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Bass Week 2024

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#wabassweek July 8-12

We’re celebrating bass anglers and all things bass fishing on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s social media accounts! Get ready for an informative and exciting week.


All week long we’ll share tips, tricks, where to go, where to begin, and answer your bass fishing questions through blogs, videos, and posts.

Get started by checking out these informative blogs and videos: 

Video: Beginner’s guide to buying and rigging bass tackle

Blog: Beginner tips for catching bass from the shoreline

Video: Bass fishing in Washington

Blog: Best bass waters by region

Video: Fly fishing for smallmouth bass at Banks Lake, Washington 

Blog: Top five best Washington bass fishing tips for beginners  

Blog: A look at bass jargon 

Bass Week photo contest 

Don’t miss your chance to land some prizes with your bass photos! Submit your bass photo on the WDFW photo submission page any time by July 11. There are three categories with one winner each, and every winner will receive a donated Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shops gift card. Winners will be announced on the WDFW Facebook and Instagram pages on July 19.

The three categories to win:

  • All around best bass photo* — $50 gift card
  • Best pose — $50 gift card
  • Most excited angler — $50 gift card 

Participating is easy: 

  1. Just submit your bass photo on the WDFW photo submission page by July 11. 
  2. Select the “Bass Week Photo Contest” category in the dropdown menu. 
  3. Enter any information you would like to provide about your bass photo. 
  4. Check the WDFW Facebook and Instagram pages as well as your email inbox on July 19 to see if you’ve won! 

*The “All around best bass photo” category winner will be determined through a public vote on our WDFW Facebook and Instagram pages on Friday, July 12.

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