Whatcom Creek

Whatcom Creek From the BridgeLocated in Bellingham WA

Located in Bellingham, WA

Whatcom Creek Fishing:

Whatcom creek in Bellingham has been providing Washington anglers with ton’s of great fishing action for years. With runs of Kings, Coho, Steelhead and Chum, your pole is sure to  get a workout. Most known for it’s run of Chum and Steelhead, Whatcom creek can also offer up Kings and Coho but they are not as abundant. Beware of the seals! They have been known to raid the fishing line on several occasions.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook (King Salmon)

Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)


Chum (Dog Salmon)


Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)


When to Fish

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Whatcom Creek June thru Feb for Trout and from August till through December Salmon fishing.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows up to 6 Salmon per day Only 2 adults can be retained, Min size of 12″ in length.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.


Preferred Fishing Tackle:

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



Herring, Shrimp, Eggs



Herring, Shrimp, Eggs


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


Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!


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