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. Whether you’re looking to chase King Salmon or round up a few Crabs for dinner, 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, outriggers, downriggers, and a live bait tank. You’ll also have a private toilet, shower, 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 and a combination of Lamiglas and Tica rods. All of the captain’s tackle is in excellent condition so you can expect a top-quality experience at all times.

Capt. Mathew also specializes in crabbing. You’ll get to relax and throw out a few crab pots as you collect your supper for the day. This is a great activity for families and a fun trip for the kids!

Water and soft drinks are available on every trip and your catch will be cleaned and filleted free of charge.

You’ll buy your fishing license on the boat for $10, so just bring some extra snacks and 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:

  • Shared trip
    5 Hour – Salmon & Crab (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 4 - Aug 3 (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $460
    price breakdown
    $460
    Get ready to explore the Puget Sound and spend a full day catching delicious Salmon and Crab. You'll spend a portion of the trip trolling for Salmon and then you'll get to throw out a few crab pots. You'll be provided with rods, reels, lures, water, and soft drinks. The captain will also offer to clean and fillet your catch after the trip. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license, bring some snacks, and pack extra layers of clothing just in case!
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour – Salmon & Crab (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 4 - Aug 3 (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $460
    price breakdown
    $460
    Get ready to explore the Puget Sound and spend a full day catching delicious Salmon and Crab. You'll spend a portion of the trip trolling for Salmon and then you'll get to throw out a few crab pots. You'll be provided with rods, reels, lures, water, and soft drinks. The captain will also offer to clean and fillet your catch after the trip. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license, bring some snacks, and pack extra layers of clothing just in case!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Private – Salmon & Crab (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 4 - Aug 3 (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $460
    price breakdown
    $460
    Get ready to explore the Puget Sound and spend a full day catching delicious Salmon and Crab. You'll spend a portion of the trip trolling for Salmon and then you'll get to throw out a few crab pots. You'll be provided with rods, reels, lures, water, and soft drinks. The captain will also offer to clean and fillet your catch after the trip. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license, bring some snacks, and pack extra layers of clothing just in case!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Private – Salmon & Crab (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 4 - Aug 3 (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $460
    price breakdown
    $460
    Get ready to explore the Puget Sound and spend a full day catching delicious Salmon and Crab. You'll spend a portion of the trip trolling for Salmon and then you'll get to throw out a few crab pots. You'll be provided with rods, reels, lures, water, and soft drinks. The captain will also offer to clean and fillet your catch after the trip. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license, bring some snacks, and pack extra layers of clothing just in case!
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour – Salmon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    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
    5 Hour – Salmon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    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
    5 Hour Private – Salmon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    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
    5 Hour Private – Salmon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    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!
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About the Captain

Mathew Messing
Bremerton, Washington, United States
15 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 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

Crab Crab
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Salmon (Pink) Salmon (Pink)

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
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Morning Session 8\/31
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15
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Michael J.
Port Orchard, WA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   March 4, 2020
Had a great morning on the water! Caught 6 Chinooks, one 24” keeper.
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Dillion A.
Lakewood, WA
 5.00
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Half day with captain Mat

June 16, 2019
Great trip, we were on the fish first thing in the morning. Mat knew right where to go and what the fish wanted. Had our salmon...
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James Z.
Kent, WA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 15, 2019
Great trip would recommend this charter. We had plenty of hook ups, a little harder to land! Thanks again!!
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Gavin B.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 5.00
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   July 15, 2019
Matt had excellent communication before the trip, and we had a great time out on the water with no issues at all!
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Daniel F.
Gig Harbor, WA
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VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
Great time fishing with my son and Capt Matt. Caught three total. Definitely recommend.
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