Marine Area 10 (Seattle and Bremerton area) is located from within Apple Cove Point (near Kingston) east to Edwards Point (near Edmonds) south to the north end of Vashon Island. For those who live near Seattle, this area provides a very unique opportunity to catch fish in your backyard!
This marine area provides good fishing opportunities for lingcod and other bottomfish, resident and migratory salmon including Chinook, coho, pinks, and chum, flounder and other flatfish, sea-run cutthroat trout, and many other fish species; with options both from shore or boat. Halibut fisheries are typically open in April and May (check season details on this webpage). There is plenty of access for small boats in protected areas throughout Marine Area 10, while numerous piers provides shore anglers with ample fishing opportunities.
Winter blackmouth (resident Chinook salmon) fishing is a unique opportunity to catch salmon in the 'off-season' and typically runs from February through March, as quota allows. Fishing for squid is also popular in the winter at many of the piers, particularly at night.
South from the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point line to a line projected true east- west through the north tip of Vashon Island.
Major fishing areas
Beach fishing access is available here for migratory salmon including Coho and Pink Salmon 1-2 hours before and after the tidal change. Try your luck fishing for sea-run Cutthroat Trout in Seattle's backyard using flies or spinners. Flounder and sole are plentiful in the mud flats throughout much of this area.
Accessible by Shoreline
Enter Alki Beach Park and utilize the street parking next to the beach. Walk northwest along the beach to fish. Please be respectful and be aware of private property or tidelands.
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Species: Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Flatfish, Pink salmon, Cutthroat Trout
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.