Fresh-Water Fishing: Duck Lake, Ocean Shores
Fresh-water fishing on Duck Lake, near The Polynesian Resort is another great reason to stay in Ocean Shores.
In fact, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports that October is one of the best months for fishing the 27 miles of canals and lakes in Ocean Shores.
Why not make plans now to book a suite at The Polynesian Resort and drop your line in Duck Lake?
In the middle of Ocean Shores, Duck Lake is huge with plentiful wildlife and foul to catch your eye. The lake is stocked regularly with Rainbow trout and Jumbo Rainbow Trout. The stocked fish average 4-6 pounds each. Largemouth Bass are more elusive. There have been good reports on yellow perch and bluegill sunfish.
The City of Ocean Shores maintains and patrols two public boat launches. One launch is at North Bay Park, near the center of town. The other city launch is at Chinook Park. Anglers can fish off the docks, embankments or launch their own vessels. Both parks have ample parking, play areas, portable toilet and are wheelchair accessible.
Fishing licenses can be picked up in town at the Ace Hardware. A one-day freshwater fishing license for residents is just $11.35. Non-resident fee is $20.15.
Whether you catch a fish or not, you can always wind down the day at the Rusty Anchor Grill & Pub, Ocean Shores’ favorite restaurant, where you can enjoy fresh favorites and daily happy hours starting at 4pm.