Explore the cool waters around Seattle with A Spot Tail Salmon Guide. Led by Captain Keith Robbins and his crew, you’ll go after the most prestigious fish in the area. And since you’re not alone on this trip, you don’t need experience – your guide has it! These trips are available to everyone who would like to try out something new or simply love being in the nature.

The captain will meet you at Shilshole Bay Marina, where you’ll aboard his 23’ Grady White boat. This center console accommodates up to six anglers and she’s powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine. She features navigational electronics that will help you find the schools of fish easily and also has an ice box, where you can keep your catch.

Capt. Keith specializes in Salmon fishing and they are the main target of every trip. You’ll mostly find Chinook and Coho, and the best way to go after them is by “mooching”. This is a local technique that’s very effective and easy to learn. It will keep you active throughout the whole trip, so you’ll really feel that you earned your catch! Other fish you can get as bycatch are Seatrout, Rockfish, Lingcod, Flounder, and Shark.

You’ll be provided with G Loomis and Shimano rods and reels. You can also get fly fishing equipment but this requires some experience. The captain can clean your catch free of charge, but you can get it packed and frozen at the marina for an extra fee.

Join A Spot Tail Salmon Guide and get a Salmon of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Flounder/Bottom Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - May 31
    $800
    Come do some pot lucking on the bottom for primarily Flounder and one of the many other species you may encounter.
  • Private trip
    Searun Cutthroat Private Boat
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    Fishing for sea-run, coastal Cutthroat Trout. All catch and release. Fly fishing or spin casting.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private Salmon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 15
    $1,000
    Go after Chinook and Coho with your friends and family. You'll have the whole boat for yourselves and you get to keep the catch. The captain will clean your fish and provide you with rods and reels. You'll need to bring snacks, drinks, and warm clothes.
  • Private trip
    Salmon Trip – Private (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 15
    $1,200
    Go after Chinook and Coho with your friends and family. You'll have the whole boat for yourselves and you get to keep the catch. The captain will clean your fish and provide you with rods and reels. You'll need to bring snacks, drinks, and warm clothes.
  • Private trip
    Salmon Trip – Private (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $1,200
    Go after Chinook and Coho with your friends and family. You'll have the whole boat for yourselves and you get to keep the catch. The captain will clean your fish and provide you with rods and reels. You'll need to bring snacks, drinks, and warm clothes.
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About the Captain

Keith Robbins
Seattle, Washington, United States
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since November 2019
Captain Keith has been fishing the waters of the Puget Sound his whole life. He's in the guiding business for over 30 years and can't imagine doing anything else. This way, he gets to spend every day at his favorite place in the world. Feeling the fish bite is still one of the most exciting things, even after all of these years. And there's nothing better for Capt. Keith, than passing on that knowledge and passion to other people.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cutthroat Trout Cutthroat Trout
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat Specs

Grady White (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
83%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Naeem D.
Seattle, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fantastic trip

VERIFIED   Salmon Trip – Private (AM) on September 6, 2020
Captain Sean was excellent, knowledgeable and very helpful. Would definitely love to go out again with him.
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Christopher Y.
Woodinville, WA
Excellent
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Top day out

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private Salmon on August 7, 2020
Went with my 3 kids - 10 / 12 / 15 - everyone caught fish.  Lots of fun.  Great crew / captain.  Easy to do.  Thanks!
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Colin B.
Deronda, WI
Excellent
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Half day with captain Sean

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private Salmon on July 27, 2020
Clean boat, kind captain, some wildlife viewing, and salmon to take home. Was a great time.
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Michael K.
Portland, OR
Excellent
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4hr trip with captain sean

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private Salmon on September 4, 2020
An amazing fishing experience with a knowledgeable captain
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Kenneth Y.
Columbus, TX
Excellent
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Fishing with Keith

VERIFIED   Salmon Trip – Private (PM) on September 5, 2020
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FAQs about A Spot Tail Salmon Guide

A Spot Tail Salmon Guide offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Flounder/Bottom Fishing (3 hours)
  • $850 per group - Searun Cutthroat Private Boat (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $250 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Private Salmon (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - Salmon Trip – Private (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $300 per person after 4 guests - Salmon Trip – Private (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with A Spot Tail Salmon Guide, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with A Spot Tail Salmon Guide include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (G Loomis and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

A Spot Tail Salmon Guide offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Puget Sound is a protected inlet of the Pacific )

A Spot Tail Salmon Guide offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with A Spot Tail Salmon Guide include:
  • Cutthroat Trout
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)