Hi, Basic rule is the further from the ocean the fewer the fish, and in the south sound they would probably glow in the dark. I live in Issaquah and find it is well worth the trip to head west. I just got back today from Neah Bay and it wasn't if you caught fish but how many. A good place to get fishing areas is SalmonUniversity.com also fish-n-maps and try to talk to locals they might not give all of there hot spots away but will usually give some pointers. By the way we fished 1 day for Lings and Rockfish and 1 day for Butts, Caught 6 Lings (Smallest was 33") 18 Rocks and 2 Butts (70# & 90#) Squid and rubber squid jigs and herring all kicked ass with plenty of weight.