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41 Fishing Charters

Washington Fishing Charters

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Miller’s Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Montesano
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trips from $150

360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula

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

Orcas Island Charter Yacht

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Eastsound
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trips from $600

Big Fish Washington

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

Mk Sport Fishing - Montesano

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

Mk Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(8 reviews)
Cathlamet
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Pugetsound Sportsfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Edmonds
trips from $265

360 Fishing Trips – Vancouver

Woodland
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trips from $250

Fishheads Outdoors LLC

Deer Meadows
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Wind Knot Salmon Guides

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(86 reviews)
Seattle
trips from $300

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Washington

The average price for a private 4 hour Washington fishing trip is $1,060, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $865 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Miller’s Sportfishing, 360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula, and Orcas Island Charter Yacht are some of the most popular fishing charters in Washington. Full list of top fishing charters in Washington.

Miller’s Sportfishing, 360 Fishing – Olympic Peninsula, and Orcas Island Charter Yacht all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Washington.

The most popular fish species you can target are Chinook Salmon, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), and Coho Salmon. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and drift fishing. 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
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 24798 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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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

Pugetsound Sportsfishing
Pugetsound Sportsfishing
Fishing charter in Edmonds
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(28 reviews)
We got there right at 6am and were promptly greeted. Everything was great, but only 2 keepers. We had fun but kinda steep for 2 fish. Essentially paid $150/pound for salmon. Not the captains fault. Still had fun.
Mickey  H.
Mickey H. Seattle, Washington
Puget Sound Salmon Fishing
Puget Sound Salmon Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Cap Cary & Max went the extra mile to make sure we had a great fishing experience & came back with salmon! Knowledgeable about the area fishing, explained best practices etc., fun trip! We look forward to another trip with them soon!
GENET  S.
GENET S. Lynnwood, WA
Big King Salmon Charters
Big King Salmon Charters
Fishing charter in Edmonds
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
My son and I had a great time! Although fishing was slow in the area, we landed one coho, had 4 "shakers", and 2 others "keepers" spit the hook before we could land them. I recommend the trip and captain. :)
Mark  T.
Mark T. Duvall, Washington
Puget Sound Salmon Fishing
Puget Sound Salmon Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(7 reviews)
Fished with Sean. He was an excellent host. The fishing was a little slow, but it was great fun. One silver keeper, one released wild king, one king which was too small to keep and like 20 + dog fish. Good times.
Andres  H.
Andres H. Seattle, WA
Big King Salmon Charters
Big King Salmon Charters
Fishing charter in Edmonds
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(90 reviews)
Great way for our family to experience our first fishing charter trip! Our family of six caught 2 fish- a king and a coho!
Shannon  C.
Shannon C. Toledo, Ohio
Cut Plug Charters
Cut Plug Charters
Fishing charter in Seattle
Very good
3.7 / 5
(124 reviews)
Boat is better for 4 people. At a minimum should rotate where people are sitting and fishing. Mix it up. Fun day. Caught lots of fish and looking forward to grilling salmon tomorrow!!!
Randa  M.
Randa M. Seattle, Washington
Cut Plug Charters
Cut Plug Charters
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(124 reviews)
The captain was very experienced and knew his way on the bay. He gave great instructions and knew where the fish were. It were too many dog sharks, but it was a trip. I would definitely recommend this company.
Craig  D.
Craig D. West New York, NJ
Big King Salmon Charters
Big King Salmon Charters
Fishing charter in Edmonds
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
The captain was funny ,engaging, knowledgeable, and patient. We had a blast!
James  S.
James S. Tacoma, WA
Big King Salmon Charters
Big King Salmon Charters
Fishing charter in Edmonds
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
It was a cold day for August, but Captain Chris hooked us up on a king that was brought to the boat. We also surprisingly had a couple dogfish.
Brooklynn  A.
Brooklynn A. Snohomish, Washington
Cut Plug Charters
Cut Plug Charters
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Had a great, half day trip. Cut Plug Charters were great to work with at set up, very responsive and friendly. The trip itself was great and the captain was engaging and informative. Of course also very helpful with the fishing itself and patient with us as we're pretty basic- he actually showed my son how to tie different knots with the set up which was cool and appreciated. End of tip was great, too, with filleting and a suggestion of a place that could ship our catch back home to New Jersey.
David  F.
David F. United States
Puget Sound Salmon Fishing
Puget Sound Salmon Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Great time. Capt Cary was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. Made sure to get everyone involved, was flexible to the groups inputs on what to fish for.
Sean  S.
Sean S. Mill Creek, WA
Puget Sound Salmon Fishing
Puget Sound Salmon Fishing
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Excellent Captain Cary. Super knowledgeable and a great person. He made our trip and taught a few new things. Highly recommend booking a trip with him.
George  G.
George G. Seattle, WA
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Bremerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
We gave this trip to our Pastor and Vicar. They praised the Captain, crew and boat, Smiles all around. They had a great time and brought home salmon!
Tom  S.
Tom S. Poulsbo, WA
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Messin' Around Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Bremerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Caught two nice sized salmon. Plus one spiny dogfish. Had perfect weather.
Sara  A.
Sara A. WDM, IA
Cut Plug Charters
Cut Plug Charters
Fishing charter in Seattle
Very good
4.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
We had a beautiful day on the water, caught lots of fish, including salmon to ship home. Our only hiccup was not getting our license number before heading to get the fish processed, but overall a fun trip.
Christine  S.
Christine S. Seattle, Washington
Pugetsound Sportsfishing
Pugetsound Sportsfishing
Fishing charter in Edmonds
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Got 3 Salmon in the boat and another 3 good hits. Beautiful day on the water! Highly recommend Pugetsound fishing for a great day of fishing!
Patrick  D.
Patrick D. United States
Big King Salmon Charters
Big King Salmon Charters
Fishing charter in Edmonds
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
It’s called fishing not catching. But today was more than fishing. Saw an absolute lunker pulled in and watch my 13 year old boy light up with excitement. Learned a lot and looking forward to more in the future.
Lucas  M.
Lucas M. Vancouver, Washington
Wind Knot Salmon Guides
Wind Knot Salmon Guides
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Such a great experience and the Captain was great! We’ll be back again for sure! Definitely recommend!!
Cassie  W.
Cassie W. Wanship, UT
Cut Plug Charters
Cut Plug Charters
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Incredible time! Captain Tao was awesome, he is good people. Highly recommend!
Nick  D.
Nick D. United States
Cut Plug Charters
Cut Plug Charters
Fishing charter in Seattle
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(124 reviews)
We had a great day out on the water with Captain Kyle. Captain Kyle kept us all fishing the whole trip terrifying and baiting quickly when needed. Boat had 3 keepers and 1 release. My boys and I had a fantastic day! Would definitely recommend Cut Plug.
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. Annapolis, MD