Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal) encompasses all waters south of the Hood Canal Bridge. These waters provide fishing opportunities for migratory salmon that allows numerous small boat and shoreline access sites. Hood Canal is closed to the harvest of all bottomfish and forage fish. These waters provide a protected body of water depending on wind direction as well as scenic views of the Olympic Mountains. A new salmon fishery opened up North of Ayock from July through August for pink and coho salmon in 2015.