A family that plays together, stays together. Around our home, it’s like that… with a whole lot of fishing. While we enjoy fishing with each other, some of our best family memories have been getting to fish with you and yours. Thank you for fishing at Chinook Shores Lodge and making our 2015 fishing season even more memorable!
In 2015 we added a 21′ Silver Streak to our fishing fleet. Our self-guided anglers enjoyed the new Silver Streak — an exceptionally well-built boat with style and superior sport fishing functionality. We are thrilled to announce we’ll be adding two more Silver Streak boats to our self-guided fleet in 2016. We are certain you’ll just love these new members of our family!
Ketchikan is well known as the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for sport fishermen. And, while anglers enjoy fishing for any one of our five species of salmon, nothing beats landing a record setting Chinook. Just ask any salmon derby winner or this Washington state angler who caught the fish of a life time in Ketchikan, Alaska.
In 2015 we hosted a group of self-guided anglers from New York. They had a great time fishing and WHALE WATCHING! Unfortunately, all good things sometimes must come to an end and it certainly did when one of the New Yorkers ended up in the ER just hours before his departure flight. In his defense, he was tough as nails, and also, he wasn’t the only one who ended up with a hook in the thumb this year. Lucky for this guy, Jeff was able to remove the hook from his thumb on the dock. We captured it on video…
Not our girls, the halibut!!!
This 200 pound halibut was caught by one of our returning self-guided anglers, and yes he used an Ugly Stick to do it. But just for the record, newbie anglers also landed some big halibut this year too.
Did you know… During the first six months of a halibut’s life, a major anatomical change takes place? The halibut’s left eye migrates to the right side of its head resulting in a face that only a mother could love.
Well, that’s the good, the bad and the ugly of 2015. We hope to see you in 2016, and we look forward to fishing with you in the years to come.
Happy New Year!
Jeff and Nadra