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 Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $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 Charter Operator

Play N Hooky Guide Service
Garibaldi, Oregon, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
19 Customer reviews
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) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat specs

Willie Raptor (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 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
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip includes

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

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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Played Hooky with Eric and look at this King
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Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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John H. H.
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8 hr trip with Capt. Eric

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 28, 2020
We had an excellent trip with Capt. Eric Baird.  He has a nice boat & gear.  We left the dock early, got the crab in’ gear...
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Paul M.
Portland, OR
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Played Hooky with Eric and look at this King

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 11, 2019
Our first booking with Play N Hooky Guide Service through Fishing Booker.  This was a birthday gift from my family.  Eric’s...
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Portland, OR
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Great Day Salmon Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 17, 2019
Had a terrific day with Eric.  He kept it fun, productive and comfortable in some rough weather.
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Thomas R.
Seattle, WA
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Review of Play N Hookey Charter

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on 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   Full Day Trip on 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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FAQs about Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay

Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay offers the following trip to customers:
  • $225 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Lunch (Request upon booking)

Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Play N Hooky Guide Service - Tillamook Bay include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)