Pacific Salmon Charters • Ilwaco, WA 1-800-831-2695 pacificsalmoncharters@hotmail.com
Salmon

Salmon

SALMON

The latest news on salmon fishing out of Ilwaco, Washington

Salmon are among the most highly prized fish caught worldwide. These fish are found in abundance off ILWACO in the Pacific Ocean and in the Columbia River.

RESERVATIONS

Please call early as we expect a busy fishing season. Call for current pricing; Group rates weekdays only until early July.

YOUR TRIP

Before:  Trips are booked for at least 8 hours or fish limits. For most trips you will need to be in the office between 5:00 and 5:15 AM but check your departure time when you make your reservations.

During: We will furnish coffee aboard and all the bait and tackle for your fishing adventure.  The fish are iced on the vessels.

After:To ensure the quality and freshness of your catch, all of your fish are kept on ice on our boats throughout your trip. Salmon are gutted and gilled before you get back to the dock.

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.

1-360-642-3466, 1-800-831-2695 or:

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Halibut

Halibut

HALIBUT

The latest news on halibut fishing out of Ilwaco, Washington

HALIBUT CHARTERS

Halibut fishing is done off the mouth of the Columbia River in the Pacific Ocean.  The water is blue and wildlife is plenty, so bring your cameras or cell phones for lots of action. Halibut limits in Washington and Oregon are one fish per angler per day.

RESERVATIONS

Halibut season for 2020 begins with an opener on Thursday, April  30th.  Beginning Sunday May 3rd, we can fish every Sunday and Thursday to the end of May–longer if the quota hasn’t been met.

Call early as we expect a busy fishing season!

YOUR TRIP

BEFORE: Plan to arrive at the Charter Office between 4:00 to 4:15 am and be on the vessels by 4:30 am.

DURING: Our average is about 25 to 40 pounds but we’ve been known to bring fish up to 189 pounds. We use heavy weights to get down to the fish, so bring your muscles!

We have deckhands aboard to bait and help you in catching your fish.

AFTER: 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.

1-360-642-3466, 1-800-831-2695 or:

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Bottom Fish

Bottom Fish

BOTTOM FISHING

The latest news on bottom fishing out of Ilwaco, Washington

BOTTOM FISH

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.

RESERVATIONS

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.

YOUR TRIP

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.

1-360-642-3466, 1-800-831-2695 or:

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Sturgeon

Sturgeon

sturgeon

The latest news on charter fishing out of Ilwaco, Washington

STURGEON CHARTERS

The best-kept secret is out. The lower Columbia River (around Ilwaco, Washington) has the world’s best sturgeon fishing.  Catch and release fishing is just as much fun as the keeping so book your trip for this season. The sturgeon are big and provide lots of action and excitement.  CALL NOW to reserve.

RESERVATIONS

Catch and keep sturgeon will be announced here when Fish and Wildlife give us those dates.

Please call early as we expect a busy fishing season. Group rates weekdays only until early July. Please call for current pricing.

YOUR TRIP

We have coffee on board. We will supply all rods, reels, tackle and bait. Trips are based on 8 hours.

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.

Check out this ^ sturgeon video by Sun Dog Film Productions.  Sun Dog Film Productions also did a great video on Captain Milt digging Monster Razor Clams. 

1-360-642-3466, 1-800-831-2695 or:

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Tuna

Tuna

TUNA

The latest news on Albacore fishing out of Ilwaco, Washington

TUNA CHARTERS

There is no set season for TUNA fishing; we fish when the fish arrive, typically in the later part of July and continuing through September.

We had some wonderful catches last year with some big fish and are expecting great fishing this year.  What great fun for everyone and the excitement of live bait when they hooked into one of those speeding bullets known as tuna.

“Upon returning to the dock there were tall tales of fishing, wildlife and water conditions. Pictures were then taken and people coming from everywhere to view the catch. We had a few bystanders who asked to have their picture with the catches. I wonder what kind of a story they told!”

RESERVATIONS

Our one-day trips are longer than 12 hours and have two captains aboard. Contact us now to book your trip or for more information.

YOUR TRIP

BRING:
  • BIG lunches as you will be out longer than 12 hours
  • We have coffee aboard; you will need water, pop and juice
  • Dress warm and comfortably
  • Please have boots and rain gear with you as this is a very exciting and messy fishery
  • This trip can be one of the most unique trips you have ever taken out in the clear blue water with dolphins and other sea life close at hand.  CAMERAS ARE A MUST

ARRIVE: Our one-day trips are longer than 12 hours. We ask that you be in the office at 2:00 am in July-August and 3:00 am in September.  You should return between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. 

DURING: WE OFFER LIVE BAIT FISHING • YOU ARE ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE FISH

AFTER:  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.

1-360-642-3466, 1-800-831-2695 or:

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