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Hoh River On The Fly

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Salmon Hook-Up

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Fishing in Montesano

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Olympic Peninsula Sturgeon Fishing

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Fishing in Elma

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"Elma's Finest" Jet Boat Trip

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Fishing in Montesano

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Fall Salmon Drift Trips

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Fishing in Montesano

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Steelhead Hook-Up

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Fishing in Montesano
Fishing in Montesano
Fishing in Montesano
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 near Tacoma

Steelhead Hook-Up

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23 ft 1 - 2 People From $300
Fishing in Montesano
Fishing in Montesano
Fishing in Montesano
trip description for Fall salmon Drift Trips in Montesano

Join Mike on a thrilling fishing adventure in Humptulips, Washington. You'll board his 18' boat and set out in search of Salmon and Steelhead—two iconic Northwest sportfish species. You'll be fishing either the Columbia, the Cowlitz, the Humptulips, the Satsop, or the Chehalis River, depending on the season and conditions. As you fish the local rivers, Mike will provide expert instruction and guidance to help you land these prized fish. Known for their impressive size and fighting ability, Salmon and Steelhead provide a thrilling battle when hooked. Mike is a seasoned guide with years of experience fishing the waters around Tacoma, so you can trust that you're in good hands. In addition to the exciting fishing, you'll also have the opportunity to take in the stunning natural beauty the Pacific Northwest. Keep an eye out for a variety of bird species as you cruise through the calm waters! And don't forget to bring your camera to capture the memories of your adventure! Book your charter fishing trip with Mike and experience the thrill of battling Salmon and Steelhead in the beautiful waters of Tacoma, Washington. It's an experience you won't soon forget! Read More

River Fishing Trip near Tacoma

Fall Salmon Drift Trips

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $350
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 Tacoma

"Elma's Finest" Jet Boat Trip

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17 ft 1 - 4 People From $750
Fishing in Montesano
Fishing in Montesano
Fishing in Montesano
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 near Tacoma

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 near Tacoma

Salmon Hook-Up

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Fishing in Tacoma
Fishing in Tacoma
Fishing in Tacoma
trip description for Hoh River on the Fly in Tacoma

Get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime on the Hoh River out of Tacoma, Washington! Join your guide, Jared, for a fishing trip that you won't forget, as you hunt for some of the most prized catches in the Pacific Northwest: Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Steelhead! Whether you prefer fly tackle or light tackle, your experienced guide will take you to all the best spots to make the catch of a lifetime. And with some of the most pristine scenery in the region, you're in for an unforgettable adventure on the water. As you cast your line into the sparkling waters of the Hoh River, you'll feel the excitement building. Will you be the one to reel in the big one? With top-of-the-line equipment and expert guidance, you'll be ready to tackle even the toughest fish. But it's not just about the fishing—the Hoh River is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, from the lush forests to the rugged mountains. Keep an eye out for eagles, bears, and other wildlife as you make your way down the river! So why wait? Book your fishing trip on the Hoh River today and get ready for an adventure that you'll never forget. With the chance to catch some of the biggest and most prized fish in the Pacific Northwest, it's an opportunity that you won't want to miss. Read More

River Fishing Trip in Tacoma

Hoh River On The Fly

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1 - 3 People From $700
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Tacoma

What are the best fishing trips in Tacoma?

Why should I book a fishing trip in Tacoma with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 trip in Tacoma: Hoh River on the Fly guided by Jared.

Our guides in Tacoma are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3245 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.

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What types of fishing trips are common in Tacoma?

River fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Tacoma.

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

The most common fishing techniques in Tacoma are light tackle fishing, drift fishing, and trolling but artificial lure fishing and fly fishing are popular as well.

How much does a Tacoma fishing trip cost?

Prices in Tacoma can range anywhere from about $300 to $1,000, but the average price for a full day trip in Tacoma is $566.

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 Tacoma?

The most popular season for fishing in Tacoma is summer, and most anglers book their trips 0 days in advance.

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

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

Popular Types of Fishing In Tacoma

The most common types of fishing charters in Tacoma, Washington are salmon fishing charters, bottom fishing charters, and crabbing charters.

Salmon fishing charters are popular in the summer months when the salmon are running. The most common types of salmon caught in Tacoma are Chinook, Coho, and Pink salmon.

Bottom fishing charters are popular year-round and target species such as Lingcod, Rockfish, and Halibut.

Crabbing charters are also popular in Tacoma and allow you to catch Dungeness crab, which is a local delicacy.

When booking a Tacoma fishing charter, be sure to ask about visiting landmarks such as the Tacoma Narrows Bridge or Point Defiance Park. These locations offer stunning views and great fishing opportunities.

The Best Places To Fish In Tacoma

Tacoma, Washington is a great place for fishing enthusiasts. With its numerous lakes, rivers, and streams, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of fish. Here are some of the best places to fish in Tacoma, Washington:

1. Point Defiance Park: This park offers a variety of fishing opportunities, including saltwater fishing from the pier and freshwater fishing in the lake.

2. Owen Beach: Located in Point Defiance Park, Owen Beach is a great spot for fishing charters. You can catch salmon, trout, and other fish in the waters here.

3. American Lake: This lake is a popular spot for fishing charters, with plenty of opportunities to catch bass, trout, and other fish.

4. Lake Tapps: This lake is known for its large population of rainbow trout, making it a great spot for fishing enthusiasts.

5. Puyallup River: This river is a popular spot for salmon fishing, with runs of Chinook, Coho, and Pink salmon.

6. Nisqually River: This river is another great spot for salmon fishing, with runs of Chinook, Coho, and Chum salmon.

7. Chambers Creek: This creek is a popular spot for trout fishing, with plenty of opportunities to catch rainbow and cutthroat trout.

8. Green River: This river is a great spot for fishing charters, with runs of Chinook, Coho, and Pink salmon, as well as steelhead and trout.

9. Lake Spanaway: This lake is a popular spot for fishing charters, with plenty of opportunities to catch bass, trout, and other fish.

10. Lake Washington: While not technically in Tacoma, Lake Washington is a short drive away and offers some of the best fishing charters in the area. You can catch salmon, trout, and other fish in the waters here.

Other Things To Do In Tacoma

While Tacoma fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll through the Museum of Glass, where you can watch live glassblowing demonstrations and admire stunning works of art. For a more interactive experience, head to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with marine life and exotic animals. If you're looking for a bit of history, visit the Washington State History Museum or take a tour of the historic Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of hiking trails in the nearby Mount Rainier National Park. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious local cuisine at one of Tacoma's many restaurants and breweries.

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