Alaska Fishing 10459
This Alaska fishing trip offers something for everyone. Terrific salt water fishing, equally impressive freshwater opportunities, housekeeping packages, and even day trips. This is also a great option for cruise passengers who port in Ketchikan. Here you can target all of the Pacific salmon species with the most sought after being the King Salmon and Silver Salmon, in addition to Pacific Halibut, Ling Cod, and many other species of rock fish all of which are plentiful in area waters. In mid May large schools of King Salmon start frequenting these waters and fishing for them is at its best through June. In July the Silver, Chum, Pink, and Sockeye salmon move in with large numbers of Silver Salmon remaining into October. For bottom fish such as halibut, July and August are the optimal fishing months. You will enjoy fishing aboard a 31? custom built welded aluminum vessel with twin 225hp outboards. This boat is set up with all the latest navigational instruments, an enclosed cabin, private head and quality fishing gear. Book a four hour day trip or a week week long deluxe lodge package or something in between. Package trips include the fully equipped boats with guides and gear, cleaning, vacuum packing, freezing & boxing of your daily catch, three hearty meals a day, transportation between Ketchikan International Airport & the lodge, and daily maid service. Cruise ship passengers will find they are only 5 minutes from the ships dock and either boat or van pick-ups can be arranged. For those who prefer the secluded freshwater stream or lake with a fly rod (or spinning gear) you are in luck. They offer daily fly-outs to the vast numbers of pristine rivers and lakes surrounding Ketchikan. Depending on locations, weather, and river conditions, boats may also be used to access rivers from the saltwater. April and May offer some of the best spring Steelhead fishing in the state with Rainbow and Dolly Varden mixed in. Steelhead in excess of 20 pounds are common in some of the local river systems . During the summer months Grayling and Cutthroat trout are in abundance in the high mountain lakes. Mid July through August all five species of Pacific Salmon enter local rivers in vast numbers as they head upstream to spawn. September through October finishes out the summer season with Silver Salmon in abundance as well as being the peak of the season for the Rainbow and Dolly Varden. For the complete Alaska fishing experience freshwater fishing may be combined with saltwater fishing.