July fishing report – Baker Lake Sockeye, Skagit River, Marine Area 7 and Crabbing

Whatcom/Skagit July 2012 Fishing Report

Summer is here and with it comes new fishing opportunities. The most interesting of those has been the Skagit River and Baker Lake sockeye fishery. The Skagit River sockeye season which opened on June 16 and closes on July 15 has been moderately successful. The biggest issue is that the river has been running at near flood stage during practically the entire season. Anglers have had success but water conditions continue to make it a challenge. The sockeye are travelling near the bank on the shallow side which would generally be the river bar side if the river was low enough to be showing any bars. These conditions have given shore fishermen as good an opportunity as those with boats. The fish have been traveling practically under a shore fisherman’s feet with few exceptions….continue reading

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