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2022 Sport Fish Regulations For King/Chinook Salmon Fishing In Ketchikan Alaska

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced the 2022 sport fishing regulations for chinook salmon (aka king salmon) in the Ketchikan vicinity. The following regulations are effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, February 3, 2022, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023:   Ketchikan Vicinity (District 1 – See Map Below) April 1 to June… Continue reading 2022 Sport Fish Regulations For King/Chinook Salmon Fishing In Ketchikan Alaska

2022 Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Forecast & 2021 Report

2021 Fishing Report After a soggy boating season with Ketchikan’s record-setting rainfall in 2020, last summer the weather was amazing and the fishing was fantastic! The 2021 season started in June with halibut fishing and dungeness crabbing and ended strong in September with coho salmon fishing. Self-guided anglers hooked up king salmon, pink salmon, keta… Continue reading 2022 Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Forecast & 2021 Report

KTN looks to non-cruise visitors to boost business in upcoming season

People want to come to Alaska, it is the trip of a lifetime. September is the fall silver salmon run and self-guided anglers are crazy about our cohos — after all, Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world,” said Nadra Angerman.

Chinook Shores Lodge and Alaskan & Proud Markets Announce Strategic Alliance

SHOP FOR GROCERIES Together the companies aim to provide excellent service to Ketchikan visitors while keeping locals healthy by minimizing the risk of COVID-19 traveler spread. KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / March 12, 2021 – Chinook Shores Lodge, a premier Southeast Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters, self-guided fishing and wildlife viewing, today announced a strategic… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge and Alaskan & Proud Markets Announce Strategic Alliance

Chinook Shores Lodge Employees Successfully Complete COVID Clean Coursework

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / December 17, 2020 – Chinook Shores Lodge, a premier Southeast Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters, self-guided fishing and wildlife viewing, today announced employee participation and successful completion of The Safety Specialists (TSS) COVID Clean – Taking Care of Business course. TSS’s COVID Clean – Taking Care of Business consists of… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Employees Successfully Complete COVID Clean Coursework

Now Hiring: Marine Outboard Mechanic

Submit your job application online! Job Description and Summary The marine mechanic, aka outboard mechanic or boat mechanic, must be highly-skilled at inspecting, troubleshooting, servicing and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment on lodge boats. The majority of lodge boats are powered with Mercury 150hp 4-stroke main engines, Suzuki 150hp 4-stroke main engines, Honda 9.9hp and… Continue reading Now Hiring: Marine Outboard Mechanic

COVID-19 Travel Mandates and Protocols

Alaska’s Governor Dunleavy announced a new travel protocol, which takes effect August 11, 2020. All travelers arriving the State of Alaska on or after August 11, 2020 must arrive with a negative molecular-based (RT-PCR) COVID-19 test taken 72-hours prior to departure or proof of a pending test result from a test taken within 72-hours prior… Continue reading COVID-19 Travel Mandates and Protocols

Make staying in Alaska this summer an endless adventure with deals on guided trips, lodging and boat rentals

Have you picked out your great Alaska adventure yet? I’ve covered some stand-out staycations in the last few weeks, but there are more offers that keep popping up. Literally every day, there’s a new deal or a list of offers available this summer. Many (but not all) are offered exclusively to Alaskans. Read the full… Continue reading Make staying in Alaska this summer an endless adventure with deals on guided trips, lodging and boat rentals

It’s Sport Fishing Season in Ketchikan, Alaska!

This year we’re expecting some of the BEST fishing ever! And, [ahem thanks to COVID-19], we still have some great dates: June 18-23 | June 30-July 5 | July 9-16 August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 24-30 September 24-30 CALL (907) 225-6700 to make a reservation! Chinook Shores Lodge makes the most of saltwater fishing… Continue reading It’s Sport Fishing Season in Ketchikan, Alaska!

