We untie for halibut at 430am, so you'll want to be well-rested and in good shape for this monster fish. A 30-mile off-shore trip is no problem for RAMPAGE - We stride to hit the fishing grounds early. but you can relax in our comfortable cabin until its time to fish.
Halibut season starts in May and runs until fishery quota is met - which is usually 7 days or so. You'll want to book as early as you can; even book up to a year in advance to ensure your place on this limited fishery.
The state has allocated only Thursdays and Sundays for 2021
Check-In: 400am on the boat
Departure Time: 430am
Return to dock: 430pm (approx)
Halibut Rate: $300 (plus tax & booking/convenience fee)
Fishing License: You'll need a WDFW saltwater fishing license PRIOR to departure. Although tuna is a HMS, we have made an agreement that our customers will purchase a saltwater license. 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 Our community takes great pride in this contest. Visit the Association's website to locate sponsors and support them - Buy Local!
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.
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