Sauk River Fly Fishing

The 5th most popular fly fishing river in Washington.

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Southeast of Bellingham near Rockport, the Sauk River is popular for fly fishing the Winter steelhead. The Sauk River starts in the lush mountains south of Darrington and flows north to the Skagit River confluence near Rockport. In addition to the steelhead, the Sauk River is also known for fly fishing the summer bull trout. If you are looking for your traditional small river pocket water fly fishing experience, try checking out the North Fork Sauk River along Mountain Loop Highway south of Darrington.

The best section for fly fishing the Sauk River is downstream (north) of Darrington. Access is provided by SR530 on the east bank or Concrete-Sauk Valley Road on the west bank. There is a boat ramp and parking area located on the west bank of the Sauk River north of Darrington just before SR530 crosses the river.

Note: When fly fishing in the Washington, a valid Washington State fishing license is required in your possession at all times.

Overall, Sauk River is the 5th most popular fly fishing river of all 12 fly fishing spots in Washington.

Sauk River (WA/US)

Sauk River (WA/US)

Sauk River (WA/US)

Sauk River (WA/US)


Local Contact(s):  WA Tourism (800) 544-1800

Recommended Book:  "Fly Fishing Guide To Washington" from John Shewey

Recommended Map:  "Washington River Maps" from Doug Rose

Best Season:  Mar.-Apr.

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  48.34559, -121.549419

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  22764


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