Wind Knot Salmon Guides

Based just 5 miles from downtown Seattle, Wind Knot Salmon Guides will make you feel like you’re on another planet. Come and explore the riches of the Puget Sound, where you’ll sail across the bays against stunning backdrops doing battle against one of the Pacific Northwest’s most prized fish – Salmon.

Step aboard the 25’ Grady White Gulfstream cuddy cabin and see for yourself! This vessel can cater to up to 5 anglers or 1200 lbs and features a toilet. Bring your own drinks and snacks onboard and settle in for an exciting day of fishing.

From May through early June, you’ll be bottom fishing these waters, while other months are strictly reserved for Salmon. Using light gear, you’ll “mooch” the waters with fresh or frozen bait. This style of fishing is suited best for physically fit anglers. Get ready for an intense battle as you go after Coho and Chinook Salmon on an adventure that you’ll remember for the rest of your life!

At the end of the day, Capt. David will clean your catch, so you’re good to cook it up right away. Just make sure to show up on time and get ready for a great day on the water. Customers without a Washington fishing license can buy one on the day of the trip from Capt. David on the boat.

Get on board with Wind Knot Salmon Guides and experience the best this fishery has to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Morning Trip (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $1,100
    Summer mornings are usually calm and beautiful on the sound. Marvel at the stunning nature as you drift out in search of Coho, Chinook, Pink, and Chum Salmon. These tough-fighting creatures will be hungry first thing in the morning so get ready for non-stop bites as you battle it out for 5 hours straight. After a productive day on the water, you'll head home with a delicious treat to fill the dinner plate, your stomach, and maybe even some for the freezer, too.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Lingcod May-June
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $1,000
    Puget Sound offers a 6-week Lingcod season. This fish is the best eating bottom fishing in the sound. The season calls for a "slot limit" meaning the retained fish has to be 26" and 36". Limit is one for this fish locally known as Sea Monster due to its large head and huge mouths! These are five-hour trips typically starting at 7:00 a.m. Contact the captain after booking if you would like a custom start time.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $950
    There's never any need to miss out on the wealth of fishing on offer on the Puget Sound. Have a lie in and get out in the afternoon for 4 hours of fishing aboard a private charter. These waters are world-renowned for Salmon, and you'll get to go after Pink, Chum, Chinook, and Coho Salmon. These tough-fighting creatures will do anything to get off the end of your line, so get ready for a thrilling time trying to fill the boat to take home a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    Morning Trip 4hr Sleep in Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $950
    For those who would like to sleep in a bit longer we are offering a later start! 7am to 11am Salmon Trip
  • Private trip
    Evening Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 5
    $850
    After work fishing opportunity! Bonus sunsets can be spectacular as the sun dips behind the Olympic mountains!
  • Private trip
    Winter Dungeness Crab Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $850
    4 hour Dungeness Crab Trip All fishing is closed during this period with the exception of sand dab or flounder.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Flounder Nov-Dec
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $750
    Flounder fishing is a great option to get out of the sound while Salmon is closed in November and December. This is typically an easy fishery with high catch rates. A great option for young children or people who just want to get out on the water.
  • Shared trip
    Morning Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    Head out in the morning with like-minded anglers and save some money as you share your experience. Head out along the rich waters of the Puget Sound and get your fill of Salmon fishing, as you go after up to 4 different kinds of this prized creature. Tough-fighting and delicious all at once, you'll soon learn why Salmon is one of the most popular fish, not only in Washington, but across the whole world.
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About the Captain

David Godfrey
Seattle, Washington, United States
ID & License verified
69 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2019
When Captain David's family moved from Kansas to Seattle when he was 6, the writing should have been on the wall. His father bought a boat before buying a house and spent all his spare time on the water. Having grown up on the Sound, he got his own boat at age 10 and has been passionate about sharing his native waters with others ever since. He's spent a lot of time out of the US and is happy to welcome out-of-towners and foreigners aboard to learn all about the beauty of the area and to witness first-hand some of the best fishing in the world.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Grady White Gulfstream 232 (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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, 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

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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J. F.
Mercer Island, Washington
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12-noon until 4 pm with Capitan David...

VERIFIED   Afternoon Trip (Private) on May 8, 2021
The Sound is a beautiful place to boat and our late May 1/2-day trip met our full expectations…peppered boating activity...
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Kent, Washington
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Highlight of our family vacation!

VERIFIED   Afternoon Trip (Private) on July 20, 2021
Had an awesome time with David.  He was very knowledgeable, witty, teenagers and husband will talk about our Washington fishing...
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Lots of fun with no sun!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Flounder Nov-Dec on November 26, 2021
Had a great time, cought fish saw Whales and seals!! Perfect day!
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Bellingham, Washington
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David was a great guy and an outstanding guide.

VERIFIED   Morning Trip (Shared) on September 5, 2021
David was great, we asked to catch fish and he made it happen. We all landed our Salmon limit in just a few hours. David was...
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VERIFIED   Morning Trip (Private) on August 25, 2021
Captain Dave was very knowledgeable and friendly. He had an answer to pretty much every question we asked. We appreciated his...
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FAQs about Wind Knot Salmon Guides

Wind Knot Salmon Guides offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per person - Morning Trip (Shared) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Flounder Nov-Dec (3 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - Evening Trip (3 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - Winter Dungeness Crab Trip (4 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - Afternoon Trip (Private) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - Morning Trip 4hr Sleep in Special (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Lingcod May-June (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - Morning Trip (Private) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Wind Knot Salmon Guides, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (number 1 only)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Wind Knot Salmon Guides include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (May be caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Wind Knot Salmon Guides offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Puget Sound is protected and not subject to swells)

Wind Knot Salmon Guides offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wind Knot Salmon Guides include:
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)