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 you are truly missing out on some of the worlds best Coho Fishing.  We have anglers that come to our lodge every year who have been fishing the Ketchikan fall coho run for over 30 years. 

A Limit of Fall Coho Salmon In Ketchikan


Ketchikan’s Famous Fall Coho Salmon Run

When most Alaska saltwater fishing lodges are shutting down in early September, we are just getting started on our largest Silver salmon run of the year.  Our famous fall run starts the end of August and goes into October.  These fish typically average about 12-14 pounds and we have seen them over 20 lbs.  The best part about this fall run is they pass right in front of our lodge.  You only have to travel five minutes in one of our self-guided (unguided) boats to access world class Coho fishing!

Fall Coho Fishing

Fall Coho Fishing

Liberal Bag Limits For Coho Salmon

Our daily bag limit for Coho in Ketchikan is a generous six fish per angler per day so this is a great opportunity to fill the freezer for the winter.  Our fish processing, vacuum packing and freezing facilities are second to none so you can be assured of quality filet’s that will last until it’s time to go fishing the next season.  Don’t miss out on the best salmon run in the salmon capitol of the world – Book A Trip Today!


Our commitment to our guests is to provide the best accommodations, fishing boats and facilities in the industry and to surround them with friendly knowledgeable staff and fishing guides. At Chinook Shores Lodge you will find everything you need to make your Alaska fishing trip an experience of a lifetime. Whether you prefer Ketchikan salmon fishing or Alaska halibut fishing or bottom fishing for rockfish and cod, we have it all – same day, same place, same time.