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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

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

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

Cohos Gone Wild in Ketchikan, Alaska

By on August 31, 2014

These self-guided and guided anglers are crazy about the fall run of Cohos in Ketchikan, Alaska. Coho season, aka silver salmon season, is in full swing from now through the end of September.  If you haven’t been to Ketchikan in September

Successful Halibut and Salmon Fishing in Alaska

By on December 10, 2013

Fishing in Alaska is something that every sportsman should experience. Offering exciting opportunities for halibut and salmon fishing, this is the destination that fishermen everywhere dream of. Halibut is especially abundant in the southeast are of Alaska, including Ketchikan. This

Unguided Fishing

By on December 10, 2013

A Self Guided / Unguided Fishing Adventure In Alaska Can Be The Most Rewarding Fishing Trip You’ll Ever Take At Chinook Shores we specialize in Unguided Alaska fishing trips.  We have everything you need for the Do-It-Yourselfer.  We understand what