Top fishing trips in Ketchikan, AK
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Ketchikan
What are the best fishing charters in Ketchikan?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 trips in Ketchikan, and the most popular trips in the area are Fully Guided Fishing guided by Matt, Self Guided Fishing guided by Matt, and Meals & Lodging Only guided by Matt.
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What types of fishing charters are common in Ketchikan?
Nearshore fishing is the most popular in Ketchikan as well as inshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Ketchikan are: 1. chinook salmon, 2. chum salmon, 3. coho salmon, 4. halibut, and 5. lingcod.
The most common fishing techniques in Ketchikan are trolling, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but light tackle fishing is popular as well.
How much do Ketchikan fishing charters cost?
in Ketchikan prices can range anywhere from $1,010 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a full day in Ketchikan is $3,038.
When is the best time to go fishing in Ketchikan?
The most popular season for fishing in Ketchikan is summer, and most anglers book their trips 16 days in advance.
Where can I get a Ketchikan fishing license and what are the bag limits in Ketchikan?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Ketchikan, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Ketchikan. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Ketchikan.
Fishing Ketchikan, Alaska
If you want to get off the beaten path for your next fishing trip, look no further. The difficulty of getting to Ketchikan is more than made up for by the quality of the fishing once there. The rivers, creeks, and shorelines are undisturbed and add to the stunning beauty of the area. From Ketchikan, you can head out and fish deep water in strong currents or jump in a plane and hit backcountry fishing spots with a fly. No matter where you choose to fish, you will see and feel how what makes Ketchikan so special.
Halibut Fishing Ketchikan
You'll have two options once leaving land, salmon or halibut. Bottom fishing for halibut will test your arms to the max - pulling up a flat 50 pound fish (or if you're lucky, up to 400 pounds) from the very bottom of the water column hundreds of feet down. But your reward is an incredibly tasty white meat fish.
Ketchikan Salmon Fishing
If you want to fish salmon, go no further - Ketchikan is often called the salmon capital of the world. You'll have great access to four out of the five species of Pacific salmon: King Salmon/Chinook, Coho Salmon/Silver, Chum Salmon/Dog, and Pink Salmon/Humpy. The limits and seasons are different based on what you choose to target, but regardless get ready for some action.
Ketchikan Rainbow Trout Fishing
There is something special about catching beautiful fish in their natural habit and better yet, in their native range. Rainbow trout were actually introduced to many of their most famous fishing locations, but not Ketchikan. These untouched stretches of the river are filled with ideal rainbow trout fishing spots and make Ketchikan the best place in the world to catch these gorgeous fish.
Ketchikan Pike Fishing
Although the northern pike is not native to the bodies of water around Ketchikan, they are a blast to catch and are often a welcome bycatch while fishing for rainbow trout or salmon. This exciting fish is a hard-hitting predator with great-tasting white meat. While traditional tackle works well, fly fishing is a common way to fish the river and it may be an even more exhilarating way to catch pike.
Book a Ketchikan Fishing Trip
Take a boat out to deep water or fly out to pristine stretches of river and experience some of the best fishing in the world. Book your next Ketchikan fishing trip with Captain Experiences Today for the trip of a lifetime.