- WHAT KIND OF BOAT WILL WE BE FISHING FROM?
Northwest Fishing Charters has (2) 28' Uniflite Salty Dogs. At nearly 11' wide, these boats offer a spacious rear deck, comfortable heated forward cabin and stand-up Marine Head (bathroom).
Both boats are equipped with state of the art equipment, including Lowrance and Furuno electronics, electric downriggers and Shimano rod and reels.
- WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Northwest Fishing Charters supplies all of the necessary fishing tackle, bait, soda pop and bottled water.
You should bring your favorite lunch and suitable clothes, which may be anything from shorts and a tee shirt to full rain gear. Layering is the best approach so that you can remain comfortable all day as the weather changes. Check the forecast and plan ahead.
- WHAT TIME DOES THE BOAT LEAVE THE DOCK?
Normal day trips usually depart at daybreak (around 5:30am in the summer). Afternoon trips (summer only) depart around 2:30pm.
If your party has reserved the entire boat, all times can be adjusted to accomodate your particular schedule.
- HOW LONG DO TRIPS LAST?
Morning trips are 6 1/2 hours in duration from boarding to return to the dock. Afternoon trips are 4 hours in duration. These times can be changed at the Captain's discretion. Our goal is to give all people on board a good opportunity to catch fish.
- HOW WILL WE BE FISHING?
A vast majority of the salmon caught in Puget Sound are caught by using downriggers. Northwest Fishing Charters specializes in downrigger fishing but will, if conditions warrant, switch to alternative methods.
- DO YOU DO ANY OTHER CHARTERS BESIDES SALMON?
While salmon is our specialty, Northwest Fishing Charters
also offers charters for Puget Sound Crabbing and Bottom Fishing.
- WHAT TYPES OF WILDLIFE CAN WE SEE?
Common sightings include diving birds, sealions and seals. Whales can also be spotted during certain times of the year.
- DO YOU CHARGE FOR CLEANING THE FISH?
NO... Cleaning of your catch is included in the Charter Rate.
- DO I NEED A FISHING LICENSE?
A Fishing license is required and are available on the boat for $10.00.
- ARE THERE ANY OTHER FEES BESIDES THE CHARTER RATE?
Please see our RATE page. There are no hidden or surprise charges. All rates and required fees will be explained and agreed upon at the time of booking the charter.
- WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
Northwest Fishing Charters operates in all kinds of weather. Our boat is equipped with state of the art electronic navigation equipment, including radar and GPS. However, the safety and comfort of our passengers is always our first priority. If the conditions are deemed to be unsafe (for example: high winds, thunder & lightning, etc), the trip will be rescheduled.