Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, to Exhibit at International Sportsmen’s Exposition
December 15, 2013

December 15, 2013

Media Contact: Nadra Angerman

Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, to Exhibit at International Sportsmen’s Exposition

Chinook Shores Lodge Exhibit is located in Booth #3816 in the Cal Expo State Fairgrounds Pavillion

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / December 15, 2013 – Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Lodge, specializing in guided charters, unguided and self-guided fishing, today announced its exhibit at the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) in Sacramento, California.

ISE is Sacramento’s largest collection of fishing, hunting and outdoor products, sport fishing boats and travel destinations. Over the years it has earned a reputation as the one-stop destination where outdoor enthusiasts go to find everything needed to be successful and have fun in the outdoors!

“We are excited to launch into our 2014 Alaska sport fishing season by exhibiting at ISE,” said Alaska fishing lodge owner and guide Jeff Wedekind. “ISE is a great venue to meet with fellow anglers in the Lower 48 who want to fish for Alaska halibut and Alaska salmon in Ketchikan.”

Visit Chinook Shores Lodge Booth #3816 in the Cal Expo State Fairgrounds Pavillion

Location / Getting There
Cal Expo, State Fairgrounds
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

Show Hours
January 9, 2014  – Thursday – 11am – 8pm
January 10, 2014  – Friday – 11am – 9pm
January 11, 2014  – Saturday – 10am – 7pm
January 12, 2014  – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Since opening in 2005, Chinook Shores Lodge has seen an increase in self guided (aka unguided and bareboat) fishing trips versus guided fishing charters. A trend Jeff Wedekind expects to continue due to a new Catch Share Plan (CSP) recently enacted between Charter Halibut Permit (CHP) holders and commercial halibut Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) holders as recommended by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFM). Southeast Alaska charter angler bag limits presently allow for one halibut per person per day within a slot limit, while self-guided (unguided) anglers can keep two halibut per day of any size.

“These laws are intended to protect and sustain the fisheries and are more conservative than in previous years; however, I believe new regulations will still provide anglers with an opportunity to enjoy an amazing sport fishing experience at an Alaska fishing lodge,” said Wedekind.

In addition to salmon and halibut fishing, Chinook Shores Lodge attracts guests to Alaska from as far away as Scotland, New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida for power boating, whale watching, deep sea fishing, crabbing and fly fishing. Chinook Shores Lodge will exhibit in Puyallup at the Washington Sportsmen’s Show January 22-26 and in Portland, Oregon at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show in February.

About Chinook Shores Lodge
Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, is located 15 miles north of Ketchikan International Airport in Southeast Alaska. Accommodations include private waterfront beach houses with full amenities, private dock access, self-guided fishing boats, Alaska charter fishing, quality controlled fish processing and fish packaging services. For more information, visit:

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About International Sportsmen’s Exposition
For more than three decades the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) has produced the West’s largest, most diverse and exciting events for fishing, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts. Each ISE strongly promotes youth and family in the outdoors. ISE has pioneered a wide variety of guided, all-gear-provided activities for newcomers and experts of any age.