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Lake Cushman, WA

Popular Fish Species Lake Cushman, WA

Lake Cushman Popular Fish - Kokanee Salmon

Kokanee Salmon

Sockeye salmon which remain landlocked, never migrating to the ocean, are called kokanee salmon. On-going stocking of kokanee salmon by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife helps to maintain a nice population for the fishery. Typically kokanee average one to two pounds. As one of the premiere kokanee fishing lakes in Washington, Lake Cushman delivers plenty of fish above normal averages. These tasty fish school in lakes at depths which remain at ideal temperatures of between 48 and 58 degrees. Once this depth is identified, use a fish finder to locate schools. Use small lures trolled at the appropriate depth. The can also be caught using corn, but the main way they are caught is using flashy lures which they attack when the lure intrudes their space.

Lake Cushman Popular Fish - Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat Trout

This year, fishing for cutthroat trout in Lake Cushman is again delivering great results, year round. While the ideal setting for cutthroats is in a river or stream, they are also stocked in reservoirs, like Lake Cushman. For those who enjoy fly fishing, the key is to match the hatch. Like all fish, cutthroat like to have some sort of cover. They will hang out in boulders, fallen trees, along drop-offs and ledges. Catching cutthroat trout here with lures or bait is also productive. Presented properly, cutthroat trout can be caught on small spinners and spoons. Note that between Memorial Day and Labor Day the lake levels are maintained for boat launching. The rest of the year lake levels drop below the levels for boat launches.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon at Lake Cushman in Washington.

Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman offers three boat ramps and over 100 campsites, some with RV hookups. Lake Cushman is a 4,000-acre lake, 8 miles long with 23 miles of shoreline. It is located in the northwest corner of the state, 5 miles northwest of Hoodsport.

Lake Cushman in Washington is a picturesque destination that offers a delightful fishing experience for anglers of all ages. The lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for both seasoned anglers and beginners. Popular fish species found in Lake Cushman include rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch. These species provide a variety of fishing opportunities, allowing anglers to test their skills and enjoy the thrill of reeling in a prized catch.

Cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon are plentiful here and often come in big sizes. Kokanee and cutthroat are more easily caught while fishing from a boat, however there is also access for fishing from the bank. Boat rentals are available, but there is no marina. Lodging, stores and food are close by the lake.

Lake Cushman in Washington is a haven for fishing, boating, and camping enthusiasts. With its diverse fish species, excellent boating opportunities, and nearby camping options, the lake provides a well-rounded outdoor experience. Whether you're angling for trout or bass, cruising the calm waters by boat, or spending a night under the starry sky at a lakeside campground, Lake Cushman offers abundant recreational opportunities for visitors to relax, appreciate the natural beauty, and create lasting memories.

Fishing Boats For Rent In WA

Primary fish species residing in Lake Cushman

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Cutthroat Trout Kokanee Salmon

Lake Cushman Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Boating is a favored activity at Lake Cushman, offering visitors a chance to explore the tranquil waters and access prime fishing locations. The lake permits both motorized and non-motorized boats, providing anglers with versatility in their boating choices. From speedboats to canoes and kayaks, boaters can navigate the calm waters, uncover hidden coves, and find the perfect spots to cast their lines. The serene atmosphere and breathtaking mountain views enhance the boating experience at Lake Cushman.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman
Rentals: Kayaks
360 877-5760

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Fire Lane Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Fire Lane, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Cushman Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Deer Lane, there are two, one-lane, concrete ramps, one with a dock, both with gravel parking.

Skokomish Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off N Lake Cushman Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Lake Cushman, WA

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Lake Cushman Fishing Video
Fishing License

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Camping options near Lake Cushman allow visitors to extend their outdoor adventure and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Campgrounds in the vicinity offer a range of amenities, including campsites, picnic areas, and facilities for a comfortable camping experience. Camping near Lake Cushman provides anglers with the opportunity to fully appreciate the tranquility of nature, wake up to stunning views, and have convenient access to fishing opportunities throughout their camping trip.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman Campground - 360 877-5760

Big Creek Campground - 360 956-2402

Staircase Campground - 360 877-5569

Dow Creek RV Resort - 360 877-5022

Lake Cushman WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Cushman
Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman
7211 N Lake Cushman Rd
Hoodsport, WA 98548
360 877-5760


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