Lake Washington: Cooler weather has finally arrived in the delta. Fishing should begin to pick back up as fish start to move back up from deeper waters. A few reports of increased fish bite have started to trickle in. Crappie reports are coming in and it looks like things are starting to pick up on Lake Washington.
Bream fishing is slow right now. 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. Be mindful of the heat when you are out on the water.
Crappie fishing is starting to pick back up. Several good reports have been coming in. Spider rigging, trolling with crankbaits in deeper water is your best bet right now. The crappie activity should continue to improve.
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 on Lake Washington continues to be pretty good. Rainy weather should improve the fish bite. Look for fish in 4-6 feet of water around logs, cypress knees, or under the fishing piers. Some anglers have reported success fishing around the tall grass along the banks. Jigs or soft plastics may work well, or try throwing a spinnerbait along the edge of the cypress trees on the western shoreline.