Marine Area 5 is located on the Olympic Peninsula between the mouth of the Sekiu River to the west and Low Point (mouth of the Lyre River) to the east, south of the U.S./Canada border within the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This area provides some of the best fishing opportunities for both salmon and bottomfish. Most salmon runs pass through Marine Area 5 at the beginning of the season before entering the Puget Sound, which provides ample early season fishing opportunities. During odd years, Pink Salmon are available from July to early September, which provides extra incentive to make the trip. Please note that during the 2021-22 season there will be no bonus limit on Pinks due to conservation concerns on Puget Sound Coho stocks, so Pink Salmon will count as part of the daily limit. Winter resident salmon fishing is a unique opportunity to catch salmon in the 'off-season' and typically runs from March through April.
Anglers who plan to fish for salmon in Canadian marine waters and return in their boats with their catch to Washington are required to notify WDFW before leaving state waters.
From mouth of the Sekiu River east to Low Point, mouth of the Lyre River.
Major fishing areas
Halibut are fished here by using jigs or weighted baits.
Accessible by Boat
Species: Pacific Halibut
Clam, mussel, and oyster beaches
For bivalve season information, please see the Puget Sound clam, mussel, and oyster season guide or visit the shellfish beaches page. Current water quality information, beach locations and harvest seasons can be found on the Department of Health's shellfish safety interactive map.