Halibut fishing in Ketchikan is a great way to create an Alaskan fishing adventure. Know for their delectable table fare, the Alaska halibut is one of the best eating fish on the planet. Ketchikan halibut fishing is excellent May through September. Halibut fishing Alaska is very popular as you'll be targeting one of the most powerful and largest member of the flounder family. Many clients consider Halibut fishing Alaska a bucket list experience.
These monsters of the deep can grow up to 400 pounds or more! Often referred to as a Barn Door, giant halibut are not caught everyday. However if you're lucky enough you just may find yourself hooked up on a fish of a lifetime. On a typical Ketchikan halibut fishing charter, halibut typically range in size from 15 to 40 pounds. These are the optimal eating size in my opinion and referred to as Chickens. With that said every year while Ketchikan Halibut fishing we catch plenty that weigh 100 pounds or more.
What makes fishing for Halibut in Ketchikan better than other ports is how Ketchikan is protected by various islands and bays. Overall Ketchikan is very protected on the inside passage and about 90 minutes from open ocean. Our optimal location in the state offers the best of both worlds. We have quick access to protected halibut fishing grounds near town and also have the ability to access open ocean on days where the weather and time schedules permit.
While pursuing Halibut you also have the opportunity to catch a number of other species. Often pacific cod, rockfish, and ling cod as well as a number of non target species are caught. This can provide steady action while halibut fishing Alaska. Generally we'll anchor in preferred locations overtop specific structure or drift over sandy flats. Both artificial and cut baits are vertically jigged and will produce while halibut fishing in Ketchikan.
So are you ready for an Alaskan fishing adventure? Halibut fishing Alaska is perfect for the entire family. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about availability please reach out and we'll be happy to create a lasting memory for you and your family.