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Banks Fishing Reports

By: afk
Posted: 4/8/2019
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/6/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I participated in the TFO event on Banks this weekend. I had the honor of taking a Veteran out to catch his first Walleye! Fishing was tough. If not for my buddy Mark along to help, I would have blan...
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By: FishinNut
Posted: 1/26/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/26/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Banks Lake today and the fishing was great. Got there late. Launched at the Coulee City launch and started fishing about a half mile out at around 10AM. 10 minutes after I got my line out I...
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Posted: 1/19/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/19/2019
Hot Spots: 0
First fish of the New Year! I have made 7 trips to fish this year and I finally got this nice 16" rainbow! It was still and foggy this morning so I made the trip to the Coulee City marina. Fished ...
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Posted: 10/15/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/12/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I have been wanting to get to Banks for a while finally got it done. Got to Northrup about 10:30, after a stop at Coulee Playland for worms and snacks. There were about a dozen trailers at the launch...
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Posted: 10/13/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/12/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I decided to try fishing the "humps" on the south end of the lake on Friday. I've never fished the area before but had heard it can hold walleye. Long story short 4 hours of trolling produced zero fis...
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Posted: 9/16/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/9/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Real ratings by topic: weather -5, walleye 1, trout 3, perch 5. Appears we'll be eating fish tacos all winter instead of walleye filets. Fish and Game counter is pleading to keep all perch because of ...
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By: AJ's Dad
Posted: 9/4/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/2/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I had another great day on banks lake targeting walleyes. This will probably be my last trip after walleyes. I'll likely be on the shelf this weekend with family in town, then it will be time to fish ...
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By: AJ's Dad
Posted: 8/26/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/25/2018
Hot Spots: 0
The Packernut and I decided to give the pike a weekend off while we went to chase a few walleyes at Banks Lake. We were on the water around 7:15 am and had out first fish in the boat by about 7:30...
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By: fishindoc
Posted: 8/24/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 8/24/2018
Hot Spots: 0
The normal trio arrived at Coulee City this morning to find a strong NW wind howling and good sized rollers and whitecaps. We headed north by road and found the wind equally strong at the Northrup Ca...
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Posted: 8/13/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/12/2018
Hot Spots: 0
After fishing Kokanee on Deep Lake, we put in at Coulee City Park and headed across the lake. We trolled in 18-35 F.O.W. using bottom bouncers and slow death hooks and other home made spinners and pla...
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Posted: 7/10/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/6/2018
Hot Spots: 0
slow is the word.. ohhh.. don't forget the wind.. headed out Friday morning around 8am from coulee city.. weather report was wind was spose to pick up as the day went on. fished all the "hot spots...
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Posted: 7/1/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/30/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Somewhat slow walleye bite out of Steamboat Rock, The wind kept gaining thru out the day, we finally were blown off the water by 4pm Caught most fish 18ft - 28ft depth, kept changing colors of slow d...
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Posted: 6/25/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/23/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Finally made it to Banks again as I assumed fishing would be slowing on the Spokane river side.. it was a good call. We launched at Coulee City around 7:30 as usual for our 1st day of fishing.. it wa...
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Posted: 5/25/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
I had the privilege to fish the walleye derby last weekend with Brad from Mark's marine on their new Lund walleye boat. It is equipped with all the "goodies" including the iTroll with Hunt for the k...
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Posted: 5/18/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/12/2018
Hot Spots: 0
walleyes haven't started as yet it appears on banks.. fished south end Saturday throwing the tackle box at them with no luck.. I expected slow.. yet never seen it so slow on banks.. launched out of N...
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Posted: 5/5/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/3/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Mowed the lawn on Wednesday because Thursday the winds were supposed to lighter making a better day to fish. First time out in the boat for my wife, Judy. Maybe the last time! Ha! Ha! We trolled B...
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Posted: 5/1/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/29/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Since Roosevelt boat launches are all dry, decided to hit Banks Lake with a couple of buddies. We launched at Steamboat Rock State Park and ran across to Barker Flats. Fished from 5 to 60 fow pulling ...
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By: bowlguy
Posted: 4/27/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 1
Fished: 4/25/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the South end of Banks Lake on Wed., and came up empty. Lovely day, and they say you go for the boat ride and the fish are extra. Several other boats also were skunked. Graphed a few fish, ...
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By: hewesbob
Posted: 4/21/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/20/2018
Hot Spots: 0
We fished Banks Friday 4/20, wanted to try out some new gear we tied up. This time of year can be extremely unpredictable about where the biting walleye are located. We started out early morning fishi...
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By: DAR
Posted: 4/14/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/14/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Went to Banks for Smallmouth Bass. Only caught one. But the trout were right up on shore acting like bass. Hooked over 20 between two of us. All around 18". Casting tubes was very effective. Water t...
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Posted: 4/9/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 4/7/2018
Hot Spots: 0
The Fallen Outdoors had their second annual Veterans walleye event. We all started out the morning launching and heading out to baker flats. Weather in the morning was tough, lots of rain and wind wit...
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Posted: 4/9/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 4/6/2018
Hot Spots: 0
We started at the north end of Steamboat State Park in 60 FOW. We caught a few smaller walleye in the 12.5 -15” range. We moved to southern end of Barker Flats where we picked up a few bigger fish. Mo...
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By: DAR
Posted: 3/31/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 3
Fished: 3/31/2018
Hot Spots: 0
4 walleye, 2 perch and a burbot . All caught at 50-60 feet of water. My 85 year old mother got the burbot. Barker Flat area.
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Posted: 3/12/2018
Species: Walleye
Rating: 4
Fished: 3/10/2018
Hot Spots: 1
I caught a big case of spring fever! There is only one way to fix the sickness! I spent the weekend fishing walleye at Banks Lake. We launched at the day launch. There is still some ice building up on...
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Posted: 12/16/2017
Species: Walleye
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/8/2017
Hot Spots: 0
(*Editor's Note - the 5 star rating is for Rufus, not Banks) Well this report is a total change from my last one on banks just a few weeks prior where we just couldn't keep the walleye off the hoo...
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