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2015 Southeast Alaska Fishing Report: Jeff’s 2016 Fishing Forecast

By on March 8, 2016

Chinook (King) Salmon 2015 was the year of the King salmon in Ketchikan, Alaska. The return of our local Chinook in June was above average with most of the kings in the 15-25 lb range. The fishing started out hot

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

Fresh Water Fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska

By on December 11, 2014

While Chinook Shores Lodge offers some of the calmest salt water fishing around, peeople often ask us “Where can I fly fish in Ketchikan?” or “Where can I fresh water fish in Ketchikan?” The two fresh water fishing spots nearest Chinook

How’s the Halibut Fishing in Ketchikan?

By on December 10, 2014

Successful halibut fishing really depends on timing and weather… From mid June through August halibut fishing is pretty good to excellent in Ketchikan.  I can only think of a few days in recent years that we targeted halibut and did

2014 Ketchikan, Alaska Fishing Report

By on December 2, 2014

The 2014 fishing season in Ketchikan, Alaska proved another great summer for anglers seeking salmon and halibut! The King (Chinook) salmon fishing started out slow in May and early June but by mid June fishing started to pick up and

All in a Days Work

By on September 7, 2014

People often ask what they can expect to catch on a guided sport fishing charter in Ketchikan, Alaska. Today’s bag is: Silver salmon, halibut, pink salmon and lingcod.

Lingcod Bonus Fish for Silver Salmon Fisherman

By on September 6, 2014

Limit Out On The Salmon? Go For The Lings! Silver (coho) fishing in Ketchikan can be phenomenal from July through September.  So what do you do when you and your buddies have limited out on 24 coho salmon before 10:30

Alaska Sport Fishing

By on September 5, 2014

The Pura Vida, Jeff’s 30ft Shamrock, returning to Chinook Shores after a day guiding Washington state anglers. Every day is Fish Friday at the lodge.

Self Guided Fishing Boat Rentals in Alaska

By on September 2, 2014

Did you know, when you book a fishing vacation at Chinook Shore Lodge, you get your own boat to use while you fish in Ketchikan, Alaska? Specifically the waters in and around Knudson Cove, Clover Pass, Vallenar Bay and Grant

Labor Day 2014: An Alaska Fishing Lodge Perspective

By on September 1, 2014

Some hardworking Americans say, a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work. We couldn’t agree more; however, we also belive there’s no such thing as a bad day fishing. As a matter of fact, the fishing