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Can anybody make any suggestions about public-access beaches/estuaries around or near Bellingham that offer reasonably good shots at cutthroat, coho, pinks, and/or rockfish during the first week of September? If not beach access, how about any near-shore flyfishing opportunities accessable with a small boat?
 
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silvers should just be everywhere.areas 9 to the ocean. went to sekiu that time last year, about an hour and a half past port angelos in a 14 foot boat for the weekend and couldnt keep a fly in the water till the sun came out. landed over 30 fish both days. id say go to sekiu for a couple of days.
 

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IF you have a small boat, (10-12' even) with at least a small outboard, go to the launch at the south end of Birch Bay State Park. Go out to Pt. Whitehorn to teh outer side of the kelp beds. The tide changes bring in the candlefish, and the silvers and blackmouth rip apart the topwater on flies and buzz bombs.
 

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Wow.

Thanks for all the good info. I'll probabaly be up in the area this weekend and will give it a shot. If anybody's intersted, ask me about coho fishing at Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island. I got back last night from my fifth trip in six years. Got lots of coho to ten pounds on cast flies, despite less than ideal conditions.

One question re Sandy, birch and Whitehron Points: Is it safe to row a 16' drift boat out there? I don't mind a long pull (within reason; a couple miles or so), as long as I don't have to worry about riding some tide rip into the shipping lanes, or winding up in Victoria.
 
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