There are still a lot of opportunities for fishing. I think for most of us we change our priorities this time of year to focus on family and food. Some just go somewhere warmer.
Some great getaways for warmer climate would be like Fishing in the Bahamas. Believe me, you will not be disappointed. Pick a quiet Island like Crooked Island and you will just about have all of the white sand beaches and fishing that you can stand. Visit CRIbonefishing.com for the best guides and packages around. They really need our help too after the hurricanes the last two years in a row. Fishing and tourism is what most of the island residents count on for their income. They're not asking for any handouts, they just want you to come and let them serve you.
If you decide to stay around here and fish there are plenty of year round lakes open and the fishing is still pretty good. Lake Campbell & Lake Samish come to mind. Then there are a bunch on the east side, too.
Salmon are always crazy in Whatcom Creek, but you should take your goggles and go down and watch first before trying to get into combat.
Blackmouth will be opening December 1st in area 7 and it promises to be quite active.
The first weekend will be crazy because they have two derbys that weekend. it may be better and more relaxing during the week.
Have fun and keep it light.
Best wishes for the Holidays,