Lake Washington: Fishing pressure saw a slight increase on Lake Washington as we had some cooler afternoon and morning temperatures come through. Recent showers are keeping the temperatures bareable on the lake and anglers are trying to find breaks in the weather to get out on the water.
Crappie anglers are still having some luck trolling very early in the morning before the temperature starts to rise. It's hard to catch them once the sun gets up. Many are fishing in the northern sections of the lake in 5 - 10 feet of water. Using jigs or minnows is productive, but pulling crankbaits can also work well too.
For bream, try fishing in 3-4 ft of water using crickets near the cypress trees on the western bank. Or try targeting brush piles near the fishing piers along the eastern shoreline.If you find a bed you can fill up a cooler quickly. Some anglers are catching a good number of bream early in the morning and late in the evenings.
For catfish, 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.
For bass, the best fishing should be very early in the morning around the fishing piers on the eastern shoreline or around cypress stumps and brush piles using soft plastics and crankbaits. Top water lures for bass like buzzbaits or zara spooks could also produce good fish. Though the bite has been slow, most bass being caught are fat and healthy.