Point Defiance Marine Boat Dock

Point Defiance Marine Boat Dock, Tacoma, WA


Located in Tacoma, WA


Point Definace Fishing Dock:

Point defiance, home of the Blackmouth where Kings run hard during the right time of the year. Watching them go after all the bait fish just below the dock is a thrill, but not near as thrilling as having one hit your bait.  The Point Defiance Fishing Dock offers an angler a fair shot at those kings, plus they have a cleaning station and a net for when you need to drag the big one in. You’ll want to have gear that you can jig from the deep as in these waters run deep and so to Kings.


Salmonid Species:


Chinook Salmon

Silver Salmon

Coho Salmon


Pink Salmon


Chum Salmon


When to Fish

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Season usually starts in July and runs till the end of the year.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for exact times.


Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 Salmon per day, Min size of 12″ in length.

**See Washington State fishing REGS for details.


Preferred Fishing Tackle:

Cut Plug Herring, Buzzbombs, Super bait, and spinners.






Herring, Anchovy, Shrimp


Tackle Tips:
Cut plug is by far the most productive at this location, Next Superbait then buzzbombs and lastly Spinners.


Combat Fishing Rating:

Stacked! Over the years this place has become really popular. Generally anglers are stacked about 6 feet apart when the run is hot. Get there early to secure your spot or you may get pinched out.



Point Defiance Fishing Dock Access:

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