Marine Area 5 is located between the mouth of the Sekiu River east to Low Point (mouth of the Lyre River) and south of the U.S./Canada border within the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the Olympic Peninsula. This area provides some of the best fishing opportunities for salmon and bottomfish. The majority of the salmon runs will pass through this area first during the summer before entering Puget Sound, which provides some earlier fishing opportunities where the fish are known to bite! During odd years, an additional two pink salmon can be kept from July to early September which provides an extra incentive to make the trip even more worthwhile; however during 2017 there will be no bonus limit due to the lower forecast but you can keep pink salmon as part of your daily limit. Winter resident salmon fishing is a unique opportunity to catch salmon in the 'off-season' and typically runs from mid-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.