Boundary Pass, just north of Waldron & Orcas Island and just south of Sucia Island offers halibut anglers from Bellingham a decent shot at halibut this season. The map shows a fairly large area, in the middle of the pass that provides halibut a great place to feed on baitfish during both tidal flows.
On opening day I was on a boat heading to Sucia Island and watched several anglers as they anchored along the prime halibut fishing locales. Unfortunately I did not have the chance to wet a line nor did I see any of the Boundary Pass halibut anglers land a fish.
Best baits, like most areas, herring, squid, sardines or salmon bellies should work great here.
Best lures include artificial squids, skirts and jigs.