Welcome to Salty Dog Sportfishing!!!

Salmon Sturgeon Bottomfish Halibut Albacore Tuna

“Salty Dog Sportfishing” is a Sport Fishing Charter Company that has been serving clients since 1964. We are based at the Port of Ilwaco, WA which is located at the mouth of the Mighty Columbia River and is recognized as the “Salmon and Sturgeon Capital of the World”.

We are pleased to offer our clients and guests the experience of fishing aboard one of Ilwaco’s finest charter boats!!  The Salty Dog is a 43′ Delta Marine Sport Charter Vessel which is recognized as one of the worlds finest and safest charter boats built in the world. The Salty Dog is United States Coast Guard Certified to carry 23 passengers and 2 crew, and is licensed by the Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to fish 20 fishermen. Even though we are certified to carry several passengers… we often go to sea with 6 – 12 guests so that everyone has plenty of room to move comfortably around the cabin and deck.

Please join Steve Sohlstrom Skipper/Owner and John “JP” Pearson Alternate Skipper aboard the Salty Dog!!  Steve and JP are both USCG Licensed Master’s with plenty of years of experience operating vessels in our local waters.  Steve & JP take great pride in caring for their boat and our customers… You can be assured of a great time being aboard the Salty Dog!!!

We work exclusively through Sea Breeze Charters in Ilwaco so if you call the office directly… Please request the Salty Dog!!

Let us help create the ideal itinerary for your saltwater sportfishing adventure. With our experience and attention to the details we can ensure you a fun and memorable fishing trip that will last a lifetime… From a single day or combination of several days and types of sportfishing… It will be awesome!!!  We cater to individuals, families, and corporate groups up to 100.


Please call us today and reserve your Sportfishing Adventure!!  (206) 478-9845

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