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 Puget Sound. Captains Justin Wong and Kyle Hanada 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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  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shared
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    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! If there are only 2 people on a shared charter, the trip turns into a 4-hour private charter at no additional cost.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 2 - Sep 15
    $950
    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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Private
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    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!
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About the Captain

Justin Wong
Seattle, Washington, United States
Angler's Choice
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146 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
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) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

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
Available upon request
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Available upon request
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Porta-potty
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

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
Minimum age is 6, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 146 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Fishing with Justin
The Puget Pounder!
Hall day with Capt Bryan
+87
Angler Rating
120
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Ryan Y.
Atlanta, GA
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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The Puget Pounder!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Shared on September 24, 2022
Captain Justin provided a great experience, we mooched for salmon and caught some good sized ones. We also got into some other...
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Celia M.
Garland, WY
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Morning and afternoon charters with Captain Kyle

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared on May 20, 2022
Weather cooperated on AM charter but fish did not. Kyle was very attentive and personable. He did his best to put us over the...
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Tipp City, OH
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Private charter

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Private on September 3, 2022
We had a slow start but it allowed me to get to know captain Justin very well. He is so kind and definitely knows the area...
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John G.
Seattle, Washington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour shared trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared on August 19, 2022
Up early and on the water shortly after 5:30 am. Did not take long to actually start fishing once we left dock. We caught three...
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David F.
United States
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared on August 2, 2022
Had a great, half day trip. Cut Plug Charters were great to work with at set up, very responsive and friendly. The trip itself...
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FAQs about Cut Plug Charters

Cut Plug Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Shared (6 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Private (4 hours)
  • $1,200 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)