This is always a very exciting time of the year in Ketchikan as it kicks off the beginning of the Sportfishing season. Our guides are chomping at the bit to get on the water and scout their favorite locations before the first cruise ships arrive.
The month of May can test an anglers patience when it comes to salmon fishing. King salmon are the first and biggest salmon species to start migrating in and around our waters. Most King salmon caught this time of year average 17-22 pounds, with the largest caught on our boat tipping the scale at 52lbs! On a salmon fishing charter in 2017, an angler can retain one king salmon per person 28" and over. Catching King salmon in the month of May can take patience, but the memories and bragging rights that come along with them match no other. The Alaska Catch enjoys the challenge of chasing King salmon in May. Book a charter today and take your family on a salmon fishing charter in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Halibut fishing in the month of May is an excellent option if you are in town for at least 5-6 hours. Halibut fishing provides great action this time of year as we are also able to catch rockfish, pacific cod, and ling cod while pursuing these delectable flatfish. Wildlife viewing on the way to the fishing grounds can be enjoyed by all. Whales, eagles, seals, and porpoise are all commonly seen on our Halibut fishing charter. The average halibut caught on our charter range from 14-32lbs. These are the best size size for eating in my opinion. Its also not uncommon to hook up with a 100 pounder. On a halibut fishing charter in 2017, an angler may retain one halibut that's either 44'' and under or 80" and over. Halibut put up a great fight and catching your limit in May is common.
Book your Ketchikan fishing charter with The Alaska Catch in May and create the chance of catching the elusive and highly prized king salmon or the delectable, "monster of the deep" halibut!