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Gedney Island Fishing Reef  |  USA: Pacific Northwest

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Hat Island Reef
Gedney Island, WA

Type: Saltwater
Difficulty:
Intermediate, Advanced


Ratings (1-5):
Reviews: 0
Enjoyment: 3
Visibility: 3
Current: 3
Aquatic Life: 5

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Features

Debris,

Description

The Gedney Island Fishing Reef (aka Hat Island Reef) is an artificial fishing reef made of concrete slabs and boulders that lie in piles on the sea floor. There are many piles, covered in plumose anemones and inhabited by rockfish, lings and other greenling, perch and sculpin. The base bottom is about 60’deep and some of the piles rise as much as 20’from the bottom in large pyramid like stacks. Lots of dark recesses to explore. Look for octopus and wolf eels and enjoy the sea stars, cucumbers, chitons, sponges and anemones that add color to the reef.

Special Restrictions:

Surface currents can be strong during an exchange though they are typically mild at depth. Dive at slack or on very mild exchanges. The area is exposed to southerly winds. Beware of boat traffic and derelict fishing gear. Visibility is better during high tides. A live boat is encouraged here.

How to get there:

The Gedney Island is about 5 miles west of the Everett boat ramp. The Fishing Reef is about .8 miles from the southeast end of Gedney Island (also locally known as Hat Island). Though there is sometimes a buoy on site, GPS is the most reliable way to find the reef (see the map link for coordinates) and use a depth finder to locate one of the piles. Navigation is easy enough when visibility is decent (15 ft or better). There are many piles so finding your way back to the anchor line from an anchored boat will require some navigational skills.


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