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Area 7 Marine

Rating - Poor   

Wednesday, Sep 21 2022
Winter crabbing open now through 12/31 - SALMON FISHING CLOSED

About

From south of the Canadian border including the San Juan Islands, Haro Strait, Rosario Strait, Bellingham Bay, the southern Strait of Georgia, and the northeastern portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Area 7 represents a wide area of saltwater angling options.

Dozens of islands, outcroppings, and rocky submerged structure create habitat for lingcod, cabezon, Chinook salmon, and shrimp.

A warning to small boats planning to fish Area 7. It is home to some of the strongest tidal currents on the Pacific coast. When combined with wind, tides, and the structure of the surrounding area these can create hazardous conditions in just a matter of minutes.

It¿s always wise to read the tidal charts before you launch.



Techniques & Tips

Cabezon prefer crustaceans, the fresher the better. Ideally, you can gather a few crabs, or octopus, but if not, whole shrimp from a fish market work well as bait. Cut bait, sardines, mackerel, and herring can get strikes, but these rock dweller love crustaceans.

The biggest challenge with lingcod is locating them on your fish finder. Once you do, these aggressive predators will hit anything swimming near them. Baitfish, lures, jigs, they¿re all fair game to lingcod.

Salmon hit Area 7 in season, running from the ocean to rivers feeding the area. Rapalas, spoons, and large spinners on sunny days will attract Chinook and get strikes. They prefer trolled or retrieved minnows at a fast rate.

When trolling, be aware of your local, you can easily cross into Canada if you don¿t pay attention.






Wednesday, Sep 21 2022



Access Info

SALMON FISHING CLOSED - Winter Crabbing open 7 days a week through 12/31

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Area 7 Marine


Rating - Poor

Winter crabbing open now through 12/31 - SALMON FISHING CLOSED

About

From south of the Canadian border including the San Juan Islands, Haro Strait, Rosario Strait, Bellingham Bay, the southern Strait of Georgia, and the northeastern portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Area 7 represents a wide area of saltwater angling options.

Dozens of islands, outcroppings, and rocky submerged structure create habitat for lingcod, cabezon, Chinook salmon, and shrimp.

A warning to small boats planning to fish Area 7. It is home to some of the strongest tidal currents on the Pacific coast. When combined with wind, tides, and the structure of the surrounding area these can create hazardous conditions in just a matter of minutes.

It¿s always wise to read the tidal charts before you launch.



Techniques & Tips

Cabezon prefer crustaceans, the fresher the better. Ideally, you can gather a few crabs, or octopus, but if not, whole shrimp from a fish market work well as bait. Cut bait, sardines, mackerel, and herring can get strikes, but these rock dweller love crustaceans.

The biggest challenge with lingcod is locating them on your fish finder. Once you do, these aggressive predators will hit anything swimming near them. Baitfish, lures, jigs, they¿re all fair game to lingcod.

Salmon hit Area 7 in season, running from the ocean to rivers feeding the area. Rapalas, spoons, and large spinners on sunny days will attract Chinook and get strikes. They prefer trolled or retrieved minnows at a fast rate.

When trolling, be aware of your local, you can easily cross into Canada if you don¿t pay attention.


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