Messin' Around Fishing Charter

Join Messin’ Around Fishing Charter and get ready to discover the Puget Sound with Captain Mathew Messing. As a local guide and experienced angler who grew up fishing the surrounding waters of Seattle, Capt. Mathew has caught just about every possible species there is here.

You’ll be fishing from a 25’ Defiance San Juan sport fisher, Built locally, designed for fishing the Puget Sound. The boat is versatile and equipped with state-of-the-art features and technology. She comes with the latest Raymarine electronics and safety equipment, downriggers, and a live bait tank for Lingcod. You’ll also have a private toilet, fridge, and ample space for 4 people to fish at the same time. Capt. Mathew welcomes children ages 5 and up and he’s got kids’ sized life vests for them as well.

You’ll be targeting Salmon by trolling, using the latest and best fishing equipment available. If your fishing for Lingcod you’ll be using live bait. All of the captain’s tackle is in excellent condition so you can expect a top-quality experience at all times.

Bring any snacks and drinks you’d like and your catch will be cleaned and filleted free of charge.

You’ll buy your fishing license on the boat for $10 or free if you book a private charter. Check the weather dress appropriately. Get ready for an incredible day on the Puget Sound and book your next adventure with Messin’ Around Fishing Charters!

Based out of the Brownsville Marina (Bremerton side).
Pick-up also available at the Shilshole Marina (Seattle side)



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4hr- Shared Salmon (AM) Bremerton
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    US $560
    This trip Departs at 7am from the Brownsville Marina 9790 Ogle Rd. Bremerton, WA 98311. I will Meet you by the wait here sign at the head of the dock and walk you down to the boat. All you need to bring is snacks and drinks. Fishing licenses are available and free for private bookings. Come enjoy a day on the beautiful Puget Sound
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Shared trip
    4hr- Shared Salmon (PM) Bremerton
    In demand! Last booked: 13 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    US $560
    This trip Departs at 12pm from the Brownsville Marina 9790 Ogle Rd. Bremerton, WA 98311. I will Meet you by the wait here sign at the head of the dock and walk you down to the boat. All you need to bring is snacks and drinks. Fishing licenses are available and free for private bookings. Come enjoy a day on the beautiful Puget Sound
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Shared trip
    5hr- Puget Sound Lingcod Brem.
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    US $560
    This trip departs at 7am from the Brownsville Marina 9790 Ogle Rd. Bremerton, WA 98311. I'll meet you by the wait here sign at the head of the dock. Come fish live bait for Puget Sound Lingcod and enjoy the mountain views and the abundant sea life. Fishing licenses are available on the boat for $10 Free if you book the whole boat up to 4 people. Feel free to bring any snacks and drinks you'd like and be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly!
    Targeted fish
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
  • Shared trip
    5hr- Winter Salmon Bremerton
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 15
    US $560
    5 hour trip fishing for local King Salmon or Blackmouth as the locals call them. This is our wintertime fishery from Feb. 1st to March 31st. Unless closed sooner by the State. All Fishing gear is included all you need to bring is any snacks and drinks you like and dress for the current weather. This trip is out of the Brownsville Marina 9790 ogle Rd. Bremerton, WA 98311. Trip departs at 7am. I'll meet you by the wait here sign at the head of the dock and walk you down to the boat
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
  • Private trip
    4hr- Private Salmon (AM) Bremerton
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    US $1,100
    This trip Departs at 7am from the Brownsville Marina 9790 Ogle Rd. Bremerton, WA 98311. I will Meet you by the wait here sign at the head of the dock and walk you down to the boat. All you need to bring is snacks and drinks. Fishing licenses are available and free for private bookings. Come enjoy a day on the beautiful Puget Sound
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Private trip
    4hr- Private Salmon (PM) Bremerton
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    US $1,100
    This trip Departs at 12pm from the Brownsville Marina 9790 Ogle Rd. Bremerton, WA 98311. I will Meet you by the wait here sign at the head of the dock and walk you down to the boat. All you need to bring is snacks and drinks. Fishing licenses are available and free for private bookings. Come enjoy a day on the beautiful Puget Sound
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Private trip
    4hr- Private Salmon (PM) Seattle
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    US $1,100
    This trip Departs at 12pm from the Shilshole Marina 7001 Seaview Ave NW #100, Seattle, WA 98117. We will pick you up on the H dock by the fuel pumps. Look for the big Viking statue you'll find parking on one side and the dock on the other. All you need to bring is snacks and drinks. Fishing licenses are available and free for private bookings. Come enjoy a day on the beautiful Puget Sound
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Private trip
    5hr- Private trip Lingcod Bremerton
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    US $1,100
    This trip departs at 7am from the Brownsville Marina 9790 Ogle Rd. Bremerton, WA 98311. I'll meet you by the wait here sign at the head of the dock. Come fish live bait for Puget Sound Lingcod and enjoy the mountain views and the abundant sea life. Fishing licenses are available on the boat for $10 Free if you book the whole boat up to 4 people. Feel free to bring any snacks and drinks you'd like and be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly!
    Targeted fish
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
  • Private trip
    5hr- Private trip Lingcod Seattle
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    US $1,100
    This trip Departs at 7am from the Shilshole Marina 7001 Seaview Ave NW #100, Seattle, WA 98117. We will pick you up on the H dock by the fuel pumps. Look for the big Viking statue you'll find parking on one side and the dock on the other. All you need to bring is snacks and drinks. Fishing licenses are available for $10 or free if you book all 4 spots. Come enjoy a day on the beautiful Puget Sound. Come fish live bait for Puget Sound Lingcod and enjoy the mountain views and the abundant sea life.
    Targeted fish
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
  • Private trip
    5hr- Winter Salmon Seattle
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 15
    US $1,100
    5 hour trip fishing for local King Salmon or Blackmouths as the locals call them. This is our wintertime fishery from Feb. 1st to March 31st. Unless closed sooner by the State. All Fishing gear is included all you need to bring is any snacks and drinks you like and dress for the current weather. This trip Departs from the Shilshole Marina 7001 Seaview Ave NW #100, Seattle, WA 98117. We will pick you up on the H dock by the fuel pumps. Look for the big Viking statue.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 185 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Matt is great
Mathew is awesome!!
a blast!!!!
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
88%
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Ann L.
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Best birthday gift ever

