There is something legendary about the Pacific Northwest. Majestic historic locations, amazing places, Glacier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula to name a few – this is what constitutes the Pacific Northwest. From Seattle to San Juan Islands, you will find eye-captivating views of the larger than life landscapes and historic locations.
Getting caught up in the majesty of the Northwest is easy, but the region is also a great place for fishing. With abundant trout streams, lakes, rivers, and easy access to the Ocean on board your own private boat charter, there are plenty of places for anglers to visit in the Pacific Northwest. Here are the top fishing spots that you should know more about in the Northwest.
Puget Sound, Washington – Located to the west of Seattle, Puget Sound is one of the finest saltwater fishing areas across the world. This narrow channel offers excellent angling, and it’s one of the main sources for Seattle’s vibrant fish markets. Different sections are open for fishing at different times of the year, but the area from Vashon Island to Admiralty Inlet is one of the best places to catch king salmon.
Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – Are you planning to go fishing in Idaho or somewhere in the Rockies? Well, then come to Lake Coeur d’Alene. It has shallow trout streams full of clear mountain water. It is one of the best bass lakes in the country. Over the years, this lake has been increasing its productivity, especially when it comes to fish. It was named as the #11 bass lake in the nation for Bassmasters’ 2015 list.
Bighorn Lake, Montana – Bighorn lake is located at the bottom of a deep canyon and is famous to offer supreme fishing for anglers of all levels. The area is popular amongst anglers looking to catch bass, catfish, trout, walleye, and crappie. With a great park, the area also has ponds for canoing and kayak fishing.
Columbia River, Oregon – The residents of Oregon and Washington are spoiled with great saltwater fishing opportunities. Thanks to the Pacific Ocean! The anglers looking for a different experience can make their way to Columbia River which forms most of the border between these two northwestern states. The Columbia River is home to bass, and it’s also a national hotspot for walleye, species associated with the center of the country.
Noxon Rapids Reservoir, Montana – The anglers visiting Montana have lots of options for making their fishing escapade a memorable one! Thanks to the mountains, streams and rivers. The Noxon Rapids Reservoir is one such lake that stands out as the top choice amongst the bass anglers. Meaty largemouth is a common sight on this scenic lake, helping to create a bass craze in a state primarily known for its trout fishing.
Potholes Reservoir, Washington – Potholes Reservoir is home to some of the unique lakes, difficult to find anywhere on the maps. A rocky section of the lake is home to some bruiser smallmouth while in the back of the endless sand dunes, you can spot largemouth heaven. “The Dunes” are the place to go if you want to flip, pitch and frog until you are sore. It is home to brush, grass, and hundreds and hundreds of beaver huts. Potholes are always a fun time and you might also end up catching a trophy largemouth or smallmouth.
Moses Lake, Washington – Moses lake is a popular spot amongst the Eastern and Western bass anglers. It has a good population of both brown and green bass. Big largemouth is what makes it special, but abundant and aggressive smallmouth seals are the ones that attract the attention of the anglers.
Banks Lake, Washington – Although not at all famous for giant fish, Bank Lake never disappoints as anglers can come across largemouth and smallmouth bass. The smallmouths here are eager to bite and this is one of the best lakes in the region to fish bass fish species. It’s vast and beautiful and can get a little rough on a windy day.
The rivers and lakes of Pacific Northwest offer great fishing opportunities to experienced and amateur anglers worldwide. So don't wait, book your boat charter in Pacific Northwest well in advance and have a memorable fishing fiesta in the Spring or Summer season.