Area 7 Advice

Benj2853

Quotakiller
Mar 1, 2017
79
74
29
Whidbey Island
Name
Ben
Boat
16' Wellcraft center console
On the fence about hitting area 7 for the opener. I would be launching from Cornet Bay and with my range I essentially have two options: hit salmon/hein banks, or go in to Rosario and fish Lopez flats or about as far North as the Thatcher Pass area. I'm very much an are 7 noob so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Alternatively, if anyone is interested in an extra person on board, I'd be happy to split gas, bring beer and or washdown boats and gear afterwords.
 

Benj2853

Quotakiller
Mar 1, 2017
79
74
29
Whidbey Island
Name
Ben
Boat
16' Wellcraft center console
Just to clarify, I'm not asking for coordinates or anything, mostly just if anonyone thinks it'll be worthwhile.
 

Ducky Duckworth

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Oct 29, 2013
675
606
Anacortes
Name
Curt
Boat
Duck, Duck, Goose
Rosario is protected. The spots aren't secret. Pick a flotilla and drop your gear. I'll be out. Still debating where. Give me the BD salute and I'll tell you what I know.
 

Fishwacker1

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jul 8, 2016
262
187
39
Lyman
Name
Rodney
Boat
Western Quest 27 North River Offshore
Area 7 is terrible this time of year. I would not waste your time or energy.
 

fishing fanatic

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 12, 2008
935
633
Alger, WA
Name
jason
Boat
28’ almar sounder //16' lavro
I heard there are several boat eating squid up in area 7.....
 

FVSerenity

Tuna Boss
Feb 27, 2012
2,896
1,891
The Salt
Name
Rod
Boat
22' Duckworth FVSerenity, 2502 Trophy FVHappyHours
You can’t catch fish sittin on the couch

Just go!

Sometimes you catch
Sometimes you don’t
 
  • Like
Reactions: Benj2853

Wild Bill

Remind me again why I own a boat
Aug 4, 2010
3,430
3,429
Camano Island
Name
Steve
Boat
Otter Craft
I heard there are several boat eating squid up in area 7.....
Yep was out checking for bait in Rosario and saw this. I think I’m gonna need a bigger boat.
FC04F795-5E44-44F8-A6CE-EB3E5ED28725.jpeg
 

FVSerenity

Tuna Boss
Feb 27, 2012
2,896
1,891
The Salt
Name
Rod
Boat
22' Duckworth FVSerenity, 2502 Trophy FVHappyHours
Rosario is protected. The spots aren't secret. Pick a flotilla and drop your gear. I'll be out. Still debating where. Give me the BD salute and I'll tell you what I know.
I don’t want any info but I don’t want to leave you hanging:)
F8EF4D5C-B64D-4840-A0CE-ED7837F9AD9F.gif

4B57C643-C193-4F93-A602-BF2626A4E332.jpeg

Merry Christmas!
 

Waterdog~

Just one more
Sep 1, 2009
2,762
2,104
Hollywood
Name
Brian
Boat
Tiderunner
Area 7...... Area 7.........Are u kidding me....Best the state has to offer and nobody fishes up there.....When you hear of the good old times well Area 7 is the NOW TIME........just get to the launch early and follow one of the old timers around they love company/share knowledge.......
 

“biteme”

Boilin dinos
Oct 6, 2009
9,135
1,592
Bellingham
Name
Brian B
Boat
26 osprey
Area 7...... Area 7.........Are u kidding me....Best the state has to offer and nobody fishes up there.....When you hear of the good old times well Area 7 is the NOW TIME........just get to the launch early and follow one of the old timers around they love company/share knowledge.......
Take another hit off the pipe.... must be feeling good already
 

Waterdog~

Just one more
Sep 1, 2009
2,762
2,104
Hollywood
Name
Brian
Boat
Tiderunner
The way you guys kill fish up there I give up........
 

Hoghunter

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Dec 2, 2006
1,542
164
Woodinville, WA
Name
Jeff
Boat
nonya
Ah the Area 7 "if I tell you the spot I will have to kill you threads have started". I laugh anymore when I see these. Everybody bitches about their turf being invaded and fish being caught. Well you can all look at each other and blame yourself. This forum and others like it are the reason it happens. Lots of folks like to brag and post glory shots. Then scream bloody murder when others come to join in on the fun.
How long will the season last? Not very long based on past performance and current WDFW management.
 

Waterdog~

Just one more
Sep 1, 2009
2,762
2,104
Hollywood
Name
Brian
Boat
Tiderunner
I hear these new coolers do the same......might as well drowned a nightcrawler if your passing by to Canada