose of this RFP is to select the most qualified firm to conduct a feasibility study and marketing analysis on the Banks Lake Golf Course, and the Sun Banks Resort located approximately 1 mile south of Electric City, Washington of Grant County

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Daniel Paul Gamache

Yakima Herald

Date: 2/2/2018 12:36:00 PM

He and Kathy also spent time camping and fishing with their friends at Banks Lake. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the absolute joy of Dan’s life. They visited him daily right up until the time of his passing. His grandchildren Brandi

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Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Feb. 1

The Spokesman-Review

Date: 1/31/2018 11:58:00 AM

The whitefish spawn is about over on Banks Lake and they are more difficult to catch than they were two weeks ago. A few walleye are coming in. The bright spot on Banks is the rainbow fishing, where trollers are taking 14- to 15-inch fish between 5-30 feet

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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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