Salmon Fishing in Seattle, Washington

Salmon Fishing in Seattle, Washington
Seattle is Washington's largest city and is home to many urban attractions and activities. Seattle is also a hub for many of the state's commercial fishermen. Sport fishermen can take advantage of the abundance of salmon in the icy, deep waters of Puget Sound. There are several charter operations and fishing guides based in Seattle or who run trips from the harbors of the metropolis. If you are planning a salmon fishing expedition out of Seattle, get a valid Washington fishing license. Licenses can be purchased at sporting goods stores in Washington or online at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's website.

Seattle Fishing Charter: Adventure Charters

Adventure Charters, based out of Seattle, takes anglers into the waters of Puget sound for king, silver and pink salmon. July through September provides the best opportunities for kings and silvers. Adventure Charters provides all fishing gear, tackle, an iced cooler for your lunch and the day's catch, and use of foul-weather gear. Adventure Charters recommends you bring a camera, an extra layer of clothes for cold weather days, a hat, motion-sickness meds and a lunch. Filleting and smoking, freezing and shipping can be arranged with Adventure Charters.

Seattle Fishing Charter: Adventure Charters
Seattle, WA


Spot Tail Fishing

Spot Tail Fishing takes anglers onto Puget Sound from Shilshole Harbor in downtown Seattle. Spot Tails specializes in "mooching" for salmon versus the traditional drop-line trolling. "Mooching" for salmon entails working the bait instead of letting it drop and then reeling as fast as you can. Spot Tail also offers saltwater fly fishing for salmon. The fly-fishing trips are recommended to those who have prior fly-fishing experience. All gear and tackle is provided by Spot Tail. Use of foul-weather gear can be arranged. Fillet, bagging and shipping can be arranged through the charter service. Watch for marine mammals and sea-birds during the charter.

Spot Tail Fishing
7001 Seaview Ave.
Seattle, WA 98117-6059

All-Star Charters

All-Star Charters runs salmon fishing charters out of Seattle and onto the Puget Sound fishing grounds. July through September are prime times for king, silver and pink salmon. All-Star provides fishing gear and tackle, guides and boat service. Fish filleting, bagging and cleaning of your catch is provided during your charter. You should bring a hat, rain gear, rubber boots, lunch and a camera. Keep an eye out for marine mammals such as whales, porpoises, sea lions and harbor seals during your day fishing for salmon.

All-Star Charters
720 Waverly Ave.
Everett, WA 98201


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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