Fishing Access

Rivers, Lakes, and Saltwater fishing in Skagit & Whatcom counties

Here you will find a growing list of the fishing lakes and rivers of Whatcom and Skagit Counties. This section is updated ever-so-often so check back for new entries. The goal is to provide useful information to help plan a successful fishing trip in the Bellingham, Whatcom County, and Skagit areas.

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General statewide rules are as follows:
Rivers, streams and beaver ponds are open from the first Saturday in June-Oct. 31st.
Lakes, ponds, and reservoirs are open to fishing from game fish year round unless listed otherwise.
These rules are subject to change so always check the fishing regulations at for the complete regulations and special rules before fishing in any area.

Many of the fishing lakes in Whatcom and Skagit Counties are stocked periodically throughout the year with catchable size trout. Several lakes, such as Squalicum lake in Bellingham include Triploid trout, or large hybrid trout in the 1-1.5 pound range too.
Link to the WDFW stocking report.
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Link to WDFW Stocking report 2010 PDF: Click Here
Link to the WDFW Triploid Trout information. Click Here

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Disclaimer: The information presented on this page and the subsequent lakes and rivers pages of is intended as informational only and is not guaranteed in any way. The information is deemed accurate, but not guaranteed. Anyone choosing to use the following information is urged to read the rules and regulations laid forth by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife before fishing to avoid a potential ticket. works to keep the information presented up to date and accurate, however fishing rules and regulations are subject to change at any time so does not guarantee the information in any way.

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