Westport Fishing Charters

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Westport
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trips from US $275
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Montesano
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trips from US $150
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Hoquiam
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trips from US $200
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Montesano
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trips from US $300
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Elma
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Montesano
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The average price for a private 8 hour Westport fishing trip is US $1,300 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Westport are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $1,200
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,400
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,179

Fishing in Westport

Westport is home to one of the largest charter fishing fleets on the west coast. It was sport fishing that put this town on the map to begin with, and anglers continue to flock to these shores each year for some of the best Tuna and Salmon fishing in the state.

The season starts in March, when Lingcod and Rockfish open to harvest. More than merely tasty, these bottom fish provide great fun for families and seasoned pros alike. Westport sees a brief Halibut season in May, when anglers catch some of the biggest specimens in the Pacific Ocean. By July, Salmon and Tuna make their entrance, giving anglers a chance to wrestle with some of the hardest fighting game fish around. With prospects like these, it’s no wonder how Westport fishing charters got their reputation.

Top Catches

Albacore Tuna

At the top of any respectable angler’s Westport bucket list is Albacore Tuna. These hard-fighting fish have incredible stamina and can swim up to 50 miles per hour. Add to that their world renowned flavor, and it’s easy to see what all the fuss is about.

“Albies” pass by Westport between mid July and September on their long migration from the coast of Mexico to Canada. Charter boats head anywhere from 40-100 miles offshore in search of these Tuna, and it’s not uncommon to spend two to three days on the water. Albie excursions are not for the faint of heart. If you’re eager to earn bragging rights to this catch, be prepared to go hardcore!

Salmon

Some anglers consider Westport to be the “Salmon fishing Capital of the World.” While there’s plenty of competition for that title, it’s safe to say this town offers the finest Salmon fishing in Washington State at the very least.

Fall Chinook (King) Salmon arrive in mid June, followed closely by Cohos in July. These are some of the hardest fighting fishing known to anglers, not to mention some of the tastiest. You can expect lots of action on a Salmon fishing trip, and it’s not uncommon to land 30-40 lb Kings while fishing off the coast Westport (anywhere from 6-20 miles out). The Salmon season stays open through September.

Halibut

Local charter boats typically head 25-50 miles offshore to fish for Halibut, right along the edge of the continental shelf. This means spending about 8-10 hours on board, but the sweet reward is definitely worth the extra time. Halis off the coast of Westport can weigh up to 150 lbs, making it that much harder to pull them up from the seafloor hundreds of feet below. Rest assured the workout is worth it--these are some of the tastiest fish in the sea!

Halibut season in Washington comes and goes in the blink of an eye (typically limited to certain days in the month of May), so it’s wise to book one of these trips long before the season starts.

Other Bottom Fish

While bottom fishing for Halibut, it’s common to catch other species like Lingcod, Rockfish, and Black Cod. Even when Halibut are out of season, anglers have a blast fishing for these delicacies between March and mid October when they’re open to harvest.

Lingcod in the area weigh 15-40 lbs, while Rockfish generally tip the scale at 2-5 lbs. You can target these fish just 6 miles off the coast, in water as shallow as 20 feet. This allows for much shorter fishing trips, combined with easier techniques and relatively frequent catches. This fast-paced atmosphere is enjoyable for families fishing with young children and is a great introduction to Westport’s fishing scene.

Beyond Deep Sea Fishing

If you’re fishing directly out of Westport, chances are you’ll head straight into the Pacific Ocean—after all, that’s why you came here, right? While this stellar deep sea fishery certainly steals the limelight around here, it would be remiss not to mention a variety of other angling opportunities on Westport’s doorstep.

Fly anglers can delight in the fact that numerous rivers to the north and west of this port town offer excellent fly fishing opportunities. The Wynoochee, Humptulips, Satsop, and Chehalis Rivers are just a few of the places where you can hook into Salmon and Steelhead. With productive runs in spring, summer, fall, and winter, fishing the various rivers of western Washington is a year-round affair—one which keeps local guides on the move. You’ll find guided fishing trips in Grays Harbor, Aberdeen, Montesano, and beyond.

On the other hand, a number of lakes in the area offer good fishing for Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Crappie, Yellow Perch, and more. Duck Lake, located in Ocean Shores directly north of Westport, enjoys a productive season from April to October.

Westport Fishing Styles

Trolling

Trolling is the most productive method to catch Salmon and Tuna. Depending on conditions, you might troll with bait like Anchovies or with a variety of lures. Early in the season, anglers rely on lures to catch Tuna because live bait is not available.

When it comes to Salmon fishing, many anglers in Washington prefer mooching. This method of drift fishing allows anglers to hold their rods the entire time so they can feel the Salmon strike. The key to success when mooching is to keep the bait in motion, reeling it up and letting it sink repeatedly.

Bottom Fishing

Anglers rely on bottom fishing to catch Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish, and other species. Depending on your target species, you might bottom fish in water as shallow as 20 feet or as deep as 700 feet. Common baits include live Anchovies, Shrimp fly lures, and Herring.

