Posts By: Jeff Wedekind

Jeff Wedekind

Jeff's family is the original owner of the lodge property, purchasing the land from the Federal Government in the 1940′s. Jeff started fishing every summer with his grandfather in the 80's, and was instantly hooked on fishing. Over the years, visiting friends and family would all comment to Jeff, “Wow you should really build a fishing lodge here.” One day in 2005 he did. Today Jeff's property and the land he developed has become known as Chinook Shores — an Alaska fishing lodge for guided and self-guided anglers.

Family Fishing Trips In Alaska

By on November 11, 2012

Chinook Shores is the perfect choice for an Alaska family vacation.  The calm water and easy access to the fish make it simple for kids to be successful fishermen.  The best time to bring the kids is in August when

The Best Times to Fish in Ketchikan

By on March 11, 2011

The most common question I get asked is, “When’s the best time to come fishing in Alaska”. And my answer is always, “Anytime from June through September“.  It just depends on what kind of fish you want to catch and where


By on March 10, 2011

If you want to catch salmon in Southeast Alaska, follow these simple steps to cut and rig a plugged herring.  This rig works well for Mooching or Trolling and will catch salmon, halibut, rockfish…pretty much anything that feeds on herring.  So

Jig Fishing for Alaska Halibut

By on February 11, 2011

WHERE AND WHEN TO JIG – I jig for halibut all the time, bait is great but usually jigging will out fish it.  My favorite way to jig halibut is by anchoring on or drifting across a point or gently sloping


By on February 11, 2011

Halibut spawn annually between November and March in deep water (600 to 1800 ft) near the edge of the continental shelf from British Columbia to the Bering Sea. The free floating eggs hatch after two to three weeks and as

Selecting and Brining Herring for Alaska Salmon Fishing

By on February 11, 2011

One of the most common and effective ways to fish salmon is using a cut plug herring. Why a cut plug? – Simply because it’s easy to get a good spin, you can change the spin with the cut angle,

How to Fight a Big Halibut

By on January 11, 2011

HOW BIG IS THIS HALIBUT? – After you’ve hooked up, how you play the halibut can be the difference in landing her in the boat.  I tend to keep my drag tight when halibut  jigging so when I set the hook,

Alaska Halibut Fishing with Circle Hooks

By on January 11, 2011

When I anchor up on a halibut spot in Alaska I like to immediately get some some meat in the water to start a scent trail.  These are the rods you want up current typically in the bow of the

How to Prepare for Alaska Fishing Trip

By on December 11, 2010

The preparation you’ll need for your Alaska fishing trip depends on the type of trip you have planned.  Fishing lodges are perfect for those who are looking for a high-quality fishing experience that has easy access to the hottest fishing spots with

Fishing in Alaska: Where to Stay During Your Alaska Fishing Vacation

By on December 10, 2010

Are you looking for the best place to stay during your fishing trip in Alaska? Fishing lodges offer the best in fishing vacations. With easy access to high quality boats and fishing gear, you can be well on your way