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Ketchikan Fishing Reports



Fishing in Ketchikan in May.

Date: February 4, 2020

The 2020 fishing season in Ketchikan is about to kick off! We have a few open slots left for the 2020 season but it’s getting slim. May is an incredible month for fishing. The halibut start moving in and the king salmon start moving into the inside passage headed toward their spawning grounds. This can … Continue reading “Fishing in Ketchikan in May.”

Ketchikan fishing 2020

Date: January 20, 2020

We are only a few months away from the start of another great fishing season here in Ketchikan. Overall the salmon forecast is looking steady and halibut should fallow suit. Lingcod will also be high on the list of target species this year. King salmon and halibut are first on the hit list! I can’t … Continue reading “Ketchikan fishing 2020”

September 2019 Ketchikan fishing report

Date: September 12, 2019

Wow! These fall coho are huge!! We’ve caught a lot of fish ranging from 10 to 20 pounds on the upper end. September coho (silver salmon) are my personal second favorite to fish. They are hard fighting acrobatic fish. The halibut fishing in Ketchikan is still very strong this September. I’m fishing all the way … Continue reading “September 2019 Ketchikan fishing report”

August 2019 Ketchikan fishing report

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We couldn’t have asked for more consistent salmon and halibut fishing this August. The pink return was huge and steady the summer silvers started disappearing right as the fall run was starting so there was about a week lull on the silvers but the halibut stayed consistent and we had phenomenal weather to boot. It’s … Continue reading “August 2019 Ketchikan fishing report”

July 2019 fishing report Ketchikan Alaska

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July was absolutely phenomenal fishing lots of king, pink and silver salmon the halibut fishing was pretty much non stop as long as you hit the right tide.

June 17-23 2019

Date: June 24, 2019

Salmon and halibut fishing in Ketchikan Alaska. The king salmon fishing in Ketchikan is unbelievable right now! Seems to be getting better and better everyday. This week we had 6 kings over 30 pounds with the biggest being 37. The halibut fishing is also getting better and better. We’re starting to see a few silvers … Continue reading “June 17-23 2019”

June king salmon in Ketchikan 2019 and summer forecast

Date: June 14, 2019

We’re only half way through June and the king salmon fishing in Ketchikan has been Phenomenal! We’ve landed quite a few kings over 30 pounds already! Fishing in Ketchikan is picking up every day. The halibut are really starting to roll in now.  There’s already a trickle of summer silver salmon coming in so we … Continue reading “June king salmon in Ketchikan 2019 and summer forecast”

Ketchikan fishing season

Date: May 7, 2019

The first fishing trip of the season was nothing short of epic. A couple from Bozeman Montana were in Ketchikan for work and booked a full day charter. We dropped Dungeness crab and shrimp pots before anchoring for halibut. In just under an hour we had two nice halibut in the boat so we moved … Continue reading “Ketchikan fishing season”

2019 Ketchikan Fishing Season

Date: March 14, 2019

We are looking forward to the 2019 fishing season here in Ketchikan Alaska! The abundance index for all Salmon species is up from 2018. Which means the halibut will fallow them in! Ketchikan is the Salmon capitol of the world which also makes for great bottom fishing which includes everyone’s favorite HALIBUT! Other great eating … Continue reading “2019 Ketchikan Fishing Season”

July 2018

Date: March 13, 2019

July 2018 was pretty dang good for Salmon and all bottom fish in Ketchikan Alaska. There was a great abundance of pacific cod, ling cod, rock fish and halibut. King Salmon, pink Salmon and chum Salmon were the stars this July. The silvers were around but it was a grind to find a big school … Continue reading “July 2018”

June 2018

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Man do I love June! This month did not disappoint we landed a lot of kings and a lot of halibut! June is the month for chasing trophy class king Salmon. They come in through the inner channels of Southeast Alaska on their way to their spawning rivers. This is when they are the biggest. … Continue reading “June 2018”

May 2018

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May is a special month in Ketchikan Alaska , hunting for giant king salmon is always fun. This May was pretty good king (chinook) salmon fishing and even better halibut fishing. Seeking out a big king in May can take some time but you’re looking for a trophy Salmon not nessisarily to catch 20 in … Continue reading “May 2018”

Ketchikan Fishing Charters

Date: January 9, 2019

Fish Finder Charters is based out of Ketchikan, Alaska which is a prime location for anglers looking to catch their fill of Alaska Halibut & Alaska Salmon. Captain Colby Slanaker’s charter fishing service offers a thrilling Ketchikan Guided Fishing Trips for anglers that are looking for heart pumping Salmon Fishing & Halibut Fishing. The Pacific Halibut is the most talked … Continue reading “Ketchikan Fishing Charters”


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~ Species ~ Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
King Salmon - - GOOD GOOD BEST BEST BEST GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD -
Silver Salmon - - - - - - BEST BEST BEST FAIR - -
Pink Salmon - - - - - FAIR BEST BEST - - - -
Chum Salmon - - - - - BEST BEST BEST GOOD - - -
Sockeye - - - - - BEST BEST BEST - - - -
Winter Kings BEST BEST BEST BEST - - - - - - BEST BEST
Halibut - BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST
Crab BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST
Shrimp BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST
Rockfish BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST
Squid GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD
Steelhead GOOD GOOD BEST BEST BEST - - - - GOOD GOOD GOOD