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My son Jimmy with his first spring king 5/14/99

Albacore tuna caught July 10 2005



Sol Duc river spring salmon

Dave with two 40 plus pound kings.

A days catch of Halibut ranging from 30 to 70 pounds.

Rich with a twenty pound steelhead caught from the Sol Duc river.
      
Limits of Hoh river silvers.

29 pound fall king caught sep 99.
For a closer
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Washington fishing charters - Washington salmon charters - Washington halibut charters - Washington albacore tuna
Your source for salmon, halibut, tuna and bottom fishing on the NW Washington coast
Top Notch Ocean Charters
off the Washington state coast departing daily from La Push marina
Call
Toll Free 1-888-501-5887 or email  jricheson@centurytel.net
Now Booking Ocean Fishing Charters April 1st - October 10 2014
A Pod of killer whales eight miles north of La Push.
Lingcod caught off the "Rockpile".A common sight off the Washington coast some puffins.Nice summer caught ocean king.Little James island the entrance to and from La push.A table full of kings and silver caught in july 2003.
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please send a email with "newsletter" in subject space, thanks. Also look for more frequent
reports, pics, promotions and specials on our Facebook page. Link at bottom of page.

Jim Richeson at the wheel of the "Top Notch" Hi my name is Jim Richeson inviting you to visit Washington's best location for saltwater fishing. La Push has the same and many times better fishing as other coastal Washington ports such as Neah Bay, Westport and Ilwaco. What we don't have is huge crowds of charters and private boats. Although our vessel is large enough to easily fish eight people we keep the number to six to ensure a enjoyable trip. A second boat can be arranged for larger parties. River trips are available late September through the end of April.

 Lingcod/Sea Bass offshore combo trips will start again on October 1st 2014.
We posted some cool pics from 2013 bottomfishing on home page, check it out.
Book early for best available dates.

We are very pleased to announce that we will be fishing a brand new larger vessel
this upcoming saltwater season of 2004. Boat was custom designed using a 31 foot uniflite mold by Ed Beck of Beck Boats. Key features of the boat will be a walk around house for added fishing space, enclosed bathroom, seating for six inside cabin,  Scotty downriggers and new top of the line electronics and safety equipment,
including a eight man life raft, EPIRB and a satellite phone. Boat cruises at 20 knots
which means more fishing time and less traveling. For a closer look click on either photo.

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Here is part of a feature article printed summer of 2003 in the NW Outdoor section
of the Seattle PI about fishing out of La Push.
Click Here to see the complete story.

pi_globe_top.gif (3855 bytes)   The scenery is incomparable misty, rocky, primal and rich with wildlife and although people are rediscovering it, it's still lightly fished.
  "It's the jewel of the state", says Scott Barber a department of Fish and Game biologist. The salmon fishing has been as good as anywhere on the coast for both Chinook and Coho. Also fishing for halibut, rockfish and lingcod off La Push is as good as anywhere in Washington.

Here is a look at our seasons.

 
Washington Coast Halibut

Prime Halibut grounds can be reached within 1 1/2 hours from
La Push marina. The fish range from 15 to over 100 pounds, and can be a handful to pull off the bottom. Halibut are considered by many to be the best eating white
fleshed fish in the world and draw a high price in stores and restaurants. If everybody's limits
out early we typically limit on lingcod on the way in. Limit is one halibut two lingcod per angler.

Salmon fishing 
We espect a mid june 2014 opener this year, announcement in early April
The fishing out of La Push for both king and
silvers has been red hot the last few  years. The waters off of La Push and nearby
"Umatilla Reef" are the summer feeding grounds for thousands of salmon from rivers California to Alaska. If the boat limits on salmon early enough there is a option to spend
a hour or so bottom fishing on the way in, check combo pricing below. Limit is two salmon.



Lingcod and Sea Bass
(October 1st -Oct 31 2014)
We are offering Rockfish trips mostly in April, May and October when salmon is not open.  A popular trip is a salmon/bottomfish combo.
Book now for awesome early season bottom fishing starting October 1st 2014!
October is lingcod month in La Push, book early.


