To get started enjoying the good fishing here, please visit the Fishing and Shellfishing Regulations and Season Info from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. Don’t miss this useful page on their website for Fishing Permits & License Endorsements. Be sure to allow up to ten days to get your permit, if you order online!
In person, you can get a fishing license at the Brinnon General Store (360) 796-4400, The Cove RV Resort in Brinnon (360) 796-4723 or The Port Ludlow Marina (360) 437-0513.
These web links will help you decide where to start fishing:
Hood Canal Chinook & Coho Fishing Info from Puget Sound Anglers
Big Quilcene River in Quilcene
Duckabush River in Brinnon
Tarboo Lake in Quilcene
Leland Lake in Quilcene
Indian George Beach in Quilcene
Pleasant Harbor in Brinnon
Fishing with Kids
For year-round family fishing with easy access, we recommend the 100- acre Leland Lake (see link above.) The WDFW administers a paved boat ramp and two toilets for your convenience. Good spot for picnicking and relaxing! At Leland you can enjoy good fishing for rainbow trout up to a foot long, with good warmwater-loving largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie fishing near the shore during the warm weather when they are most active. Leland Lake is about five miles north of Quilcene on Highway 101.
The Northwest Salmon Derby Series
These derbies are presented by Allstate Boat Insurance, is a fishing promotion program directed by the Northwest Marine Trade Association – producers of the Seattle Boat Show.