Marine Area 5 is located between the mouth of the Sekiu River east to Low Point (mouth of the Lyre River) and south of the U.S./Canada border within the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the Olympic Peninsula. This area provides some of the best fishing opportunities for salmon and bottomfish. The majority of the salmon runs will pass through this area first during the summer before entering Puget Sound, which provides some earlier fishing opportunities when the weather holds. During odd years, an additional two pink salmon can be kept from July to early September which provides an extra incentive to make the trip even more worthwhile. Winter resident salmon fishing is a unique opportunity to catch salmon in the 'off-season' and typically runs from mid-February through April.