Halibut inhabit deep water offshore, and it takes a lot of work to reel these fish up to the surface. Catching this fish is physically demanding, and can become even more complicated when fishing in groups. When charter fishing, anglers typically drop their lines simultaneously to prevent them from tangling.

Need to Know

Westport fishing charters do not include fishing licenses. Anglers age 16 and older must purchase their own WA state fishing license ahead of time. A single day license for saltwater fishing costs $10 for residents and about $20 for non-residents (prices subject to change).

Fishing regulations such as open seasons, size limits, and bag limits can change from year to year, so make sure to ask your guide which fish are legal to keep on the date of your trip. 

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Westport Fishing Seasons

January

There’s not much action to be had offshore in January, when almost every ocean species is closed to harvest. If you’re eager to wet a few lines, head to one of the rivers in the area surrounding Westport.

February

Fishing on the Humptulips, Wynooche, and other rivers near Washington’s coast is fantastic at this time of year, when the winter Steelhead run is at its peak. Expect plenty of rain. 

March

March marks the start of Westport’s bottom fishing season, when Lingcod and Rockfish finally open to harvest. You could be dropping lines for these fish in water anywhere from 20-300 feet deep!

April

You can expect more great bottom fishing in April, as average temperatures climb toward 56°F. Freshwater anglers will have a blast fishing for Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, and more in Duck Lake.

May

Anglers in Westport enjoy a very brief but productive Halibut season in May. This species is typically open to harvest for one or two days a week, until the annual quota is met.

June

Come June, Halibut are already off the menu again, but bottom fishing for Lingcod and Rockfish is still superb. With fall Chinook making their entrance soon, you can be sure that things are about to heat up!

July

The fishing in Westport has never been hotter, with Chinook, Coho, and Tuna on the scene! Come enjoy some of the finest Salmon fishing in the state, or head up to 100 miles offshore for Albacore.

August

Westport’s deep sea fishery continues at its peak, with Tuna, Salmon, and bottom fish biting vigorously. Can’t decide what’s at the top of your list? Look for a combo trip for a chance to try it all!

September

Chinook and Coho will be closed to harvest by the end of the month. Be sure to get out on the water if you haven’t had a chance to experience some of the best Salmon fishing in the state until now!

October

In October it’s back to basics. Lingcod and Rockfish may stay open to harvest until mid month, depending on regulations. As local charter boats start shutting down for the winter, river guides are just getting started.

November

With close to 20 days of rain and nothing to catch offshore, it’s no wonder why Westport doesn’t see many visitors at this time of year. Anglers stay busy fishing for winter Steelhead in the rivers.

December

If you’re not afraid of a little rain, this is a great time to fish for winter Steelhead in the rivers west of Westport, including the Wynoochee and Humptulips rivers.

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What anglers said about fishing in Westport

This fishing destination has something for everyone, great restaurants, walking beaches, gift and novelty shops and of course top notch fishing!!! We love Westport and Grays Harbor!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This fishing destination has something for everyone, great restaurants, walking beaches, gift and novelty shops and of course top notch fishing!!! We love Westport and Grays Harbor!
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing Seattle, WA

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Westport?

Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Westport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
The perfect charter! This was a gift for my husband, Capt Tony who has been a high seas commercial fisherman, fishing around 1/2 of the world. Also, two of our grandchildren, who recreationally fish,16 & 27. My husband, TG said they were heading in with fish while others were looking for a "spot"!?We will go again.
Tony  G.
Tony G.
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Westport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Our trip was awesome! Captain Jason was great to deal with leading up to the trip and he delivered everything he promised and more. We limited out on salmon and Lingcod and had a blast doing so! I’m already planning my next trip with Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing!
Esra  M.
Esra M. Boise, ID
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Westport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Jason was mindful of my motion sickness issues so he took care to not make it too rough of ride. Caught limits! It was an experience!
Sun  Y.
Sun Y. Seattle, WA
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Westport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
The best boat, professional crew, and top notch gear! Capt. Jason runs the most amazing fishing platform in all of Westport. Stable, comfortable and did I mention fast?!??! Quad Mercury Verado 400s!!! This is a stunning fishing machine and we got our limits of halibut and ling cod. Looking forward to going out for tuna soon!
Capt.  P.  K.
Capt. P. K. Seattle, WA
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Westport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
I’ve been on multiple trips with captain Jason Takayoshi for salmon, halibut, lingcod, and bottom fish in general and you couldn’t ask for a better experience fishing and learning from one of the best charter guides on the water. The boat, fishing gear, and company are top notch. I highly recommend Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing!
David  E.  K.
David E. K. Redmond, WA
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Westport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Been out with Captain Jason many times and the boat is always clean and comfy. First ones to get there and the fastest boat in the fleet. Works hard to get us on fish and rods and reels are all high end. Highly recommend!
Phillip  K.
Phillip K. Renton, WA
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Pacific Bluewater Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Westport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
I had an epic day with captain Jason. He got us on the fish and we had a blast catching lings and halibut all at the same spot. His boat was so comfortable and the ride was smooth. Highly recommend Pacific blue water charters.
Joe  H.
Joe H. Seattle, WA

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