Anyone can put a line in the water, but it takes special skill to catch Alaskan salmon, halibut, and bottom fish. After spending most of their lives unraveling the mysteries of Alaska fishing, your experienced fishing guide has all the skills you need to catch fish. What's more, they're ready to spend the day teaching you what they know. As fishing conditions change with the seasons and the weather, our Alaska fishing expedition allows you to head out during any of the summer months with confidence that you will see good action. Your captain will only fish for those species that have been producing the most in recent weeks. During the peak of the summer season from June fifteenth to August 15th you will have the best chance at catching multiple species.
Our combination of salmon and halibut fishing destinations and techniques have been selected by Ketchikan's top guides, this comprehensive fishing experience is intended for the avid fisherman who wants to learn the finer points of Alaskan fishing. Our private marina is just a short block away from downtown Ketchikan, so you'll have a full day to learn the tricks of the salmon and halibut fishing trade. Every fisherman has a pole with this custom experience limited to 5 guests at a time. After a day of trolling, jigging, and mooching, you'll know the difference between a spoon and a hoochie, as well as the best way to catch a King, Coho, or Pink salmon, or a Halibut. Best of all, whatever you catch is yours to keep. In fact, we'll even process it, flash freeze it and send it straight to your door (along with some of our best seafood recipes).
| Frequently Asked Questions
Alaska Fishing in Ketchikan FAQ's
What type of boat will we be fishing in?
How many passengers can each boat accommodate?
What fishing and outfitting gear is provided?
How will we find your marina when we arrive?
I have a tendency to get seasick, will that be a problem?
How long is the tour?
What do I need to fish?
Can you accommodate a special request? - I'd like to create a lifelong memory
What if I feel the need to visit a restroom?
What is the activity level on this tour? Is it safe?
Can my small child enjoy the tour with me?
We recommend children be at least five years of age. Our guides fish with their small children ages four and up all the time, and they love it! Parents know their children best: you are most qualified to judge whether your young child will enjoy herself on the boat. Young children normally need help reeling in fish.
Will I see wildlife?
Can I keep my fish, eat my fish, or ship it home?
I'm traveling in a group. Can we all stay together even if we are in two or more boats?
Is food provided?
We provide an outstanding box lunch for each guest, for all of our 6 hour fishing trips. The lunch includes a Salmon sandwich made with garlic mayo and scallions, a side of southwest coleslaw, or potato chips, and a cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookie for dessert. If a member of your party is vegetarian we can also provide a vegetarian lunch with proper notice.
Will I have time to shop in Ketchikan if I arrive by cruise ship?
I'd like to propose to my girlfriend while on the water. Can you provide me with a perfect sunny day, a backdrop of a breaching whale, and an eagle circling overhead right when I take out the ring?
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| Customer Testimonials
Salmon Fishing Testimonials
"What a memorable excursion! Our guide treated us so well that by the end...we felt like family! Not only did we catch our limit of fish, but (our guide) also made sure we got great photos of our catch, the beautiful scenery, and eagles in flight!"
"This rugged, natural experience surpassed all of our expectations for Alaska and for the tour. Our guide was appreciative of the gorgeous landscape that he calls home and generously provided us the opportunity to experience a day in his life"
"This excursion was flexible and personal. Our tour guide was friendly, casual, and informative about the area and living in Alaska as well as about fishing. She adjusted our fishing sites to make sure we caught fish and made the whole experience fun!"
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Send us your Questions
Thank you for your interest in Alaska fishing with Baranof! This is the trip of a lifetime so please don't be bashful: no question is too silly, and no request too outrageous. We look forward to answering your questions and customizing your trip. Based on your inquiry, we will find the perfect person to reply, in detail, within one business day.