2021 Alaska Fishing Lodge Reservations: Sport Fishing Charters, Waterfront Accommodations and Self-Guided Fishing Boat Rentals

Please use the contact form below to inquire about fishing, add your name to the waiting list or to book a trip. We will contact you with rates and availability as soon as possible. Thank you. Chinook Shores Lodge 2021 Calendar: June 3-8, 2021 (4-21 People)June 5-10, 2021 (2-8 People) Alder House June 8-12, 2021… Continue reading 2021 Alaska Fishing Lodge Reservations: Sport Fishing Charters, Waterfront Accommodations and Self-Guided Fishing Boat Rentals

COVID-19 Requirements for Anglers Traveling to Alaska

Order the COVID-19 At-Home Test Kit TodayTake the COVID-19 Test 72-Hours Prior to Departure Alaska has removed the 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers who can show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result obtained 72 hours before arriving in Alaska. Other travelers will have the option to be tested on arrival (subject to availability), or… Continue reading COVID-19 Requirements for Anglers Traveling to Alaska

Ketchikan Terminal Harvest Areas Open to Harvest Hatchery King Salmon

(Ketchikan) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish announced today that the bag and possession limit for all anglers in three Ketchikan designated hatchery sport harvest areas, is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length. For nonresidents, the annual limit is three king salmon, 28 inches or greater in… Continue reading Ketchikan Terminal Harvest Areas Open to Harvest Hatchery King Salmon

Ketchikan Creek Opens To Sport Fishing

Ketchikan Creek will be open to sport fishing for all species, including king salmon, beginning 12:01 a.m. June 1 through 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2020. The bag and possession limit for king salmon in Ketchikan Creek is two king salmon of any size. King salmon harvested in Ketchikan Creek do not count towards the nonresident… Continue reading Ketchikan Creek Opens To Sport Fishing

Join the Club: Club 49

Alaskan Resident? Check! Need a Boat Rental? Check! Want a Discount? Check, Check, Check! Chinook Shores Lodge offers locals some of the nicest fishing boat rentals in town! If you know how to drive a 21′ boat with 150hp, we will show you how and where to fish in our area (Knudson Cove, Clover Pass… Continue reading Join the Club: Club 49

Southeast Alaska 2020 Lingcod Sport Fishing Regulations

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the lingcod sport fishing seasons, bag and possession limits, annual limits, and size limits have been established for the Southern Southeast Area (view map). In this area the following regulations apply: Southern Southeast Area Season: May 16 – November 30Limits:Residents – 1 daily, 2 in possession,… Continue reading Southeast Alaska 2020 Lingcod Sport Fishing Regulations

Border Grill Grilled Alaska Halibut Tacos with Cucumber Citrus Salsa

INGREDIENTS 1-1/2 pounds wild Alaska HalibutExtra virgin olive oil, for drizzlingSalt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste12 small (4 to 6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed*6 lettuce leaves, torn in halfCucumber Citrus Salsa (recipe follows)2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and thinly sliced, for servingRadish slices, for servingLime wedges, for serving DIRECTIONS Preheat a medium-hot grill, broiler… Continue reading Border Grill Grilled Alaska Halibut Tacos with Cucumber Citrus Salsa

Alaska Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avacado Cream

INGREDIENTS 1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded and diced1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced1/2 cup finely diced red onion1 small jalapeño pepper, finely diced (optional)1/2 cup chopped cilantro leavesSalt and pepper, if desired, to taste2 ripe avocadosJuice of a lime1/2 cup regular or low-fat sour cream1/2 teaspoon… Continue reading Alaska Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avacado Cream

Alaska Taco Sushi Bites

DIRECTIONS Blend crème fraiche and cilantro; refrigerate, if needed, until serving.  On each of the tortilla chips, place 1 tablespoon cabbage.  Add salmon bites over the cabbage, then sprinkle on 1 teaspoon each of the red onion and tomatoes.  Spoon some crème fraiche over each tortilla bite. INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup crème fraiche1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro12… Continue reading Alaska Taco Sushi Bites

Citrus-Battered Alaska Fish Tacos with Creamy Garlic Lime Slaw

INGREDIENTS Creamy Garlic-Lime Slaw:1 package (12 ounces) prepared broccoli slaw or 3 cups shredded cabbage2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped1 to 2 Tablespoons chopped jalapeño (seeded), to taste1/2 cup mayonnaise1 clove garlic, minced and mashed1 limeSalt and pepper, to taste 1-1/2 cups flour, divided1 teaspoon baking powder3/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon sugar1 egg, beaten2/3 cup water1/3… Continue reading Citrus-Battered Alaska Fish Tacos with Creamy Garlic Lime Slaw

Poached Alaska Cod Tacos

INGREDIENTS 4 Alaska Cod fillets (5 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen24 oz. Your favorite beer1/2 teaspoon kosher salt DIRECTIONS Add beer to a large pan and simmer.  Rinse the frozen Alaska Cod fillets under cold water.  Turn off heat and add cod to beer, skin side down.  Return heat to a simmer… Continue reading Poached Alaska Cod Tacos

Support local, small businesses during the Coronavirus Crisis!

