Marine Area 8-1 is contained within Deception Pass, Hope Island and Skagit Bay. Fishing within this marine area is protected by Whidbey Island and offers a diversity of fishing opportunities that range from coastal cutthroat trout, bottomfish, and various salmon species. Chinook, pink, coho and sockeye are primarily returning to the world renowned Skagit River. During odd years, an additional two pink salmon can be kept on top of the daily salmon limit which is the perfect recipe for a great day of fishing with the kids! Winter resident salmon fishing is a unique opportunity to catch salmon in the 'off-season' and typically runs from November through April.