Big King Salmon Charters

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 357HP 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
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $920
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $920
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $920
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $460
    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 PM - Shared
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $460
    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 the Captain

Chris Hoag
Edmonds, Washington, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
61 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 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.

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Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Dogfish Dogfish
Flounder Flounder
Lingcod Lingcod

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Chum) Salmon (Chum)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Salmon (Pink) Salmon (Pink)

Boat Specs

Tollycraft (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1976, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 357HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

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Half day with Captain Chris
Great way to spend the morning
August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
81%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Hunter D.
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6hr trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Shared on July 4, 2020
Awesome trip! Great time catching salmon in the Sound, my only critique would be of myself in the fact I came Ill prepared...
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Morning half day trip with caption Chris

Half Day Trip - Private (AM) on August 2, 2020
We had such a great time! Wonderful views and conversations plus we caught some salmon! The boat ride was great and equipment...
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Private on September 5, 2020
Had a great day out on the water.  Fish on and ate that night fresh!  Great time and have to rethink out Alaskan trips when...
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Bothell, Washington
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Highly recommend Chris!

Half Day Trip - Private (AM) on June 13, 2020
We had an excellent experience and caught 5 fish today! I felt safe, the boat condition was good, and most importantly the...
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Half Day Trip - Private (AM) on August 22, 2020
We had a great trip with Chris, learned alot and caught some fish. I would definitely recommend fishing with him.
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FAQs about Big King Salmon Charters

Big King Salmon Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $230 per person - 3/4 Day Trip - Shared (6 hours)
  • $230 per person - Half Day Trip PM - Shared (4 hours)
  • $920 per group, additional $230 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Private (6 hours)
  • $920 per group, additional $230 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Private (AM) (4 hours)
  • $920 per group, additional $230 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

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
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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