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Marine Area 4
NEAH BAY

Marine Area 4 includes the Pacific Ocean from Capa Alava north to Cape Flattery, and east in the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Sekiu River.Cape Flattery is the northwest most point in the lower 48 states.

Marine Area 4 is the premier small boat fishery along the Washington coast.Cape Flattery is renowned for its exceptional beauty and salmon fishing during the summer. Neah Bay is the primary access point for Area 4, although some anglers launch at Snow Creek or travel from Sekiu.The coastline here is rugged and beautiful.The submerged and exposed rocks and pillars provide wonderful habitat for lingcod and rockfish.Keep an eye out for the elusive sea otter.These wonderful and quite rare mammals have been reintroduced and live among the kelp beds along the shore.

Neah Bay is much more protected than any of the other ocean ports.There isn’t a dangerous bar to cross in order to access very good salmon fishing, making this a popular destination for boats from 14 to 20 feet in length.However, like all ocean fisheries, be sure to pay attention to the forecast. Boaters should check their charts before leaving port and ensure their route is free of submerged rocks.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Chinook salmonNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Coho salmonNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
LingcodNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - 2nd half of monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Pink SalmonNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthFair fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
LEGEND
Fishing Expectation

Excellent

Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Albacore tuna
Cabezon
Flatfish
Pacific Halibut
Rockfish
Shiner perch
Surf Perch

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


Access Sites / Boat Launches

Other Access and Boat Launches