Duck Lake offers fair to good fishing for stocked Rainbow Trout, with some nice carryovers available. Jumbo Rainbow Trout reared through a cooperative project with Lower Chehalis Basin Task Force and WDFW that average 4-6 pounds each are also planted in the lake.
Fishing for Largemouth Bass and Black Crappie has been slow, while Yellow Perch and Bluegill Sunfish later in the season has been fair to good.
Public parking and boat launches with docks are available, maintained and patrolled by the City of Ocean Shores.
Two-pole fishing is allowed
Shoreline access: Good - There is shoreline and dock fishing at a few of the city parks.
Species you might catch
County: Grays Harbor
Acreage: 248.60 ac.
Center: 46.970909, -124.146038
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Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Fishing improves throughout the spring as waters warm and fish move onshore, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull though dawn/dusk hours can be very good. Catch improves in Fall as waters cool, vegetation begins to die back, and prey becomes more available. Winter is the hardest time because fish are offshore and slow moving.
Yellow Perch can be caught year-round. Fishing is best in the summer after they finish spawning in April-May. Fish can be readily angled through the summer from both the shore and boat. Catch begins to decline in the fall as water temperatures cool and fish move offshore forcing anglers to pursue them in boats. Successful fishing for Yellow Perch in the winter involves either targeting schools in deep water from boats or through the ice.
Fishing improves throughout the Spring, peaking during the spawn. Summer is a slight lull, while Fall sees an improvement as waters cool, vegetation dies back, and prey becomes more available. During winter, the bite is slower, but anglers can have great success fishing through the ice when conditions are safe.
Bluegill can be caught year-round, but fishing is best in the warm months of Summer. Fishing improves throughout the spring, peaking during the spawn in early-Summer. Fish move offshore into deeper waters through the fall as water temperatures cool making it more difficult to target them. Winter is the most difficult season in which to catch Bluegill, but persistent anglers can find them in schools of like-sized fish offshore.