Fishing in Ketchikan
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Posted on Tuesday Jan 19, 2016 at 7:22 PM  
My daughter is going to be spending the summer in Ketchikan Alaska this summer. I missed out when my other daughter spent a summer in Alaska and did not make it up to see her and do a little fishing. I have found plenty of information about fishing there but I was looking for a little insight. I would be flying in and fishing with a guide but if my daughter can secure some fishing equipment I would like to know if I would be able to make use of it. Just a thought if anybody has any information I would appreciate it. I would specifically like to catch some Salmon and Halibut and whatever is handy. Thanks
Posted on Wednesday Jan 20, 2016 at 7:34 AM  
I've been to Tutka Bay and found the halibut fishing a lot of fun. Our guide gave us two options: quantity or quality.  We had our son with us and chose quantity.

We trolled for salmon but had little success but the 25-50 pound halibut fishing was good. Wears you out quickly.  We went in June and took advantage of some long days.  If you time it right, you can do a LOT given the abundant sunlight. I will mention coming back to the lower 48 took some getting used to due to the long days.

Good luck and be safe on your trip.
Posted on Saturday Jan 23, 2016 at 5:42 PM  
I have fished Ketchikan a half dozen times, and plan to again this coming May. I've caught several halibut, silver salmon, pink salmon, king salmon, cod, ling cod, rock fish, sharks, skates, and arrowtooth flounder. I fish with a local fella named Bruce Johnstone, who has a charter service, and highly recommend him. I have fished there enough that I feel I could get on fish myself if I had a boat, especially the halibut...downriggers seem to be a must when trolling for the salmon. One thing about fishing Ketchikan is you don't have to go far to find fish.