Photo of Edgewater park sandbar on the Skagit River in Mt Vernon,

Located in Skagit County, WA


Skagit River Fishing:

The Skagit River is approximately 150 miles long and originates in the cascade mountains and drains into Skagit bay of the Puget Sound. This river is prime time when it come to Lunker’s and offers pretty much year round fishing. The Skagit river is home to several species of Salmon, Trout and Steelhead. Skagit Also has both Summer and winter run Steelhead and Summer Kings. In the fall the Pinks and Coho start running and last but not least the dreaded Chum to finish off the year.

The Skagit river is a great fishery and is one of the true blue upper tier Lunker location in the state of Washington. For Skagit River fishing access see map below.


Salmonid Species:

Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)


Pink (Humpy Salmon)


Chum (Dog Salmon)


Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)

When to Fish

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March through June the Skagit River is open for Trout and August till the end of December it’s open to Salmon fishing.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


WSDF Area Codes

794, 790, 788, and 792,


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 4 salmon per day depending on season

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact limits!

Preferred Fishing Tackle:

One single point barbless hook. Bait, Corky and yarn, Jigs or spinners,



Sand Shrimp and Eggs.



Sand Shrimp and Eggs.


Tackle Tips:
Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting sand shrimp or eggs. next possibly a steelhead jig, or corky and yarn and lastly spinners.



Skagit River Water levels


USGS Water-data graph for site 12200500


Skagit River Discharge Rate


USGS Water-data graph for site 12200500



Skagit River Water Levels are provided by the United States Geological Survey data system.


Skagit River Fishing Access:

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