Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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Approximately 5-5¼ Hours
Anyone can put a line in the water, but it takes skill to catch the variety of fish species that Alaska's waters offer. You'll spend the day on a state-of-the-art fishing vessel with a seasoned guide who will bring you to the bottom-fishing grounds Alaskans have been returning to for generations.
No matter your skill level, you will fish like a local, working the sandy flats or sea floor pinnacles with your rod in hand, drifting with the current and jigging in waters as deep as 300 feet. Species availability changes throughout the season, and daily factors such as tides and wind affect your fishing opportunities. This multi-species Alaskan bottom-fishing expedition allows you to head out with the confidence that you will catch fish. Down there, in the twilight of the deep, rockfish, cod, flounder, sharks, skates and mighty halibut find their way to your bait. No matter what the conditions or the catch, this trip offers the best chance of exposing you to the strange and alien species found on the Southeast Alaskan deep-sea floor.
Historically, 50% of participants catch halibut. Minimum age is 5 years. Minimum weight is 30 lbs; maximum weight is 300 lbs. Deck or rubber-soled shoes must be worn on board. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat. Rain gear, rubber boots, comfortable float jackets, wool socks, hat and gloves are provided, as well as all fishing equipment and tackle. Bring a credit card to have your catch processed and sent home (US addresses only). Fish cannot be stored on board your cruise ship. A boxed snack includes smoked salmon dip, crackers, fruit, and a cookie. Halibut caught on Mondays must be released. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game also implements further conservation measures to protect halibut; restrictions on keeping your catch may apply. All participants aged 16 and older must purchase a fishing license in advance by following these steps:
> Visit https://store.adfg.alaska.gov/
> Choose "Shop as a Guest" and enter the required information
> Choose "Fishing, Hunting, Trapping Licenses & Stamps"
> Under Short-Term Products for 2024, use the drop-down menu to select the Sport Fishing License for the correct term (if you will fish on multiple days, purchase a term that will cover all applicable dates)
> Enter the date and time you will start fishing
> Add to your cart and checkout
> Bring a printed copy of your license