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!

Trips can only be booked if there are a minimum of 3 people in the group.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Crabbing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Nov 30 - Oct 15
    $200
    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!
  • Shared trip
    Perch Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $350
    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
    $350
    You will be fishing for Perch. The maximum number of persons on this trip is 4. Limit of Perch is 15 each person.
  • Shared trip
    7 Hour Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 1
    $400
    Spend the day chasing Coho and Chinook Salmon on one of the local rivers – Umpqua, Smith, Coquille, or Coos. Up to 2 anglers can join the trip. Addidional $50 per person for crabing. The trip leaves at 8:00 a.m. and lasts for 7 hours.
  • 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)
    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!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $500
    Spend the day chasing Smallmouth Bass.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shad
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $500
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $500
    Spend the day on the Umpqua River chasing Smallmouth Bass out of the crew's new Power Drifter. This trip is made for 2 anglers and the fishery is great for kids. Captain Travis will take care of all the fishing equipment and catch cleaning.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Winter Steelhead
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    $500
  • 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
    $500
    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
    $500
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 12 - Jun 30
    $700
    This is an 8-hour trip. Your limit is one halibut a day, 6 a year. The filleting fee is $5.00 per fish. Max seats 6, departure times vary depending on tides. The crew likes to be out before 7:00 a.m. You have the abilty to target sharks as well.
  • 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!
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About the Captain

Travis Marsh
Coos Bay, Oregon, United States
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
48 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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. Captain 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. Captain Travis says his late mother was an avid fisherwoman who had instilled the love of fishing in him from a young age.

About this listing

Targeted species

Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

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
Radar

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, 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
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
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
Half day with captain Travis
Half day with captain Travis
Salmon and crab. Awesome
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Michael O.
Friday Harbor, WA
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5.0 / 5
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Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Travis

VERIFIED   Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (AM) on July 31, 2022
Had a good Rockfish trip! Looking forward to my Salmon Trip with Travis this Wednesday!
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Cody B.
Bothell, Washington
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
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Crew
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Half day with captain Travis

VERIFIED   Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (PM) on August 7, 2022
Had the best time!  Very knowledgeable about fishing and great Captains!!
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Dana R.
Portland, Oregon
Excellent
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VERIFIED   Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (AM) on July 31, 2022
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Randi A.
Toquerville, UT
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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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FAQs about SOA Charters - Coos Bay

SOA Charters - Coos Bay offers the following trips to customers:
  • $100 per day per person - Crabbing (1 day)
  • $175 per person - Perch Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $175 per person - Perch Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $200 per person - 7 Hour Trip – Salmon (7 hours)
  • $200 per person - Deep water Lingcod & Bottom Fishing (5 hours)
  • $200 per person - Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (AM) (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - Long Leader Fishing - Rockfish (PM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - Long Leader Fishing - Crabbing PM (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - Salmon Fishing And Crabbing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - Salmon Fishing And Crabbing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Shad (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - Long Leader Fishing - Crabbing AM (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Winter Steelhead (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass (8 hours)
  • $250 per person - 7 Hour Trip – Smallmouth Bass (7 hours)
  • $350 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Halibut (8 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
  • Radar

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)