Several members of the Northwest Fly Anglers fished Banks Lake Saturday, May 14 in the sun, then wind, then hellacious rain squall which beat the water to a froth, then calm. We caught largemouth, smallmouth, perch, crappie and three members caught their first carp. The smallmouth ran to 3+ pounds, the carp were big for Banks which has a lot of 6-8 pound fish. These were bigger. The perch were small but how often do you get to catch 5 species in one day on one lake? A variety of flies worked-beadhead green woolley bugger, orange bugger, brown marabou BananaRama, chartreuse/black rabbit baitfish. This lake has miles and miles of wadeable shoreline and it is also floattube friendly. A local knowledgeable person is Lou at Coulee Playland-he's a gear fisher but knows where the fish are. Banks also has an largely unexplored two-five pound trout fishery which may pique your interest.