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Marine Area 11
Tacoma-Vashon Island
Photo of Marine Area11 - Tacoma-Vashon Island

Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) is located south from the north tip of Vashon Island to the most Northern Tacoma Narrows Bridge.  This area provides plenty of shoreline and pier access for those without a boat, as well as protected areas for small boats to chase resident and migratory salmon and bottomfish.  Great fishing opportunities exist for pink salmon during odd years which an additional two pink salmon can be kept on top of the daily salmon limit. 

More information for fishing opportunities can be found at:

2014-15 Puget Sound Fishing Prospects


Fishing Prospects Calendar

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Chinook salmonNo OpportunityFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthNo OpportunityGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
Coastal cutthroatFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All month
FlatfishPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Pink SalmonNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthNo OpportunityPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthExcellent fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All month
Surf PerchGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthPoor fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthGood fishing - All monthFair fishing - All monthFair fishing - All month
LEGEND
Fishing Expectation

Excellent

Excellent Good Good Fair Fair Poor Poor
Type of Opportunity Full Month Full month 1st half of month only 1st half only 2nd half of month only 2nd half only No opportunity No opportunity

Species you might catch

Cabezon
Chum salmon
Coho salmon
Dungeness crab
Green sturgeon
Greenling
Lingcod
Pacific coast (california market) squid
Pacific Oyster
Red rock crab
Shiner perch
Sockeye salmon
Spot Shrimp
Steelhead
Surf Smelt

Sport Fishing Regulations & Seasons

Emergency Rule Updates
Fishing closures and openings happen constantly throughout the year. The E-Rules keep you up-to-date.


Access Sites / Boat Launches

Other Access and Boat Launches

Public Fishing Piers