Westport-Ocean Shores - Marine Area 2

Marine Area 2 encompasses the area from Leadbetter Point at the north end of Longbeach north to the Queets River.Westport is the premier Chinook fishery on the coast, with over half the total Chinook caught here.  Marine Area 2 is accessed primarily from the Port of Westport, with a few anglers launching at Ocean Shores.  Boat launch lines can be fairly long here on a weekend morning when the fishing is good.

The Grays Harbor bar is very dangerous. Anglers should watch the weather and tides carefully. Only go out when you know the conditions will allow you to cross the bar safely, both going and coming back. Experienced boaters plan their trips to avoid crossing the bar during peak outgoing tides.

Legal description

Major fishing areas

06-20 miles

Salmon (spring, summer, and fall Chinook and coho) and groundfish, including lingcod and rockfish are typically targeted here. Ocean fishing can be extremely hazardous, especially for those without ocean and bar-crossing experience. Weather and bar conditions can change quickly and without warning. Hiring a local experienced guide is highly recommended for your initial trips.

Accessible by Boat

Species: Chinook salmon, Coho salmon

25-50 miles

Halibut are fished here on the bottom by jigging or using weighted bait. Ocean fishing can be extremely hazardous, especially for those without ocean and bar-crossing experience. Weather and bar conditions can change quickly and without warning. Hiring a local experienced guide is highly recommended for your initial trips.

Accessible by Boat

40-100 miles

Albacore tuna are available during the late summer and early fall months. Ocean fishing can be extremely hazardous, especially for those without ocean and bar-crossing experience. Weather and bar conditions can change quickly and without warning. Hiring a local experienced guide is highly recommended for your initial trips.

Accessible by Boat