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Rockfish of Alaska

By on June 9, 2017

Rockfish is a common term for several species of fish, named for their affinity to hide among rocks. Specific examples of fish termed rockfish in the waters surrounding Ketchikan, Alaska include: China Longspine Thonryhead Northern Pygmy Quillback Redstripe Rougheye Shortspine

5 Salmon Species Found in Alaska

By on December 31, 2016

King (Chinook) Salmon: King Salmon, also known as Chinook, have a blue-gray back with silvery sides. Small irregular shaped black spots are found on back, dorsal fin, and usually on both lobes of the tail. This species has a black

2017 Self-Guided Fishing, Boat Rentals and Waterfront Accommodations in Ketchikan, Alaska

By on July 5, 2016

Coming June 2017 our newest property, The Alder House!  It’s the 3-bedroom home overlooking the lodge with amazing views, private deck and easy access fishing!  Chinook Shores Lodge 2017 Calendar: June 25 – July 1 (5 or 6 Nights) June 26 – June 30 (4 Nights) July

Alaska King Salmon

2016 King and Chinook Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations for Southeast Alaska and Yakutat

By on April 11, 2016

These regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017. The regulations are: Alaskan Resident The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length. Nonresident

Chinook Shores Lodge Reservations

By on March 30, 2016

We are happy to confirm your reservation with Chinook Shores Lodge in Ketchikan, Alaska. We look forward to welcoming you to our Alaska fishing lodge this season. Please use the form below to help us prepare for your arrival and expedite

Last Chance: 2016 Alaska Sport Fishing Packages

By on January 8, 2016

Chinook Shores Lodge has a few remaining sport fishing packages in 2016: June 1-8 (5-7 Night / Guided and Self Guided Fishing) June 5-9  (4 Night / Guided and Self Guided Fishing) June 6-10 (4 Night / Guided and Self

What is included in a self-guided or unguided fishing trip?

By on January 4, 2016

Self-guided, unguided or bare boat fishing packages are designed for anglers with some power boating and fishing experience. These packages are typically less expensive than deluxe guided fishing packages, and allow anglers to fish on their own schedules, coming and going

Meet Our Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Family

By on December 31, 2015

McKinley, Jeff, Nadra & Shea ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 25

2015 Ketchikan King Salmon Derby

By on February 2, 2015

Are you ready for the Chinooks? The Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby is an annual event taking place each year in Ketchikan, Alaska, beginning over Memorial Day weekend and continuing for the following two weekends. May 23-25, 2015 (Memorial Day

How to Catch More Salmon

By on December 12, 2014

I am often asked, “What can I do to catch more salmon?” The simplest and often most accurate answer is, fish where the salmon are. Or more precisely, fish in a school of salmon. Salmon will often congregate around a