Fishing

Fishing Department Info

Yeager’s boasts the biggest fishing department in Whatcom County – as well as the most knowledgeable staff around. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned fisher, Yeager’s staff can send you out the door with the right equipment and headed in the right direction for a fantastic fishing experience.

The department’s comprehensive selection includes a mix of the staples you’ll need along with new products that just might be “the” key to your best outing ever. From lakes to streams to salt water, look to Yeager’s as your one-stop fishing shop.

Products

Featured Brands

Rod/Reels

  • Shimano rods/reels
  • Lamiglas rods
  • Daiwa rods
  • Zebco rods/reels’
  • Shakespeare rods/reels
  • Pflueger rods/reels
  • Berkley rods/reels
  • Abu Garcia reels
  • Penn rods/reels
  • Kufa rods
  • Okuma
  • Tica
  • Master
  • Reddington
  • Eagle Claw

Fishing Tackle

  • Silver Horde-Gold Star
  • Gibbs-Delta
  • Rio
  • Shasta Tackle
  • Rapala
  • Dick Nite
  • Olympic Tackle
  • Hot Spot
  • Pro Cure
  • Harline Dubbin
  • Gary Yamamato
  • Smi-Beau Mac
  • Mepps
  • Koppers
  • Blue Fox
  • Worden's
  • Miracle lure
  • Gamakatsu
  • Savage Spinners
  • Daiichi
  • Maxima
  • Izorline
  • P-Line
  • Power Pro
  • Owner
  • Seaguar
  • Scotty
  • Zoom
  • Dexter Russel
  • Jesarin
  • Robo Worm
  • Ace Line Hauler
  • Panther Martin
  • B2 Squid
  • Pautzke
  • Danielson
  • Loon
  • Mad River
  • Brad's
  • American Maple-Promar
  • Sampo
  • Booyah
  • Mustad
  • Bug Shop
  • Mack's Lures
  • . . . And More!

Meet John "Westy" Westerfield


John (Westy) Westerfield first came to work at Yeager’s in 1973 as a clerk in the hunting and fishing departments. Within a couple of years he was an assistant store manager and managed the fishing tackle and shoe departments. In 1980, with the blessing of Frank Uhrig the store manager and eventual owner, Westy went on the road for 30 years during which he represented a number of major hunting and fishing companies. At various times he was a sales rep for Lyman, CVA, Colt, Federal Ammunition, Master Fishing Tackle, Les Davis Fishing Tackle, RCBS, Taurus and Glock, eventually becoming a regional manager for Glock running their commercial and Law Enforcement business in the thirteen western states. His final field job was as VP of Sales for Para-Ordnance, a position he held for ten years. Tiring of the road, but still loving the business, Westy accepted the position of Store Manager at Yeager’s in November of 2009, in support of the ailing owner, Frank Uhrig and upon Frank’s death in 2010 took up the reins fully. Throughout his career, Westy maintained his love of hunting and fishing and has pursued elk in Washington and Wyoming, bear in Washington, antelope in Montana, geese in Texas and prairie dogs in Wyoming and Montana. An avid waterfowler, he was a member of the Duckbusters Hunting Club for many years in Whatcom County. His love of fishing took him from Washington to Montana, Wyoming, British Columbia, California, and Alaska, in pursuit of trout, salmon and steelhead or whatever was available. His future plans are to stay at Yeager’s at the pleasure of the owners for several more years while continuing to enjoy the great outdoors with his family, especially those seven grandchildren.