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Seattle Fishing Charter

A Memorable, Hands-On Fishing Charter Experience on Seattle’s Puget Sound

Whether you’ve got years of salmon fishing experience or you’ve never held a fishing pole, A Spot Tail Salmon Guide offers an unparalleled experience. Captain Keith Robbins has been fishing on the Puget Sound for 30 years in Seattle. That means from the best places to cast your fly, to great spots for beginners to bottom fish, to picturesque views for sightseeing and sea burials, he knows where to take you. Unlike most Seattle fishing charters, we provide each angler with their own rod and teach an active approach that lets you feel the pull of a bite and reel in your own catch. Our specialty is mooching for salmon on private and group tours. We also offer Seattle fly fishing, bottom fishing, sightseeing tours and sea burials. Located less than 7 miles north of downtown, you won’t find a Seattle fishing charter closer to the city center. The best way to experience the Seattle is from the water, so plan your nautical adventure today.

Seattle Fishing

We offer a variety of Seattle fishing charters and our fishing methods will depend on the target species. For Salmon fishing we go with light tackle mooching. Mooching is a local technique where you will hold the rod, feel the bite, and set the hook yourself. We prefer this method because it’s an active experience intended for anglers who like to cast, hold their own rod and feel the fish strike. By the time you get off the water you’ll be an experienced moocher. Our Seattle fly fishing is done from a boat, typically near the shorelines, in very shallow water. We fish both top-water and sinking flies, using both floating and sinking lines. A favorite method of experienced fisherman, saltwater fly fishing is just like freshwater fly fishing; you’ll cast and strip your line, and the further you cast, the more fish you’ll catch. Our Seattle fishing guide service targets Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout year-round, plus Steelhead, Dolly Vardon, and different species of salmon including Chinook, Coho, Humpback, and Chum. In addition to incredible fishing, you get to enjoy gazing at the bountiful wildlife that fill our waters while fishing Seattle.

Unlike most Seattle fishing charters, we provide each angler with their own rod.


Celebrating our 30th Year
Guiding & Chartering in Puget Sound

Captain Keith Robbins has been fishing on the Puget Sound for nearly 30 years in Seattle

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I have gone out with the crew of A Spot Tail several times and have always had a great time and come away with fish for the table. Captains Keith and Sean are great at what they do, are very knowledgeable of the fishery, and have a good time doing what they love. You cannot go wrong with this outfit! Whether it is mooching for salmon or fly-fishing for cutthroat, this is your clear choice!

Eileen P. September 2019

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Amazing experience with Captain Keith and helper Andrew! 5 of us spent 4 hours on the boat and caught over 25 fish, many of them Salmon! Boat is clean, well maintained and Keith and Andrew are great guys! Also saw a Whale while on the water!

Adam H. June 2018

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This was the 3rd trip I’ve taken with Spot Tail, all have been different, and all have been a blast! Capt. Keith is unfailingly cheerful, funny, and helpful, and he knows how to find the fish! If you are entertaining out-of-town family or friends and want an excursion that shows off the Pacific NW at it’s most elemental (we even saw whales!) and beautiful, book a trip with Spot Tail Fishing Charters. It’s well worth it!

Kim Darling. 7 months ago

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Just had a great experience out on the Sound with Captain Keith. Exactly the salmon fishing experience we were looking for! Captain Keith is a great guy, fantastic customer service attitude, easy-going, knowledgeable, and patient with all of us with varying experience fishing. Went to several locations and caught our hoped-for king salmon! We will definitely book with Spot Tail again in the future!

AJ. 6 months ago

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Three of us just a came back from a 4 hr trip with Keith. We had a great time. Boat and equipment were top notch. The pickup location was easy to get to from downtown Seattle. Keith was fun, knowledgeable, and kept us entertained. His fishing technique is one that allows you to hold onto the rods and feel the bite. So much fun! We will be going out again next time we are in town.

Tom Lantry. March 2020

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We had the pleasure of having Capt. Sean guide us to the open waters of the great Puget Sound. Was a great day out on the water. We were very satisfied with the entire experience not to mention that we landed a amazing 34″ 18 pound King salmon. We are planning another trip and will surely pass the word along to other folks. If you want to have a whale of a time, then call Spot Tail, bring along plenty of ale, and hang on to the rail.

Rudy Rivas. 7 months ago

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We had a great day of fishing with Captain Sean! It was my son’s 10th birthday present and the whole family loved it. Capt. Sean was excellent – so calm and patient with the kids, and of course great with fishing tips and knowledge and untangling lines at record speed! We caught a bunch of beautiful salmon and enjoyed a quintessential Puget Sound morning, calm and serene with moments of total crazy excitement! Can’t wait to go out again!

Colleen Dutson. 7 months ago