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Steelhead Hook-Up

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Fall Salmon Drift Trips

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Olympic Peninsula Sturgeon Fishing

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Astoria Salmon Fishing Trip At Buoy 10

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $450
Fishing in Tacoma

River Fishing Trip near Montesano

Hoh River On The Fly

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1 - 3 People From $700

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Fishing in Warrenton
Fishing in Warrenton
Fishing in Warrenton
trip description for Astoria Crabbing Trip in Warrenton

A crabbing trip in Hammond, Oregon is a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the thrill of crabbing. You'll be guided by Captain Rod, an experienced and knowledgeable guide who has been crabbing in the waters of Oregon for many years. On the trip, you'll board Captain Rod's 28' Alumaweld boat and head out into the waters of the Columbia River and the inshore water of the Pacific Ocean. The captain will take you to the best crabbing spots in the area, using his expertise and local knowledge to ensure that you have a successful and enjoyable day on the water. Once you're on the boat, you'll be provided with all the necessary gear and equipment, including crab pots, bait, and measuring tools. The captain will give you instructions on how to set the pots and how to properly measure and check the crabs, so even if you're a beginner you'll be able to participate and have fun. Throughout the day, the captain will provide insight and guidance, sharing his knowledge of the local crab population and their habits. You'll learn about the different species of crabs you might encounter, as well as the best techniques for catching them. As you crab, you'll be surrounded by stunning scenery, with the rugged Oregon coast on one side and the vast Pacific Ocean on the other. You might even see some wildlife, such as seals, sea lions, or seabirds. At the end of the day, the captain will help you sort and clean your catch, so you can take it home to enjoy a fresh, delicious meal. A crabbing trip in Hammond, Oregon is a truly unforgettable experience that combines adventure, education, and the thrill of the catch Read More

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Astoria Crabbing Trip

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Fishing in Elma
Fishing in Elma
Fishing in Elma
trip description for "Elma's Finest" Jet Boat Trip in Elma

If you're looking for an adventure that'll get you back to nature and hooking some world-famous fish, join Captain Chuck on this 8-hour jet boat trip! You'll be fishing the Chehalis River—along with some smaller waterways—for a variety of Salmon species, including Coho, Pinks, and Chinook, plus some feisty Steelhead! Captain Chuck is an expert when it comes to these waters, and he'll guide you to the best spots. You'll use a variety of lures and bait, depending on the weather and the water conditions, but regardless, when that fish is on, get ready for a fight! Salmon run hard, and Steelhead—which are actually a sea-run Rainbow Trout—are known for their huge leaps and tail-walks when hooked. You'll be on Chuck's 17' Thor-Built jet boat, which is ideal for river fishing, with a lot of kick to beat the current and a shallow draft to navigate around shallows. Captain Chuck will provide everything you need for an awesome trip, so get out there and have a blast! Read More

River Fishing Trip near Montesano

"Elma's Finest" Jet Boat Trip

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17 ft 1 - 4 People From $750
Fishing in Astoria
Fishing in Astoria
Fishing in Astoria
trip description for Astoria Salmon Fishing at Buoy 10 in Astoria

Trolling for Salmon with artificial and fresh bait. Read More

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Astoria Salmon Fishing At Buoy 10

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23 ft 1 - 5 People From $225
Fishing in Astoria
Fishing in Astoria
Fishing in Astoria
trip description for Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing in Astoria

Sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River and surrounding areas are plentiful and often very large! Starting January 1, the season is open above Bonneville Dam. Other locations and dates are TBA. On these trips, you can catch a sturgeon any where from 12 inches to 15 foot long! During a select couple months in May you can also keep some sizes during the retention season. Trips during catch and release days are offered year round and provide awesome thrils and of course a great workout! You may be thinking you have the monster hooked but the fish knows he has you hooked on this fun fishery! Captain Criag provides all the fishing gear, bait and lures. He is happy to clean, fillet and bag your catch as well (when in season) Make sure you have packed your license, snacks and drinks and be ready to experience a great adventure with Captain Craig. Read More

