Hi all, I'm from BC and we have recently acquired a trailer that we will be parking year round near Mount Vernon for weekend getaways. I'd like to try fishing while I'm down here but would like to get some knowledge of some areas before I go ahead and buy permits for our family. First off are there any shops for supplies around the Mount Vernon area? I fly fish but my kids use gear so maybe somewhere that could provide both sets of gear that we need. I'm open to fishing all types of freshwater. Rivers , lakes , sloughs whatever. I'd like to stay within about an hour drive of Mount Vernon and preferably closer to start. With kids I'd like to be able to fish some lakes and rivers from shore. I know the skagit is right there but from seeing it from the road it looks like a tough river to fish from the banks unless you maybe go higher up river? For myself I have a float tube so if there are any fly fish only lakes around I can try those by myself. So if anyone has a few suggestions to start us off in the right direction that would be awesome. I'm not looking for any secret spots , just a few places we can go get started while we are down here. Thanks!