Duckabush River

Species:
Chum Salmon, Summer and Winter Run Steelhead, Sea-Run Cutthroat
Location:
Enters Hoods Canal near Pleasant Harbor
Direction:
Drive north from Shelton on U.S.101, cross the river, and turn west onto Duckabush Road.
Facilities:
A U.S Forest Service campground facility is located about 6 miles up-stream on Duckabush Road. There is also a ranger cabin that can be rented by the night for a fair sum, located about 4 miles up the road. Dosewallips State Park has 40 RV sites with full hook-ups, restrooms and showers. Brinnon General Store has your all of your supply needs.
Fishing the Duckabush River:
The Duckabush River is fair at best when it comes to catching fish. Although, both summer and winter run steelhead do enter the river, they arrive in small numbers. Fall Chum salmon fishing is considerably better, but the season is short, lasting only about 6 weeks in November and December. Sea-Run Cutthroat can also be productive, remember to catch and release all wild fish on this river. The lower river has a lot of private land, limiting angler access. If you are the adventurous type drive up the road to about a mile post past Collins Campground and hit the trail upriver to fish some beautiful trout water. You wont find many trout over 12″but you will enjoy yourself with the surroundings.

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