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Marine Area 6
East Juan de Fuca Strait
Photo of Marine Area6 - East Juan de Fuca Strait

Marine Area 6 is located east from Low Point to Partridge Point and Point Wilson primarily within the Strait of Juan de Fuca and to the west side of Whidbey Island. Excellent summer and winter salmon fishing opportunities exist here, as well as superb bottomfishing, such as halibut and lingcod. During odd years, an additional two pink salmon can be kept which anglers another way to take home some extra fish.

More information for fishing opportunities can be found at:

2014-15 Puget Sound Fishing Prospects

A large run of Fraser River sockeye are forecasted to return this year which has provided the opportunity to harvest two additional sockeye during July and August. More information can be found at:

Marine Areas 5, 6, and 7 Sockeye Fishing Techniques


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
CabezonNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo Opportunity
Chinook salmonFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All month
Coho salmonPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All month
LingcodNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Pacific HalibutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Pink SalmonPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All month
Sockeye salmonPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All month
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

Chum salmon
Coastal cutthroat
Dungeness crab
Flatfish
Green sturgeon
Greenling
Pacific coast (california market) squid
Pacific Oyster
Red rock crab
Shiner perch
Spot Shrimp
Steelhead
Surf Perch
Surf Smelt

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

Public Fishing Piers