My husband and I wanted to take our 7yr old to catch his first Salmon, but being the fishing novices we are, decidced it would be a better idea to go out with someone who knew what they were doing. We decided to go through Highliner Charters in Anacortes because of the great reviews they had received from previous customers. So I called and made the reservation. Patty answered the phone and was so nice and accommidating. We wanted to reserve a spot for 4 people on a holiday weekend and she said no problem, they would take the bigger boat. We were pretty excited.
The day came, we met our Captain at Skyline Marina at their office, got our fishing licenses and we were off! We enjoyed a gorgeous ride out to the fishing grounds (the Southwest side of San Juan Island). The ride was comfortable and we got to watch the sunrise, it was awesome.
When we got there, Captain Bret immediately got our equipment set up and in the water. Within 15 minutes we had our first bite!! My husband was reeling in his first Salmon!! He even had to fight a sea lion for it, but it was worth it!
We spent a wonderful day on the water, caught more salmon then we knew what to do with, and my 7 yr old caught his first Salmon to boot! Mission accomplished. We had so much fun, and Captain Bret was really great in teaching us the difference between Wild salmon and hatchery salmon. The differences between Kings, Coho's, and Pinks. We will DEFINITELY be doing this trip again with Highliner Charters. Thanks Captain Brett and Patty!!!
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