Area 9 Admiralty Inlet Information


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.
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Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) runs from the Partridge Point/Point Wilson line south and east to the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point Line. Resident and migratory salmon are the main draw (and some of the best salmon fishing in Puget Sound) but lingcod, halibut and other bottomfish as well as crab and shrimp are plentiful. Top areas include Mid Chanel Bank, Point No Point, Useless Bay, Possession bar, Shipwreck (on the border with Area 8-2) and Edmonds. Shore bound anglers can have success at Point Wilson, Point No Point, Bush Point, Meadowdale Beach Picnic Point and the fishing piers at Kingston and Edmonds. Chinook and Coho abound and during odd years huge schools of Pinks. Resident Chinook (blackmouth) and Coho can be caught whenever in season. Migratory fish (and generally much larger!) headed to central and south sound rivers are abundant July through September and into October.

There are several boat launches serving Area 9 both from the east and west. East side launches include Whidbey Island launches (Deception Pass, Bush Point, Mutiny Bay, Indian Point and Possession Beach), Edmonds sling launch, Eddie Vine (in Area 10), Mukilteo and Everett (in Area 8-2). West side launches include Kingston and Port Townsend. Be careful, some launches are subject to big wind and waves.
By Kodacachers, Aug 2013

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