Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay

As the fall approaches, so does the golden Chinook season in Tillamook Bay, and it would be a shame not to make the most of it. Captain Eric Baird of Play N Hooky Guide Service is in the know of the awesome fishery in these parts, and he makes it his business to take you out and show you a good time on the water.

Come aboard captain’s 26’ Willie Raptor boat fully equipped to take you to the red-hot Salmon bite of the day. She’ll easily make her way through the waves thanks to the twin 225 HP Yamaha engines, and what’s more, she can accommodate up to 6 anglers excited to start off their next catching expedition.

Capt. Eric will provide all the fishing equipment you’ll use on your 8-hour trip, so you don’t need to worry about rods, reels, or terminal tackle. Another great perk is that whatever you catch, you will bring home cleaned and filleted so that you can enjoy the fruits of your hard work as soon as you can get close to a stove.

If you’d like to fish with Capt. Eric for more than one day and fill your freezer with fish fillets, he can arrange accommodation in his beach house, for an additional charge of $50 per day. Decide how long you’d like to fish and stay in Garibaldi, and Capt. Eric will take care of everything else.

In September and October, waters of Tillamook Bay are abundant in fall Chinook, as well as Coho Salmon, and your captain will organize a trip that will allow you to test your skills and luck. This is the best chance to hook something colossal on these waters, so cast your line and wait.

You’re welcome to come with a close group of angling buddies and see who will have the biggest catch of the day. If you’d prefer to come with your family, that’s perfectly fine too, Capt. Erics is fond of having kids on board, and he has appropriate life jackets for them.

Play N Hooky Guide Service is ready to put you on your new personal record, are you ready to take on the challenge?



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $450
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    $450
    Spend one fall day on the waters of Tillamook Bay with Capt. Eric and catch some awesome fish. You'll be on the lookout for Chinook aka King Salmon, which can get really big this time of the year. Coho is also a possible catch, so cast your line and see what favors it. Chances are, it will be delicious!
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About the Captain

Eric Baird
Garibaldi, Oregon, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2018
Captain Eric Baird has spent the last quarter of the century casting his line in the waters around Washington and Oregon and he's got ample experience to share with his customers. His parents' love of fishing and the great outdoors was what got him into fishing in the first place. Today, Capt. Eric enjoys the most taking out families with kids and helping them reel in their first catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Willie Raptor (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
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Played Hooky with Eric and look at this King
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Paul M.
Portland, OR
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Played Hooky with Eric and look at this King

VERIFIED   October 11, 2019
Our first booking with Play N Hooky Guide Service through Fishing Booker.  This was a birthday gift from my family. ...
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Marc S.
Portland, OR
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 17, 2019
Had a terrific day with Eric.  He kept it fun, productive and comfortable in some rough weather.
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Seattle, WA
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VERIFIED   October 17, 2018
Eric took common customer service andescalated into genuine hospitality he is extremely knowledgeable and was a wizard with...
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Terry E.
Ellensburg, WA
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Day trip out of Garibaldi

VERIFIED   October 12, 2018
Eric gave us a great day of fishing and as an extra bonus he had placed crab pots the night before so we feasted on crab at...
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Jesse N.
Ronan, MT
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2 days in Tillamook

VERIFIED   October 10, 2018
Spent 2 days with captain Eric salmon fishing Tillamook. The boat and captain were great. Nice boat, good gear and good times.
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