Decent camping fly fishing spot?

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Seeker, May 20, 2013.

  1. Seeker

    Seeker New Member

    Sorry, new here and I have a friend that's never been fly fishing before coming into town. Where I normally would fish really isn't good for a beginner. Any good recommendations on where we might camp next to or near a beginner type lake or river??? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Preferably on the west side. Thanks in advance! Randy
  2. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    Deception pass park. Beautiful and Pass lake as well as cranberry is right there. Even a shot for cutthroat from the beach. Excellent scenery. Reserve your spot online ahead of time.

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  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Randy, no idea where on the west side you are located, but Thomas has nailed one of the best options you likely will find. Take his advice, take your friend and take lots of photos!
  4. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

    That is what I was going to recommend, especially Cranberry. If your friend is from out-of-state, the scenery alone is worth the trip.
  5. Seeker

    Seeker New Member

    Great idea! We've camped there before but it just slipped my mind, was thinking of a small lake or something similar. Thanks so much! I'd do a river but she's never tried waders before and I don't want to overwhelm her on her first time out.
  6. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    Don't neglect the Rockfish Grill in Anacortes; close by Pass Lake, great beer & incredible food!
  7. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Ditto Deception and Pass Lake. I'll also toss in another bonus many don't know about. Minutes from Pass Lake is Mount Erie, possibly the best view in the state that you can drive to. Spectacular sunsets over the Olympics, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juans. Bring a good bottle and your favorite girl. Just off the back road to Anacortes.
  8. zeroforhire

    zeroforhire New Member

    ^ great rock climbing as well.

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