I’m looking for a camping/fishing combo. Does anyone have any places they’d recommend that offer some backpacking or primitive car-camping opportunities with reasonable fishing nearby? I can cartop a boat; for backpacking I’d be wading.
If you don't mind driving over to the Island, Pass Lake is fishing pretty good and since school has started you can most likely get a camp spot at Deception Pass State Park. If you want to backpack I can recommend Watson/Anderson Lakes. There are several little lakes close to one another with small but hungry cutthroat in them. Only 2.5 miles in on nice trails. You will need a NW Forest Pass though.