Baker Lake Sockeye Fishery Likely Next Week

It’s not official, but it sounds like there will be a sockeye fishery on Baker Lake in Whatcom County.

The season was hinted at in an emergency rule-change notice sent out today and which opened the Baker River and parts of the Skagit for the salmon.

Fishing would begin later next week.

Since it would be the first-ever fishery there, it’s hard to say what would work, but the same gear that would work on Lake Wenatchee or Lake Washington — bare red hooks 9 inches or so behind a chrome dodger — would probably get bit.

And if the sockeye are anything like those on Wenatchee, one of the places to target would be off the Baker River below Mt. Shuksan.

Just don’t get any closer than 500 to 1,000 yards from the mouth. The waters there, though they look deep, are described as “a stump garden.”

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