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Whatcom Fishing Reports

By: Kisutch
Posted: 5/12/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/10/2019
Hot Spots: 0
After a short weeknight trip two nights before when my friend and i caught 16 keepers in just over 2 hours my buddy and i were pretty confident we had Whatcom dialed in. Friday morning i needed to be...
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By: rseas
Posted: 5/5/2019
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/5/2019
Hot Spots: 0
I’m not even sure where to start with this one. For work, the last couple of weeks I’ve been out on the water almost every day. I have Sundays off and we considered doing a land-based adventure today ...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 5/3/2019
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/3/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Was hoping the smallies weren't too far into the spawn yet. Fished three hours with only a couple drop shot nibbles to show for it, pretty sure they were perch. Got the first smallie on a break li...
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By: Tom H
Posted: 12/14/2018
Species: Largemouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 7/8/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing a small lake in Whatcom County and got my best largemouth ever! 7lbs 10.0Z on a Baby Bass Crankbait. Took a few pics and released him to fight another day. What a blast.
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 10/27/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 10/27/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Well, I goofed, I thought the Whatcom tournament was LAST weekend. Imagine my surprise when I turned into the parking lot at Bloedel at 6:01 and there were already five rigs in line! AIS was back t...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 10/23/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/22/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Got a couple 4's and a few 3's this trip plus a smattering of 1-2.5's! Magic depth was 25', by 'magic' I mean everything over two pounds was in 25'. The smaller fish were shallower at about 20' a...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 10/19/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/19/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Took today off to target Whatcom before this weekends "tournament". Not cool to show up to a CLOSED boat launch!! :( Knuckleheads decided to paint the parking lot at Bloedel Park...on a frigging Fri...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 10/13/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 10/13/2018
Hot Spots: 0
First one at the lake this morning as I continue to make the rounds to all of my local haunts now that I'm past the 2018 County Challenge. I tried topwater first as there were fish rising but prett...
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By: Kisutch
Posted: 7/8/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/7/2018
Hot Spots: 0
After a long day of losing Kokanee all you can do is laugh and shake your head. On Wednesday (4th of July) I took advantage of the new kokanee limit on Lake Whatcom, and along with two other peop...
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By: Kisutch
Posted: 6/21/2018
Species: Kokanee
Rating: 3
Fished: 6/20/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Well, the weeknights of having lake whatcom to myself are gone. I realized as soon as I pulled in that things were different, with 80+ degree weather and the kids out of school the beach was buzzing ...
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By: Kisutch
Posted: 6/6/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/6/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Wow, one of the most memorable 3.5 hours and 7 fish days I've ever had. I went by myself to lake Whatcom for the first time tonight to try and get my first smallmouth bass on a fly rod. I had the bo...
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By: tmusky1
Posted: 5/27/2018
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 5/27/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Launched around 10 and fished the west side from Firwood south. Water was 61 degrees and pretty choppy, was throwing a combo of topwater, spinnerbait, and tube. Gray smoke tube produced the only 2 fi...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 10/15/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 1
Fished: 10/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I couldn't believe how far down the lake had dropped since my last visit, must have been five feet lower?!! Water temps were in the high 50's and even though the water was fairly cloudy I had hopes...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 9/28/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/28/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Ran up after work. Launched at 2pm. Meet a fellow fisherman and we were off. I ran straight down to the steep and deep area about mid lake. No wind this trip and it was frigging hot! This pushed ...
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By: zhut
Posted: 9/18/2017
Species: Perch
Rating: 2
Fished: 9/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Instead of going to my usual spot to use the same lure to catch the same Bass, I decided to fish for Perch. I caught a few near the shore around pilings on slip float with a crappie tube. Its an optio...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 9/15/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 9/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
After hearing about the fishing up on Whatcom Wednesday my wife wanted to run up there to spectate and enjoy the scenery so away we went! The scenario was the same, fished mainly grubs in deeper wa...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 9/13/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 9/13/2017
Hot Spots: 1
I was headed for Wiser when I remembered the last report and how green and nasty the water was! I pulled up short and headed for Whatcom instead as I hadn't fished it since Spring. I started down ...
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By: zhut
Posted: 8/3/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 8/3/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I decided to fish the North end near Bloedell Donovan. Ended up catching 1 dinky smallmouth by the 1st island on the shaky head using a zoom finesse worm of the Red Pumkin variety. Switched over to a ...
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By: zhut
Posted: 8/2/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/29/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the South end once again. I was throwing dropshots and shaky heads around all my usual places to no avail. As the sun was going down the fish we're popping everywhere I put a heddon torpedo on ...
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By: zhut
Posted: 7/24/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 3
Fished: 7/23/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the South end of lake Whatcom once again. Ended up landing one Smallmouth on the dropshot. The fish we're definitely biting that day as I had numerous other on the line just didn't get em in th...
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By: 8theB8
Posted: 7/24/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/24/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Right out of the gate I saw the mythical Lake Whatcom largemouth!! Two of them where in among the pilings to the south of the launch in about 6 feet of water and one of them was an easy 6 pounder! T...
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By: zhut
Posted: 7/16/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/15/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the South end of Whatcom this Saturday. Caught 1 juvenile smallmouth dropshotting with a green and tan curly tail roboworm. Also caught a rock sculpin fishing a shaky head with a roboworm. ...
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Posted: 5/24/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 5
Fished: 5/20/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This is a joint report for really all of NW Washington. The trees have greened, the sun finally decided to peek around the clouds, and the water is finally of livable temperature. Just as the outdo...
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By: branweeds
Posted: 5/16/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/16/2017
Hot Spots: 0
I went and found a few beds on Whatcom today from the kayaks, first after work I took mine out for an hour and then I met up with a buddy and we took his kayaks out for another hour. Got four smallmou...
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Posted: 5/15/2017
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Rating: 2
Fished: 5/13/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Launched at Bloedel and out on the water by 6 am. We decided to try going under the bridge but had no luck. Unfortunately we forgot the fish finder so there was no real way to see if there were even a...
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