2015 Ketchikan King Salmon Derby

Are you ready for the Chinooks? The Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby is an annual event taking place each year in Ketchikan, Alaska, beginning over Memorial Day weekend and continuing for the following two weekends. May 23-25, 2015 (Memorial Day Weekend) May 30 & 31, 2015 June 6 & 7, 2015

2014 Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Packages

Chinook Shores Lodge has a couple remaining fishing packages available for the 2014 Alaska fishing season.  If you haven’t already booked your fishing trip, these are the best times to fish with us this summer: June 12-18. Three-to-seven nights for up to 6 people, guided or unguided. Expect to catch King salmon, Halibut and Rockfish. June 16-24. Four-to-eight… Continue reading 2014 Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Packages

May Getaway

Spring / Early Summer Ketchikan Activities May is my favorite time of year.  The weather is nice, the snow has melted, wild flowers are blooming, birds are migrating, king salmon are showing up, Dungeness crab are in the bays, herring are spawning, Humpback whales are feeding, lingcod and rockfish are hungry and ice covered lakes and… Continue reading May Getaway

We Specialize in Self-Guided Fishing, Unguided and Bare Boat Fishing

Ketchikan Guided Fishing Charters Alaska Self-Guided Fishing Boat Rentals All THIS and an amazing Alaska Fishing lodge too!  


Trolling is typically done between depths of 20′ to 100′ depending on target species. A 4-6 oz. lead is used for shallow trolling and Down Riggers are used to reach depths below 30′. We generally use a spoon or a double hook leader with a herring or hoochies. Typically a flasher is used 3′-5′ above… Continue reading ALASKA SALMON FISHING METHODS & TECHNIQUES

The Best Time To Halibut Fish in Ketchikan Alaska

Halibut can be found around Ketchikan Alaska from mid May through mid September, however the best time to fish for them is June through August as this is when they are most abundant.  Halibut spawn off the continental shelf in deep water November through March and migrate into the shallow waters of SE Alaska to… Continue reading The Best Time To Halibut Fish in Ketchikan Alaska


Lingcod The boys found one to fit the slot limit. This lingcod wrapped all three rods so they all got to reel it in!!


Ray and Linda Booker hooked this halibut on a fishing trip at Chinook Shores. We didn’t get a good measurement on this fish but we estimated it at almost 6′ long which puts it close to 200 lb.

Chinook Shores Angler wins Second Place in Ketchikan King Salmon Derby

Allison York from Klamath Falls, OR won second place in the Ketchikan King Salmon Derby with this beautiful 41.1 lb Chinook while fishing at Chinook Shores Lodge.

Fathers Day Halibut – Ketchikan Alaska

Fathers day fishing for halibut in Ketchikan Alaska.