Light tackle mooching is our specialty! Mooching is a local technique where you will hold the rod, feel the bite, and set the hook yourself. We prefer this method because it’s an active experience. Where trollers are stationary, looking at their rods all day and almost always sharing a fishing rod, on our Seattle fishing charter boat, you will actively work the bait at different depths to maximize your experience. This type of fishing is intended for those who like to cast, hold their own rod and hook, and feel the fish bite.

Anyone can mooch; you don’t have to have years of experience or high skill levels to try this technique. This method means you’re not sitting around on the boat all day: when mooching, salmon usually stop the bait as you drop the line; sometimes you’ll have to reel as fast as you can to catch up with the fish as they swim towards the surface. Mooching is a little more work but a lot more fun! By the time you get off the boat you’ll be an experienced moocher.

We are frequently recommended by Seattle’s finest hotels, fishing & tackle shops, and travel agencies. With nearly three decades of professional fishing charter and fishing guide experience, newcomers and veterans alike can rely on our trusted reputation. They’ll get a chance to safely enjoy an exciting fishing trip just minutes from Downtown Seattle.

“Its pretty easy fishing, very little gear, and it’s really fun. As soon as you feel that first slack line (the hit on the drop), you’re gonna be hooked as a moocher.” -Captain Keith Robbins

Salmon Fishing Trip Options

Morning Guided Charter Trips

Morning trips are 6 hours long. You can book individual spots on a shared boat, or reserve a full boat for a private group.

Shared Boat: $225 / person
– Boat is shared with up to 6 passengers.
– There must be a minimum of 3 passengers for departure.

Private Boat: $900
– The private boat fee includes up to 4 passengers.
– You may add up to 2 additional passengers for $225 each.

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Afternoon Guided Charter Trips

All afternoon trips are private boats for up to 4 guests. Additional guests are $150 per person. These trips are available between June 15 and September 15. Custom trips are available upon request.

4-Hour Trip: $700
6-Hour Trip: $900

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Words from a Customer

Salmon fishing with Captain Keith was the best experience we have had on the Puget Sound. My two sons (9 and 5) brother and father had a blast and were all on fish. Could not have picked a better guide or location. Highly recommended.
– Mark M.