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 when the weather holds. During odd years, an additional two pink salmon can be kept which provides an extra incentive to make the trip even more worthwhile.
More information for fishing opportunities can be found at:
2014-15 Puget Sound Fishing Prospects
A large run of Fraser River sockeye are forecasted to return this year which has provided the opportunity to harvest two additional sockeye during July and August. More information can be found at:
Marine Areas 5, 6, and 7 Sockeye Fishing Techniques