If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.

Doug Larson

About Washington Fishing Lakes

Fishing among the green foliage and blue waters in Washington State is such a treat and there are hundreds of lakes within a couple hours drive of Seattle.

It's not always easy to decide which lake to go to.

During trout season, we are particularly interested in when rainbow gets stocked, where, how many, and how big. We want to know which lakes have excellent ratings for Largemouth Bass in July. The Fishing Lakes (at Washington) streamlines the wealth of information at WDFW to give you this info at a glance.

Here, you can find lakes specific to your location, your species of interest and how great the fishing is this month. We've rigged together lake information to updated trout stocking reports so you know at a glance, where to set your hook on those lunkers that got stocked last week.