The 2015 fishing season in Westport is now closed; thanks for fishing with us! We open for the 2016 season in March of next year. Give us a call to book a trip: 360-268-1000.
SALMON FISHING ———————-
The opening day for salmon fishing is set by the state Fisheries Department; we’ll post details when we get them, in April 2016. We’re hearing that the Chinook numbers are again going to be very good!
Coho is another excellent sport fishing which gets going good by mid-June and continues on into August and September. Our salmon fishing here is great! Westport is nicknamed “The Salmon Capital of the World!”
Fighting a King is one of the ultimate tests for any angler. These fish are fast and big. Fish topping 40-lbs are not uncommon. They will rip line from your spool, challenge your strength, and take you on a journey around the boat multiple times before you have a chance to land them.
Silvers might not get as big as kings, but what they lack in size, they more than make up for in dogged tenacity. Get one of these fish on your pole and you will see acrobatics, speed, and power. Fishing for Silvers and Kings usually require anglers to practice a mooching technique that gives you complete control over hooking and fighting your own fish. Mooching is done by lowering your bait to a desired depth, and then fishing the water column as you reel back up.
Obviously, fishing in Westport for salmon can be non-stop, exciting, and result in plenty of fillets for the freezer. When you take one of our salmon fishing trips, our captains and courteous deckhands will give you a full rundown on how to hook and land your fish, and will do everything they can to make sure everything possible is being done to ensure your fishing experience is of the highest quality.
Bottom fishing is just plain fun! We recommend a bottom fishing trip as a great “first time on the ocean” trip: catching rockfish and lings doesn’t involve a lot of skill, and they’re fairly easy to catch. This kind of fishing is ideal for anybody who simply wants to enjoy some exciting fishing action and some great tasting fish to take home, especially kids, novice anglers and groups. Lingcod can place a considerable amount of strain on a fishing rod and weigh as much as 40-lbs. Rockfish usually weigh between 1- to 8-lbs.
Bringing up two fish at a time is always exciting! Your limit per person is 10 rockfish: that’s a lot of fish tacos and fish ‘n chips!
HALIBUT FISHING ———————-
Fishing for Halibut starts the first Sunday in May every year. These fish can weigh as much as 150-lbs. The regular season is closed for 2015; incidental halibut may be retained until the quota is reached.
Our Halibut trips may include large Black Cod, Rockfish, or Lingcod. These are all considered bonus fish and our customers are always surprised every time they reel one of these additional fish into the boat.
This season is very short. If you haven’t booked by March, chances are slim to get on a boat!
At Ocean Sportfishing, we start our albacore fishing season in late July. We encourage our customers to try tuna fishing if they have never done so before. The coast of Washington offers some of the most exciting tuna fishing found anywhere in the world! Most of our customers simply haven’t tried tuna fishing because they mistakenly believe that it is necessary to travel to the tropics to catch one of the fastest fish in the ocean. A 2- or 3-Day fishing trip for tuna will provide the best fishing experience of a lifetime.
In addition to there being a considerable number of albacore tuna, they usually weigh between 15- and 45-lbs. Usually, our customers who have never fished for albacore tuna believe that they have hooked a much larger fish when they first hook one.
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Ocean Sportfishing Charters is sure that our customers will want to fish with us again after their exciting fishing trip. Our only objective is to put our customers on the fish and keep them coming in the boat.