Mason County, simply put, has more fishing than anglers, especially in its many excellent lakes. And don’t forget Hood Canal’s fish and shellfish. It’s a short drive from Olympia, Bremerton and Tacoma.
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Lake Kokanee (Lower Cushman Lake) near Hoodsport is an excellent year-round fishery for stocked rainbow trout and may also put some of the namesake kokanee in your boat.
Pierce County, Washington, is home to Tacoma and a whole lot of great fishing. There are a bundle of lakes filled with trout, bass, kokanee and other fish, plus two of the South Sound’s best salmon fishing rivers.
Wapato Lake is a Tacoma park pond with good trout fishing for kids in the spring.
Lake Tapps is most often fished for bass, panfish and massive tiger muskies.