Our hearts go out to people whose lives have been affected by this worldwide Coronavirus pandemic. Here in Ketchikan, our hospitality and cruise ship dependent tourism businesses are hurting. Local restaurants, bars, gift shops, hair salons and others are suddenly suffering from a lack of customers. Here’s how you can help: Order Take-Out Annabelle’s has… Continue reading Support local, small businesses during the Coronavirus Crisis!

Happy & Healthy St. Patrick’s Day

Would you believe we’ve been on the road since January? We are back in Alaska getting ready for our 2020 season. This year we attended sportsman shows in California, Oregon and Washington — it was nice visiting everyone who stopped by our booth and say hello. We also managed to squeeze in winter fishing trips… Continue reading Happy & Healthy St. Patrick’s Day

Chinook Shores Lodge Cleaning & Disinfecting Protocols

We take standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and are taking additional steps to ensure the safety of our guests and employees. Like everyone else, we have been closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization statements regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) on a daily basis. With any luck,… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Cleaning & Disinfecting Protocols

2020 Sport Fishing Regulations for King Salmon in Southeast Alaska and the Ketchikan Area

February 10, 2020: Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the 2020 regionwide sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and the modifications for the Ketchikan Area. The following region wide regulations, are effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2021: Alaska Resident The resident bag and… Continue reading 2020 Sport Fishing Regulations for King Salmon in Southeast Alaska and the Ketchikan Area

Net Working at Chinook Shores Lodge in Ketchikan Alaska

Let’s get social — join our social networks! Send us your favorite fishing photo from your stay at Chinook Shores Lodge and we’ll gladly include you on our website and social pages. Email photos to info [at] chinookshores [dot] com. Be sure to include the names of people in your photo and the year it… Continue reading Net Working at Chinook Shores Lodge in Ketchikan Alaska

You booked a fishing trip at Chinook Shores Lodge, so now what? Here’s Five Things To Do Before Your Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Trip

#1 Make Airline Reservations Fishermen travel to Ketchikan via the Alaska Marine Highway, Alaska Airlines or Delta Airlines every summer in search of salmon, halibut and other tasty seafood. We recommend choosing Alaska Airlines as they offer reliability, comfort, premium cabin legroom and movies. Select flights that arrive Ketchikan around 11am and when leaving the… Continue reading You booked a fishing trip at Chinook Shores Lodge, so now what? Here’s Five Things To Do Before Your Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Trip

Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations For 2020 Announced

For more information, Contact: Bob Chadwick, Regional Management Coordinator(907) 747-5551 (Juneau) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reminding anglers that the 2020 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat remain unchanged except that the resident bag limit of two king salmon has expired and the bag limit for all… Continue reading Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations For 2020 Announced

Happy Holidays 2019

Wishing you a happy holiday season, the joy of family, the gift of friends and a prosperous New Year!

Now Accepting Job Applications for the 2020 Fishing Season

Apply Online We are currently seeking dockhands, van drivers, J1 students and housekeepers. If you are interested in these seasonal positions, please complete the online application.  We will contact regarding employment. For information about employment opportunities at Chinook Shores Lodge, send your resume to jobs@chinookshores.com.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Casting for Recovery

Casting for Recovery takes women out of the clinical setting to beautiful and into nature, where they can relax, share their breast cancer experience with other survivors, and learn the therapeutic sport of fly fishing in Ketchikan. In 2019, eight women were selected via a random lottery to attend the retreat. (Transportation to and from… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness: Casting for Recovery

Nonresident King Salmon Closure Rescinded

August 15, 2019 / The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today, that the nonresident king salmon closure will be rescinded on August 16. Nonresident anglers may again retain king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Ketchikan marine waters. These regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 16, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, December… Continue reading Nonresident King Salmon Closure Rescinded

2020 Alaska Fishing Lodge Reservations: Sport Fishing Charters, Waterfront Accommodations and Self-Guided Fishing Boat Rentals

