Fishing for bottom fish, such as ling cod, kelp greenling, black rockfish (sea bass),china rockfish, yellow eye and canary rockfish among others. Ling cod is good in spring and summer, whilesalmon fishing is good during summer runs. However - Neah Bay is mostly known for the best halibut fishing in the lower 48 states. The US halibut season generally lasts a handful of days in May and June, ending when a seasonal quota is attained. When the US halibut season is closed, some fishermen obtain Canadian fishing licenses and launch from Neah Bay, running approximately 10 miles (16 km) to the portion of Swiftsure Bank that lies in Canadian waters.

Popular spots for halibut include "The Garbage Dump", located just inside the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Swiftsure Bank - a few miles out into the open ocean. Larger boats (including many of the commercial charter boats available) often travel 30 nautical miles (60 km) or more into the open ocean, to such places as Blue Dot and 72-Square.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.