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Washington: 45 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(44 reviews)
Montesano
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trips from $150
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(130 reviews)
Seattle
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trips from $250
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Eatonville
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(148 reviews)
Bremerton
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Montesano
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trips from $300
Deer Meadows
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Excellent
4.6 / 5
(8 reviews)
Cathlamet
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
Seattle
trips from $225
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Everett
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trips from $290
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
Washougal
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trips from $250

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Washington

According to customer reviews, Miller’s Sportfishing, Wind Knot, and Feral Outfitter Kayak Fishing Guide are some of the most popular fishing charters in Washington. Full list of top fishing charters in Washington.

The average price for a private 4 hour Washington fishing trip is $1,117, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $930 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Miller’s Sportfishing, Wind Knot, and Feral Outfitter Kayak Fishing Guide all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Washington.

The most popular fish species you can target are Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Rainbow Trout (Steelhead). Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Jigging. River fishing, lake fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

What if we tell you that there’s an outdoor paradise waiting to be discovered? Washington State isn’t only blessed with thick evergreen forests, but with acres of pristine waters and fishing opportunities as well. With thousands of lakes, miles of rivers, and ocean access this ‘’Evergreen State’’ is truly an angler’s heaven. And Washington State fishing charters are among the best guides to show you around.

The State of Washington is one of just two places on the continent where you can catch all five species of Pacific Salmon – Chinook, Coho, Pink, Sockeye, and Chum! The saltwater scene might not be as expansive as the freshwater, but it’s certainly as productive with Albacore Tuna as its crown jewel. While summer and fall are more promising, Washington State is a year-round angling playground.

Whether you’re exploring Puget Sound, the coastal region, or the southwest area, Washington fishing charters will showcase everything the Pacific Northwest is known for. But for you to be able to enjoy the day in nature and go after your dream catch, a half day trip won’t do. The sweet spot is an 8 hour trip! For Albacore Tuna, we recommend longer offshore outings.

The productive waters in the western part of the state attract upwards of 100,000 anglers annually. If you’re unsure why this is the case, team up with a local guide and begin exploring Puget Sound. Once you’re ready for the next level of fishing, head to Westport for the Tuna adrenaline rush or check out any of the lakes during winter to experience ice fishing.

Rules & Regulations

Washington State welcomes anglers aged 15 and older from all over the world as long as they have a fishing license. Youths aged 14 and younger don’t need a fishing license but a Catch Record Card is a must. Veterans and residents with disabilities qualify for reduced fees. Don’t shy away from exploring Washington State’s fishing rules and regulations in more detail before heading out. 

Washington
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January

When a new year gets going, most anglers will be busy going after Blackmouth Salmon to notice. Join them and see for yourself what the fuss is about.

February

Come February, Puget Sound is swarming with Blackmouth Salmon and Cutthroat Trout. Anglers in places like Seattle and Tacoma will be all over the piers catching Squid.

March

Winter might be over and done with, but the Chinook bite is still going strong. Out in the jetties, get ready for some awesome Lingcod fishing.

April

April is when the winter Chinook fishing dies down, and the harvest season draws to a close. On the bright side, the time for spring Salmon is upon us.

May

If you’re up for some bottom fishing, there’s hardly a better time to get started. With Rockfish, Lingcod, and Flounder, what else do you need?

June

Did somebody say Summer Steelhead? Head on down to the Columbia River and fish your heart out. In Seattle, Lingcod season is about to end in a week or two into June.

July

Anglers in Puget Sound are getting ready for the up and coming Salmon season there, while Westport is in the middle of the traditional Albacore summer rush.

August

There’s not a bad place to go fishing in Washington during August. Saltwater or freshwater, rivers or lakes, conventional or fly, feel free to run with it.

September

The wonderful variety of fishing all over Washington continues to enthrall anglers all over, especially over at Puget Sound. It’s Salmon fishing season at its absolute finest.

October

October usually marks the end of lake fishing, with anglers switching to rivers if they haven’t already. The winter Steelhead run is just around the corner.

November

Blackmouth Salmon is the star attraction in Puget Sound this time of year. At the same time, anglers from all over are going crazy about winter Steelhead.

December

Sturgeon and Steelhead rule the river waters in December. Not that anybody’s complaining. There’s nothing quite like fishing to keep you warm during the cold days.

