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Miller’s Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Montesano
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $135

360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Forks
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Mk Sport Fishing - Montesano

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Montesano
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Big Fish Washington

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Hoquiam
trips from $200

Northwest Drifters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Montesano

Chrome Inc. Guided Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Montesano
trips from $175

Big Fish Outdoors & Chrome Inc

Montesano

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Washington Coast

The average price for a private 8 hour Washington Coast fishing trip is $430 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Miller’s Sportfishing, 360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula, and Mk Sport Fishing - Montesano are some of the most popular fishing charters in Washington Coast. Full list of top fishing charters in Washington Coast.

Miller’s Sportfishing, 360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula, and Mk Sport Fishing - Montesano all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Washington Coast.

The most popular fish species you can target are Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Chinook Salmon, and Coho Salmon. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and spinning. River fishing and lake fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Any angler worth their salt knows that a Washington Coast fishing trip is something that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. With well over 150 miles of Pacific coastline and rivers brimming with sport fish, the area is famous for its superb action.

What’s amazing about the Washington Coast is that its fisheries are so versatile. When you want some saltwater fishing fun, all you have to do is head to the ocean and pick your target. Bottom dwellers like Rockfish, Halibut, and Flounder are the most popular catch. If you prefer deep sea fishing, then chase Albacore Tuna in summer months.

While the ocean bite is excellent, it’s the freshwater action that puts the area on the map. The Calawah, Whynoochee, and Humptulips Rivers boast premier Salmon and Rainbow Trout fishing. Chinook and Coho are the stars of the show and, in some parts, you can also come across the elusive Pink Salmon. Crabbing is another popular pastime with delicious results.

There’s a lot of local guides all over the Washington Coast, but one thing to bear in mind is the seasonality of the trips. Talk to your captain before you head out and they’ll advise you about the best time to go fishing. After that, you can take your pick between half day and full day options, and there are also specialized expeditions if there’s a species you’d like to chase.

Some of the best spots where you can book your charter are Montesano, Hoquiam, Ilwaco, and Westport.

Rules & Regulations

Once you’ve decided on what you’d like to catch and have picked your Washington Coast fishing adventure, it’s time to think about your angling license. Every person age 12 and older needs an appropriate fishing license and tags. This is the one thing you need to take care of yourself –your guide will provide everything else.

Washington Coast
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

It can get chilly on the water, but braving the cold will be worth it because this is one of the best months for catching jumbo Rainbow Trout and Steelhead. Put on some layers and get fishing!

February

There’s not much to catch in the ocean waters, except perhaps a Flounder here and there. The lack of saltwater action is more than compensated on the freshwater front, where Trout are biting left and right.

March

With spring weather comes the beginning of the Rockfish season, and there’s plenty for you to catch out there! You can find solid Trout fishing on the rivers, but these fish prefer colder water, so will be less active as time goes on.

April

With more beautiful and warm days on the horizon, dedicate some time to saltwater fishing and you won’t be disappointed by the result. The Lingcod season is officially open, and you can also target Rockfish, Halibut, and Flounder.

May

While freshwater fishing offers some decent Rainbows, all eyes now turn to the Pacific, where you can get your hands on a great variety of bottom fish. Whether it’s Halibut, Rockfish, or Lingcod, it’s up to you.

June

The first month of summer marks the beginning of the ocean Salmon season, and you’ll see a lot of anglers on the water enjoying it. Add that to the already impressive bottom fishing action, and you know you’re going to have a great time.

July
Coho (Silver) Salmon follow closely after Chinook (King), but fishing for Silvers is much more strictly regulated. So if you hit the water with Coho on your mind in July, double check the current regulations just to be on the safe side.
August

Now that Salmon have spent some time in the ocean, they’re slowly entering the rivers up and down the coast, and fishermen are ready! You can also change things up with deep sea fishing and go after Albacore Tuna.

September

This is one of the best months for freshwater Salmon fishing! Whether it’s Chinook, Coho, or Pink (on odd years), getting one of these beauties on a fly will be an experience to remember!

October

The superb Salmon bite continues on the rivers and if you’re looking to catch a lunker, this is your month. There’s a big number of charters focusing their efforts on Salmon now and the results are fantastic.

November
The Lingcod season is officially closed and saltwater fishing is generally slowing down. On the rivers, Salmon are also leaving, so this is your last chance to get your share of this fabulous fish.
December

Salmon are gone, but worry not, because Rainbow Trout and Steelhead are coming to make everything better. The winter Trout fishing is incredibly productive and you can find some jumbo specimens in the rivers this time of year.

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Take plenty of layers, under your waders, because it can be super cold out there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take plenty of layers, under your waders, because it can be super cold out there.
Derick  B.
Derick B. Anacortes, WA
Make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather, bring rain gear and waders.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather, bring rain gear and waders.
Daniel  V.
Daniel V. Los Angeles, CA

