Whether it’s your first time fishing or you’ve been on the high seas for years, we offer packages that’ll give you just what you want. And since we pride ourselves on personalizing your experience, we know that regardless of what you choose, you’ll be talking about your trip for years!
Ketchikan Salmon Fishing Charters
4 Hour Salmon Excursion - $190 Per Person
6 Hour Salmon Excursion - $240 Per Person
This is a great excursion for groups and families of all skill levels looking to try their hand at catching wild Alaskan salmon. During the peak of the fishing season large schools of salmon migrate through the waters surrounding Ketchikan. This provides exceptional fishing in calm waters close to town with little travel time to the fishing grounds. An experienced guide will maximize your efforts and you’ll have your lines in the water before most people finish their first cup of coffee.
Ketchikan has earned its title as “The salmon capital of the world.” So if its salmon you’re after let us take you to the most productive fishing grounds. Depending on the time of year expect to catch King salmon, Pink salmon, Coho salmon, and the occasional Chum. Ketchikan salmon fishing with The Alaska Catch will deliver an experience you’ll never forget. Join us to enjoy the "thrill of the catch" and the "bragging rights" you’ll earn chasing all these flavorful species.
While targeting salmon, we focus on trolling with down-riggers. This is the most effective way to catch salmon and preferred amongst commercial fisherman. We generally run no more than four rods while trolling. When the bite is hot its hard to keep two lines in the water! The reason this method is so effective is that we can cover a lot of ground, at multiple depths, with different presentation, to locate schools of salmon in an efficient manner.
So come join us on the most popular cruise ship excursion in Ketchikan! Not only will you be salmon fishing, you’ll take in the sights of town only viewable by water, and enjoy the wildlife along the way. This trip is suitable for all ages. To save precious time purchasing fishing licenses in advance at Alaska.gov is recommended. Custom fish processing and overnight shipping is available. We will facilitate and deliver your catch to the processor after the trip.
Ketchikan Halibut Fishing Charters
6 Hour Halibut Excursion - $240 Per person
When many families plan an Alaskan fishing charter two words come to mind: Halibut Fishing! What makes it better are the relatively calm and protected waters surrounding Ketchikan that make this excursion perfect for families of all ages. Halibut fishing is excellent May though September and will require a 5-6 hour timeframe to get you to the most productive fishing grounds.
Halibut are unlike anything you’ve ever fished for. These brute, "monsters of the deep" are not only know for their world class table fare, but for the fight of a lifetime. Its no wonder catching a halibut is on every ones bucket list! While the biggest sport caught halibut tipped the scale at 459 lbs, the average size caught on a Ketchikan fishing charter is between 20 and 40 lbs. And it is not uncommon to hook into a 100 plus pounder!
While targeting Halibut on this excursion you will be bottom fishing. Whether drifting over sandy flats or anchoring over structure, you’ll be jigging in waters as deep as 350 feet. We generally jig using J hooks and artificial presentations along with circle hooks and cut bait. Your guide will show you the proper techniques and give you all the instructions to help land these beast like a pro.
If you dream of hunting for a trophy Halibut, this is your excursion. Other species you may catch on this trip include rockfish, pacific cod, and ling cod. To save precious time purchasing fishing licenses in advance at Alaska.gov is recommended. Custom fish processing and overnight shipping is available. We will facilitate and deliver your catch to the processor after the trip.
Combination Salmon / Halibut Fishing Packages
6 Hour Salmon / Halibut Combo - $240 Per Person
All Day Salmon / Halibut Fishing - $350 Per Person
Combination fishing packages are perfect for cruisers who stay longer in port as well as our overnight guests. We focus on salmon, halibut, and rockfish on this excursion. Your guide will utilize the most productive techniques of trolling, mooching, and jigging as fishing conditions change throughout the season. The combination excursion truly gives you the opportunity to effectively focus on multiple species.
The 6 Hour Combination Package is popular for cruise clients looking to experience both salmon and halibut fishing. We start the day focusing on your preferred species. When time or possession limit is met we switch over to finish the excursion. Fishing patterns and tide conditions can play a factor in choosing the targeted species. Tell us about your fishing interest and we will create a custom combination excursion for you.
On the All Day Combination Package we cater exclusively to clients staying overnight in Ketchikan. This is truly the ultimate Alaskan fishing adventure. This package allows for longer travel times to locations with very little fishing pressure. Halibut, salmon, rockfish, lingcod, and crabbing are all options you’ll have on this excursion. Full lunches are provided as well.
If you would like the option of crabbing, let us know in advance and we will have the crab pots ready to be baited up. On the way to the fishing grounds we can drop the pots and pull them in on the way back to the dock. Dungeness crab, octopus, and sea sunflowers are commonly pulled up in our pots.
To save precious time purchasing fishing licenses in advance at Alaska.gov is recommended. Custom fish processing and overnight shipping is available. We will facilitate and deliver your catch to the processor after the trip.
The All Day Package is ideal for groups looking for multi-day fishing charters. There are plenty of hotels, vacation rentals, and B and B’s to choose from. Mix and match from all of our fishing charter options to create the best fit for your schedule, budget, and interest. Contact us today to start planning your dream vacation!