Fishing For Salmon In Ketchikan

Fishing For King Salmon in Ketchikan, AlaskaIf you are looking to take part in an exciting activity that is fundamental to local life in Alaska, salmon fishing may be the best choice. Ketchikan is the “Salmon Capital of the World” for good reason. With around 140 million pounds of fish coming through it’s docks annually, there is always plenty of salmon fishing to go around.

Salmon Fishing in Ketchikan’s History

For centuries, salmon fishing has been a fundamental aspect of life in Ketchikan, Alaska. Every summer Tlingit natives depended heavily upon salmon fishing to stock up for the colder months and feed their communities. Today salmon fishing is still very much a crucial part of the economy. From sporting to commercial fishing salmon are a very important part of our community. Our city is dedicated to sustainable fishing practices, and committed to ensuring that generations for centuries to come will continue to benefit from our abundant salmon population.

With an Abundance of Salmon, Comes Great Opportunities for Fishermen
Millions upon millions of salmon flow through the waters here in Ketchikan, and the rest of Southeast Alaska. Many types of salmon can be found here as well. It is not uncommon to find:

  • King or Chinook Salmon
  • Silver or Coho Salmon
  • Chum Salmon
  • Pink Salmon
  • Sockeye Salmon

King Salmon: Alaska’s State Fish and Most Prized Catch
Chartered Salmon Fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska | King Salmon Fishing CharterUsing artificial lures and dead baits at Anglers Adventures, we find King Salmon and Silver Salmon to be the best to try to catch. King salmon can be quite the catch! With spots running up and down their fins and mouths, King salmon are:

  • The Largest Species of Salmon
  • The Most Delicious
  • The Most Prized Catch of Fishermen
  • Remarkable in Size Weighing Over 40 Pounds at Times

If you are looking to go salmon fishing in May, June, or July, you don’t want to miss out on the possibility of catching a King Salmon!

Silver Salmon: Another Remarkable Fish You Can Catch
Adding millions of dollars to Alaska’s economy yearly, Silver salmon are a very important species in the Ketchikan area as well. Roughly 75% of the Silver salmon caught in the United States come from Alaska. Silver salmon are the second largest type of salmon, weighing an average of 8 to 12 pounds, and are quite tasty as well. If you can’t come to Ketchikan in the early summer months, don’t worry; Silver salmon are most easy to catch between July and November.

Charter Fishing Trips: An Exciting Way to Fish for Salmon

When you are looking to go on a salmon fishing expedition in Ketchikan, you don’t have to worry about not having much prior experience fishing. With a chartered fishing trip, there’s no need to have concerns about steering the boat in the right direction or somehow trying to figure out where to the best location is to fish. Plus, with a fishing charter with Anglers Adventures everything you need to have a great time on the water is already included! With all our packages, comes:

  • Essential gear and rain-gear
  • Bait
  • Tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Full professional instruction and guidance

Salmon Fishing in Ketchikan: An Experience You Won’t Forget

Salmon fishing is more than just a fun excursion to try to catch a big fish; it’s a chance to take in beautiful views of the local area and reconnect with nature. Away from the rush of city life, you can see beautiful wildlife in their natural habitat and take in the same sights natives have witnessed for thousands of years. You can have the opportunity to reconnect with yourself and your closest family or friends to think more deeply about life and create lasting memories.

Reserve a Salmon Fishing Charter Today with a Passionate, Dedicated Captain

While there may be several salmon fishing charter boats in Ketchikan, Alaska, Anglers Adventures stands out from the rest with our dedication and passion for being on the water. Our owner and captain, Brian Ringeisen founded Anglers Adventures to share his passion for fishing with others. Brian has over 31 years of experience guiding boats and has held a U.S. Coast Guard Captain license since he was 19-years-old. His passion for his work truly shows, and he is committed to giving you the tools and guidance you need to succeed in catching a big salmon in Ketchikan. Anglers Adventures is extensively qualified to ensure your salmon fishing trip will be one you will remember for years to come. We are:

  • CPR Certified
  • First Aid Certified
  • Fully Licensed and Insured

With a beautiful 28′ Bayline Trophy Boat featuring a pair of 250hp Honda’s, the latest technologies, a heated enclosed cabin, and private bathroom, we know you’ll love your next voyage with Anglers Adventures!

To book half-day, full day, or multi-day chartered fishing trips in Ketchikan, AK, call Brian today at (907) 254-0880, or email him at

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