Hello and welcome to Big King Salmon Charters.
Thanks, and congratulations for choosing us here at Big King Salmon Charters voted The Best in the Northwest!
Big King Salmon Charters offers World Class fishing in Seattle Edmonds and Everett on beautiful Puget sound Washington out of the Port of Edmonds and Seattle Washington
We are Salmon and bottom fishing experts with years of experience.
All Big King Salmon Charters Captains are united states coast guard licensed fully insured CPR and First Aid trained and certified.
all safety equipment and supplies are on board life jackets first aid supplies ECT,
Your safety is our top priority.
We fish the calm waters of Puget sound for Salmon bottom fish flounder lingcod and Dungeness crab depending on the seasons and availability.
We are 6 passenger downrigger trolling boats and we fish 3 downriggers 3 poles maximum for salmon for maximum catching efficiency.
You will be fishing on a 30ft bow to stern custom Tollison offshore Ocean sports Fisher by Tolly Craft built for the ocean and offshore fishing.
We feature the Best of the Best state of the art electronics and fishing gear and tackle.
Ultra-High-definition sonar fish finders.
Ultra-High-definition radar and GPS.
All new top of the line ultra-high speed digital electric down riggers.
The finest fishing equipment Shimano reels and fishing poles and fishing lures and tackle are provided.
we feature a beautiful, enclosed cabin to get out of the weather a large open fishing deck to experience the fishing action.
you will enjoy a real bathroom on our boat with a real toilet sink and door that closes.
No port o potty here you’re Fishing in First Class here not coach with Big King Salmon Charters!
Most importantly we fish where the fish are!
We are all about the experience making lifetime memories and having fun catching fish!
Thanks again for choosing us here at Big King Salmon Charters and trusting us with your fishing adventure.
You’re going to have a great time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Flounder
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 24 - Oct 1
    US $500
    Targeted fish
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $536
    Head out in search of great local species like Salmon, Lingcod, Crab, and Flounder. Maximum 3 downriggers, cast at any one time for best efficiency, all dependant on current and conditions. Please contact the captain for further information on this method. maximum of 3 downriggers/fishing poles being run at one time. **Departure times may vary and are subject to change. The captain will contact you prior to the trip for the exact time (at least 1-2 days prior to the trip)**
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip PM - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $540
    Spend a quick morning fishing for local species like Flounder, Salmon, and Crab depending on what's biting.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. **Departure times may vary and are subject to change. The captain will contact you prior to the trip for the exact time (at least 1-2 days prior to the trip)**
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Private
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $1,080
    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. Maximum 3 downriggers/fishing poles, cast at any one time for best efficiency, all dependant on current and conditions. Please contact the captain for further information on this method. **Departure times may vary and are subject to change. The captain will contact you prior to the trip for the exact time (at least 1-2 days prior to the trip)**
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,080
    Head out for a great afternoon fishing for Flounder, and Salmon depending on what's in season. Maximum 3 downriggers/fishing poles, cast at any one time for best efficiency, all dependant on current and conditions. Please contact the captain for further information on this method. **Departure times and duration of trip may vary and are subject to change per catch limit. The captain will contact you prior to the trip for the exact time (at least 1-2 days prior to the trip)**
    Targeted fish
    Salmon
    Salmon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 107 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (57)
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Smoked them
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Caught fish
73%
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Kevin K.
Lynnwood, Washington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Wonderful Experience for All Experience Levels

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Shared on July 29, 2023
The 6-hour trip with Captain Chris Hoag and my fellow anglers was a wonderful learning experience for fighting big salmon and...
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G K. S.
Maryneal, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Smoked them

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Private on August 24, 2023
Limited out pretty damn quick —found pink salmon within 30min of getting under way— was able to troll back and fourth through...
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Janice D.
Everett, Washington
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Afternoon half day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Private (PM) on July 23, 2023
It was overall an amazing experience. We only caught one fish though, it was a coho salmon and I believe the only reason we...
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Mike P.
Everett, Washington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great trip with Captain Chris!

July 6, 2023
I took my father and son out and we had a great day making lifetime memories. Captain Chris was knowledgeable, helpful, and...
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Darrel G.
Mesa, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Six hour trip with Chris

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Shared on August 16, 2023
An outstanding experience. Chris is a real pro! He put us on the fish and everyone got their limit in a few hours! We met some...
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FAQs about Big King Salmon Charters

Big King Salmon Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per person - 4 Hour Trip - Flounder (4 hours)
  • US $268 per person - 3/4 Day Trip - Shared (6 hours)
  • US $270 per person - Half Day Trip PM - Shared (4 hours)
  • US $1,080 per group, additional US $266 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Private (6 hours)
  • US $1,080 per group, additional US $270 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Private (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Big King Salmon Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Garmin ultra high definition

Trips booked with Big King Salmon Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano Triton reels and custom trolling rods.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Big King Salmon Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to an hour offshore, depending on the season.)
  • Wreck Fishing

Big King Salmon Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (All electric downriggers)
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Big King Salmon Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)

Meet the Captain

Chris Hoag
Edmonds, Washington, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
107 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since March 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Tollycraft (Sportfishing) originally built in 1976, and restored in 2024. Powered by a 357HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to an hour offshore, depending on the season.
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
All electric downriggers
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano Triton reels and custom trolling rods.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages welcome
You Keep Catch

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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