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About Best Seattle Fishing Charter Guides


My name is Cary Hofmann and I have lived in the Pacific Northwest my entire life and have fished from Alaska to Oregon targeting salmon and steelhead. Fishing has been my passion from a very young age,  spending most of my time fishing Puget Sound and area rivers becoming skilled in various fishing techniques by drift boat, jet sled and saltwater boats.

Being your fishing guide allows me to share the sport I enjoy so much with people. My goal when you fish with me is to teach every client something new about salmon and steelhead each trip. Of course catch fish too!

Your trips with me will be one you will cherish and remember for a long time.


My name is Sean Bowman. I was born and raised on the water here in Seattle, Washington. Since a very young age, fishing has been the focal point of my life. My passion for fishing has directed me all across the Northwest, and pursuing the iconic salmon and steelhead species of our region is a past time I simply cannot get enough of.

Every day on the water is an adventure, with each trip holding prospects for a new experience. For me, teaching others a new way to fish, and proceeding to watch them succeed is the greatest reward!

Creating timeless memories, and sharing in the joy of fishing is what I am all about. Let’s make it happen together! I am looking forward to spending a memorable day on the water with you.


My name is Mike Ainsworth. I have been fishing in Washington State for over twenty years and a Washington State Fishing Guide for over 12 years. I have fished in many parts of the world from Thailand to India. If it swims I have tried to catch it, and there are a lot more fish to be caught. Fishing is not just a job or a hobby for me, it’s my passion.

I have always loved fishing since I was a small boy. I love everything that it has to offer. Whether it’s the natural beauty of the rivers and forests of Washington, or the thrill of catching a new type of fish. I also love helping people catch fish they have never caught before or may have never been able to catch on their own. One of the best things for me as guide is to see the look on someone’s face when they hook in to their first wild steelhead, first big salmon or trout.

The look on their face and the thrill that they get, is what great memories are made of, and that especially goes double for young kids.

Learn more about our pricing, fishing seasons, fishing experience and booking your next fishing adventure!

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