Area 10 Seattle - Bremerton Information


From the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point to a line projected true east-west through the north tip of Vashon Island.


Marine Area 10 runs from the Apple Cove Point-Edwards Point Line south to north of Vashon Island. Resident and migratory salmon are the main draw but sea run cutthroat, bottomfish as well as crab and shrimp are plentiful. Chinook and Coho abound during the summer months and during odd years schools of Pinks run towards the Duwamish, providing true urban fishing in Elliott Bay. Top salmon areas include Apple Cove, Richmond Beach, Jefferson Head and winter blackmouth at Manchester and Allen Bank. Shore bound anglers can have success at the numerous fishing piers and (particularly Pink years) from the beach at Carkeek Park. Several charter companies operate out of Area 10. As with all salmon areas, be sure to check the WDFW site for emergency closures and rules.

Sea run Cutthroat offer nice catch and release fishery from Lincoln Park in Seattle and numerous Kitsap beaches. Squid fishing is popular in Elliott Bay, Illahee, and other Area 10 piers in the winter months.

There are several boat launches serving Area 10 both from the east and west. Seattle-side launches include Eddie Vine (Shilshole), Don Armeni (Alki), and the Edmonds sling launch (Area 9). West side launches include Waterfront Park in Eagle Harbor, Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Manchester, among others.

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