Best Seattle Fishing

The Pacific Northwest has a lot to offer to passionate anglers and Best Seattle Fishing knows that better than anyone! Team up with Captain Cary Hofmann and he will use his years of experience to find you some solid fishing action.

Your guide makes it his mission to organize a trip that will not only be productive but also fun and memorable. Take your pick between 4- and 6-hour trips and hit the water anytime from January to mid-March to find the best bite.

At this time of year, King (Chinook) Salmon reign supreme in the Seattle waters, as well as Blackmouth (juvenile) Salmon and Steelhead. Puget Sound is one of the well-known spots for targeting these silvery acrobats, and that’s exactly where your guide will take you. He will provide all the necessary equipment, including quality Shimano reels and Okuma rods.

You’ll be casting your line out of a 26’ aluminum fisher that has plenty of room to accommodate up to 6 people. The boat is rigged with a 260 HP Volvo Penta engine which makes it stable and fast on different bodies of water. You’ll mostly do trolling and mooching, depending on what works best in the current fishing conditions.

When you’re not reeling in your catch, you might spot seals and whales in the distance, which is always a great bonus. When you come back to land, Capt. Cary will clean and fillet the fish for you, which means you can have a Salmon feast as soon as you come home.

To prepare for your expedition, you’ll need to buy a fishing license, and dress warmly, preferably in layers. It’s recommended to bring raingear because the weather can turn mid-trip, and you don’t want to be caught unawares. Your guide will have some snacks and water on board, but you’re welcome to bring your own as well.

If you’re coming with your little ones, it’s best that they’re 7 and older, that way that can actively participate and learn how to catch fish.

With Best Seattle Fishing, you get to experience just how enjoyable Salmon fishing can be!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Puget Sound
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 15
    With more time on the water come more opportunities to hook more fish! Capt. Cary will make it his priority to put you on the bite, and you can look forward to finding sizeable Chinook Salmon on your line. Bring your fishing license, dress in layers, and packing your raingear is also a good idea. This trip is available from January to mid-March, so make sure to book on time.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Puget Sound
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 15
    If you'd like to get a taste of the early spring Salmon fishing, this seasonal excursion is just what the doctor ordered. Chinook are the main catch, as well as Blackmouth (winter King) Salmon, but you can also find some Steelhead and other species. You'll need to buy your license before you come aboard and dress for the weather that can be unpredictable, so raingear is recommended.
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About the Captain

Cary Hofmann
Seattle, Washington, United States
Response time 13 hours
Member since August 2019
Captain Cary Hofmann has been fishing ever since he can remember, and his passion took him Salmon fishing all over the Pacific Northwest. After a while, he decided to turn this enthusiasm into a calling and so he became a charter captain in 2013. Capt. Cary loves talking about everything fish-related, and always tries his best to teach his customers something new.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon

Boat Specs

Almar (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 260HP Volvo Penta engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

26 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing



Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch


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:

American Express

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FAQs about Best Seattle Fishing

Best Seattle Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Puget Sound (4 hours)
  • $225 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Puget Sound (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Best Seattle Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Best Seattle Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano reels, Okuma rods)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (fruit, energy bars)
  • Drinks (Water)

Best Seattle Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Best Seattle Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Best Seattle Fishing include:
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)