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, and 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 at the end of the trip! Maximum of 3 downriggers/fishing poles being run at one time.

**Departure times and duration of trip may vary and are subject to change per catch limit**



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Shared
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $500
    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)**
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip PM - Shared
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    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)**
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Private
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,000
    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)**
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    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)**
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About the Captain

Chris Hoag
Edmonds, Washington, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
95 Customer reviews
Response time 4 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

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

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
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

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
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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 95 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (47)
First coho ever!
Double your fun!
August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
70
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Patrick W.
Seattle, WA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Beautiful day fishing and weather…

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Private on June 27, 2022
As will sometimes happen when you fish, we got skunked. But this was NOT due to any lack of effort on Captain Chris’s part!...
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Richard C.
Renton, WA
Excellent
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Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Controlled Chaos

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip - Private on September 11, 2022
Great guy to talk to.  Really knows his stuff.  VERY patient with his first timers.  Chartered with Captain Chris multiple...
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Miles A.
Seattle, Washington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Day Trip with Captain Chris

NEW  3/4 Day Trip - Private on September 24, 2022
Our day trip with Captain Chris was wonderful! We went out during a Coho Salmon Derby. We caught several big fish and Chris...
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Elizabeth G.
Lynnwood, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome Half Day Trip with Big King Salmon Charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Private (PM) on June 27, 2022
Captain Chris was super accommodating for our group of 5 with varying fishing skills. He gave clear instructions on what to...
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Mark T.
Duvall, Washington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Private on August 14, 2022
My son and I had a great time! Although fishing was slow in the area, we landed one coho, had 4 “shakers”,  and 2 others...
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FAQs about Big King Salmon Charters

Big King Salmon Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - 3/4 Day Trip - Shared (6 hours)
  • $250 per person - Half Day Trip PM - Shared (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $250 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Private (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $250 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:
  • Dogfish
  • Flounder
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)