Frequently Asked Questions

What is a typical day like? A guided fishing trip always begins early in the morning and lasts between 6 and 10 hours. We typically meet our clients at a well known spot, sometimes for breakfast to get acquainted and explain the day ahead.  You are typically on the water at day break.  After a short safety and fishing 101 orientation, you will fish hard and have fun all day with a short break or two to rest and enjoy a cup of coffee or a stream side luncheon. During your time on the water Sean and his team are at your service.  If there is something you want to see or do feel free to ask.  It’s your time! Near the end of the day your catch will be cleaned and readied for your trip home.

Length of Trip: The length of your trip will vary depending on where you are fishing and what you are fishing for.  Washington West Fishing Adventures, LLC averages 8 hours of fishing for its customers every day.  Some days are shorter if limits are obtained.  If extra hours are necessary to get fish in the boat that’s not a problem!  Our goal is always to provide the best service for the customer!

Licenses: Licenses are your responsibility.  Sean will instruct you as to what type of license to buy shortly before your trip.  In some cases you can buy a daily license and save yourself money.  Please make sure you don’t forget because obtaining one near the river early in the morning is nearly impossible.

Accommodations, Lodging and Dining:  Having been in the business for over 20 years, Sean and his wife Sabrena have great knowledge on where to stay and eat when going on a fishing trip.  They will refer you to the place that fits best within your budget.  They can often get customer discounts for referring business.  During the ocean salmon season, Sean and his wife often prepare gourmet dinners for customers that arrive the night before.

Ocean Fishing:  If you have a trip booked for the ocean, please be aware that the ocean can be choppy and may cause sea sickness which can ruin your trip.  Be prepared and obtain sea sick medication to ensure your trip is a positive one.  Sean will advise you on what to prepare for and what sea sick medications seem to work the best.

Transporting your catch:  Please come prepared to transport your catch.� The fish you are catching are valuable and are better preserved if cared for properly. A large cooler is advised to allow fish to be straight and heavily iced.  Fish that are bent up in a small cooler are harder to fillet and care for later when you get home.

Lunches: Typically people bring their own lunches and drinks.  However, Sean will host simple barbeque shore lunches, when requested for a minor charge.

Alcohol: For safety and insurance purposes, we ask that you limit your use of alcohol while on the boat.  A few beers during the day is not a problem.  If people drink too much and become unreasonable or unsafe, Washington West Fishing Adventures, LLC reserves the right to terminate the trip of that customer.

What do you bring?

  • License
  •  Hat
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Food, coffee and drinks
  • Sea sick medication, if necessary
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Waders or hip boots if fishing from a drift boat
  • Camera with charged batteries, take your memories home
  • Warm layered clothes and rain gear.� If you do not have rain gear, ask Sean he has extras.