Sounds Fishy To Me
Well, now. Don’t be worried. We certainly are talking about fishy business here, but that’s exactly the way it should be — when you’re talking Fishing Charters in Westport, Washington, that is. Have no fear. By the time you are through reading this article, you’ll be signing up for fishing trips and whale watching excursions along the glorious Washington State Coastline in a moment.
Speaking of moments, have you ever been up earlier than the sun? Have you watched dawn break over the Olympics and Mt. Rainier? Well, here’s your opportunity if you have yet to experience such delight. Among the various charters to choose from are Westport Charters, Deep Sea Charters, Inc. and Advantage Charters. Why so many? Because Westport offers one of the largest fleets on the West Coast; in fact, it was the fishing that put Westport on the map! The season runs from March through October, but from March through May, you can experience a special treat: whale watching!
Hop on one of these delightful boats and fish for Halibut, Salmon and a bonus as well. Albacore Tuna! Bottom Fishing Trips are especially exciting for children who always find special delight in using live anchovies for bait.
But for the serious fishermen, here a a few fun facts. Since the drive out to sea takes from one and a half to two and a half hours, one can be mesmerized with observing the marine life even before catching the best tasting fish in the Pacific. For Halibut, boats sometimes have to travel 50 miles, thus prompting departure well before daylight. Be ready for a workout just in case you miss the gym. Halibut weighs between 10-100 pounds, so besides requiring a tremendous amount of cooperation and organization, you must be ready for some physical challenges as well. Not for the faint of heart, be sure to bring medication for motion sickness as the seas may sometimes get rough.
Salmon, of course, is most lucrative in July. Because of the massive amount found in Westport, the nickname “Salmon Capitol of the World” is rightfully earned.
After Salmon come Albacore Tuna season, found most abundantly 50-100 miles off the coast of Washington during the months of August and September. As with Halibut, fishing Albacore Tuna also requires a great deal of stamina.
One adventure you won’t want to miss is found on the “Tequila Too.” This is a 55′ Coast Guard inspected Modern Twin Diesel Charter vessel that seats 24 passengers comfortably for fishing trips and 42 passengers for whale watching or other excursions.
The fishy business I speak of is actually quite amazing and memorable. If it sounds fishy to you, take my advice. . . Go fishing…and soon!