If you’re looking for some of the best light tackle fishing for Salmon and Lingcod out of Seattle, you’re at the right place. Cut Plug Charters specializes in hands-on, active styles of fishing in the Puget Sound. Captains Justin Wong and Luis San Diego have been fishing their whole lives, and even though they love the sport itself, they love sharing their knowledge with the customers and showing them the beauties of these waters even more.

Their boat is a 21’ Grady White center console that can comfortably carry up to 5 anglers of all ages and skill levels. It comes with a 200 HP Yamaha engine, a live bait tank, an ice-box, and an array of professional marine electronics and safety equipment.

Mooching for Salmon is the captains’ go-to technique, as the angler is very involved in this style of fishing where you will entice the fish to bite, set the hook, and reel your fish in entirely by yourself! All of the techniques they use are about active fishing and keeping you involved and in the game while on the water with them.

In addition to Chinook and Coho Salmon, you’ll also get to target Lingcod and Flounder. Apart from the light tackle, bottom fishing, and jigging, fly fishing is also an option if you make a request in advance. One or 2 anglers can fly fish at a time, and you’re also welcome to bring your own gear.

The captains will supply top-notch G. Loomis rods and Shimano reels, lures, and will even clean and fillet your catch. Live bait is seasonal, and they cannot guarantee it at all times, but if possible, captains will have it prepared before the trip. Fishing licenses can be bought on the boat for $10 per person.

The only thing missing for a perfect day on the water? You!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Private
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    The price of this trip is $900 for up to 4 people, and the additional 5th passenger pays $200. This is a 6-hour private charter that includes light tackle fishing for Salmon. It's all about the active, hands-on style of fishing where everyone fishes at the same time creating equal opportunities to catch fish at all times of the trip. There is no sit and wait or taking turns on rods!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 15
    $800
    This is a private 4-hour afternoon charter, great for the people who want to sleep in a bit but still get a day on the water. These trips are offered in the months of June–September 15th. Light tackle fishing for Salmon is what it's all about! The captain focuses on a hands-on approach where all the anglers can fish at the same time. No taking turn on rods, waiting, and sitting!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    This is a shared 6-hour charter that will see you light tackle fishing for Salmon and other species. The captain likes the active approach to fishing where all of the customers can fish simultaneously without taking turns on rods. No sitting and waiting on this trip!
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About the Charter Operator

Cut Plug Charter’s
Seattle, Washington, United States
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35 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2019
Both captains, Justing Wong and Kyle Hanada say that fishing has always been a part of their lives; growing up I fished with their families. It has definitely been a family affair for them! Being on the water, chasing fish, and learning new areas always had them coming back for more. Catching fish was one thing but showing people the Puget Sound and what we have to offer was definitely more fulfilling and rewarding. No matter which one of them takes you on a trip, they are patient, passionate about fishing and love to help people create a memorable experience on the Puget Sound!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Grady-White (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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6 HR Trip with Captain Luis
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Morning charter with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared on August 25, 2020
A great trip on the Puget Sound with Captain Justin! It wasn’t most enjoyable trip on the sound and I’ve gone on many different...
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Tetsunori M.
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4 hours Coho Mooching with Justin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private on June 12, 2020
It was excellent experience while it was not the best condition due to rain. The captain Justin prepared everything perfect...
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6hr Morning Trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared on July 14, 2020
We took our 11 year old son out for his first charter and salt water fishing experience Wednesday morning. What a blast! It...
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Great fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared on October 12, 2020
What a fun trip.  This was my first fishing charter in Seattle area.  I am looking for a charter that I can schedule trips...
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6 HR Trip with Captain Luis

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared on August 15, 2020
Captain Luis did a great job taking us out to catch coho salmon! He was able to locate bait fish and our group landed several...
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FAQs about Cut Plug Charters

Cut Plug Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Shared (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Private (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Private (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Cut Plug Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta-potty)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cut Plug Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (G. Loomis rods and Shimano reels)
  • Live Bait (Seasonal, prepared before the trip when available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Available upon request, you can also bring your own)

Cut Plug Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Cut Plug Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (Available upon request )
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Available upon request)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cut Plug Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)