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Columbia River Sturgeon Fishing

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Fishing in Warrenton
Fishing in Warrenton
Fishing in Warrenton
trip description for Cook and Clean Crabbing Trips in Warrenton

Head out into the bay to drop 4-5 crab pots down onto some of the most productive crabbing waters around! It usually only takes about an hour for the crab pots to fill up with your limit, so you can spend that time touring the bay and enjoying a nice boat ride with your group and Captain Kevin. Captain Kevin always keeps some bottom fishing rigs onboard as well if you'd like to spend that time dropping near the jetties for Rockfish Captain Kevin is more than happy to accomodate! Your group can get as involved as you'd like when you circle back to pull the pots, and once you've got the crabs back aboard the boat, Kevin will cook them and clean them on the way back to the ramp. Finally, when you back at the ramp he'll package them up for your return journey home! Read More

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Cook And Clean Crabbing Trips

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Fishing in Astoria
Fishing in Astoria
Fishing in Astoria
trip description for Astoria oregon fishing trip in Astoria

Join Captain Caleb on an unforgettable fishing adventure in the breathtaking waters of Astoria, Oregon. Nestled along the iconic Columbia River, this prime fishing destination offers anglers a chance to reel in the prized Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon. With Captain Caleb's wealth of experience and expert guidance, you'll learn and master a variety of fishing techniques, including trolling, drift fishing, and casting. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, Captain Caleb will tailor the trip to your skills and preferences, ensuring a thrilling and successful fishing experience. So grab your fishing gear and get ready to embark on a fishing trip of a lifetime with Captain Caleb in Astoria, Oregon! Read More

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Astoria Oregon Fishing Trip

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trip description for Olympic Peninsula Sturgeon Fishing in Montesano

Chase after Sturgeon with your pro-guide Scotty for the short season on the Columbia River. This is not your average fishing trip; you'll be chasing one of the biggest freshwater fish in North America. These "dinosaurs" are huge fighters and are a truly unique species that should be on every angler's hit list. The season is short though! Book you trip now to secure your date! Scotty is an expert when it comes to the Columbia River and surrounding tributaries, so he'll guide you to the best spots. You'll use a variety of lures and bait, depending on the target species, the weather, and the water conditions, but regardless, when that fish is on, get ready for a fight! Sturgeon—which can be six feet long and more than 200 pounds—will tear the line off a reel during a run, and will never clear the water trying to toss the hook. Please be sure to bring your Washington State fishing license, rain gear, water proof boots, proper clothing (Scotty recommends layering) Read More

River Fishing Trip in Montesano

Olympic Peninsula Sturgeon Fishing

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Fishing in Montesano
Fishing in Montesano
Fishing in Montesano
trip description for Salmon Hook-Up in Montesano

Join Captain Scotty on this thrilling fishing adventure in Montesano, Washington! You'll get out there on his state-of-the-art 23' Woolridge jet boat and experience the rush of reeling in big King and Coho Salmon. With years of experience and a deep knowledge of the local waters, Captain Scotty is the perfect guide for an unforgettable day on the water. As you cast your line and wait for a bite, take in the breathtaking scenery of the Pacific Northwest. The jet boat's speed and agility will give you access to some of the best fishing spots in the area, allowing you to target your desired catch with ease. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-timer, Captain Scotty will provide all the gear and instruction you need to make your fishing trip a success. So come along for an exciting day of fishing, laughs, and memories that will last a lifetime. Book your trip with Captain Scotty today and see why Montesano, Washington is a top destination for fishing enthusiasts from all over the world! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Montesano

Salmon Hook-Up

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trip description for Steelhead Hook-Up in Montesano

