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. You’ll be able to do it all while enjoying a relaxing day on the water.

You’ll be fishing from a 25’ Defiance saltwater sportfisher, designed with versatility 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. 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 using Shimano reels Okuma rods. 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 so just dress for the weather. Get ready for an incredible day on the sound and book your next adventure with Messin’ Around Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Private – Salmon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Oct 1
    $1,000
    Get ready to fish the Puget Sound and fill your captain's freezer up with Salmon! Please note, there is a morning option starting at 6:00 a.m. and an afternoon option starting at 1:00 p.m. Be sure to purchase your fishing license and also feel free to bring any snacks and drinks you'd like. Last but not least, be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Private – Salmon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Oct 1
    $1,000
    Get ready to fish the Puget Sound and fill your captain's freezer up with Salmon! Please note, there is a morning option starting at 6:00 a.m. and an afternoon option starting at 1:00 p.m. Be sure to purchase your fishing license and also feel free to bring any snacks and drinks you'd like. Last but not least, be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour – Salmon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Oct 1
    $500
    Get ready to fish the Puget Sound and fill your captain's freezer up with Salmon! Please note, there is a morning option starting at 6:00 a.m. and an afternoon option starting at 1:00 p.m. Be sure to purchase your fishing license and also feel free to bring any snacks and drinks you'd like. Last but not least, be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour – Salmon (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Oct 1
    $500
    Get ready to fish the Puget Sound and fill your captain's freezer up with Salmon! Please note, there is a morning option starting at 6:00 a.m. and an afternoon option starting at 1:00 p.m. Be sure to purchase your fishing license and also feel free to bring any snacks and drinks you'd like. Last but not least, be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly!
  • Shared trip
    Puget Sound Lingcod
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $500
    Come fish live bait for Puget Sound Lingcod and enjoy the mountain views and the abundant sea life.
  • Shared trip
    Puget Sound Flounder Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Apr 1
    $300
    Come hang out with the crew on the beautiful Puget Sound, fishing for Flounder. This is a perfect trip for families with kids and new anglers!
  • Shared trip
    Puget Sound Squidding
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 1
    $300
    Who doesn't love calamari? Especially when they're fresh-caught and you've harvested them yourself! Come enjoy a day of fun, squidding with the Seattle skyline in the background and Mt. Rainier standing tall.
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About the Captain

Mathew Messing
Bremerton, Washington, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
48 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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 recently 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 King Salmon all day long on the Puget Sound!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Pink) Salmon (Pink)
Squid Squid

Boat Specs

Defiance (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 175HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Private – Salmon (AM) on August 24, 2021
Captain Matt met our group at the Brownsville Marina at 7:00a.  He gave us safety instructions and the gameplan for fishing...
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour – Salmon (PM) on August 26, 2021
Amazing time! If you are thinking about booking a fishing trip near Seattle look no further! Such a great time, Captain Matt...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour – Salmon (AM) on July 15, 2021
When looking for a fishing charter, save yourself some time and contact Matt. My wife, daughter and I had an awesome time with...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Private – Salmon (PM) on August 15, 2021
Make sure you bring a cooler to put all the fish you catch in, but not any bananas. Captain Matt was warm ,knowledgeable and...
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Private – Salmon (PM) on August 28, 2021
From beginning to end, our guide Matt treated us like good friends who have known each other for a long time! Each of us walked...
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FAQs about Messin' Around Fishing Charter

Messin' Around Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - Puget Sound Squidding (3 hours)
  • $150 per person - Puget Sound Flounder Fishing (3 hours)
  • $250 per person - 4 Hour – Salmon (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - 4 Hour – Salmon (PM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - Puget Sound Lingcod (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 4 Hour Private – Salmon (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 4 Hour Private – Salmon (PM) (4 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
  • Refrigerator

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
  • 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 and flounder only)
  • Trolling (For Salmon)

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