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Ketchikan Fishing

Ketchikan Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Ketchikan, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Halibut

  2. Halibut

    There is a 50% catch rate for Halibut, based on 7 Halibut counted.

    Ketchikan Halibut Counts Chart


  3. Chinook Salmon

  4. Chinook Salmon

    There is a 21.43% catch rate for Chinook Salmon, based on 3 Chinook Salmon counted.

    Ketchikan Chinook Salmon Counts Chart


  5. Lingcod

  6. Lingcod

    There is a 21.43% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 3 Lingcod counted.

    Ketchikan Lingcod Counts Chart


  7. Chum Salmon

  8. Chum Salmon

    There is a 7.14% catch rate for Chum Salmon, based on 1 Chum Salmon counted.

    Ketchikan Chum Salmon Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 4 species of fish and 14 fish counted for April around Ketchikan.

To date, there are 31 species of fish and a total of 440 fish counted for Ketchikan and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1900 (124 years).

Last Update: 4/18/2024 2:54:52 PM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Ketchikan Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Ketchikan are the following:

  1. Clarence Trough
    Clarence Trough

  2. wreck-193

  3. wreck-200

  4. Sculpin

  5. 53949

  6. Ketchikan Area

  7. Rainbow Trout

  8. wreck-184

  9. 53949

  10. Chinook salmon - East Pacific: Annette Islands Reserve Alaska

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Top Ketchikan Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Oasis Alaska Charters
    If you’re looking to charter fishing Ketchikan, a trip that is more personal, and tailored towards you and your group, you came to the right charter fishing company! Oasis Alaska Charters only runs private charters, that way you will only be fishing

  2. Baranof Fishing Excursions
    The Slagle family is third generation Alaskans that own and operate Baranof Fishing Excursions and the Alaska Fish House from our classic fishing marina in the heart of downtown Ketchikan. During the last decade we have had the honor of introducing o

  3. Ketchikan Salmon Fishing Charters
    Ketchikan Alaska offers anglers some of the best salmon fishing in the world! With our unique location in Southeast Alaska, we have access to all five species of wild salmon: The Mighty King Salmon,The Exciting Coho Salmon, The Hyper Pink Salmon, The

  4. Chinook Shores Lodge
    Our charter boats and unguided fishing boats are all easily accessible from our private dock located in front of the lodge. You can arrange for a full day of guided halibut and salmon fishing in a deluxe 28’ cabin cruiser followed by several days of

  5. True Alaskan Charters
    For more then a hundred years and four generations my family has been guiding Alaska fishing charters in Ketchikan Alaska. From Alaska bear hunts to Alaska halibut fishing we have all tried to make all of our guest have an experience of a life

  6. Dalin Charters and Guiding

  7. Classic Alaska Charters
    Classic Alaska Charters specializes in light tackle saltwater fishing for halibut, ling cod, yelloweye, & rockfish, along with king, coho, sockeye, chum, and pink salmon. We also combine freshwater fly/spin fishing for salmon, steelhead, cutthroa

  8. Ketchikan Bigfish Charters

  9. Strike Zone - Sport Fishing

  10. Explore Alaska Charters, LLC

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Top Ketchikan Marinas

  1. Knudson Cove Marina
    Knudson Cove Marina is only three minutes from the fishing grounds for some of the best salmon in the world. Ketchikan King (Chinook) Salmon fishing season starts mid-May and continues through July. By mid-June all 5 species of salmon (Chum, Sockeye,

  2. Hole In The Wall Marina
    Fish for Alaska King Salmon and Experience A True Alaskan Adventure at Hole in the Wall Marina

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