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Half-Day Salmon Fishing Tour from Ketchikan

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    The waters surrounding Ketchikan are one of the best fishing grounds in the world with record catches of Salmon. Ketchikan from the beginning has always been a fishing town earning the title in the early 1900's as "The Salmon Capitol of the World" today Ketchikan is better known as "The Sportfishing Capitol of the World" due to the high number of charter boats and fishing lodges in the area.

    May & June we fish for King Salmon which are also known as Chinook Salmon, Black Mouth Salmon or Spring Salmon. King Salmon are highly prized for their size, fighting spirit and delectable taste and texture. In the Ketchikan area King Salmon run an average size of about 20 pounds, trophy size 40 plus pounds.

    July & August we fish for Chum & Pink Salmon. Both species are quite plentiful and have mild flavored pink meat which is quite good for smoking. Pink Salmon average size is 4 to 8 pounds. Chum Salmon average size is 8 to 12 pounds.

    August & September we fish for Silver Salmon also known as Coho Salmon. Silver Salmon are known for being acrobatic jumpers, pound for pound one of the best fighting fish available. Silvers have bright red meat with strong flavor and high oil content. Average size 8 to 12 pounds. Trophy Size 15 plus pounds. 
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Fishing was a great time! Everyone on the boat was able to participate and catch fish. The guides were outstanding.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MaryLambri
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My wife and I were on a tour with Captain Ryan. Also on the boat was another couple, who we had not previously met, with two sons 11 and 16. The only person who had fished previously was the other father. All together, we caught...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kevin H
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Husband and two teenage sons did the half day salmon fishing excursion with Captain Matt. It was a rainy, cloudy day in Ketchikan, typical weather for the salmon capitol of the world, but the fishing was good! They caught several pink salmon, a few were...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 2boys2luv
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Our family was visiting from Florida and we had the greatest experience fishing with Captain Ryan on his boat, Never Enough. Captain Ryan was such an experienced guide, he knew that we wanted to catch salmon on our trip and he put us on the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank PinkPantherPam
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    What a day, Captain Ryan Cunningham took us out on the "Never Enough" there were four of us fishing and we all caught fish. We caught nine keepers. Of coarse my wife caught the largest King and I caught the smallest fish all day and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Bill W
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