Marine Area 11 - Tacoma-Vashon Island

Marine Area 11 (Tacoma-Vashon Island) is located between the north tip of Vashon Island and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

This area provides plenty of shoreline and pier access for those without a boat, and protected areas for small boats to chase resident and migratory salmon and bottomfish.

Winter resident Chinook (blackmouth) fishing is a unique opportunity to catch salmon in the 'off-season' and typically runs from October through December.

Fishing for squid is also popular in winter at many of the piers (particularly at night).

*updated 7/7/2021

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Major fishing areas

Browns Point

Migratory Coho and Pink salmon are accessible to shoreline anglers here using buzz bombs, jigs, or flies. In addition, sea-run Cutthroat Trout and resident Coho can be caught here in the fall and winter using flyfishing gear or small spinning tackle.

Accessible by Shoreline
Park at Browns Point Light House Park and walk northwest to the beach to fish. Please respect and be aware of private property or tidelands.


This feature shows the general location of the selected shoreline. Directions may not include direct access routes. Please do not trespass on private property.

Species: Coastal cutthroat, Flatfish, Pink Salmon, Coho Salmon