Fishing in Whatcom County, WA


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Washington State Discover Pass
Before you go, check to see if you will need a Discover Pass parking permit for vehicle access to Washington State parks and recreation lands. If you have purchased a fishing license, check to see if it came with a Vehicle Access Pass for WDFW lands and water-access sites. If it did, you will not need a Discover Pass. Annual or one-day passes can be purchased online or through a licensed dealer. If you are a family who likes to spend a lot of time outdoors, it makes sense to purchase an annual pass. You will find that you will use it more often than you think. Many of the parks in Whatcom County are state parks and do require the Discover Pass for parking.

Fun Fact: The following lakes are stocked with large triploid rainbow trout in April and May: Squalicum Lake, Toad Lake, and Terrell Lake. The trout weigh an average of 1.5 pounds each, and if they were not caught their first season in the lake they can grow to trophy size! The WDFW does this to create lowland lake fishing opportunities.

Whatcom County, WA including: Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden and surrounding areas.

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