Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) is located south of Partridge Point to Point Wilson, south and west of a line from Possession Point to shipwreck, north of Hood Canal Bridge and north of Apple Cove Point to Edwards Point Line.
This area provides both open and protected waters that can be easily accessed by small boats to target resident and migratory salmon and bottomfish from the Olympic Peninsula, Kitsap Peninsula, Whidbey Island and the east side of Puget Sound.
Summer and fall salmon fisheries for Chinook, coho, pink salmon and/or chum are popular at sites including Mid-Channel Bank between Point Wilson and Marrowstone Point, Craven Rock, Skunk Bay, Point No Point, Pilot Point and Possession Bar. More detailed information, visit our salmon fishing webpage.
Lingcod are a popular spring and early-summer fishery, and cabezon and kelp greenling may also be retained. Learn more in this blog post. Halibut fisheries are typically open in April and May (check season details on this webpage). While these big flatfish can be sparse within Admirality Inlet and Puget Sound compared to the ocean or Strait of Juan de Fuca, halibut are caught every year at locations including Mid-Channel Bank and along the outer edges of Admirality and Mutiny bays.
All waters inside and south of the Partridge Point - Point Wilson line, south and west of a line from Possession Point 110° true to shipwreck, north of the Hood Canal Bridge, and north of the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point line.
Major fishing areas
Halibut are fished for in 90 to 150 feet of water by jigging and weighted baits.
Accessible by Boat
Species: Pacific Halibut
Clam, mussel, and oyster beaches
For bivalve season information, please see the Puget Sound clam, mussel, and oyster season guide or visit the shellfish beaches page. Current water quality information, beach locations and harvest seasons can be found on the Department of Health's shellfish safety interactive map.