Mid-July is Tuna time. And tuna is RAMPAGE's Specialty.
This will be Captain Randy Ratliff's 37th tuna season and if you are looking for an express (12 hour) tuna trip, there is no better choice then the RAMPAGE.
Besides being fast and luxurious, the RAMPAGE is equipped with RSW for the ultimate fish quality. We feature all modern electronics - a comfortable head and a galley for a hot mea. Just bring your breakfast, lunch and "travel home" food. Need a place to lay down? Not a problem - the RAMPAGE has 6 crew berths.
We request you leave large coolers in your vehicles. Try to pack as compactly as possible. Deck space is for fishing!
Because the RAMPAGE is fast, we leave and return on the same day. Departure time is between 3am & 4am and we'll return approximately 12 hours later.
The RAMPAGE is a member of the Westport Charterboat Association. Our customers will be eligible for the Association's daily derby winner fish. Many 6 man boats are not eligible for this coveted membership due to safety requirements....RAMPAGE IS! This is particularly important for far offshore trips like tuna and halibut.
Check-In: 3am (no later than 330am)
Departure Time: 4am (depending on tuna location)
Return Time: 4pm (approx)
* departure/return times will vary due to location of tuna, weather, and more.
Rate: $450 (plus tax & booking/convenience fee)
License: WDFW Salmon License (mandatory per WDFW)
Fishing License: You'll need a WDFW saltwater fishing license PRIOR to departure. Although tuna is a HMS, charter boats have made an agreement that our customers will purchase a saltwater license in order to avoid uncontrollable landing fees. We sell 1-day licenses you can buy onboard during morning check-in. Or, visit WDFW website for seasonal license.
Derby Ticket: Westport Charterboat Association holds a seasonal derby. To enter, just buy a derby ticket from your captain onboard PRIOR to departure. Cost: $5
Bring: Dress in layers. It can be very cold, wet, windy, sunny, hot, calm - all on the same day. Keep your feet dry.
Food: You will need food for the day. We have potable water onboard. Space is limited on boats. If you're in a group, get together one large cooler for everyone.
Fillet Fee: Our crew will clean or fillet your fish. Fillet rates are posted on the boat, or you can ask your crew.
Tipping Your Crew: Our deckhands work hard to get the boat ready, keep your lines in the water all day, and clean up the mess after we're done. Please tip your deckhand. We suggest 15% of cost of trip.
More about Albacore:
Albacore tuna is one of the most sought after fish around the world, both commercially and recreationally, and are classified as a Highly Migratory Species. In the United States they are managed federally by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in cooperation with state fish and wildlife agencies. WDFW has some techy info if you're into that.