Ketchikan, Alaska, US
Ketchikan Salmon Fishing
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Enjoy a 25- to 30-minute guided bus tour along the Tongass Narrows on your way to the marina.
From there you will board a modern fishing boat, and head to the nearby salmon fishing grounds. Keep an eye out for eagles, whales, seals, sea lions or other wildlife.
With only 4-6 guests per boat, you're off for a fine 3½- to 4-hour fishing adventure in the sheltered waters of Clover Passage.
Alaska State law requires a valid one-day fishing license, which may be purchased for US $25 cash from your fishing boat captain along with a US $15 cash king salmon stamp (during king season, May-June). The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has put in place a conservation measure in southeast Alaska waters to protect the king salmon species.Any king caught up until June 14 must be released. Trolling involves using a downrigger to lower the bait to a specific depth. There are four downriggers, so up to four rods may be fished at once, allowing for fishing at different depths. Fishermen are rotated (instead of assigning rods) so that everyone has a fair chance to catch a fish. The captain may elect to use only two rods if the fish are plentiful. A light snack is provided. Guests who choose to have their fish processed and sent home (to US or Canada addresses only) will need to bring their credit card to pay for processing. A catch is likely but is not guaranteed. Minimum age is 5 years. Dress warmly in layers. Wear a hat or beanie; bring gloves and a scarf.