Big King Salmon Charters

300 Admiral Way
Edmonds WA, United States

Big King Salmon Charters operates year-round fishing trips, targeting the best local food fish depending on the time of year. Fish for Chinook, Coho, and Pink Salmon, as well as Lingcod, Flounder, Crab, and much, much more. Depending on the season, you could be fishing the sheltered sounds or deeper waters around Edmonds, WA, moving with the fish to always get the best catch.

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is a 28’ Tollycraft fishing boat which has room for up to six anglers. Originally built way back in 1976, this classic piece of American design has been regularly maintained to keep her at the highest standard possible. She can cruise at almost 30 knots thanks to her 350HP Mercruiser engine and features a toilet for extra comfort on longer trips.

The vessel is equipped with a trolling motor and electric downriggers as well as Shimano Triton reels and custom trolling rods to give you the best possible experience trolling the deep waters for big Salmon. She also features tackle for a variety of other techniques, including bottom fishing, and jigging.

What you target on your trip depends entirely on when you fish. January through mid-February you will be bottom fishing for a variety of tasty table fish, after which the Salmon fishing kicks off, making for awesome catches of Winter Blackmouth. April through the end of June is back to bottom fishing, after which the Salmon fishing kicks off again, with Coho, Chinook, and Pink Salmon all swarming these clean northern waters.

Big King Salmon Charters is all about putting anglers on great fish and having fun doing so. At the end of your trip, all the catch will be cleaned and filleted ready to take home and enjoy. All tackle and lures are provided, so all you have to bring is your license, your lunch, and a cooler to fill with delicious fish and Crab at the end of the trip! Maximum of 3 downriggers/fishing poles being run at one time.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day trip - Private
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 885
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 220
    each additional person
    Book out the whole boat for a great day fishing for local species like Salmon, Lingcod, Crab, and Flounder depending on what's in season. Departure varies on the time of the year, from 5 AM in the summer to 8 AM in the winter. Maximum 3 downriggers/fishing pole, cast at any one time for best efficiency, all dependant on current and conditions. Please contact captain for further information on this method.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 885
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 220
    each additional person
    Head out for a great afternoon fishing for Flounder, Crab, and Salmon. Trip departure times vary slightly with the time of year from 5 AM in the summer to 8 AM in the winter. Maximum 3 downriggers/fishing poles, cast at any one time for best efficiency, all dependant on current and conditions. Please contact captain for further information on this method.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Aug (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 885
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 225
    each additional person
    Head out for a great afternoon fishing for Flounder, Crab, and Salmon depending on what's in season. Trip departure times vary slightly with the time of year. Maximum 3 downriggers/fishing pole, cast at any one time for best efficiency, all dependant on current and conditions. Please contact captain for further information on this method.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day trip - Shared
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 225
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Head out in search of great local species like Salmon, Lingcod, Crab, and Flounder. Departure varies on the time of the year, from 5 AM in the summer to 8 AM in the winter. Maximum 3 downriggers, cast at any one time for best efficiency, all dependant on current and conditions. Please contact captain for further information on this method. maximum of 3 downriggers/fishing poles being run at one time.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip AM - Shared
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 225
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Spend a quick morning fishing for local species like Flounder, Salmon, and Crab depending on what's biting. Departure times change throughout the year. Maximum 3 downriggers, cast at any one time for best efficiency, all dependant on current and conditions. Please contact captain for further information on this method. maximum of 3 downriggers/fishing poles being run at the one time.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip PM - Shared
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 225
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Spend a quick morning fishing for local species like Flounder, Salmon, and Crab depending on what's biting. Departure times change throughout the year. Maximum 3 downriggers, cast at any one time for best efficiency, all dependant on current and conditions. Please contact captain for further information on this method. maximum of 3 downriggers being run
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab
Flounder
Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho)
Salmon (Pink)

Boat Specs

Tollycraft (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1976, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 350HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Chris Hoag
Edmonds, Washington, United States
Member since March 2017
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Captain Chris Hoag started fishing out on a small boat with his dad when he was a young man. He got to know the local charter captains and discovered he was doing just as well as if not better than most of them, so they suggested he get into the business. He fished commercially during the summers while at college, and once certified he started running charters targeting the awesome food fish found in the Puget Sound. He has never looked back since and loves every day he is out on the water.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.40
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
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Good experience
81%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Steve Miller
Seattle, Washington
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July 18, 2018
My brother Adrian was visiting from Iowa and is a master fisherman and he had the time of his life as he pulled in tow nice...
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Gerald Moore
Tacoma, WA
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VERIFIED   August 21, 2018
Had a great afternoon of fishing. Captain was knowledgeable and offered encouragement to an otherwise novel Fisherman and his...
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Christopher Maley
Tacoma, WA
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VERIFIED   August 18, 2018
Captain Haug showed us a great time.  He was friendly, obviously very experienced, and safety conscious.  It was...
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Jason Newcomer
Maple Valley, Washington
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Great 3/4 day trip!

VERIFIED   July 25, 2018
Captain Chris was fantastic.  We motored and had two fish in the boat in the first hour or so.  There were three...
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In 3 hours of fishing my brother and I were able to get 4 fish in the boat. We were able to keep 3. Two were Chinook a 25 lb....
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