Ozette is within Olympic National Park and is regulated by the National Park Service. Resident Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee, Yellow Perch, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Bullhead and Northern Pikeminnow are present, and various anadromous species migrate through the lake. Boat launches are located at the Lake Ozette campground, and at Swan Bay.
For more information, call Olympic National Park headquarters at 360-452-4501 or visit the Olympic National Park website.
Two-pole fishing is NOT allowed
- Selective gear rules in effect
Shoreline access: Good - Park and trail access to lake.
Species you might catch
Acreage: 7436.80 ac.
Elevation: 33 ft.
Center: 48.094631, -124.637185
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Fishing prospects calendar
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.