Please use the contact form below to inquire about fishing or to book a trip. Ask us about Guided Chart Fishing too — we will contact you with rates and availability as soon as possible. Thank you. Chinook Shores Lodge 2020 Calendar: Silver Salmon — Crazy About Coho and Cod! September 6-9, 2020 ($1200+tax per… Continue reading 2020 Alaska Fishing Lodge Reservations: Sport Fishing Charters, Waterfront Accommodations and Self-Guided Fishing Boat Rentals

Ketchikan Fishing Report: King Salmon Edition

It’s all about King salmon in Knudson Cove… or Chinook salmon at Chinook Shores Lodge. Really, whatever you want to call them… Kings or Chinooks… they’re biting! Ketchikan salmon catch rates typically increase the last two weeks of June, 2019 is no exception. King salmon catch rates in the Mountain Point area and the Herring… Continue reading Ketchikan Fishing Report: King Salmon Edition

Ketchikan Creek Opens To Sport Fishing

Ketchikan Creek will be open to sport fishing for all species, including king salmon, beginning 12:01 a.m. June 1 through 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2019. The bag and possession limit for king salmon in Ketchikan Creek is two king salmon of any size. King salmon harvested in Ketchikan Creek do not count towards the nonresident… Continue reading Ketchikan Creek Opens To Sport Fishing

2019 Ketchikan Fishing Report

Source: Alaska Department of Fish & Game (as of May 06, 2019) 2019 Alaska sport fishing licenses are available online at the Alaska Fish & Game (AF&G) Website. King Salmon Retention of king salmon is prohibited in the Ketchikan area through June 14th. Opportunity to harvest king salmon will be available in areas where Alaska… Continue reading 2019 Ketchikan Fishing Report

Every Day is Earth Day

In the spirit of Earth Day we decided it was time for Chinook Shores Lodge to make a stronger commitment to serving our environment. We sponsored a neighborhood Earth Day event to help clean up Potter Road, Knudson Cove Road and the areas north of Knudson Cove Marina. The truth is, our neighbors are very… Continue reading Every Day is Earth Day

McKinley Angerman Kellogg received bachelor’s degree, accepts position with Chinook Shores Lodge

McKinley Angerman Kellogg, granddaughter of Wrangell residents Dick and Barbara Angerman, has recently earned her bachelor’s degree and has also accepted a management position with Chinook Shores Lodge in Ketchikan. Kellogg received her degree on March 23, in environmental science, from Western Washington University. “I chose this degree because I was really interested to learn… Continue reading McKinley Angerman Kellogg received bachelor’s degree, accepts position with Chinook Shores Lodge

2019 Regulations for Charter Halibut Anglers Announced

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has announced new regulations for the charter halibut fishery in Southeast (Area 2C) and Southcentral (Area 3A) Alaska for 2019. Regulations in Southeast Alaska Halibut sport fishery season runs February 1 to December 31, 2019.Guided charter fisherman can retain one halibut less than 38″ inches long or over 80″… Continue reading 2019 Regulations for Charter Halibut Anglers Announced

Chinook Shores Lodge Employee Earns Bachelor’s Degree

McKinley Angerman Kellogg graduates with a Bachelor of Science in environmental science from Western Washington University (WWU). KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / March 23, 2019 – Chinook Shores Lodge, a premier Southeast Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters, self-guided fishing and wildlife viewing, today announced McKinley Angerman Kellogg has earned a bachelor’s degree and accepted the… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Employee Earns Bachelor’s Degree

Chinook Shores Lodge Adds New Charter Fishing Boat to Fleet

Boat selected specifically for travelers, tourists and anglers to who love fishing and wildlife viewing in the Ketchikan areas of Knudson Cove and Clover Pass. KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / February 14, 2019 – Chinook Shores Lodge, a premier Southeast Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, today announced the purchase of a Defiance 270… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Adds New Charter Fishing Boat to Fleet

Nadra’s New Years Resolutions

Welcome 2019 with a fresh ATTITUDE… and FRESH FISH! If you know me, you know I’m a TYPE-A person who runs a tight ship (both literally and figuratively). Well, last year I resolved to become more of a B type person to improve my zen. As I look back… it seems all THAT actually did… Continue reading Nadra’s New Years Resolutions

