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Marine Area 7
SAN JUAN ISLANDS

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 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 bonus pink salmon daily limit will make the trip much more worthwhile for your kids and other new anglers to bring home some fish for the grill.


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
CabezonNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo Opportunity
Chinook salmonFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
GreenlingPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor 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 - All monthNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor 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
Coho salmon
Dungeness crab
Flatfish
Green sturgeon
Pacific coast (california market) squid
Pacific Oyster
Red rock crab
Shiner perch
Sockeye salmon
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