What should I bring and wear?
Everything you need to fish with is provided. You need to bring a lunch, camera, binoculars, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm clothes and a desire to have fun and catch fish. We can arrange for box lunches if you desire. If you forget any thing let us know, we usually have some spares on the boat. You will see marine mammals, Seals, Sea Lions and occasionally Dahls Porpoise and Orca Whales. If it might rain you should bring rain gear, but the cabin is covered and you can go inside anytime. It’s best to dress in layers so you can peel some off when it gets warm, or put some on if it cools off.
Will we still go if the weather is bad?
If the water is too rough for safety we will reschedule or cancel. If it’s raining, we’ll still go. The boat has a covered and heated cabin so you can get out of the rain if necessary. Around here we can’t let a little rain stop us.
If something comes up and I can’t go, do I get my deposit back?
Cancellations, although rare are sometimes inevitable. Rescheduling is the best policy and we will work with you to the best of our ability to do so. If you must cancel you are required to give us at least 15 days notice for a full deposit refund minus a $10 per person booking fee which is non refundable. If you notify us between 4-14 days before the trip you will be charged a $50 per person cancellation fee in addition to the $10 non refundable booking fee. If we are able to rebook with other people we may waive the cancelation fee. If you give us less than 3 days notice and or do not show up you will be charged in full for the charter. This is charged to credit card on file at time of reservation. 15 or more days = $10 per person booking fee 4-14 days = $50 per person fee + $10 per person booking fee 3 days or less = Charged in full
Do you have a refrigerator for our drinks?
There is a box for fish, but you will need to bring a cooler for your drinks.
Is it better to fish in the morning or in the evening?
That’s hard to say because sometimes fishing is better in the AM, and sometimes in the PM. It really depends on what time you like to get up in the morning.
Where to stay?
If you are fishing from our Seattle location. we recommend Hotel Nexus Seattle 800-435-0754. just a short drive to the boat. We will be glad to help you find suitable accommodations.
The morning trips normally depart around daylight and the afternoon trips usually depart around 1:00PM. If you have the boat reserved for your party we can adjust the departure times to suit your desires.
All Star Fishing Charters provides!
Your Satisfaction, Comfort and Safety are #1 priorities. Friendly, family owned charter. Competitive Prices. Safe, clean, comfortable, well equipped, fully licensed and insured fishing boat. Heated cabin, enclosed marine head (bathroom). All fishing tackle (rods, reels, lures and bait). Fish cleaned and bagged. Private charters are always welcomed. Private charters are guaranteed for 4 or more people per boat Boat licensed to accommodate a maximum of six passengers. You will fish with hands on approach using the best methods for catching fish in Puget Sound. Fishers from the novice to the most experienced enjoy good catches. You will enjoy quality fishing on Puget Sound with All Star Fishing Charters.
How far in advance do you need to book?
As soon as you know the date you want you should make a reservation. Weekend trips fill up the fastest. One month in advance is a good idea. If you have some flexibility in your dates we can usually accommodate you even on short notice.
Do you keep what you catch?
You can keep up to the legal limit. Many practice catch and release. We clean or fillet and bag the fish you keep
How do you get your fish home?
We provide free bags. If you want your fish prepared for shipping a local fish market close to the dock helps with that. They will put it in a box and use gel packs to ship fresh fish. You can have your fish smoked and vacuum packed, then shipped if you like. We are glad to help you with your fish.
How far out do we go to fish?
Puget Sound is protected water with no ocean swells. You will be fishing within sight of land usually within a mile or less of shore. The average travel time to the fishing grounds is 15 to 30 minutes
How old do you have to be to fish?
All ages are welcome. We have taken people from 1 week old to 105 years old.
How long does the trip last?
Standard trips last six hours from check in time, till you return to the dock. We offer 4-hour trips for those so inclined. Private charters can be structured to meet your time schedule.
Do you need a fishing license?
Yes if you are 16 years of age or over. We are a licensed dealer and carry one-day licenses on the boat. The cost is $10 per person whether you are a resident or non-resident of Washington.
What is the maximum number of people on the boat?
The boat is licensed to carry up to six passengers for hire. The boat is large enough and safe enough to handle many more than that. If you have reserved the boat for a private charter you can expect to have only your party on the boat.
Is there a first mate or deck hand?
Most of the time there is just the captain and your party. The boat is set up very well with autopilots and design of fishing gear, which allows the captain to assist you.
What fishing techniques do you use?
Most salmon fishing is done trolling with downriggers, using light to medium tackle. We fish with lots of different lures and sometimes bait.
Is there a place that will cook your fish?
Most restaurants don’t want to deal with this for health reasons.
What are your payment options?
A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. The total amount is due at time of check in. By making a reservation you are agreeing to our cancelation Policy We prefer cash or check for final payment. We will accept visa or master card.
Reservations are required; and a credit card is required in order to guarantee you a seat.