Wild Alaska Salmon with Ginger Sauce and Spiralized Veggies

SERVES 4/ PREP TIME 30 minutes / COOK TIME 15 minutes INGREDIENTS Rhubarb-Ginger Sauce (Recipe Courtesy of ASMI) 3 Tablespoons avocado oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons minced ginger 1 cup thinly sliced rhubarb 3 green onions, sliced thinly (about 1/2 cup) 2 Tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 2 Tablespoons liquid aminos or coconut… Continue reading Wild Alaska Salmon with Ginger Sauce and Spiralized Veggies

Waterfront Accommodations in Ketchikan Alaska

Now Open! The Inn at Knudson Cove LUXURY APARTMENT WITH OUTDOOR HOT TUB offers waterfront access, private pier and dock with rental boat and guided charter fishing options. This is a premier property with exclusivity and privacy. To the south direction Knudson Cove Marina is an eighth of a mile down the beach from this… Continue reading Waterfront Accommodations in Ketchikan Alaska

2021 Expos and Sportsmen’s Shows, Chinook Shores Lodge Scheduled to Attend

Chinook Shores Lodge will exhibit at the following 2020 boating, fishing and hunting events: January 21-24, 2021 in Sacramento International Sportsmen’s Expos Cal Expo (Booth #3308C)1600 ExpositionSacramento, CA 95815 SHOW HOURS Thursday, January 21st 11am-8pmFriday, January 22nd 11am-8pmSaturday, January 23rd 10am-7pmSunday, January 24th 10am-5pm January 27-31, 2021 in Puyallup Washington Sportsmen’s Show Washington State Fair… Continue reading 2021 Expos and Sportsmen’s Shows, Chinook Shores Lodge Scheduled to Attend

Happy Holidays 2018

Wishing you a festive holiday filled with loved ones and laughter. From our fishing family to yours… Chinook Shores Lodge

September 2018: Ketchikan Fishing Report

King Salmon The king salmon non-retention period in West Behm Canal, East Behm Canal and Southern Revilla Channel expired on August 14. King salmon may be retained throughout the Ketchikan Area, except in North and Northeast Behm Canal which is closed to salmon fishing year-round (area description below). Regional king salmon limits: Bag and possession… Continue reading September 2018: Ketchikan Fishing Report

2019 Self-Guided Fishing, Boat Rentals and Waterfront Accommodations in Ketchikan, Alaska

New: The Inn at Knudson Cove SILVER SALMON! ROCK FISH, LING COD September 9-13, 2019 September 17-21, 2019 September 27-30, 2019 Chinook Shores Lodge 2019 Calendar: SALMON! ROCK FISH, LING COD We are sold out for the 2019 season. Please contact us to get on a waiting and cancellation list. We are currently taking reservations… Continue reading 2019 Self-Guided Fishing, Boat Rentals and Waterfront Accommodations in Ketchikan, Alaska

A Day in the Life of a Dockhand

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King salmon sport fishery underway

“The people that come to our lodge like to catch salmon,” Angerman said. “They take our boats out, they stay in our beach houses, but they also come for so much more that Ketchikan has to offer. Whale watching for example. And, the eagles they go crazy about. Ketchikan is known as ‘the salmon capital… Continue reading King salmon sport fishery underway

SOLD!!!! Sport Fishing Boat For Sale in Ketchikan, Alaska: Shamrock 270 Mackinaw

SOLD BY POP YACHTS For Sale: Used Fishing, Cruiser, Sport Fishing Boat — 27′ Shamrock 270 Mackinaw SOLD: — 27′ Shamrock 270 Mackinaw Perfect for cruising, overnights, charter fishing business or recreational sport fishing. Large, uncluttered cockpit with comfortable seating, large deck with aft-facing seating, and an in-floor fish box. The enclosed cabin comes with… Continue reading SOLD!!!! Sport Fishing Boat For Sale in Ketchikan, Alaska: Shamrock 270 Mackinaw

Chinook Shores Lodge Dock Hand, Søren Heinecke, Earns Captain’s License

Captain’s License allows Heinecke to operate large vessels up to 100 gross tons. KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / June 1, 2018 – Chinook Shores Lodge, a premier Southeast Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, today announced Søren Heinecke’s successful completion of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved Captain’s License training program at Flagship… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Dock Hand, Søren Heinecke, Earns Captain’s License

