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Catching Fish Like a Pro near Mount Vernon Hotel

February 17, 2017 by Mount Vernon Hotel

Fishing for Salmon in the Skagit River

How about spending a day in one of Washington’s premier rivers catching salmon, trout and steelheads? You would not miss it for the world. The Skagit River in Northwest Washington is the largest and most biologically important river draining to Puget Sound. It straddles southwestern British Columbia and northwestern Washington, about 150 miles long. The river and its tributaries drain an area of 1.7 million acres of the Cascade Range along the northern end of Puget Sound and flows into it.

The Skagit River that has been a destination for fly anglers from around the world. It provides a natural spawning habitat for fish and is the only large river system in the state that contains thriving populations of all five native salmon species and two species of trout. Fishing opportunities here are the Chinook (or King Salmon), the Choho, the Chum, the Pink and the Sockeye salmon; likewise, the Steelhead and the Cutthroat trout.

If you’re staying in Mount Vernon, you will have access to the Skagit River, just 2.8 miles away in Skagit County and you’ll have lots of excellent salmon fishing opportunities. In Mount Vernon, seek out Skagit River Guide Service, a full time Washington Fishing Guide Service that offers sport fishing trips on Skagit River and other popular rivers in the Pacific Northwest. They have experience, knowledge and equipment to ensure you an exciting and successful experience. They have guided tours for specific fish species, Bald Eagle scenic tours and Guided Photography trips as well.

For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Washington Fish & Wildlife. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public and determine when the fish will be most active.

Your Best Home near Salmon Paradise

Staying at Quality Inn, your hotel in Mount Vernon, will give you comfortable and affordable lodgings every time you come home after your fishing expeditions. We give you a good location in the heart of Skagit Valley and one of the best places to catch your salmon.