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 is possible. During odd years, a 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 July and August that are returning to the Fraser River.
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