Seattle Fishing Charters

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Seattle Fishing Charters

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Seattle: 12 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(134 reviews)
Seattle
trips from $245
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(50 reviews)
Seattle
trips from $225
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(222 reviews)
Seattle
trips from $285
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(8 reviews)
Seattle
trips from $800
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(159 reviews)
Bremerton
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Seattle
trips from $240
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(45 reviews)
Edmonds
trips from $290
Tacoma
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Everett
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trips from $290
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Tacoma

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Seattle

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Seattle, Washington are: Full list of top fishing charters in Seattle

The average price for a private 4 hour Seattle fishing trip is $1,103, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,268 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Seattle that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Seattle are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Seattle are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Seattle are:

Many fishing charters in Seattle provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Seattle are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Seattle?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Seattle are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $240
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $511
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $922
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $975
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $894

Situated on a narrow piece of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, the Emerald City features amazing fishing on either side. The waters around it are famously calm, as the sound is sheltered from ocean swells. With this in mind, Seattle fishing charters cater to all kinds of anglers, whether you’re looking for a family outing or want to beat your personal best.

Around these parts, Salmon will be your main targets. Throughout the year, they race across the narrow inlets and bays that form Puget Sound. In terms of species, you’ll chase after Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Chum, as well as Pink Salmon that only spawn on odd years.

The Salmon season can start as early as January, as long as regulations allow. During winter months, you’ll get to fish for juvenile Chinook, also called Blackmouth. The Salmon frenzy hits its peak in July and August, when you’ll have your best shot at reeling in mature King Salmon or the dazzling Coho.

Of course, there’s plenty of other fish to catch. Puget Sound is an excellent Flounder fishery and also holds delicious Lingcod. If you decide to fish Seattle’s lakes and rivers instead, you can expect to hook into Steelhead, Cutthroat Trout, as well as Perch, Bass, and more.

You can find Seattle charter captains scattered along the city’s marinas. Half day trips are great for families and they’ll give you a decent taste of the fishery. Opt for a longer trip, and you’ll be in for even more excitement.

Rules & Regulations

In Washington, anglers aged 15 or older are required to get a fishing license. If you’re fishing in Puget Sound, you’re going to need to get a saltwater permit. Otherwise, you’ll need a freshwater license before you can fish any of the local rivers or lakes.

Seattle
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Ring in the new year with bragging rights after landing one of Seattle’s hardest fighters: winter “Blackmouth” Salmon. The peak season for this fish is just getting underway, so grab a hot cup of joe and have at it!

February

Temperatures hover between 38 and 51°F in February. Bundle up and head out on the water. If the Salmon are biting, chances are you’ll work up a sweat in no time.

March

Winter Chinook are still biting vigorously in early spring. For more variety, try your luck with Flounder and Squid or head to the lakes and rivers for Trout, Bass, and more.

April

Average temperatures are on the rise, reaching up to 59°F on a good day. Meanwhile, the winter Chinook season is winding down. Most years, Seattle’s Salmon are closed for harvesting by the end of the month.

May

Salmon may be off the menu in May, but some new opportunities are opening up. Lingcod open to harvest, joining Flounder just in time for the summer bottom fishing frenzy.

June

With average temperatures reaching as high as 70°F, it’s a great time to be out on the water. The season for Lingcod is short and sweet here in Seattle, usually closing half way through the month.

July

Chinook and Coho Salmon are back on the scene in Puget Sound, followed by Pink Salmon in odd years. Fishing for these prizes may only be catch and release, depending on the year and regulations.

August

You’ll find great fishing everywhere you turn in August. Hit the sound or test your fly fishing skills in the rivers. With only a few days of rain forecast, be sure to take advantage of this weather!

September

Coho Salmon reach their peak in September. Dungeness Crab is open to harvest until Labor Day, giving you all the more reason to see what’s biting at the bottom.

October

Coho Salmon are still biting in the sound, and you’ll start seeing Blackmouths toward the end of the month. The peak season for lake fishing has passed, but there’s still time to catch Salmon in the rivers.

November

Depending on the year, Salmon quotas may already fill up by November. If not, you’ll get the chance to reel in some juvenile Chinook. Otherwise, head out and fish for Flounder or set out the crab traps.

December

Seattle’s charter boats are still running at full throttle in winter. Those who can brave the cold can reel in Flatfish, or go crabbing. Even Salmon may be in the cards, if the season isn’t closed.