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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
Sunscreen and wearing layers. The morning was cool, but it warmed up significantly as the sun came out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen and wearing layers. The morning was cool, but it warmed up significantly as the sun came out.
Stephen  G.
Stephen G.
Bring drinks and snacks as most of the time you’ll just be waiting for the fish to bite the line.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring drinks and snacks as most of the time you’ll just be waiting for the fish to bite the line.
Janice  D.
Janice D. Everett, Washington
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
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!
Capt.  P.  K.
Capt. P. K. Seattle, WA
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
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
This is very convenient for those living in the Seattle-area, especially during the Coho run. Not even 10 minutes of sailing and you are on the fish. Very much worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is very convenient for those living in the Seattle-area, especially during the Coho run. Not even 10 minutes of sailing and you are on the fish. Very much worth it.
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Tacoma, WA
Yes, I have had several fishing charters before. for awesome experience Chasing Fin is the way to go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, I have had several fishing charters before. for awesome experience Chasing Fin is the way to go.
William  M.
William M. United States
It was fun but once it rained it got very cold. The fish were not biting very much at this time. I believe a later warmer time of year would have been better as far as catching fish. The trip itself was very fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was fun but once it rained it got very cold. The fish were not biting very much at this time. I believe a later warmer time of year would have been better as far as catching fish. The trip itself was very fun.
Lori  R.
Lori R. Seattle, WA
If you are planing to drift the river on your own its advisable to fish with a guide until you learn the river as it does have some rough spots. There is some bank access and the local folks are friendly and fun to fish around.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are planing to drift the river on your own its advisable to fish with a guide until you learn the river as it does have some rough spots. There is some bank access and the local folks are friendly and fun to fish around.
Chuck  G.
Chuck G. Port Orchard, Washington

Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Bremerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Puget sound for salmon! We got our limit With 5min left. No wonder salmon is sooo expensive. Still tastes better fresh off the boat!
William  A.
William A. Monument, CO
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Bremerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
What a great trip. Thanks Mat... Quickly got fish and you gave us your fish!! Coming back, for sure...
Mark  W.
Mark W. Gig Harbor, WA
Seeking Limits Summer Salmon
Seeking Limits Summer Salmon
Fishing charter in Everett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
We had a fabulous time with John. He is extremely knowledgeable and overall nice guy. We pulled in tons of fish and had a blast doing it. We will definitely go again.
Kristin  D.
Kristin D. Everett, WA
Mixed Metals Outdoors
Mixed Metals Outdoors
Fishing charter in Everett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
I would recommend this charter to anyone. Ben obviously knows what he is doing and kept us busy landing fish.
Bill  J.
Bill J.
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Bremerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Captain was a good bloke, filled our catch limit on a day where some others didn't catch anything. We bought the T-shirt!! Would recommend. Cheers
Leighton  C.
Leighton C. Chelsea, VT
Big King Salmon Charters
Big King Salmon Charters
Fishing charter in Edmonds
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Captain Chris was on it! He did super job taking care of getting fish into the boat for our Family!!! Great guide- Go with him!!!!
Mike  S.
Mike S. Woodway, WA
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 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
(214 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.
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Bremerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Mike was awesome! We caught our limit within a couple of hours. Highly recommend Messin' Around!
Jason  P.
Jason P. Roundup, MT
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Bremerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Captain Matt knew where to go! The fish started biting as soon as our poles were in the water. Coho’s put up a great fight and a few got away but we limited out in two hours of fun! Highly Rey this experience!
Violette  F.
Violette F. Bremerton, WA
Wind Knot
Wind Knot
Fishing charter in Seattle
Very good
4.0 / 5
(130 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
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Bremerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Captain Matt was attentive and encouraging throughout our fishing trip. Even when we were losing fish while attempting to land them, Matt was patient and instructive. Once we learned the “tricks of the trade,” we all limited out. It was a rough day on the water but the Captain was cautious and made sure we were safe at all time. We are thrilled to have a capable fishing guide on the Kitsap Peninsula. We are looking forward to our next trip. Thank you, David Entzminger, Gig Harbor, WA
David  E.
David E. Gig Harbor, WA
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Bremerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
I had an awesome morning fishing with Matt at Messin Around Fishing Charters! Great experience all the way around for first time Salmon fishing. Will definitely be coming back to fish. Thanks again Matt for the great time!!!
Joe  C.
Joe C. Norge, OK
Fish PNW Guide Service
Fish PNW Guide Service
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 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
(214 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
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Bremerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Matt is an awesome guide whos is very good at what he does and is a great guy. Highly recommend
Andy  C.
Andy C. St. Louis, MO
Seeking Limits Summer Salmon
Seeking Limits Summer Salmon
Fishing charter in Everett
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Capt. John is a professional charter captain!! He exceeded our expectations and we limited out on Coho and caught so many fish we were worn out by the end of our trip!! Very well maintained equipment and boat, he knows where to go and how to find the fish!! I can’t wait to schedule my next trip with him!! We are visiting my Son that is in the US Navy, we live in Michigan.
Robert  B.
Robert B. New Hudson, MI
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(214 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
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Cut Plug Charters- Seattle Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 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
Best Seattle Fishing Charter
Best Seattle Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 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