There are so many fishing opportunities in the local area that it becomes difficult to choose which one to try. First, the Nooksack River is reported to be picking up for pinks “Humpies“ in the last week. Good reports of catches are coming from the Ferndale area with fishers either drifting Wicked Willys and Dick Nites or plunking pink or nickel/green Spin ‘n Glos. Remember that bait is not allowed on the Nooksack and that it is only open to pinks from the mouth to the bridge at Everson.

Meanwhile the Skagit River has been good for humpies, but not as good as it will be in early September. So don’t be discouraged by early inconsistent catches because the catch rate will increase in the coming weeks. Plunking #4 Spin ’n Glos, with some pink on them with sand shrimp or cured coon shrimp have provided the most consistent success. However, if you are at the right place when a school moves through, pink spoons and jigs have been working well too.

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