The lingcod opener marks the beginning of our ocean season.
These fish are very plentiful along are coastline and are a blast to fight on light Tackle.
The season for lingcod and Sea Bass is open throughout are saltwater fishing season.
Limit is two lingcod and ten rockfish per angler.

Offshore trophy Lingcod fishing
If you have not fished the La Push offshore monster ling hole yet this is your chance, the best lingcod holes in the deeper waters reopen October 1st 2014, call now to book.

Although it is usually easy to limit on lingcod close to the beach with a few big ones mixed
in, the best chances of catching a complete boat limit of BIG lings is to run to the outer
waters. It is just over a 25 mile run to the fishing grounds but well worth it as the fish average
 twenty pounds with a few over forty.
 

 

Albacore Tuna
Open all year, no limit WA saltwater license required (Best fishing mid august - mid October)
For years now schools of tuna move close to the north Washington coast mid July
until mid October. Last year (2013) we found the fish 25-45 miles out of La Push. With mild
El Nino conditions in the ocean this summer the fishing should be great again.  Trips
are 1.5 to 2.5 hours of running each way and six to seven hours of often fast paced fishing.
We are keeping the passenger load to four on these trips so guest have more room on
boat, have a chance to fight lots of fish and have more take home poundage. We will
occasionally take five if everyone is in the same party, ask about pricing for five.

Now booking trips from late Sep 1st until mid October 2014!

Sight Seeing / Whale Watching
We offer sight seeing trips during our entire season. Some flexible hours are available
during April, May and June. But when Salmon season opens in late June all trips will be 4pm to 6pm. Guests on these trips often will spot seals, sea lions, harbor porpoises, sea
otters, whales and a array of sea birds. A camera is a must on these trips.
Online booking is not available on these trips please call or email
Call Toll Free 1-888-501-5887 Local 360-374-2660 or email jricheson@centurytel.net

Rates for the upcoming 2014 saltwater season

Special price for salmon bottomfish combo availible June 1 - July 4 2014 only
Price is $190 per person, this is a $50 savings off the normal trip charge.




Albacore Tuna: Groups of four that clean there own fish or haul
away to be processed receive a $150 discount on trips.

Top Notch Ocean Charters accepts both visa and mastercard.     Top Notch Ocean Charters accepts both visa and mastercard.
Visa and MasterCard accepted
Credit Cards will be charged 4% to cover bank transaction charges.
Halibut charters
$350 per angler
Salmon
$190 per angler
Lingcod and Sea Bass
$150
Offshore Trophy Lingcod
$200
Combo Salmon and Bottom fishing
$240
Albacore Tuna
$380 per angler four person maximum on boat
Sightseeing Tours (two hours)
$400 buys boat exclusive price(up to six people)
FISH CLEANING
- Salmon, Halibut and Lingcod are filleted and bagged at no charge.
Sea Bass limit is $4.00 and Tuna is $3.00 each. Optional

Feel free to check out our facebook page. We will be posting fishing reports, pics and special deals on trips throughout the season. Face book is also a great place for me to answer easy questions about our trips and do things such as give a lodging recommendation. Please feel free to post some La Push fishing pics and reports from your trips with us or from your own boat.  




A 50% deposit will be charged if you cancel less then three weeks before scheduled
trip and we are unable to refill your seats on the boat. If you have to cancel within one
week of the trip and we cannot refill your seats 100% of the trip cost will be charged.

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Are captains are holders of the USCG 100 ton masters license, we are holders of a
Washington state salmon charter permit and we are fully insured.

Gift Certificates from Top Notch Ocean Charters

stocking.bmp (7058 bytes) Have you been looking for that perfect present for a family member, co-worker or a good client? We have gift certificates, we find that they make great gifts for Christmas, fathers day, mothers day, anniversaries and other special occasions. The receiving party of the gift will have the convenience of a one year period to schedule a fishing trip on the ocean or rivers that best fits his or her schedule and fishing preference.


For Booking Information

Contact:

Jim Richeson
Top Notch Ocean Charters/Quillayute River Guide Service
Steelhead and Salmon Fishing

  Toll Free 1-888-501-5887 Local 360-374-2660
e-mail jricheson@centurytel.net

Jim Richeson
P.O. box 71
LaPush WA 98350

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