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Welcome to This website is dedicated to providing local Whatcom and Skagit county fisher men and women a place to find fishing related information, places to fish around Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Skagit and Whatcom Counties. Use our fishing forum to ask fishing related questions, get answers, and post fishing reports. From gear fishing to fly fishing, you'll find it here on If you have suggestions to make our site better for you, please send us an email at

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Here on you will find useful information for planning a successful fishing trip in Whatcom and Skagit counties and in the areas surrounding Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, and more. You’ll find links to USGS and NOAA sites with real-time river flow information, forecasts, river temperatures, and more for all of the rivers and streams in Whatcom and Skagit counties to help you hit the river when it’s just right for fishing. You’ll also find links to salmon identification charts for the five species of salmon that come into Whatcom and Skagit county rivers as well as saltwater tides information. Scroll down for this information.

Fishing Reports
whatcom fishing reportsFind updated fishing reports here for Whatcom, Skagit, Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, the San Juans, Canada and more. Check back often for new fishing reports. Sponsored by Dave's Sports Shop in Lynden.

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Fishing Access
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Lakes and Rivers page highlights some of the fantastic fishing lakes and rivers that we have available to us around Bellingham in Whatcom and Skagit counties. From the Skagit River, Sauk River, Samish River and Cascade River in Skagit county to the Nooksack River, Whatcom Creek in Bellingham, and more in Whatcom County. We’ve also added information with maps for some popular fishing lakes in Whatcom and Skagit counties like Clear lake, Beaver lake and Pass lake in Skagit County as well as Lake Terrell, Lake Whatcom, Squalicum Lake and more in Whatcom County. Check back often for updated fishing lakes and rivers information as we're in the process of adding more.

Photo Gallery
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from Whatcom and Skagit county lakes and rivers, as well as user submitted fishing pictures from Whatcom county, Skagit county, British Columbia, Bellingham and more. We’re constantly adding photos so keep checking back for the newest photos.

Fishing Techniques
drift fishing rigIf you’re new to fishing, or an experienced angler looking for some tips, check out our Basic Techniques fishing page to see some of the local techniques for catching fish in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

Licensing and Regulations
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We have compiled information for Fishermen and women in Washington State and Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Provided are basic breakdowns of some common rules and local fisheries as well as links to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Click Here

River Flows and Puget Sound Tides
Mt. Baker, Lummi IslandClick Here for Tide selections for Bellingham Bay, Semiahmoo Blaine area, Swinomish Channel, Padilla Bay, and all of Puget Sound. Select the body of water you will be fishing and the dates and get current tide reports. Click Here



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