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Marine Area 8-1
DECEPTION PASS, HOPE ISLAND, AND SKAGIT BAY
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, a bonus pink salmon daily limit is the perfect recipe for a great day of fishing with the kids!

Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
CabezonNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo Opportunity
Coastal cutthroatGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All month
GreenlingFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
LingcodNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - 1st half of monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Pacific HalibutNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityGood fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
Pink SalmonPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo OpportunityNo OpportunityExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityNo Opportunity
LEGEND
Fishing Expectation

Excellent

Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Bull trout
Chinook salmon
Chum salmon
Coho salmon
Dolly varden
Dungeness crab
Flatfish
Green sturgeon
Pacific coast (california market) squid
Pacific Oyster
Red rock crab
Shiner perch
Sockeye salmon
Spot Shrimp
Steelhead
Surf Perch
Surf Smelt

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


Access Sites / Boat Launches

Public Fishing Piers