Embark on an Ocean Shores Fishing Excursion

The Polynesian Resort offers stunning oceanfront views, cozy, apartment-style accommodations, and access to a plethora of outdoor adventures. When you’re surrounded by 23 miles of freshwater canals on the Pacific Coast, embarking on an Ocean Shores fishing excursion just makes sense. Get all the equipment you’ll need from a bait and tackle shop near our Oceans Shores hotel and set off for a relaxing day on the water.   

Everything You Need to Know about Fishing in Ocean Shores

Whether you prefer freshwater or saltwater fishing, you can get the best of both worlds near our Ocean Shores lodging. Before you set off, make sure you have your Washington fishing license, which you can get online or at a bait and tackle shop. Cast a line from the shore or consider an Ocean Shores, WA, boat rental and meander the labyrinth of canals via Duffy boat or kayak. 

Freshwater Fishing Spots

Make your way to North Bay Park at Duck Lake and reel in some bass, trout, and crappie year-round. The park itself is also an excellent place to host a picnic. Chinook Park offers tranquil fishing areas, perfect for a family outing. Local bass anglers know Grand Canal to be the sweet spot for reeling in a variety of bass and other fish. 

Surf Fishing from Damon Point

If you’d like to try your hand at surf fishing, consider casting a line from the shoreline at Damon Point. You’re sure to appreciate the outstanding ocean views, tranquil atmosphere, and the vibrant array of marine wildlife. Aside from fishing, Damon Point also has an admirable cache of seashells and is home to many unique birds like the snowy plover. 

Your Ideal Coastal Getaway Awaits in Ocean Shores

If you’re looking for places to stay near Ocean Shores, WA, The Polynesian Resort provides outstanding oceanfront views, private living accommodations, and access to miles of sandy beaches. Stop by our on-site eatery, the Rusty Anchor and Grill Pub, for fresh and classic pub fare. Regardless of what holds your interest, you’re sure to find plenty of things to do near Ocean Shores, WA. Reserve your beachfront accommodations online, or give us a call at 1-800-562-4836

Explore the Waterways of Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores’ 23 miles of freshwater canals are popular with kayakers and stand up paddlers who are eager to explore. The waterways of Ocean Shores are a foundation of the community, beginning in 1960 when the town was being first developed.  For the next five years, a huge hydraulic dredge worked to create 1,600 lake and canal front lots.

Duck Lake and its connecting water routes are perfect for paddlers of all ages and abilities.  Unlike the beach, which can experience strong, gusty winds, the protected waterways are typically calm.   Explorers glide effortlessly, easily observing an incredible amount of wildlife that coexists with the homes along the water.

Natural beauty is abundant.  Migratory and local birds use the waters as a place of rest and dining.  You’re likely to see an avian dive for dinner.  Local deer populations wander along the shores.   Bring binoculars as you journey through peaceful routes with names like Otter Alley, Bass Canal, and Blue Heron Bayou.   

If you have your own vessels, head to any of three popular launch sites, at North Bay Park, Chinook Park, and at Texmar Avenue.  Above all, wear layers of clothing and life jackets, of course.

Watercraft Rental: Hydrobikes and Duffy Boats

For kayak and SUP rentals and life jackets, connect with Ocean Shores Boathouse.

They also rent unique vessels like Hydrobikes and Duffy boats.  Hydrobikes are like riding a bike across the water.  And, electric Duffy boats are like the Jungle boats at Disneyland. They are quiet cruisers that accommodate up to ten people at a time.   Duffy boats are easy to operate and offer a  fun way for people of all ages to get out on the water and look around.  Currently, the Ocean Shore Boathouse hours are 11 am to 6 pm daily, except closed on Thursdays.

The Polynesian Resort

The beautiful Polynesian Resort is located right on the beach in Ocean Shores providing the only condominium-style accommodation in Ocean Shores.   There’s ample room for family and friends and plenty of fun to enjoy at The Polynesian Resort. We have a wonderful outdoor private park with basketball, volleyball and picnic facilities, as well as a game room with a pool table. Located near all of Ocean Shore’s fun attractions, shopping, parks, golf, and more, you’ll have nothing but a great time when you stay with us. Book a room with us online, or call us at 1-800-562-4836.