Marine Area 7 consists of marine waters south of the Canadian border that contains the San Juan Islands and Bellingham Bay area. This area provides some very scenic fishing opportunities during the summer on bottomfish and returning Chinook, sockeye, and pink salmon to Puget Sound and the Fraser River. When the weather cooperates during the winter, some excellent blackmouth fishing occurs. During odd years, an additional two pink salmon can be kept which will make the trip much more worthwhile for kids and other new anglers to bring home a few fish for the grill. Consider trying to catch a few tasty sockeye during the summer that are returning to the Fraser River. Winter resident salmon fishing is a unique opportunity to catch salmon in the 'off-season' and typically runs from December through April.