THE SALMON CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Ketchikan is known worldwide for our epic King and Silver Salmon runs. Whether you’re a newbie or expert angler, we’ll get you out and catching right from our own marina. After you bring in the haul, we can help arrange to have your catch processed and prepped for your return flight or to be shipped.
By adding fully guided fishing to your stay, a captain will assist you on your fishing trip with one of our Riddle Marine 27.5 ft. boats, equipped with an arsenal of top-of-the-line fishing gear. Our guides will assist you in finding the best location, baiting hooks, reeling in your catch, and anything else you may need while aboard. Skilled fishermen? Our captains are happy to step back and let you fish your way! Lunch and fish processing are NOT included. Room and meals booked separately and not included in price.
With our self-guided fishing packages, you are the captain for your fishing trip. Take one of our Skagit Orca 24ft boats or 18ft Lund skiffs out and create the trip you've always dreamed of with you guiding the way. This package is great for experienced fishermen. Boat rental includes, bait, tackle, and gear; EXCLUDES lunch, fish processing, fishing license, applicable tax, gratuities and FUEL is not included. Lodging and Meals package is booked separately at an additional cost.
18 ft. Lund skiffs: Full Day: $300/boat
24 ft. Skagit Orcas: Full Day: $450/boat
Half Day Self-Guided $240/boat
Self-guided fishing rates are subject to 13.5 applicable tax, based upon availability
WHAT WE’RE KETCHIN’
- Peak Season
- Low Season
KING SALMON (chinook)
The largest of Pacific Salmon, Kings or Chinooks average 13-18 pounds and about 37 inches long, we tend to see them appear in Mid-June.
2021 Nonresident season limits: No retention of King Salmon prior to June 15th. Nonresidents can keep one per day 28 inches or greater in length and three annually on or after June 15 until August 1. From August 1 to August 31, nonresidents may not retain King salmon.
silver salmon (coho)
Silvers average 7 to 12 pounds and about 28 inches long. The late summer run tends to see fatter bright chrome fish.
2021 Nonresident Season Limits: Six fish per day, no annual limit.
Pink salmon (hUMPBACK)
Pinks average 3 to 5 pounds and are typically 20 inches long. They are the smallest of the pacific salmon. You can often see them spawning in our waterfall onsite, lots of times guest can catch them right off our dock.
2021 Nonresident Season Limit: Six fish per day 16 inches or longer, with no annual limit.
Halibut can range in size and weight with some of the largest tipping the scales over 300 pounds. Most of the Halibut we catch are under 38 inches. They are abundant and great eating.
2022 Nonresident season limits: One fish per day. Retained Halibut must be less than or equal to 40 inches or greater than or equal to 80 inches in length. Halibut caught in the slot between 40 inches and 80 inches must be released unless a GAF permit is onboard the vessel. Ask us about obtaining a GAF permit.
Update as of Feb 24, 2022.
Lingcod can weigh over 75 pounds and reach more than 60 inches or more in length. Lingcod will yield approximately 20% of their weight. You’ll be amazed when you catch one! They are beautiful fish!
2022 Nonresident Season limits: One fish 30 to 45 inches, and one fish 55 inches or longer, with an annual limit of two fish. Harvest record required.
Rockfish - Pelagic & Non-Pelagic
Pelagic Rockfish - Includes the dusky, dark, widow, yellowtail, and black, known as “black bass”.
2022 Non Resident Season Limits: 5 per day; no size limit
Slope Rockfish – Includes vermillion, rougheye, shortraker, redbanded and silvergray
2022 Non Resident Season Limits: 1 per day; no size limit
Demersal Shelf Rockfish – Includes Yelloweye, Quillback, China, Canary and Copper Rockfish
2022 Non Resident Season Limits: No Retention. All must be released back into the water with a Deepwater release mechanism.
Regulations may be changed by the Alaska Board of Fisheries at any time. Refer to
Alaska Department of Fish and Game for Southeast Ketchikan Fishing Info
WANT TO PROCESS YOUR CATCH?
After you bring in the haul, we can help arrange to have your catch processed and prepped for your return flight or to be shipped.