With our sunny climate and numerous public access points along the Columbia River, the Tri-Cities region offers an array of activities, including fishing, boating, camping, and other outdoor activities and adventure. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a beginner, the Tri-Cities area presents abundant opportunities to cast your line and reel in a variety of fish species. The serene waters are home to a range of fish species, providing anglers with exciting prospects. Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass are just a few examples of the fish you can target in this region. Tri-Cities is also home to the highly anticipated Wild West Bass Trail Pro/Am Tournament right along the Columbia River.
Among the top fishing spots in Tri-Cities, the Columbia Park Family Fishing Pond stands out. This warm-water pond, developed by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Fishing Connection, holds the distinction of being the first of its kind in Washington State. Here you can find a diverse range of warm-water fish species including channel catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill, walleye, and crappie. The pond is not only a fishing haven but also offers a scenic walking trail that surrounds it, providing an opportunity for leisurely strolls amidst natural beauty, and a peninsula extending into the pond for easy access for fishing. Additionally, the pond offers a handicapped-accessible fishing platform, making it a welcoming destination for families.
Several fishing spots in Benton and Franklin counties are worth exploring. From the serene Columbia Park Pond to Dalton Lake, Marmes Pond, Mesa Lake, Palouse River, Powerline Lake, Scooteney Reservoir, Snake River, and Yakima River, each location has its unique characteristics and target species. Whether you’re seeking trout, bass, crappie, walleye, perch, catfish, or more, these spots provide diverse fishing experiences. For more information including fishing regulations, the Tri-cities fishing report, and fishing events, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website or VisitTri-Cities.com/blog/tri-cities-fishing/.