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CHARTER FISHING IN THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS

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Select your location below. We are able to run charter fishing trips from any location throughout the San Juan Islands. If your location is not listed below call our office at 360-376-3711 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

ORCAS ISLAND, WA

ANACORTES, WA (mainland)

BELLINGHAM, WA (mainland)

LOPEZ ISLAND, WA

SAN JUAN ISLAND, WA

THE WILLOWS, WA

Outer Island Excursions offers salmon and bottom fishing charters throughout the San Juan Islands including San Juan Island, Lopez Island & Anacortes. Our vessels are moored in Eastsound on Orcas Island, but if you want to skip the ferry ride we can pick you up from Lopez Island, San Juan Island, Lummi Island and the Bellingham Area. We fish for Salmon, Ling Cod, Rock Fish, Halibut, Cabazon, Flounder, Greenling and many other species. We also love to go after Dungeness and Red Rock Crab. During the early spring we will drop some pots for pink and spot shrimp. A whale watching tour can be combined with a fishing trip for the ultimate island adventure!

Call for information about what fish we can keep and what fish we have to release on our charter boat. For a portion of the season we mainly do catch and release fishing.

GENERAL FISHING SEASON GUIDELINES:

Fishing seasons may be subject to change by the Fish and Wildlife Department. Please contact our office for more specific details.

  • Shrimp and Halibut are open in May
  • Ling Cod Season is May 1st – June 15th
  • Salmon Season is July 1st – October 30 and November 1st – April 30th
  • Crabbing Season is July 15th – September 30th
  • Bottom Fishing is open year-round

BOTTOM FISHING & CRABBING CHARTER BOAT

Bottom fishing charter trips are great for fishermen of any skill level. We frequently take out first time fishermen as young as 4 and 5 years old as well as skilled veterans. We highly recommend a bottom fishing charter for a group considering their first fishing experience in the San Juans. Usually everyone catches fish and the techniques are easy to learn. Bottom fishing charters are available year round. Halibut and Ling Cod are open in the spring. Crabbing is from July 15th to September 30th.

Fishing Tips & General Information

The best fishing charters are well planned trips

We charge by the hour for all of our bottom charter fishing trips not by the person

Minimum 3 hours

You may bring along any food or beverages you desire including alcohol

We offer trips for 1 person on up to 40 people

Fishing Licenses are available aboard the boat for US waters

All gear is provided

If you catch fish you can keep your Captain will clean them for you

Bareboat charters are also available

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SALMON FISHING CHARTERS

We are proud to now offer Salmon charter fishing to those fishermen after that elusive 30 lbs King. We offer roughly 5-6 hour Salmon fishing charters from July to October and December to April. Blackmouth are the target for winter fishing and during the summer we can get silver, kings and pink salmon. Salmon fishing requires a longer run to get to the best fishing locations. Sometimes we head out almost 40 miles to get to the best spots. Salmon fishing is more hit and miss than bottom fishing. The pay off can be big but patience is necessary. For that reason it is not recommended for young children or for first time fishermen. During July and August advanced reservations are highly recommended. If fishing regulations prohibit targeting salmon, we will fish for whatever is open which may include Spot Prawn, Dungeness crab, cabezon, flounder, kelp greenling and more. We will take full advantage of whatever regulations will allow.

We have two 26ft custom vessels that we use for salmon charter fishing. Our charter boats are fully equipped with electronic downriggers. Both boats have restrooms and a 3/4 cabin enclosure.

2016 Salmon fishing regulations have not been determined. Tour activities will be dependent on State and Federal Law. Our current booking guidelines are based on previous seasons. Generally salmon fishing is open July 1st – October 31st. Rules may be changed. Fishing activities on charters will be dictated by current rules at the time of the charter.

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