In the picturesque setting of Ketchikan, our seasoned captains await your arrival for an unparalleled fishing experience. Having dedicated years to mastering both commercial and sport fishing, these knowledgeable captains are year-round residents of Alaska’s Southeast.

Their unparalleled understanding of the region allows them to pinpoint the most abundant fishing locales, ensuring you have an unforgettable fishing expedition. Before we embark on this journey, either make your way directly to the meeting point at Ketchikan Harbor or opt for our convenient pickup service.

Conveniently located, Ketchikan Harbor is a stone’s throw away from the Cruise Ship Docks, making it an accessible location for most. However, if you’re arriving via a Norwegian Cruise Ship, a brief cab ride will bring you to the City Float Harbor nestled in the heart of downtown Ketchikan.

Highlights of Your Ketchikan Fishing Voyage

  • All-Inclusive Gear: From fishing tackle to rods and reels, we’ve ensured you have access to top-notch equipment. Dive right into the experience without any hassle.
  • Transparent Pricing: With us, what you see is what you get. We absorb the 8% city tax and the 3.5% processing fee, ensuring no surprise costs. Everyone must pay the state-mandated fishing licenses.
  • Onboard Refreshments: Stay energized with our curated selection of soft drinks, snacks, and lunches as you navigate the rich Alaskan waters.
  • Tailored to Your Needs: We recognize the uniqueness of each guest. Hence, we offer flexible start times. Just confirm your preferred slot with our local provider in advance.

Diving Deeper into Ketchikan’s Fishing Seasons

Springtime – Salmon’s First Stirring

As the snow begins to melt, and Ketchikan awakens from its wintry embrace, the waters teem with life. This is the season when King Salmon starts to make its first appearance. Fishing enthusiasts, guided by our seasoned captains, can target these early arrivals, relishing in the thrill of catching one of Alaska’s most prized fish.

Summer – The Golden Period

Summer in Ketchikan is nothing short of magical. With longer daylight hours, the salmon—especially the Pink and Sockeye species—begin their migratory journeys. It’s also during these warmer months that Halibut, a crowd favorite, becomes more abundant. Their size and the challenge they pose make them a must-catch for every angler.

Fall – The Silver Rush

As the golden hues of summer transition to the fiery tones of fall, Silver Salmon, also known as Coho, begin their migration. Their aggressive behavior makes them a delightful challenge for sport fishermen. The autumn months also offer a chance to catch the lingering Halibut before the season winds down.

Winter – A Time for Reflection and Preparation

While winter is quieter in terms of fishing activity, it’s an excellent time for enthusiasts to learn more, refine their skills, and prepare for the coming seasons. Engage in discussions with our captains, absorb their stories and experiences, and glean insights that can only come from years spent on these icy waters.

Why Choose Our Ketchikan Fishing Charter?

1. Expert Guidance: Our captains aren’t just skilled fishermen; they’re residents of the Southeast. Their year-round presence has allowed them to understand the intricate dance of the fish through the seasons, ensuring that you’re always in the right spot at the right time.

2. All About Comfort: From the equipment we provide to the refreshments we serve, every aspect of your trip is designed for comfort. We want you to focus solely on the joy of fishing.

3. Ethical Fishing Practices: We believe in sustainable fishing. Our captains will guide you on best practices, ensuring that we respect the fish and their habitats, guaranteeing that future generations can also experience the joy of fishing in Ketchikan.

Convenient Meeting & End Points

Begin your adventure at our designated meeting point: Ketchikan Harbor. If you’re coming in on a cruise, the harbor is within walking distance of the Cruise Ship Docks, unless you’re with Norwegian. In that case, a brief cab ride to the City Float Harbor in downtown Ketchikan will be needed.

Our services operate diligently between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. from 4/8/2022. As every good journey does, your experience culminates back at the starting point, leaving you with memories to cherish.

Embrace the wild, serene beauty of Ketchikan and let our adept captains guide you through a fishing journey like no other. With every cast and catch, reconnect with nature in its most authentic form.

In conclusion, an Alaskan fishing adventure in Ketchikan isn’t just about catching fish. It’s about immersing oneself in nature, understanding the rhythms of the seasons, and connecting with a place that’s both wild and welcoming.

So, pack your bags, set your sights on the Southeast, and let our experienced captains guide you on a journey you’ll cherish forever. On the other hand if you’re looking for a private fishing charter in Ketchikan, click on the link.