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Old 07-07-2011, 21:23   #1
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Fisherman Bay - Lopez Island

Ok you wise and all knowing PNW CF members I am looking at staying the night in Fisheman Bay on Lopez Island. The boat draws 4 feet. The tide range for the days I want to be there ranges from .3 to 6 feet. I'll enter and leave at mid to high but how is it for anchoring with the lows as they are?

Would you do it with your boat?

Thanks for the input

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Old 07-07-2011, 22:51   #2
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Re: Fisherman Bay - Lopez Island

You shouldn't have any trouble at all, just be sure to follow the well marked route all the way into the bay. Most folks who have problems fail to round all the markers. And it's usualy the first or the last one that they miss, it's easy to do and happens quite often. Study your chart, watch your depth sounder and enjoy your stay. Jesse

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Re: Fisherman Bay - Lopez Island

I have not been in for a few years.

The advise above is great, especially FOLLOW ALL MARKERS.

I did find anchoring a bit tricky. Eel grass?
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Here's my entrance to Fisherman Bay. It was really tricky! I chickened out twice before making it in. 18 inches of water to spare.

Anchoring in the bay itself is totally fine, except that it gets ridiculously busy. Luckily it's shallow enough that you don't need much swinging room.

PRO TIP: The Galley down the road (South) was a much funner spot than the Islander resort.
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