SOA Charters - Winchester Bay

Winchester Bay, Oregon - the mouth of the mighty Umpuqua River and the Pacific Ocean, a place where there is a bounty of wonderful fish practically waiting to give a good angler a great fight. SOA Charters will take you to the hottest local fishing spots in search of that great fight.

The vessel used is a 28’ 250 Alaskan, manufactured by Hewescraft and designed for offshore fishing. This beauty is brand new, meaning she was built in 2020. She’s powered by twin Yamaha engines, each producing an impressive 150 HP. The boat can hold 6 anglers comfortably fishing at the same time. A live bait well is available on board, to give you an added advantage when going after the fish.

Join Captain Travis Marsh, an expert in fishing ocean waters, as you go after the stunning Salmon that’s available in the area. The Pink Fin Perch is also on the catch list. Crabs are teeming in the area and SOA Charters takes full advantage of that fact, bringing you right to the best spots for crabbing. You can expect to use light and heavy tackle, as well as do some trolling, bottom fishing or even handline. All required equipment is provided by the charter.

Children are more than welcome to come on board and get hooked on fishing, though there is a minimum age policy of 5. The captain provides vests in all sizes. The crew will clean and fillet your catch free of charge and the Crab can be cooked and cleaned at the local fishery for an extra fee. Clients are advised to bring adequate clothing, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Nearshore Halibut - Rockfish AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 18 - Oct 1
    $600
    This trip requires a minimum of 3 people to run and allows a maximum of 5 people. The departure time may vary from 5:30 am and 10:00 am throughout the week.
  • Shared trip
    Rockfish + Crabbing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Target Rockfish and Crabs! Note that this trip is available only for a month and a half. Contact the captain before the trip because the departure time may vary.
  • Shared trip
    Deep water Lingcod & Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 1
    $400
    This is your chance to catch a Oregon Trophy Lingcod, we will be fishing deep water reefs. Electric reels will be available as well. This is a seasonal trip.
  • Shared trip
    Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Rockfish targeting year round! Departure time may vary, so get in touch with the captain.
  • Shared trip
    Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Rockfish targeting year round! Departure time may vary, so get in touch with the captain.
  • Shared trip
    Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $350
    We will be fishing the ocean or the river depending on where the fish are.
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About the Captain

Travis Marsh
Winchester Bay, Oregon, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
34 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Travis has fished his whole life, having grown up in Washington, he fished the entire state and the coast of Washington. He later moved to Oregon where he took up fishing in the shallow waters and in the ocean. Travis is a fun and lovable person whose previous guests have all enjoyed spending time with, and most of whom are repeat customers. He accredits his love of fishing to his late mother who is known to their family as Granny Jean. Travis says his late mother was an avid fisherwoman who had instilled the love of fishing in Travis from a very young age.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Salmon Salmon

Boat Specs

Hewescraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  Salmon on September 21, 2021
What a wonderful experience, my father my son and myself caught our limit and had an absolute blast with Captain Travis. Knowledgeable...
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Excellent Adventure!

VERIFIED   Salmon on July 1, 2021
My husband and I were expecting a fun morning on the ocean catching a few salmon. Thanks to Captain Travis and his helper,...
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Portland, OR
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VERIFIED   NEW  Salmon on September 4, 2021
Excellent day on the water. For a group that knew absolutely nothing, Captain and assistant managed to provide an excellent...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Salmon on September 22, 2021
Great Experience! Caught some nice Coho Salmon and lots of Ducheness Crabs. Will definitely book again next time in the area....
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VERIFIED   Salmon on August 16, 2021
Very happy with our experience, very patient with the rookies !
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FAQs about SOA Charters - Winchester Bay

SOA Charters - Winchester Bay offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per person - Salmon (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - Deep water Lingcod & Bottom Fishing (5 hours)
  • $200 per person - Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (AM) (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (PM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - Rockfish + Crabbing (4 hours)
  • $300 per person - Nearshore Halibut - Rockfish AM (6 hours)

When you book a trip with SOA Charters - Winchester Bay, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Tuna Tubes

Trips booked with SOA Charters - Winchester Bay include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

SOA Charters - Winchester Bay offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

SOA Charters - Winchester Bay offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with SOA Charters - Winchester Bay include:
  • Crab
  • Salmon