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, 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:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Private
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $960
    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
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $960
    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)**
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Shared
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $480
    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
    $480
    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)**
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About the Captain

Chris Hoag
Edmonds, Washington, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
74 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.

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Targeted Species

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
Drift Fishing
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

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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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Grant H.
Baring, WA
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Salmon fishing was a success!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Private (PM) on August 24, 2021
Chris is a honest guy that will take you to the fish. He won’t promise fish, as any good fisherman should, but he delivered....
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Diana M.
Edgewood, WA
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Private (PM) on September 25, 2021
Took my family out for a end of summer fishing trip. The boat was comfortable and the captain was nice, informative and helpful.
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John B.
Carmel, IN
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Great Day on Puget w Capt Chris

3/4 Day Trip - Private on July 18, 2021
Amazing weather and good fishing so close to Seattle!  Capt Chris kept us entertained and got us some great Coho while the...
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Kristen A.
Bothell, WA
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip PM - Shared on September 13, 2021
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Sultan, WA
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Father and son bonding trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Private on August 21, 2021
Captain Chris was very patient with us as first time salmon fishermen. He put us in position to catch 4 fish!
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FAQs about Big King Salmon Charters

Big King Salmon Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $240 per person - 3/4 Day Trip - Shared (6 hours)
  • $240 per person - Half Day Trip PM - Shared (4 hours)
  • $960 per group, additional $240 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Private (6 hours)
  • $960 per group, additional $240 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
  • 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)