Lake Washington: With better weather in the last few days more anglers have been getting out on the lake. Crappie fishermen are having some luck trolling catching a few here and there. Bass fishermen are having better luck. Bream fishing is pretty good at this point. More and more anglers are heading out with a bucket full of crickets with hopes of coming back in with a cooler full. Catfish anglers are still having steady success.
Anglers are catching majority of crappie in deeper waters. Some are trolling in 12-15 feet of water and are fishing about 8 feet deep. These fish are being caught with jigs, minnows, and crankbaits. Most of these fish are being caught along the western shoreline.
There are reports of anglers having much success catching catfish at this time. For catfish, yo-yos fished in the cypress swamps baited with stink bait or nightcrawlers are always a great bet. Or try tightlining with worms or liver in 2 - 4 feet of water near the shoreline. There are lots of 1 - 3 pound channel catfish in the lake, and every so often you'll pick up a bigger one.
Bass fishing is a hit and miss right about now. You may want to try to look for fish in 4-6 feet of water around logs, cypress knees, or under the fishing piers. Jigs or soft plastics may work well, or try throwing a spinnerbait along the edge of the cypress trees on the eastern shoreline.
Bream fishing seems to be the best fishing at this time of year at Lake Washington. Temperatures are more favorable for bream during this time of the year. Bream seem to bite best during early morning and late evening hours. For best results, try fishing in 4-6 ft of water using crickets or red worms near the cypress trees on the western bank. Or try targeting brush piles near the fishing piers along the eastern shoreline.