Here you will find links to USGS and NOAA sites with river flow information for the rivers of Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
We have linked to sites like
Saltwatertides.com and Tidesonline.com where you can search and find
up to date tidal information for the areas and dates you are
River Flow Information
These links to river flow cfs (Cubic Feet per Second) graphs, Gage Height, stage, and forecast predictions can be used to plan a successful fishing trip. Nothing is worse then driving out to the river to discover that it is blown out, muddy and unfishable. These resources should help avoid that. Click on the below links for the Skagit river, Sauk river, and the Nooksack river to see current and forecasted flow levels.
USGS real-time data stream flow list for all of Washington State. Click here
NOAA River Forecasts and Data map for Whatcom and Skagit counties Click Here
Puget Sound Tides
Saltwater fish, especially estuary or
incoming salmon, are effected heavily by tidal changes. Feeding
will vary based on incoming, outgoing, or slack water tide
conditions. Use the following links to time your fishing to the
incoming and outgoing tides. Generally speaking, fishing two
hours before or after a tide change is recommended. However,
there are no set "rules" that say when the fish will be feeding.
Weather.com Tide information
Blaine, Semiahmoo Bay
Swinomish Channel ent., Padilla Bay
Tide tables for Samish Bay, and Skagit Bay aren't available from Tideslinesonline.com so we aren't able to display them here. To see tides for the Skagit area check out http://www.saltwatertides.com/dynamic.dir/washingtonsites.html.