Ketchikan, Alaska Fish Finder Charters

Ketchikan Halibut Fishing Charters

Ketchikan offers a bountiful marine ecosystem with strong concentrations of bait fish that draw in large game-fish. Incredible Alaska Halibut catches are routine in Ketchikan and anglers travel from far & wide for an opportunity to nab a Giant Alaska Halibut.

ketchikan halibut fishing

Fish Finder Charters runs Halibut fishing charters that range from 6 to 10 hours. We offer fast action Ketchikan Halibut fishing trips and Captain Colby Slanaker is looking forward to hosting your next Alaska fishing excursion. Anglers get hard fighting action on my boat, so you better come prepared to have the time of your life! Fish Finder Charters runs the fastest boat in the fishing fleet and has inside knowledge on where the fish will be biting.

Halibut are drawn to the waters of Ketchikan because of the large biomass of Salmon and bait fish that thrive on the inside passage. Halibut fishing in Ketchikan is great the entire fishing season from May through September. Our Ketchikan halibut fishing charters are action packed and you have the chance at battling a true giant Alaska Halibut. The size of halibut you should expect to catch in Ketchikan is 10-25 pounds which is the perfect eating size and also put up a great fight. It’s not uncommon to land a halibut over 100 pounds in Ketchikan. Although federal restrictions don’t allow you to keep halibut over 38 inches in length it is a true trophy of a lifetime. Our halibut trips are not limited to only catching halibut it is very common to catch pacific cod, rockfish, and ling cod while halibut fishing. Halibut live on banks and rock piles that baitfish stack on which attracts many other species of fish. Whether you are coming to ketchikan on a cruise ship or coming to fish for multiple days we have the perfect Ketchikan fishing trip for you! If you are looking to go halibut fishing in Ketchikan give fish finder charters a call!


I operate my Ketchikan charter fishing trips from a spacious 30 foot Baha Cruiser named "Double Header". My Ketchikan Fishing boat is powered with Twin 225HP Yamaha Outboards. This delivers a combined 450HP motor package that makes us one of the fastest fishing boats in the Ketchikan fishing fleet. Getting to the fishing grounds faster gives us more time on the water for actual fishing time instead of a long run time. In addition to more fishing time, if we need to beat the weather back to town or relocate to find fish, we can do swiftly. I have an electric flush marine head on board and a very up to date electronics package. My fishing boat features a LCD Furuno Fish Finder and a standard horizon GPS chart plotter system. All safety equipment is up to date and exceeds US coast guard safety guidelines.


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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