Fishing in Bellingham, Washington in November

Fishing in Bellingham, Washington in November
Several boat charter operations in Bellingham, Washington, run tours and fishing trips in the late fall month of November. Bellingham is in the northwest corner of the state and the Canadian border is within an hour's drive to the north. The area typically has cold, gray and rainy days during November, but the month is still a good time to fish. All anglers need valid Washington State fishing licenses, available online at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's website.

Eagle Point Charters

Eagle Point Charters is based out of neighboring Anacrotes, but will arrange charters and trips from Bellingham for an additional fee. Charters during November are for chum salmon or halibut. All fishing gear, tackle, guides, boat service and iced coolers are part of the charter fee. You need to bring rain gear, warm layers (non-cotton,) hats and gloves, camera, lunches, drinks and any motion sickness medicine you may need. Charters for halibut can potentially go out as far as 30 miles from shore, so be prepared for rough seas and foul weather during this time of year. Filet and bagging services are part of charter fees. Smoking and shipping can be arranged with the smokehouses of the area.

Eagle Point Charters
Cap Santee Harbor
Anacortes, WA 98221
360-966-3334
eaglepointcharters.com

Patriot Charters

Patriot Charters goes for chum salmon during the month of November. Patriot Charter's boat, the "Miss Megan II," can accommodate up to six anglers. All fishing gear and tackle, guides, use of the inside cabin, iced coolers, guides, filet and bagging, and boat services are provided during charters. Dress for cold weather with non-cotton layers and rubber boots. Bring your own lunches and drinks, motion sickness tabs, hats and gloves. A camera is recommended. Silver salmon run during the fall as well and runs can be made for silvers as well as chum during November. Orcas and seals are frequently seen during charters.

Patriot Charters
c/o Miss Megan II
Bellingham Harbor
Bellingham, WA
360-303-7755
patriotcharters.net

A Trophy Fishing Charters

A Trophy Fishing Charters is based out of Anacortes but will arrange custom trips from Bellingham. Chinooks (king salmon,) and blackmouths are the fish typically gone after during November on A Trophy Fishing Charters. All gear, bait, tackle, guides, boat service and iced coolers are provided during charters. Be prepared for foul-weather with rain gear, rubber boots and extra layers of non-cotton clothing. Bring a camera to record your catch. Filet, bagging, smoking and shipping can be arranged through smokehouses in Bellingham. Heron, cormorants and other sea birds are often spotted during charters.

A Trophy Fishing Charters
360-378-2110
fishthesanjuans.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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