Frequently Asked Question's


What is Provided?

Cut Plug Charter provides all fishing gear, bottled water, and rain gear upon request.

Does the Puget sound get rough?

The Puget Sound is a protected body of water, yes it is saltwater; but it is not the ocean. There are no ocean swells, just wind chop. The chances of getting seasick for most people are very slim. 

How do we process our catch?

Your Captain will clean, fillet and bag your fish at no extra cost if you want. We do not offer shipping services however we can recommend you to local fish processing markets within minutes of the dock that will take care of your needs from freezing and shipping to custom smoking of your catch and shipping. Wild Salmon Seafood Market and Fresh Fish Company are the two places we recommend to go for freezing and shipping of your fresh catch. B & E Meats can take care of your custom smoking needs as well as shipping with many locations around town.

should we bring food and beverages?

Yes, if you want to bring food or beverages they are welcomed aboard, avoid glass if possible. There is a cooler on the vessel for your food so leaving the cooler behind in the car is best. However, you will be so busy fishing you won't have time to eat!

What do i wear?

You should always dress in layers, and prepare for temperatures 10-15 degrees lower than the weather forecast as it is always cooler on the water. Closed toe shoes are recommended, and if available a pair of boots are never a bad idea. Bringing a rain jacket/ wind breaker is always a good idea as well. Rain gear is available upon request. 

what happens if I drop a rod and reel?

Any lost or damaged gear will be charged at cost of replacement to be determined by the Captain on the Vessel.

What time should we expect to depart?

Departures for morning trips vary from 5:30am to 8am depending on the time of year and recent fishing patterns. Afternoon trips will vary from 12pm- 2pm depending on fishing patterns. 

What kind of vessel do you run?

Cut Plug Charter runs a Grady White 209. It is a center console vessel that allows maximum fishing room which is advantageous for the styles of fishing we utilize. 

Do you have a restroom on board?

Yes, we have a porta-potty on the vessel.

How many people can you take out?

We can comfortably accommodate up to 5 people on our boat.

where do we meet you?

Shilshole Bay Marina Dock ā€œVā€ 7001 Seaview Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98117

How can i book a trip?

You can go to our pricing page or BOOK NOW pages. Call (206) 920-9482 or email

reservation deposit?

Cut Plug Charter takes a $45 per person reservation deposit at the time of booking. This deposit is refundable unless within the specified cancellation policy. The reservation deposit is taken by Credit/Debit card through Square Invoice via email. Once confirmation of payment is received your trip is confirmed. 

what is your cancellation policy?

7 days cancellation is required for full refund, 72 hours 50% refund, 48 hours or less no refund unless we can find someone to fill your spot. If for safety circumstances the Captain cancels the trip you will be awarded 100% refund. These cancellations are mainly due to rough seas and high winds.