2018 Ketchikan Fishing Report

Source: Alaska Department of Fish & Game King Salmon There have been several news releases issued regarding king salmon limits for the Southeast Region and the Ketchikan area. Please pay particular attention to the Ketchikan news release dated March 29, 2018 that prohibits king salmon retention in all of Districts 1 and 2 through June… Continue reading 2018 Ketchikan Fishing Report

Alaska Department of Fish & Game to Host Public Meeting in Ketchikan

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm WHERE: Ketchikan Borough Chambers, Conference Room C (directions) Fish & Game Advisory Committees are a collection of community members from across user groups that come together, discuss Fish & Game issues and recommend changes to current regulations. They also represent their community before the Board of Fisheries… Continue reading Alaska Department of Fish & Game to Host Public Meeting in Ketchikan

Valentine’s Day Edition: Why We Love King Salmon and Other Hot Topics

In the spirit of National Heart Month, we’ve put together a collection of things we love in this Valentine’s Day edition of the Chinook Shores Lodge newsletter. February is Heart Month Did you know, fish is a good source of protein and, unlike fatty meat products, it’s not high in saturated fat. Fish is also… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Edition: Why We Love King Salmon and Other Hot Topics

Alaska Fishing Lodges #AlaskaFishingLodge #AlaskaLodge #LodgeLife

It would be our pleasure to host your Alaska fishing trip. Our self-guided fishing calendar fills up quickly. If we don’t have the dates you need this year, please contact us one year prior to the month you’d prefer to fish. We offer priority booking to our returning guests; however, if you contact us early,… Continue reading Alaska Fishing Lodges #AlaskaFishingLodge #AlaskaLodge #LodgeLife

Alaska Cod Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles

SERVES 4 / PREP TIME 15 minutes / COOK TIME 20 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 medium zucchini (about 5 to 6 oz. each), sliced thinly on mandolin or with a peeler 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1-1/2 Tablespoons mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon… Continue reading Alaska Cod Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles

Alaska Salmon Steaks with Orange-Avocado Salad

RECIPE SERVES 4 / PREP TIME 20 minutes / COOK TIME 20 minutes INGREDIENTS Juice and zest of 2 medium navel oranges (about 1 cup juice and 4 Tablespoons zest) 1/3 cup olive oil 2 Tablespoons minced shallot or red onion 1 Tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons each fresh minced garlic and grated ginger root 1/2… Continue reading Alaska Salmon Steaks with Orange-Avocado Salad

How to Fillet a King Salmon

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Professional Memberships

Chinook Shores Lodge and it’s employees are active member of these local, regional and national organizations: American Fisheries Society (AFS) Founded in 1870, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest fisheries science society. The mission of AFS is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by… Continue reading Professional Memberships

Facilities and Equipment Manager

Submit your job application online! Job Description and Summary The Equipment Manager is responsible for scheduling and over-seeing all maintenance, service and repairs of lodge assets including buildings, automobiles and vessels. This ensures that all lodge equipment, guide boats, rental boats and road vehicles, are ready for employee use or to make a successful rental… Continue reading Facilities and Equipment Manager

An Open Letter Regarding Proposed 2018 Unuk River King Salmon Stock Status and Action Plan

Attn: Alaska Board of Fish (BOF) RE: SE & Yakutat Finfish & Shellfish Comments I own and operate Chinook Shores sport fishing lodge located in Clover Passage, West Behm Canal. We opened in 2005, lodge up to 30 guests, operate seven fishing boats, employ eight people and bring approximately 600 non-resident anglers to Ketchikan May-September.… Continue reading An Open Letter Regarding Proposed 2018 Unuk River King Salmon Stock Status and Action Plan

Happy Holidays 2017

Happy Holidays Wishing You Every Happiness This Holiday Season And Through Out The Coming Year

2017 Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Report

King salmon Sport fishing for king salmon has reopened in Southeast Alaska marine waters as of October 1, 2017. The following regulations are now in effect through March 31, 2018. Residents: Bag and possession limit is two king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length. Residents may use two rods when fishing for king salmon… Continue reading 2017 Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Report

Southeast Alaska King Salmon Sport Fishing Reopened

Region 1 – Southeast News Release Alaska Department of Fish and Game Contact: Bob Chadwick, SE Regional Management Coordinator Released: September 20, 2017 – Expires: March 31, 2018 Juneau – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing the reopening of the Southeast Alaska and Yakutat sport fishery for king salmon. The following regulations will be effective 12:01… Continue reading Southeast Alaska King Salmon Sport Fishing Reopened

