SOA Charters - Coos Bay

SOA Charters fish out of Charleston and Winchester Bay Oregon, offering a variety of fishing trips. They are experts at what they do, and being led by Captain Travis Marsh means they will not only put you on the fish but ensure you are having lots of fun, too!

Captain Travis will take you in search of different species of fish. In the nearshore waters, you can target a variety of Rockfish, Crab, and Lingcod. A little further out, and you could be targeting Halibut, and in the deep offshore waters, you will fish for Bluefin Tuna.

You will fish aboard a 24-foot Hewes Craft deck boat, powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. This speed means you don’t waste time on lengthy travel out to the fishing grounds and use it instead on what you came to do. Fishing.

The boat also has all the navigation features such as a GPS and a fishfinder which will help you locate the most productive fishing spots. All fishing gear is provided and includes rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, and all safety equipment such as life jackets.

SOA Charters will happily clean, fillet and bag your fish upon return to the dock, with the exception of Tuna. Tuna can be cleaned on the docks for a small fee by the cleaners available there.

Captain Travis carries a USCG six-pack charter license, he is CPR and First-Aid certified and holds a TWIC card.

Please note that fishing is currently hot in Winchester Bay, so the meet-up spot might change depending on what’s biting!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Tuna Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    This is a Tuna fishing trip that can take you out anywhere from 20 to 40 nautical miles offshore. Tuna comes in closer to the shore from June to October when you can catch it 20 miles offshore. It then moves further out with the warm currents. Please note that this trip is weather permitting since you're going further offshore. **Please note that fishing is currently hot in Winchester Bay, so the meet-up spot might change depending on what's biting!
  • Shared trip
    Long Leader Fishing - Crabbing AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    Bigger Fish with bigger limits. 10 per person. Going out of Coos Bay into the Pacific Ocean **Please note that fishing is currently hot in Winchester Bay, so the meet-up spot might change depending on what's biting!
  • Shared trip
    Long Leader Fishing - Crabbing PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Bigger Fish with bigger limits. 10 per person. Going out of Coos Bay into the Pacific Ocean **Please note that fishing is currently hot in Winchester Bay, so the meet-up spot might change depending on what's biting!
  • Shared trip
    Salmon Fishing And Crabbing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $450
    You will fish for Fall Salmon out of Winchester Bay along with the Umpqua And Coos Rivers. **Please note that fishing is currently hot in Winchester Bay, so the meet-up spot might change depending on what's biting!
  • Shared trip
    Salmon Fishing And Crabbing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $450
    You will fish for Fall Salmon out of Winchester Bay along with the Umpqua And Coos Rivers. Salmon are most active March through June. **Please note that fishing is currently hot in Winchester Bay, so the meet-up spot might change depending on what's biting!
  • Shared trip
    Deep water Lingcod & Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 1
    $400
    This is your chance to catch a Oregon Trophy Lingcod, we will be fishing deep water reefs. Electric reels will be available as well. This is a seasonal trip.
  • Shared trip
    Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    Bigger Fish with bigger limits. 10 per person. Going out of Winchester Bay into the Pacific Ocean **Please note that fishing is currently hot in Winchester Bay, so the meet-up spot might change depending on what's biting!
  • Shared trip
    Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Bigger Fish with bigger limits. 10 per person. Going out of Winchester Bay into the Pacific Ocean **Please note that fishing is currently hot in Winchester Bay, so the meet-up spot might change depending on what's biting!
  • Shared trip
    Perch Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $300
    You will be fishing for Perch. The maximum number of persons on this trip is 4. Limit of Perch is 15 each person. Depending on the tide, the trip can start by 7 am.
  • Shared trip
    Perch Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $300
    You will be fishing for Perch. The maximum number of persons on this trip is 4. Limit of Perch is 15 each person.
  • Private trip
    Crabbing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 30 - Oct 15
    $150
    We leave the docks for an afternoon crabbing trip, limit is 11 crab per person **Please note that fishing is currently hot in Winchester Bay, so the meet-up spot might change depending on what's biting!
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About the Captain

Travis Marsh
Coos Bay, Oregon, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
34 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Travis has fished his whole life, having grown up in Washington, he fished the entire state and the coast of Washington. He later moved to Oregon where he took up fishing in the shallow waters and in the ocean. Travis is a fun and lovable person whose previous guests have all enjoyed spending time with, and most of whom are repeat customers. He accredits his love of fishing to his late mother who is known to their family as Granny Jean. Travis says his late mother was an avid fisherwoman who had instilled the love of fishing in Travis from a very young age.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Salmon Salmon
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Hewes Craft (Deck boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Salmon and crab. Awesome
Fishing with Travis
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Ruth S.
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Afternoon crabbing with Captain Derrick was a blast!!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Crabbing on September 14, 2021
Learned sooo much about crabbing, ocean sea lions, sand bars all so interesting - Captain and First Mate are top shelf first...
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Lots of crab no Fish!

VERIFIED   Salmon Fishing And Crabbing (AM) on July 13, 2021
Went out at 6am with the captain! We first went and hauled some pots of crab and caught 96 crabs in three pots! That part was...
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Travis was awesome!

VERIFIED   Long Leader Fishing - Crabbing PM on June 22, 2021
Travis and his deckhand were awesome and did everything to ensure my boys and husband had a great time. Travis really went...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Crabbing on September 7, 2021
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Half day trip with Travis and Trey

VERIFIED   Salmon Fishing And Crabbing (AM) on July 5, 2021
They both worked really hard to get fish in the boat. Both really nice, stand up guys. Highly recommend!
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FAQs about SOA Charters - Coos Bay

SOA Charters - Coos Bay offers the following trips to customers:
  • $75 per person - Crabbing (2 hours)
  • $150 per person - Perch Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $150 per person - Perch Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (AM) (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - Deep water Lingcod & Bottom Fishing (5 hours)
  • $200 per person - Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (PM) (4 hours)
  • $225 per person - Salmon Fishing And Crabbing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $225 per person - Salmon Fishing And Crabbing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - Long Leader Fishing - Crabbing AM (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - Long Leader Fishing - Crabbing PM (4 hours)
  • $350 per person - Tuna Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with SOA Charters - Coos Bay, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Tuna Tubes

Trips booked with SOA Charters - Coos Bay include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

SOA Charters - Coos Bay offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

SOA Charters - Coos Bay offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with SOA Charters - Coos Bay include:
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon
  • Tuna (Bluefin)