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Title: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: pickardjw on June 21, 2021, 01:12:28 PM
Anyone have recommendations for ocean charter guides? Or words of caution about any guide outfits for that matter...Looking to go in July on a company trip. Thinking of targeting tuna, Halibut if open, and bottomfish. No geographic requirements other than staying in Washington.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: jay.sharkbait on June 21, 2021, 01:16:50 PM
Hula Girl out of Westport.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: fishngamereaper on June 21, 2021, 01:26:10 PM
Halibut won't be open.

Tuna possibly but they come when they want. So they may or may not be in range...best bet is a salmon trip or salmon rockfish trip.

How many people...?  I would go 6 pack express boat if I had the choice, one of Coleman's boat's. All River's. Or far corners, tail walker are also both good.

If not most of the big cattle boat's are the same. It's going to be strictly availability.

Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: pickardjw on June 21, 2021, 01:29:29 PM
Ahh I'm not familiar at all with how Halibut or any of the saltwater fishing works out here really. Good to know.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: ASHQUACK on June 21, 2021, 02:15:00 PM
Look into booking the Slammer with Rhett and crew. Can't go wrong with them, but they are a big boat operation.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: ASHQUACK on June 21, 2021, 02:16:36 PM
Also another consideration if your looking for a 6 pack boat is All Rivers, Mark and Merry Coleman's outfit. Another top notch guide service
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: pickardjw on June 21, 2021, 02:49:55 PM
Yeah I think 6 might be small. Depends on our groups availability, if we only end up with six those smaller boats are definitely preferred. If only there was an 8!

I'm used to Gulf charters for snapper, that's where most of my charter experience is.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: spoonman on June 21, 2021, 04:14:52 PM
If you are going to have more than 6 people then the Slammer is the boat to be on!!! If 6 or less then All rivers(Mark Coleman)
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: HntnFsh on June 21, 2021, 07:44:02 PM
I think you would have to be very lucky to be able to book a boat for tuna on any of the 6 packs right now.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: Lucky1 on June 21, 2021, 07:59:52 PM
Mark Youngblood does a good job. I think his boat will fish 6 guys.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: 3boys on June 21, 2021, 08:05:48 PM
If he's available I would book with All Rivers on his new 42 footer for tuna. Amazing boat with gyro stabilizer and shock absorber seats. Some of the best captains I have run across.
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Post by: Shaqdiesel on June 21, 2021, 08:55:44 PM
Slammer is top notch, Iíve gone 5 times and limits every time and Rhett is a great guy.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: dc on June 22, 2021, 06:47:46 AM
If you are headed out of Ilwaco. the best of the fleet is Coho charters.  Either Butch on the Coho King or Mooch on the Coho Mooch will get you into fish and you will have a blast doing it.  Top notch people right there.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: C-Money on June 22, 2021, 06:59:24 AM
I really don't think you can go wrong with any of the charter offices in Westport. Ocean Sportfishing, Westport Charters or Deep Sea, all are great. I'd call all 3 offices and see which outfit has a boat open to meet your needs. I have fished with all 3 outfits and all put you on fish. A boat that is maybe not quite as popular but has been getting great reviews is the Angler out of Ocean Sport Fishing. I believe the two most popular are the Hula Girl with Westport Charters, and the Slammer with Deep Sea. I have fished the Ranger, Blue Eyes, Hula Girl, Stardust, Tornado, Swifty, (Freedom & Starfire which are gone now) and had a great time every time. A company trip should be a blast with who ever can accommodate your needs. Have Fun!
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: trophyhunt on June 22, 2021, 07:00:58 AM
Just went on the stardust a couple weeks ago, the crew was great, they worked their butts off.  NO complaints.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: pickardjw on June 22, 2021, 08:25:36 AM
Lots of good info here, thanks everyone. We're gonna get a headcount and best date for the group and go from there. See if we need to go with a big boat or if we're going to squeeze down into a 6-man. Would be great to get in on one of the combo trips for salmon and bottomfishing but not sure if that's a possibility with having to go on a Friday.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: rtspring on June 22, 2021, 08:39:27 AM
Go with Rhett! On the Slammer, best boat in Westport!  Rhett is top notch dude, loves hunting and fishing!!!   Bottom fish and Salmon. 
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: time2hunt on June 22, 2021, 09:32:03 AM
How did they all do on the salmon opener this weekend ? Thinking of making a flying trip down for a Thursday Friday fishing trip.


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Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: time2hunt on June 24, 2021, 02:58:03 PM
Fishing is good 😜 went 9 for 11 on chinook with 11 rods and three garbage can of cod 👍(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210624/2dedc09466acf47061e72055934cce04.jpg)
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Dwight on the tornado took good care of us 👍👌


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Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: C-Money on June 25, 2021, 08:22:15 AM
Looks like so much fun Time2hunt!
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Post by: Mtnwalker on June 25, 2021, 09:06:32 AM
Looks like a great trip Brian, I need to get after some chrome like that!!
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: Yakirack on June 25, 2021, 11:56:12 AM
We went 2 weeks ago on the "Tequila Too" from Deep Sea Charters. Fast limits for the whole boat. They maxed the boat at 16 people due to Covid which gave us all extra space. It was great.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: yakimacoug on June 28, 2021, 11:32:23 AM
Another vote for Steve and Jason on the Hula Girl!  First class guys, ultra clean boat and their "fish on" excitement is contagious.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: Spuddieselwwu on June 28, 2021, 11:43:09 AM
Mark Coleman - All rivers
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: STIKNSTRINGBOW on June 28, 2021, 11:52:50 AM
Good luck!

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The Slammer is booked, If you don't have a seat now, don't waste any time.
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NOW!
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Or pray for cancellations.
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Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: STIKNSTRINGBOW on June 28, 2021, 11:56:47 AM
I needed a seat for 3, maybe August or September..
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: Spuddieselwwu on June 28, 2021, 12:16:57 PM
I needed a seat for 3, maybe August or September..

Call Mark / Merry Coleman - you won't be disappointed.  They'll hook you up. 
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: tank21 on June 28, 2021, 01:17:19 PM
What do all of you tip at the end of a charter?  Is there a general rule of thumb?  If a charter costs $350 and all is good and fish are caught/cleaned, what would you tip?
10%, 20%?  couple few $20's?  Do you tip the same amount for the workers on the boat?  Say $50 x2 guys for a $100?
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: pickardjw on June 29, 2021, 11:24:13 AM
We always did 15% for an okay job, 20% for good, and 25% for great for snapper charters in the Gulf.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: trophyhunt on June 29, 2021, 12:40:48 PM
I tipped the bait guy 60$ on a 165.00 trip, and I was told to only tip the help not the captain. 
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: greenhead_killer on June 29, 2021, 12:45:08 PM
Another vote for Steve and Jason on the Hula Girl!  First class guys, ultra clean boat and their "fish on" excitement is contagious.
id like to go with these guys again. my bil and i went a few years ago for bottom fish. full boat, fully limited out by 1030am. awesome time with loads of fish
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: Tonasket2021 on July 10, 2021, 09:32:01 PM
Definitely the SLAMMER with Deep Seas Charter. We had 18 people and we all limited out in very short order on Lings and RockFish.
Title: Re: Ocean Charter Recommendations
Post by: Backstrap on July 11, 2021, 04:26:42 PM
Mark Youngblood does a good job. I think his boat will fish 6 guys.

Mark has done me right. Book him with no hesitation.

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