Miller’s Sportfishing
Miller’s Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Montesano
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
This trip was a ton of fun and I got my limit!! Captain Jim is a great teacher and he knew how to put us on the fish. We caught quite a few small ones and landed a few HUGE (to me) fish. The steelhead up here fight harder than what I’m used to and it was totally exhilarating! The boat is very spacious & there are several nice features on it. I enjoyed catching fish & learning. The captain is also pretty cool. I highly recommend this guide service.
Chris  W.
Chris W. Portland, OR
Miller’s Sportfishing
Miller’s Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Montesano
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We made it through rain/wind/sun/hail and still had a great time. Captain Jim was great at communicating details before the trip, a fun guide, and wealth of knowledge!
Victoria  K.
Victoria K. Seattle, WA
360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula
360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula
Fishing charter in Forks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
What an awesome fishing trip. Tom was an excellent guide who got us on the fish and taught us a lot about Steelhead fishing throughout the day. Landing our first Steelhead made this a trip to remember. Will definitely book a trip with Tom in the future!
Douglas  H.
Douglas H. Seabeck, WA
Miller’s Sportfishing
Miller’s Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Montesano
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Hey the guy said were gonna catch fish and that is exactly what we did, excellent service, was completely all about us catching fish. No complaints at all, will definitely be back fishing with jim.
Mike  M.
Mike M. United States
Miller’s Sportfishing
Miller’s Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Montesano
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Today was a great day of fishing and visiting. Mike gave a great day using his extensive knowledge of the Satsop that allowed us to be successful. Gear and boat are top notch. Thanks Mike for a great day of fishing
Jeffrey  M.
Jeffrey M. United States
Big Fish Washington
Big Fish Washington
Fishing charter in Hoquiam
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had a fabulous time fishing with Mike. We caught about a dozen large fish (coho and chum). Mike was very knowledgeable, knew all the good spots to fish, and was great company. We highly recommend Mike and will definitely be back! Thank you so much for a great time!
Jacqueline  F.
Jacqueline F. Puyallup, Washington
360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula
360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula
Fishing charter in Forks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Tom knows the river, knows what bait to use. Experienced angler who knows the ins and outs of the river. Would recommend 10/10!
Will  K.
Will K. Greenwich, CT
Miller’s Sportfishing
Miller’s Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Montesano
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Fishing with Jim is an absolute blast, he’ll get you on the fish and keep you there! He goes above and beyond for his clients and is one of the nicest guys! Don’t hesitate and book now !
Jordan  T.
Jordan T. United States
Big Fish Washington
Big Fish Washington
Fishing charter in Hoquiam
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Big Fish Mike definitely knows what he is doing. He knows every bend in the river too. I can’t imagine any different guide resulting in a greater chance of catching fish. Not only did we limit out, he staged it so our catch was spread through the day and we left right on time. He also ensured my wife caught her first salmon, when she couldn’t cast, and tied her a special spinner for the trip. Will definitely rebook.
Michael  A.
Michael A. Oregon City, Oregon
Big Fish Washington
Big Fish Washington
Fishing charter in Hoquiam
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Lots of good times! Mike was very knowledgeable . We were in fish all day!
Kenneth  H.
Kenneth H. Ocean Shores, WA
Big Fish Washington
Big Fish Washington
Fishing charter in Hoquiam
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Mike! He was incredibly knowledgeable and patient (we had a couple of very green fisherwomen). Overall a wonderful day on the water!
Jacqui  H.
Jacqui H. Olympia, Washington
Miller’s Sportfishing
Miller’s Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Montesano
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain Jim was a great guide. Within 5 min of starting fishing we had a fish on the line. He is very knowledgeable about the tools you need to catch fish. I would book him again for another great fishing adventure.
Rob  A.
Rob A. Lacey, WA
Miller’s Sportfishing
Miller’s Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Montesano
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
I took my dad and son out with Jim salmon fishing on the Columbia. Jim is great at making everyone comfortable and making sure they're enjoying themselves. We landed 13 fish and almost limited out Jim worked hard all day keeping us on fish. This was by far the best trip we've been on and would highly recommend Miller Sportfishing for all ages and experience levels. Can't wait to book another trip.
Jacob  I.
Jacob I. United States
Big Fish Washington
Big Fish Washington
Fishing charter in Hoquiam
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Mike was very patient with my 2 kids, helping instruct them on fishing. We all had a great time, and they’re asking when we can go again!
Marty  H.
Marty H. United States
Big Fish Washington
Big Fish Washington
Fishing charter in Hoquiam
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Mike did a wonderful job in facilitating the fishing trip. He provided good communication and instructions throughout. It was a trip I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend Mike.
Justin  C.
Justin C. Locust Grove, GA
360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula
360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula
Fishing charter in Forks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
If you want a guide that knows the river inside and out, Tom is your guy. He's very knowledgeable about all things fishy. He is someone that will get you on the fish and you will never be bored sitting waiting for a fish to bite.
Derick  B.
Derick B. Anacortes, WA
Big Fish Washington
Big Fish Washington
Fishing charter in Hoquiam
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
My son and I had an incredible trip with mike... Very professional and very knowledgeable... Thanks Mike we will definitely be back
Jason  G.
Jason G. Gig Harbor, WA
Miller’s Sportfishing
Miller’s Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Montesano
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Had an amazing day fishing! He put us on fish the whole day. He made us feel welcomed on his boat and he had everything that we needed to have a perfect day! Thank you Jim for sharing your knowledge and kindness!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Seattle, WA
Big Fish Washington
Big Fish Washington
Fishing charter in Hoquiam
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
It was my son's birthday and he is the one who has pictures of the fish on his phone. But I will say that I truly enjoyed Mike. He's a fun guy to hang out with and you can tell he loves fishing and what's more than that is you can see how determined and eager he is to make sure you catch fish!!
Joe  R.
Joe R. Houston, TX
Big Fish Washington
Big Fish Washington
Fishing charter in Hoquiam
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Mike did a great job, Nice guy, informative and works hard to get you fish. He got out of the boat 4 times to push us thru low depth water areas. I highly recommend Big Fish Washington.
Allen  E.
Allen E. Federal Way, Washington