The latest news on bottom fishing out of Ilwaco, Washington
With the curtailment of the salmon season in the late ’70s, Pacific Salmon Charters Inc. started exploring the possibilities of catching limits of bottom fish.
We found large quantities of bottom fish 18 miles from Ilwaco. In 2006 Milt found a spot the fish off the coast of Washington with much larger fish and limits of rockfish and lingcod. We will fish this spot more, as the weather will allow us. The scenery as you travel to the bottom fish grounds is very exciting and beautiful, so bring your camera. Give us a call to set up an inland bottom fishing trip to see what you may catch.
Bottom Fish Starts March 14, 2020, and runs through September.
Please call early as we expect a busy fishing season. Group rates weekdays only until early July. Please call for current pricing.
Limits of assorted rockfish and lingcod have been the rule rather than the exception.
All of your fish are kept on ice on our boats throughout your trip and left whole to ensure the quality and freshness of your fish.
When you return to the docks with your fish, the deckhand will take your fish up to be photographed.
We offer a fillet and vacuum-packing service on-site. You may take your fish home whole, filleted, vacuum-packed. Quick freeze and storage are available.