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Offline jamesfromseattle

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Fox Island boat launch
« on: November 21, 2020, 08:37:39 PM »
Hoping to get some intel on the Fox Island boat launch. Appears to be pretty rough/non-existent at low tide. Anyone familiar able to say how low is too low?

Iíve got a very light 12 foot boat that doesnít need much to launch, but I usually fish solo so unfortunately I canít really carry it.

Never fished MA13, but thereís not much else goin on so Iím going to give it a shot. Doesnít look like there are a ton of launches with parking down there, and I donít have enough boat to run down the narrows.

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Re: Fox Island boat launch
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 09:06:30 PM »
Which side of the island is it?  I have fished that area a lot and only thing I have seen close to a boat launch is on the west side of the island.

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Re: Fox Island boat launch
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 09:26:12 PM »
It looks like itís essentially on a wide spot on the bridge from the mainland. Towhead bridge is what Google earth has it labeled as, but itís a stoneís throw from Fox Island.

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Re: Fox Island boat launch
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 09:48:39 PM »
Yeah, I must have passed that spot 100 times and never noticed it.  Mainly fish the west end or south end of the island.  I launch at Pt Defiance, so cant be of much help on where to launch on the island. 

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Re: Fox Island boat launch
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 06:25:23 PM »
Been a few years since I used it, but seems to remember it being hard pack rock. Small parking and turn around area.
As soon as you cross the bridge,  its the pull off to your right,next to the bridge.
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Re: Fox Island boat launch
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 06:29:30 PM »
Isn't there one at horse head?


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Re: Fox Island boat launch
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 06:38:13 PM »
There's one at Horsehead.  Also a launch near Pt. Fosdick near the entrance to Wollochet Bay.  Higher tides would be best at all of the ones mentioned.  Limited parking also, but probably not much of a concern this time of year.

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Re: Fox Island boat launch
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 08:35:01 PM »
And Joemma State Park has a decent launch not far away.
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Re: Fox Island boat launch
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 10:01:24 PM »
You can launch that boat at any of the launches in the south sound. Many of them run out of ramp at low tides. When I had little aluminum Iíd pop it off hitch and push out on sand to launch in the low tides. Good luck and have fun.

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Re: Fox Island boat launch
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 10:30:29 PM »
Awesome, thanks guys. All like like good options for what Iím trying to do. Looks like parking can get tight at all those, so itís nice to have some backup options nearby. I think some transom mount wheels may be in order.

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Re: Fox Island boat launch
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2020, 06:53:44 PM »
Saw a couple fellas pulling their duck boat out this afternoon. They didnít appear to be having any issues.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

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