Best Seattle Fishing Charter

The Pacific Northwest has a lot to offer to passionate anglers and Best Seattle Fishing knows that better than anyone! Team up with Best Seattle Fishing and they will use their 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 reigns 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 rain gear 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 they 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
    4 Hour Trip – Puget Sound
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $450
    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.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Puget Sound
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private Afternoon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    A 4-hour private afternoon trip for 1-6 passengers.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Private
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    A private boat up to 6 passengers.
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FAQs about Best Seattle Fishing Charter

Best Seattle Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Puget Sound (4 hours)
  • $275 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Puget Sound (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Private Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Private (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with Best Seattle Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano reels, Okuma rods)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

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

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

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

Meet the Captain

Cary Hofmann
Seattle, Washington, United States
4 Fishing Reports
47 Customer reviews
Response time 3 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.
Our Team
Sean B.
Captain
Mike A.
Captain

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 2 250HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private
GPS
Fishfinder
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano reels, Okuma rods
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age 7, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Afternoon trip was great with Captain Sean
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
59%
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Sean C.
El Cajon, CA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing Trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Puget Sound on July 21, 2023
Captain Sean took me and my boys out for an amazing day on the Sound. He taught us a lot about how the fishery works in the...
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Page M.
Wofford Heights, CA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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First time fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Private Afternoon on August 27, 2023
I took my Son and three of his friends fishing with Captain Sean. It was their first time ever fishing. They are now hooked!...
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Daniel R.
Heath, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Sean

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private Afternoon on July 5, 2023
Took a half day, private trip, with 5 other family members for $1200. This included 12 salmon, 6 fishermen, license for all,...
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Randel C.
Hicks, LA
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Puget Sound on August 1, 2023
This was a last minute trip after a cruise to Alaska with one of my friends. I am a freshwater guide in Louisiana and had to...
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Bree M.
San Gabriel, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great coho fishing!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Puget Sound on July 15, 2023
Great time on the water with Sean! Caught 3 coho salmon, lots of rock fish (can’t keep, they are protected in the sound),...
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