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Listen to the guy who’s been doing it for ages. Don’t assume you know everything. Be willing to learn new techniques. You’ll catch them.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Listen to the guy who’s been doing it for ages. Don’t assume you know everything. Be willing to learn new techniques. You’ll catch them.
EiLeen  A.
EiLeen A. Oreland, PA
It was warm but not until around 10. Otherwise the sites were beautiful and the fish were biting a lot!! A few dog fish but we caught way more salmon than dog.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was warm but not until around 10. Otherwise the sites were beautiful and the fish were biting a lot!! A few dog fish but we caught way more salmon than dog.
Taylor  T.
Taylor T.
Just get out on the water where you will find great adventure and make lifelong memories!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just get out on the water where you will find great adventure and make lifelong memories!
Marshall  M.
Marshall M. Bellevue, Washington
Keep in touch with your alloted captain and charter company, ask what weather and fishing conditions have been like and recommended changes prior to your arrival.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep in touch with your alloted captain and charter company, ask what weather and fishing conditions have been like and recommended changes prior to your arrival.
Ryan  T.
Ryan T. Albuquerque, NM
Be prepared for different weather conditions. It can be very chilly in the morning out on the water, but can get quite warm in the afternoon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for different weather conditions. It can be very chilly in the morning out on the water, but can get quite warm in the afternoon.
Natosha  W.
Natosha W. Everett, WA
Check regulations on limits. Two fish is the limit. Assess whether a shorter trip than six hours is appropriate: we booked six hours, however only fished three because we had reached our limit, and the Guide was hesitant to continue catching and releasing, even though the hooks were barbless. as a guide myself, I totally understand this stance. Overall great trip.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Check regulations on limits. Two fish is the limit. Assess whether a shorter trip than six hours is appropriate: we booked six hours, however only fished three because we had reached our limit, and the Guide was hesitant to continue catching and releasing, even though the hooks were barbless. as a guide myself, I totally understand this stance. Overall great trip.
Randel  C.
Randel C. Hicks, LA
The salmon moved around and so did we. The captain put us on top of bait balls. We caught our limit of coho within 1.5 hours. We did 1 more hour of C n R. We went on to fishing for flounder. The action was continuous.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The salmon moved around and so did we. The captain put us on top of bait balls. We caught our limit of coho within 1.5 hours. We did 1 more hour of C n R. We went on to fishing for flounder. The action was continuous.
Patricia  M.
Patricia M.
Book a guide for lake or River fishing to get a better idea on where to go & what to throw .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a guide for lake or River fishing to get a better idea on where to go & what to throw .
Mike  S.
Mike S. Fayetteville, TX
Try to go on a day without a lot of wind - the day we went it was extremely windy and we had a lot of chop.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to go on a day without a lot of wind - the day we went it was extremely windy and we had a lot of chop.
Ken  F.
Ken F. Knoxville, TN
Could just be the season but there was a ton of bait fish but also almost an infestation of dog sharks who would grab your bait before most salmon had a chance.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Could just be the season but there was a ton of bait fish but also almost an infestation of dog sharks who would grab your bait before most salmon had a chance.
David  C.
David C. Seattle, Washington

Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Mooching for Salmon with Tao. Nice day, good boat, and great guide. We caught six king salmon. Highly recommended.
Mark  M.
Mark M.
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Very good
4.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Again, I thought the Capt was a bit gruff, but everyone one else in my party liked him. He put us on the fish and was attentive to our needs. I was happy at the end, and would recommend him in the future.
Christopher  W.
Christopher W.
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Despite the weather and time of year being against us, our Captain still put us on fish. Awesome!
Austin  C.
Austin C.
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
My son and I went out with Captain Tao and I could not be more pleased. He was kind and patient with my 13yr old and the other 11 year old on the boat. He was always engaged and anticipating when we needed help. He was personable and made you feel like a long lost friend. He’s also very skilled at his craft and had us on the fish all day. This was a 5-star experience all around. Highly recommend!
Leigh  T.
Leigh T. Cumming, GA
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Overall very smooth and easy. No frills, just great fishing with a calm, knowledgeable captain. Thank you!
Sarah  G.
Sarah G. Seattle, WA
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Had an absolute blast fishing, great day, got a lot of action Salmon jumping up on to the boat pretty much. Very patient and skilled Cap.... for sure the place to be....
Viktor  A.
Viktor A.
Wind Knot
Wind Knot
Fishing charter in Seattle
Very good
4.0 / 5
(134 reviews)
If you’re looking for a friendly, all smiles, captain who’s going to hold your hand while you fish, this isn’t the trip for you. If you want to catch fish, if you listen to what the captain says and not ask stupid questions then this maybe the trip for you. The captain is short tempered and gruff just like most of the good captains I’ve fished with, so it’s your call. Is this a social trip or do you want to catch fish?
EiLeen  A.
EiLeen A. Oreland, PA
Fish PNW Guide Service
Fish PNW Guide Service
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Captain Paul put us on the fish. Very knowledgeable fisherman and great person.
Doyle  H.
Doyle H. Gautier, MS
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Captain Andrews was very knowledgable, professional, funny and made sure we were all catching fish. I highly recommend this trip to everyone. Once we got back, captain made sure to photograph and fillet everyone’s catch.
Patricia  V.
Patricia V. Gorst, WA
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
We had a great four hour trip. Limited out on pinks in a couple hours and had a great time for the remainder of the trip. Capt. Andrews is very knowledgeable and funny to be around. The gear is top quality as all the rods where G. Loomis with Shimano tekato reels. You won’t be disappointed if you book with Cut Plug charters.
Dylan  C.
Dylan C. Edgecomb, ME
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(222 reviews)
Caught the Seattle slam—king salmon, Coho, and Pink salmon. Capt Tau was great with our mix of experienced and inexperienced anglers.
Scott  H.
Scott H. Cocoa Beach, FL
Best Seattle Fishing Charter
Best Seattle Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
I took my Son and three of his friends fishing with Captain Sean. It was their first time ever fishing. They are now hooked! Captain Sean was very educational and put the fellas at ease. And then we started catching fish. We had the best time and it was a great bonding experience. I highly recommend. Page
Page  M.
Page M. Wofford Heights, CA
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
1 man show but skill doesn’t come in crew numbers. Amazing time mooching for salmon, caught 6 coho in the AM trip - not a trolly salmon trip which is boring for hobbyist anglers
Olarn  P.
Olarn P.
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
The boat captain Mike is just a great guy to go fishing with. Include the fact that he has vast knowledge in both in fishing and the area makes for a perfect day of fishing. My son and i really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks for making the trip out west from Florida memorable.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Redmond, Washington
Best Seattle Fishing Charter
Best Seattle Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
All 6 anglers limited on Salmon—caught kings, coho, and pinks. Perfect trip for family with a few serious fisherman and a few first timers.
Scott  H.
Scott H. Cocoa Beach, FL
Wind Knot
Wind Knot
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(134 reviews)
First salmon fishing trip and first fishing trip on a boat for my wife. Was a killer time. We all caught something. Son and wife had some big salmon. Would recommend Captain David . Made us feel comfortable and with his experience put us on some fish in no time. Aloha and Mahalo Captain David.
John  K.
John K. Hawi, HI
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Group of 4 plus a child, captain was great, gave great direction and everyone had a great time. Landed a 20+lb king salmon 2 coho, and 2 pink salmon. Highly recommend.
Travis  H.
Travis H. United States
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Excellent trip. We caught the limit for the boat pretty quickly. Captain Andrews got us on the fish within the first 30 minutes and the action never stopped. I would highly recommend this charter.
Shane  S.
Shane S. Seattle, WA
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Cut Plug and the all the Captains were wonderful. We had a full boat with six people with Captain Alexander as our lead. He made sure everyone was kept with bait, handled all entanglements, which can happen.Quite the experienced fisherman as well. He was quite attentive to every need and issues. He was also very patient and attentive to my grandfather of 86 yrs old as he had some limited mobility. Thanks to Captain Justin and Alexander for everything! We most definitely will return next season.
Tim  M.
Tim M. Marysville, WA
Fish PNW Guide Service
Fish PNW Guide Service
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
This was a beautiful fishing trip! Captain Paul was professional, knowledgeable and hospitable! He has the best equipment I have seen and made the experience very memorable. It was my birthday and my friend and I caught fish immediately. I would recommend this charter again and most certainly will be going back out again with him.
Veniese  W.
Veniese W. Seattle, Washington

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