Join Captain Scotty on this thrilling fishing adventure out of Montesano, Washington! You'll get out there on his state-of-the-art 23' Woolridge jet boat and experience the thrill of reeling in Steelhead and Salmon. With years of experience and a deep knowledge of the local waters, Captain Scotty is the perfect guide for an unforgettable day on the water. As you cast your line and wait for a bite, you'll also be able to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Pacific Northwest. The jet boat's speed and agility will give you access to some of the best fishing spots in the area, allowing you to target your desired catch with ease. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-timer, Captain Scotty will provide all the gear and instruction you need to make your fishing trip a success. So come along for an exciting day of fishing, laughs, and memories that will last a lifetime. Book your trip with Captain Scotty today and see why Montesano, Washington is a top destination for fishing enthusiasts from all over the world! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Montesano

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Montesano

What are the best fishing charters in Montesano?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Montesano with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 5 trips in Montesano, and the most popular trips in the area are Fall salmon Drift Trips guided by Mike, Olympic Peninsula Sturgeon Fishing guided by Scotty, and Steelhead Hook-Up guided by Scotty.

Our guides in Montesano are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3248 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Montesano? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Montesano.

What types of fishing charters are common in Montesano?

River fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Montesano as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Montesano are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. coho salmon, 3. sturgeon, 4. steelhead, and 5. crab.

The most common fishing techniques in Montesano are light tackle fishing, trolling, and drift fishing but heavy tackle fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Montesano fishing charters cost?

Prices in Montesano can range anywhere from about $300 to $1,270, but the average price for a half day trip in Montesano is $600. The average price for a full day trip in Montesano is $864.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Montesano?

The most popular season for fishing in Montesano is winter, and most anglers book their trips 13 days in advance.

Do I need a Montesano fishing license and what are the bag limits in Montesano?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Montesano, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Montesano. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Montesano.

Popular Types of Fishing In Montesano

Montesano fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Montesano are salmon fishing charters, steelhead fishing charters, and bottom fishing charters.

Salmon fishing charters are popular in the summer months when the Chinook and Coho salmon are running. Steelhead fishing charters are popular in the winter months when the steelhead are running. Bottom fishing charters are available year-round and target a variety of species including lingcod, rockfish, and halibut.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Montesano include Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, steelhead, lingcod, rockfish, and halibut. Montesano fishing charters often visit landmarks such as the Chehalis River and the Wynoochee River.

The Best Places To Fish In Montesano

Montesano, Washington is a great destination for fishing enthusiasts. Whether you're looking for a peaceful day on the river or an exciting fishing charter adventure, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of the best places to fish in Montesano:

1. Wynoochee River - This river is known for its steelhead and salmon fishing, and is a popular spot for fishing charters.

2. Lake Sylvia - This lake is stocked with rainbow trout and is a great spot for family fishing trips.

3. Satsop River - This river is home to a variety of fish species, including steelhead, salmon, and cutthroat trout.

4. Chehalis River - This river is one of the largest in the area and offers excellent fishing opportunities for salmon and steelhead.

5. Humptulips River - This river is known for its steelhead and salmon fishing, and is a popular spot for fishing charters.

6. Lake Quinault - This lake is home to a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and kokanee salmon.

7. Vance Creek Pond - This small pond is stocked with rainbow trout and is a great spot for beginners or those looking for a quick fishing trip.

8. Lake Aberdeen - This lake is stocked with rainbow trout and is a popular spot for fishing charters.

9. Hoquiam River - This river is known for its steelhead and salmon fishing, and is a popular spot for fishing charters.

10. Lake Montesano - This lake is stocked with rainbow trout and is a great spot for family fishing trips.

Other Things To Do In Montesano

While Montesano fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming city. Take a hike through the lush forests of Lake Sylvia State Park or explore the picturesque Wynoochee Falls. For a taste of local history, visit the Monte-Brady Museum or take a stroll through the historic downtown district. If you're looking for a thrill, head to the Grays Harbor Raceway for some high-speed action. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious local cuisine at one of Montesano's many restaurants. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or a history buff, Montesano has something for everyone.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We couldn't have had a better time with Capitan Caleb! Fishing was tuff but he kept searching until he got us hooked up! 100% I recommend him!

    Britton G. with Caleb R. of Astoria, Oregon

  • ★★★★★
    5 star amazing trip and very knowledgeable

    Morgan H. with Scotty C. of Montesano, Washington

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