How to Gear up for Fall Fishing

We’re finally into the beginning days of fall, which means the weather is starting to cool down and it’s finally possible to get outside and go fishing. The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife plans to release 340,000 fish this fall, specifically catchable-sized trout in October and November. This means now is the time to […]

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Submit your summer crab catch card by Oct. 1st to avoid fines

Remember to submit your summer crab catch record catch by October 1st to avoid a $10 fine on next years license. Crabbers can submit catch record cards to WDFW by mail at CRC Unit, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091. They can also report their catch online at from Sept. 8 through Oct. 1.

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Nooksack river re-opens to fishing

In a news release WDFW announces that the Nooksack river is re-opening to fishing from the Slater road upstream to the FFA marker in Deming. Previously closed areas remain closed, such as the North Fork, South Fork, and Middle Fork. Read the full release here.  

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WDFW Fishing Rule Change: Fishing closed in areas of Nooksack River Basin due to drought

Nearly the entire Nooksack system is now closed to all fishing due to drought conditions. Read the press release below, and the discussion on the Fish Whatcom forum in the Nooksack 2015 thread that includes some further explanations.   WDFW Press release: August 27, 2015 Fishing closed in areas of Nooksack River Basin due to […]

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Happy man fishing with his son in the countryside

Fishing With Kids: An Age-Specific Guide

Like baseball, fishing is one of America’s greatest pastimes. It’s a tradition that has been passed down for decades and remains one of the most peaceful ways to disconnect from it all. Taking a fishing trip is a right of passage, but remember, not everyone is born a pro angler. If you’re ready to teach […]

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Skagit River Sockeye season heating up

Reports from the Skagit River Sockeye fishery on the lower Skagit River have been mixed to good recently. The fish are definitely in, it’s just a matter of getting in front of them and getting them to bite. Forum users have reported some catch already, with other success being witnessed. The lower than usual water […]

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