Ketchikan Salmon and Halibut fishing charters
Welcome to Alaska, to Ketchikan, to Fishing Charters at their finest. Known as the salmon capital of the world, Ketchikan really is a world class fishing destination! Huge numbers of Pacific salmon return to our waters each year and Ketchikan has many great charter fishing opportunities throughout the summer. All 5 species of Pacific Salmon roam our waters. They are: King Salmon (Chinook, blackmouth, spring), Coho Salmon (Silver), Chum Salmon (Dog, Keta), Pink Salmon (humpback, humpy), and Sockeye Salmon (Red). Would you prefer to tackle some white meat? Try your hand at a HALIBUT FISHING CHARTER! Large numbers of Halibut enter our waters following the Salmon as Salmon are a prime food source for Halibut. While on your Halibut Fishing Charter in Ketchikan, we also run into Ling Cod, Pacific Cod, and a wide Variety of Rockfish. Halibut Fishing can be quite a wrestling match. Most Halibut caught on fishing charters are between 15-40lbs, but Halibut do have the chance of growing very large. The biggest Halibut caught on a fishing charter is 459lbs. Halibut are an exceptional tasting fish as well. There are so many ways to prepare Halibut, it would be tough to find a more versitile fish. Salmon fishing and Halibut fishing in Ketchikan is great for another reason…access. We have very short runs to excellent fishing grounds and even our guests arriving by cruise ship have a great chance at catching Salmon or Halibut. If you would like to book one of our Ketchikan Fishing Charters, whether a Salmon Fishing Charter or a Halibut Fishing Charter, CONTACT US and check availability on your date. Many of the top boats in town book early, so don’t take a chance at losing your private fishing charter!
Our all day/multi day guests enjoy our different approach to Ketchikan fishing charters. Rather than owning a lodge and having you dine on a set menu, we have options. With so many places available for lodging in Ketchikan, we help design your vacation. Would you like to save money on lodging? Would you rather eat a meal that you feel like ordering? That is the beauty of our all day fishing charters. You can book the all inclusive lodging, or stay at a vacation rental, cook your food or dine at a local restaurant. We leave you plenty of options to design your perfect Alaska fishing adventure. Our all day trips are a combo of Salmon fishing and Halibut fishing. This can mean alot of work reeling in fish!
If you are arriving by cruise ship and would like to book a Ketchikan fishing charter, here are some great reasons to fish with us:
* Personal service: we do not deal with booking agents, cruise lines, or other middlemen.
* Owner operated: you will be fishing with the experienced owner of the boat.
* Pick up/Return right at the ship: No bus, van, or taxi rides.
* Fish Processing: You get to keep what you catch and have it shipped home.
* Private Fishing Charters: The boat is for your group only. Nobody is added to your group.
* Licensed, Insured, and Guarantee on time return to the ship.
* Vessel exceeds USCG safety standards.
* Top of the line electronics (to find fish), and top of the line fishing gear (to fight fish)
About our Ketchikan fishing charters:
Our 4 hour Ketchikan fishing charters target salmon. These charters are great as a family excursion as well as a great fishing trip for seasoned fishermen. 4 hour charters are designed to be able to take anyone arriving on a cruise ship fishing in Ketchikan. All cruise ships are in port long enough to take a 4 hour salmon fishing charter! Depending on the time of year, we can target king salmon, silver salmon, pink salmon, and chum salmon. On this Ketchikan salmon fishing charter, we typically fish within 5 miles of town. This makes for a short travel time, and maximizes your fishing time.
If your cruise ship schedule allows, you may want to take a 6 hour fishing charter while in Ketchikan. Our 6 hour charters give you the choice of halibut or salmon fishing. Our 6 hour Ketchikan fishing charters allow for travel out to about 15 miles from town. With the extra time, we have more options to run to better fishing. This is not just an up-sell. We strictly operate our Ketchikan halibut fishing charters on 6 hour or longer charters. We do this for two reasons. Halibut are typically the most active near a tide change, and we do not offer “hoping” for halibut trips. We will run to the best fishing grounds we can according to your schedule. Our 6 hour Ketchikan salmon fishing charters are no different. On the way out, we will pass the boats that are near town, and locked to a shorter schedule. Unless the fishing is at it’s peak near town, we leave! The 6 hour salmon fishing charter is an excellent option for King Salmon as well as Coho Salmon.
8 hour charters are also available for some cruise ship passengers. Our 8 hour Ketchikan fishing charters are similar to our all day charters. We will have the opportunity to target both salmon and halibut. This fishing charter gives us maximum range, and every option in our fishing arsenal. With this charter, you will be able to get an idea of what a true fishing vacation is like. Use this fishing charter to see if Ketchikan is the place for your group to return, and fish for a few days. This Ketchikan fishing charter gives us time to teach your group different tactics to target salmon and halibut, and get you more involved and hands on with all of the fishing gear.
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