VERIFIED   NEW  5hr- Puget Sound Lingcod Brem. on May 18, 2024
I booked this charter for my Husbands birthday. This was such an amazing experience! Captain Matt was on top of everything,...
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Kristel A.
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Mathew is awesome!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4hr- Shared Salmon (PM) Bremerton on June 12, 2024
Mathew took my 76 yr old father (an avid pier fisher), my partner and I on a charter trip. My father has a physical disability...
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Rodney C.
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Another Great Fishing Trip with Messin' Around Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   4hr- Shared Salmon (AM) Bremerton on September 4, 2023
Last month I took my daughter out on a fishing trip with Captain Matt and we easily caught a limit of big salmon for everyone...
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Gig Harbor, WA
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Fantastic Father-Daughter Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   4hr- Shared Salmon (AM) Bremerton on August 21, 2023
I am almost 69 years old, my daughter almost 35.  Sadly, we haven’t been fishing together in almost 20 years after years...
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Great day with Captain Matthew

VERIFIED   4hr- Private Salmon (AM) Seattle on August 13, 2023
It was a great day out. I especially liked that he could pick us up from Shilshole and it was only a short boat ride out to...
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FAQs about Messin' Around Fishing Charter

Messin' Around Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $280 per person - 4hr- Shared Salmon (AM) Bremerton (4 hours)
  • US $280 per person - 4hr- Shared Salmon (PM) Bremerton (4 hours)
  • US $280 per person - 5hr- Puget Sound Lingcod Brem. (5 hours)
  • US $280 per person - 5hr- Winter Salmon Bremerton (5 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 4hr- Private Salmon (AM) Bremerton (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 4hr- Private Salmon (PM) Bremerton (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 4hr- Private Salmon (PM) Seattle (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 5hr- Private trip Lingcod Bremerton (5 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 5hr- Private trip Lingcod Seattle (5 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 5hr- Winter Salmon Seattle (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Messin' Around Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private head
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well used during Lingcod season
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Messin' Around Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano Tekota reels, Okuma SST rods)
  • Live Bait (For lingcod only)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaning is included with the trip)
  • Fishing License (Available 1 day license for $10 )

Messin' Around Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Messin' Around Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Lingcod)
  • Trolling (For Salmon)
  • Drift Fishing (lingcod)

Top targeted fish species with Messin' Around Fishing Charter include:
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)

Meet the Charter Operator

Messin Around Fishing Charters Llc
Bremerton, Washington, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
185 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Mathew Messing grew up fishing the Puget Sound since he was 8 years old and it’s been his #1 passion since. As a kid growing up in Kitsap County, he always dreamed of one day becoming a charter captain and today that dream has finally come true. He says his main goal is to put you on fish and load up your freezer so you don’t leave his boat empty-handed. Capt. Mathew has also competed in multiple tournaments and won 1st place at a local fishing derby where he took home $1,000 in prize money. Although Capt. Mathew loves to compete, his true commitment is to his customers. So next time you’re in Seattle, be sure to check out Messin’ Around Fishing Charters and get ready to chase Salmon and Lingcod on the Puget Sound!

About this listing

Targeted species

Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon

Boat specs

Defiance (Pilothouse) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 175HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Lingcod
Trolling
For Salmon
Drift Fishing
lingcod

Amenities

Toilet
Private head
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
used during Lingcod season
Refrigerator
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano Tekota reels, Okuma SST rods
Live Bait
For lingcod only
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning is included with the trip
Fishing License
Available 1 day license for $10

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 5 & up
You Keep Catch
Their own limits
Crew Keeps Catch
Their limits if obtained

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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