Jet Boat fishing charter in Cathlamet and Columbia River, Washington fishing for Salmon, Sturgeon, Steelhead, Chinook.

Washington Coast Charter Fishing Salmon and Sturgeon

Sidewinder Charters has been providing quality Washington Coast Charter Fishing on the lower Columbia River for 25 years. If you are looking for a fish filled day on the water in the Pacific Northwest, then look no further. Specializing in fishing the pristine waters of the lower Columbia River, Willapa Bay, and Tillamook Bay, Sidewinder Charters provides the opportunity to catch ocean bright Chinook Salmon and White Sturgeon from March through October in legendary settings. The fish gather in huge schools to feed regularly in these tidal estuaries providing the opportunity to target large feeding fish close to the boat in shallow water with light sport tackle.

Our season generally starts in mid-March when fishable numbers of Spring Chinook (aka Springers) return from the Pacific Ocean as they make there way upstream to their natal streams. As some of these fish will travel 100's of miles and spend months in fresh water without feeding they enter the Columbia strong and filled with rich layers of Omega-3 fatty acids. Many salmon connoisseurs consider Spring Chinook to be the top quality Chinook and the Columbia River fish the best of the best. Fishing out of Cathlamet Washington we intercept these fish just after they leave the salt water when they are in peak condition.

Lower Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon

what: Spring Chinook Salmon (aka Springers, Spring Kings)
why: Springers average 15-19 pounds with fish up to 30+ pounds possible
when: mid-March through April
where: Cathlamet Washington area from the Port of Wahkiakum

Toby Muck has over 25 years experience fishing the Columbia River and Washington Coastal waters for: Salmon, Sturgeon and Steelhead. He is one of the premier anglers wherever he fishes. A lot of times he lands more fish than outher guides get bites on most days all season long !

Toby is licensed for freshwater and saltwater. He is also Coast Guard licensed as well as first aid and CPR certified.

24' Custom North River Aluminum Fishing Boat

Sidewinder Charter clients fish from a state of the art, covered, heated, custom built aluminum 24 foot North River Deep V Jet Boat with a 385 h.p. 496 cubic inch big block chevy engine and a Yamaha 8 hp kicker motor with a TR1 Autopilot for trolling. This combination of hull and outdrive allows Toby the greatest amount of flexibility for getting to the fish, whether it is crossing the bar at Tillamook or Ilwaco to catch the Chinook bite in the ocean or running flat out across the mudflats to get to the hot bucket on the tide change for sturgeon. The boat is equipped with all of the electronics needed for a safe and effective day on the water, including a Raymarine E120 and E80 Series 48 nautical mile radar, color video plotter and 3 color digital fish finders. GPS may help keep you in the channel, but it does not help pick your way though other boats in pea soup fog. Multiple high-end fish finder units are employed to insure that Captain Toby can always tell what is happening below the water, even while preparing bait while trolling on autopilot. A spacious cabin area provides shelter from inclement weather, should a front be blowing through off of the ocean while you are fishing. This combination of equipment insures you the most comfortable fishing adventure on the water today.

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Columbia River Fishing Charter Schedule

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Salmon Fishing Charter Schedule

March - October

Chinook, Washington for Fall

Cathalamet Marina, Washington in the Spring for Chinook


Full Day Fishing Charter Rates


2 - 5 people $225.00 per person per day.

Deposit Required $225 Day

Book Early for Best Dates !

All tackle provided, includes Ordella fishing rods and Penn or Shimano reels.

Items You Should Bring:

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sun Galsses
  • Layered Clothing
  • Rain Gear
  • Lunch Beverage

Jet Boat fishing charter Columbia River fishing for Salmon and Sturgeon.

Toby catches more fish than 99% of other guides!
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