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 #232335  by Jmccvg29
 Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:38 am
Hi everyone I just moved to ferndale WA from Yakima WA, and I love fishing, I don't know anyone here I was hoping for some guidance? Please
 #232342  by branweeds
 Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:16 pm
If your looking to get your hands on some salmon this afternoon, head down to Whatcom Creek. The chums are flooding up the river. Be aware of snaggers and crowded fishing, but you certainly can land some nice ones hooked in the mouth. I landed 7 total this morning and only two were snagged. If they still have some silver on them, they will smoke up nice!
 #232346  by jonb
 Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:31 pm
The unwritten rule for chum is if the belly is white, its alright, if the belly is gray, maybe nay. If the belly is black put it back. Its a good guideline to figure out which fish should be kept or released.
 #232350  by cobrar543
 Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:41 am
I usually go out on Saturdays. Want to join me just let me know. Im on Camano Island so just 45 min south from you and I go local most the time so you can meet me there or somewhere close.
 #232354  by fisherman92
 Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:59 pm
Depends on what fish you want to target. lake fish? river fishing? anyways yeah Whatcom creek is great for catching chum for the next dew weeks or so if you can deal with crowds. Its combat fishing to the extreme. I recommend it to people with patience, its a lot of fun.
 #232356  by branweeds
 Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:49 pm
If your smart you'll bring some safety goggles [cool]
 #232357  by dj2loud
 Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:18 pm
Ya know I still have yet to see that happen. Most folks that i see chucking them 2-3oz weights i pull aside and say hey, you really do not need that much weight, that's why you keep snagging the fish and not getting a mouth set... I have gone thru 50+ cannon ball weights after handing a few out here and there.. ( i get premium lead for free so i make tons...)
 #232380  by Jmccvg29
 Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:09 pm
Tks I really appreciate it , I'm going deer hunting for the weekend but I'll be going when I get back.
 #232386  by cobrar543
 Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:36 am
Suppose to be windy tomorrow. If your about I am heading up to Campbell again. 360-632-1540 Doug
 #232422  by Jmccvg29
 Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:20 pm
OK I live right next to the north fork nooksack, what do I need to use as far as tackle ?
 #232443  by branweeds
 Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:02 am
Stop by Yeager's and ask one of the guys around the fishing department. For the north fork the rest of the year you will find some chum and dolly varden. Maybe grab a couple blue fox spinners or some eggs to float!
 #232471  by countryboy87
 Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:23 pm
Ill be up on whatcom creek friday if you want to meet up there..
 #232481  by dj2loud
 Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:30 pm
Should be at the wall tomorrow as well, if your on the north fork your not far from me up here in Kendall..... I'm a nooksack junkie but the runs have been awful this year as the rivers been so blown out and dirty... Haven't spent all that much time on it this year, been running rivers closer to seattle and everett....
 #233385  by Jmccvg29
 Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:40 am
I finally got settled in. Is their anything I can fish for near by, is their white fish in these areas? Anything over 2ponds someone please help? My number is 5093671403