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“Fantastic Salmon Education/Experience”
Review of Highliner Charters

Highliner Charters
Ranked #2 of 15 Tours in Anacortes
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Guided salmon and bottom fishing charter trips in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State. There is no way to describe the excitement of putting folks on their first king salmon, giant lingcod, or huge halibut. The smile is from ear to ear, you can almost see their hearts pounding through their chests, and their hands shake for an hour afterward in response to the adrenaline. The stories get told, and the memories last a life time.
Reviewed March 4, 2012

We arrived at the dock at 6:30am for some winter blackmouth fishing. It was cold (45 degrees) with and wind and rain in the forecast but we agreed to see how long could last on the water. Over the next ten hours, the conversation flowed... and we even caught some fish!

It took less than 20 minutes to catch the first blackmouth. We landed three fish in all, but should have pulled in twice that many. The next time I WILL 1) keep the pole tip up, 2) crank on that reel and 3) not assume, at any point, the fish is off the line when reeling in.

Captain Brett's boat was well stocked with poles, reels, lures, flashers and herring. Electric down riggers are a necessity in depths over 50 feet. Everyone had one. I was impressed with the radar and other electronic equipment. A depth display at the back of the boat... awesome!

Both in our party had fished before and appreciated Brett's willingness to share his fishing theories and a few of his secrets.

I would recommend Highliner Charters for anyone looking to explore the puget sound. It was a fantastic experience! Taking home a salmon or two at the end of the day is a bonus!

Thank Patrick M
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