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Marine Area 12
HOOD CANAL
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 opportunities of the Olympic Mountains. 

Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Chum salmonNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
Coastal cutthroatFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
Coho salmonNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair 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

Chinook salmon
Dungeness crab
Green sturgeon
Pacific coast (california market) squid
Pacific Oyster
Pink Salmon
Red rock crab
Sockeye salmon
Spot Shrimp
Steelhead

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