Ketchikan, Alaska, US
Hunting for Halibut
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Approximately 5 - 6 Hours
This is the experience many anglers dream of when planning an Alaskan vacation, fishing for the largest flatfish in the world, the Pacific Halibut. Imagine catching your first wild halibut with your friends or family and the bragging rights that will come with sharing your experience back home.
Unlike many other Alaska destinations, Ketchikan fishing is in protected waters a short ride from downtown Ketchikan. No matter your skill level, you'll experience halibut fishing like a local, with a halibut rod and Penn reel in your own two hands, working the sandy flats, drifting with the current, jigging in waters as deep as 300 feet.
Spend the day with an experienced Alaskan fishing guide, in pursuit of the elusive halibut, learning the secrets of fishing circle hooks, working the tides and battling your catch.
Fully outfitted and accompanied by an experienced guide, your only job will be to catch the fish -- a job that requires a little patience, a steady jigging arm, and perseverance at the reel.
Alaska State law requires a valid one-day fishing license, which may be purchased for US $25 cash from your fishing boat captain. Participants may keep one halibut per person that is less than 43 inches or more than 80 inches in length. Fish can be shipped anywhere within the United States. Boxed snack includes smoked salmon dip, crackers, fruit, and a cookie. Minimum age is 5 years. Dress warmly in layers. Wear a hat or beanie; bring gloves and a scarf.