Fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska

Alaska’s 40,544 miles of coastline represents 40% of the US total and provides endless recreational fishing opportunities in both fresh and marine waters.

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Salmon spawning in Ketchikan, Alaska

The Ketchikan area offers year-round sport fishing opportunities with productive marine waters that support five species of salmon, halibut, lingcod, rockfish, Dungeness crab and shrimp. The freshwater streams and lakes throughout the area support wild trout populations including steelhead, rainbow, cutthroat and Dolly Varden. There are numerous remote fishing opportunities throughout the Ketchikan area, including seven trophy cutthroat trout lakes; the Ketchikan road system provides access to a variety of freshwater and saltwater shoreline sport fishing locations. If you have a little time, here’s a great video series on fishing in Ketchikan called A Fish Story.

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Salmon run – Ketchikan, Alaska

If you’re staying with us at Viewtopia Vacation Rentals, there are several fishing charter resources we can recommend. A very convenient and expert option is Baranof Fishing Excursions, which is only an 8-minute walk from us!

At Baranof, your sportfishing charter is about more than just a box of fish.  For the last 17 years, their culinary sportfishing adventures have provided innumerable guests with authentic wilderness camp excursions, 5-star private dining meals, and assistance with at-home self-prepared family dinners.  While they do provide halibut and salmon fishing trips, their focus on melding world-class fishing and a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience featuring the fish they catch themselves has set them apart.

Click on the interactive map below to find specific information on sport fishing opportunities in the Ketchikan area including information on popular fishing locations, species run timing, fishing gear selection as well as boat and angler access.