Nestled into the greater Seattle area, Puget Sound is one of the most beautiful fishing spots in the Pacific Northwest. Head out and explore this unique system of waterways with Captain Dale Drogseth aboard “Ruby D Charters”! He’s been guiding since 2013 and knows what to do to get your rods bending.

Your vessel for the day is a 29’ North River aluminum fishing boat. Powered by twin Suzuki 300 HP outboards, she can reach an impressive cruising speed of 40 knots. Ample space inside the cabin and on the spacious fishing platform makes her the ideal choice for 6 anglers, 4 of whom can fish at the same time. There’s even a private toilet so you won’t have to make any stops.

You’ll make good use of the trolling motor come Salmon fishing season. Go after summer Chinook come June and move on to Coho Salmon in the early fall. If its Lingcod you’re after, be sure to head down to the Puget Sound in May. The whole month is dedicated to bottom fishing for these delicious fish!

Whether you’re a family, corporate outing, or group of friends celebrating a special occasion, Capt. Dale does all he can to ensure you have a memorable day on the water. He provides Okuma rods and Accurate reels for all anglers on board. During Lingcod season he also brings along live bait to entice the bite.

Help yourself to bottled water and sodas in the onboard cooler and feel free to bring along any other drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy. Fishing licenses are available for purchase on the boat.

Enjoy an incredible day of fishing with a beautiful backdrop aboard Ruby D Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Salmon (6 Persons)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $1,200
    June through early October is Salmon season in the Puget Sound! Trolling is the most effective method here and you'll go after summer Chinook earlier in the season before moving onto Coho and Pinks in the fall. From January until the end of April, you'll also have the chance to hook into winter Blackmouth. No need to worry about gear, Capt. Dale brings along everything you need. Feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy or help yourself to water and sodas from the onboard cooler.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – High Season Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $1,050
    June through early October is Salmon season in the Puget Sound! Trolling is the most effective method here and you'll go after summer Chinook earlier in the season before moving onto Coho and Pinks in the fall. From January until the end of April, you'll also have the chance to hook into winter Blackmouth. No need to worry about gear, Capt. Dale brings along everything you need. Feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy or help yourself to water and sodas from the onboard cooler.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Salmon (6 People)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $1,025
    Trolling is the most effective method to catch Salmon in these waters. From January until the end of April, you'll also have the chance to hook into winter Blackmouth. No need to worry about gear, Capt. Dale brings along everything you need. Feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy or help yourself to water and sodas from the onboard cooler.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Low Season Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $850
    June through early October is Salmon season in the Puget Sound! Trolling is the most effective method here and you'll go after summer Chinook earlier in the season before moving onto Coho and Pinks in the fall. From January until the end of April, you'll also have the chance to hook into winter Blackmouth. No need to worry about gear, Capt. Dale brings along everything you need. Feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy or help yourself to water and sodas from the onboard cooler.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Only
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    $750
    Typically the early morning bite is the best but afternoon trips can certainly yield some nice fish. The departure time varies with the seasons, the daylight. In mid-summer departure is 12:30 PM and during the winter hours, it moves later as the days are shorter and the morning trip leaves later.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Only
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $400
    Typically the early morning bite is the best but afternoon trips can certainly yield some nice fish. The departure time varies with the seasons, the daylight. In mid-summer departure is 12:30 PM and during the winter hours, it moves later as the days are shorter and the morning trip leaves later.
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About the Captain

Dale Drogseth
Edmonds, Washington, United States
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2020
I spent many years fishing recreationally here in Puget Sound before deciding to start Ruby D Charters. Prior to that, I spent a couple of seasons in Alaska chartering to up my game. Here in the Seattle area, it's mostly about going after Salmon, Kings (Chinook), Silvers (Coho) and Pinks (Humpies) as well as Lingcod. My favorite part of the job is seeing customers land their fish, even when fun-fishing with friends I have more fun watching them land their fish then bringing my own in.

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Salmon (Pink) Salmon (Pink)

Boat Specs

North River (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 3, 2020
Great experience.  Cap Dale was great.  Boat was very nice.  Would love to do this again.
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4 hour morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 17, 2020
Dale is a great captain. Fishing wasn’t great but he warned me! Overall it was a great experience!
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Darlene I.
Puyallup, Washington
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – High Season Salmon on July 14, 2020
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Charles W.
Boise, ID
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Fishing with Dale

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 1, 2020
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Preston K.
Everett, Washington
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Great day fishing!

November 10, 2019
Captain Dale and Ruby D Charters are great for a family friendly day trip and all around good fishing! He drives safely, knows...
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FAQs about Ruby D Charters

Ruby D Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Only (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Afternoon Only (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Low Season Salmon (6 hours)
  • $1,025 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Salmon (6 People) (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – High Season Salmon (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Salmon (6 Persons) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Ruby D Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Twin transducers for the best showing of fish)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (with cold drinks available)

Trips booked with Ruby D Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Accurate, Okuma )
  • Live Bait (Lingcod the most effective way is with live bait)
  • Lures (different lures depending on what is working)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Bagging and ice as well)
  • Drinks (Bottled water, sodas)

Ruby D Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Ruby D Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Ling Cod season, Fun and delicious )
  • Trolling (The most effective way to catch Salmon)
  • Drift Fishing (Ling Cod and Flounder)

Top targeted fish species with Ruby D Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)