Banks lake weekend report
Looking down the beach to the South from where we were camped.
For those of you who think Washington state is all big trees and rain, well, it just ain't so. The Eastern half of the state is mostly desert, as you can see by the cliffs across the lake. The land is great for agriculture, once irrigated.
Banks lake is a thirty mile long man-made lake, and is fed from the Columbia river. It's the primary source of irrigation water for Eastern Washington.
A nice mess of yellow perch from Banks lake. This was Friday night's dinner. YUMMMM!
Went back out to the same spot on Sunday morning and got a bunch more. Filleted them out last night, and that's dinner for tonight!
A nice smallmouth bass from Banks lake.
These smallmouth bass are sure fun to catch! This one was about three pounds. On light tackle, you have a real fight on your hands. We also caught a few largempouth, but mostly smallies. Our biggest smallmouth was five pounds, and our biggest largemouth was roughly four pounds.
Every year our fishing club, the Fishin' Club of Whidbey Island, does a weekend campout at banks lake. This year we had maybe twenty-five people show up. We caught fish, got sun-burned, told fish stories, caught more fish, had a big potluck dinner, and generally had a grand time.
Hope your weekend was as much fun as ours was!!