Crazy About Cohos: Catch Your Silvers September 25-30, 2017

If you are crazy about catching Cohos, we have everything you need for your fishing adventure! Our sport fishing packages include lodging in a private beach house and use of our aluminum 23′ boats that are ready to fish! These self-guided boats have GPS chart plotters, fish finders, down riggers, rods and tackle…everything you need… Continue reading Crazy About Cohos: Catch Your Silvers September 25-30, 2017

Last Minute Deal: August 26 – September 1, 2017

We offer experienced boaters the angler adventure of a lifetime! Our Ketchikan, Alaska sport fishing packages include lodging in a private beach house and use of our aluminum 23′ hardtop boats that are ready to fish! These self-guided boats have GPS chart plotters, fish finders, down riggers, rods and tackle…everything you need to fish for… Continue reading Last Minute Deal: August 26 – September 1, 2017

Last Chance Fishing: September 7-10, 2017

We offering experienced boaters the angler adventure of a lifetime! Our Ketchikan, Alaska sport fishing packages include lodging in a private beach house and use of our aluminum 21′ boats that are ready to fish! These self-guided boats have GPS chart plotters, fish finders, down riggers, rods and tackle…everything you need to fish for salmon… Continue reading Last Chance Fishing: September 7-10, 2017

Ketchikan Creek Opens to Sport Fishing

EMERGENCY ORDER Contact: Kelly Reppert Ketchikan Area Management Biologist (907) 225-2859 Alaska Department of Fish and Game KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / June 14, 2017  – Ketchikan Creek opens to sport fishing for all species, including king salmon, beginning Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, December 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. The bag and possession limit for king… Continue reading Ketchikan Creek Opens to Sport Fishing

Rockfish of Alaska

Rockfish is a common term for several species of fish, named for their affinity to hide among rocks. Specific examples of fish termed rockfish in the waters surrounding Ketchikan, Alaska include: China Longspine Thonryhead Northern Pygmy Quillback Redstripe Rougheye Shortspine Thornyhead Splitnose Yelloweye Jeff Says: Find a pinnacle or a ledge ranging from 50-250′ deep and… Continue reading Rockfish of Alaska

Chinook Shores Lodge Adds Four 23′ Silver Streak Boat To Self-Guided Fleet

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / May 28, 2017 – Chinook Shores Lodge, an Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, today announced the addition of its fifth 23′ Silver Streak to its unguided and bare boat fleet. The purchase decision is part of management’s desire to ensure that Chinook Shores Lodge remains a leading destination for self-guided… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Adds Four 23′ Silver Streak Boat To Self-Guided Fleet

2017 Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Photos

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Spicy Alaska Halibut Stew

SERVES 4 / PREP TIME 5 minutes / COOK TIME 25 minutes INGREDIENTS 4 Alaska Halibut steaks or fillets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed or frozen 6 oz. mild Italian sausage 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1 can (14 oz.) fat-free chicken broth 1 can (15 oz.) whole kernel… Continue reading Spicy Alaska Halibut Stew

2017 Alaska Fishing Licenses and Sport Fishing Harvest Record Cards

You can purchase your fishing license online or in Ketchikan, Alaska at Chinook Shores Lodge. Either option works fine, but we can get you in a boat and out on the water faster if you purchase and print before your arrival.  2017 Nonresident Sport Fishing License prices: 3-Day = $45 7-Day = $70 14-Day = $105 Annual… Continue reading 2017 Alaska Fishing Licenses and Sport Fishing Harvest Record Cards

5 Salmon Species Found in Alaska

King (Chinook) Salmon: King Salmon, also known as Chinook, have a blue-gray back with silvery sides. Small irregular shaped black spots are found on back, dorsal fin, and usually on both lobes of the tail. This species has a black mouth with black gums at the base of teeth and lower jaw. Coho (Silver) Salmon:… Continue reading 5 Salmon Species Found in Alaska

Chinook Shores Lodge Announces 2017 Sport Fishing Expo and Event Schedule

  Chinook Shores will be exhibiting at the following 2017 boating, fishing and hunting expos and events: January 19 – 22, 2017 International Sportsmen’s Expositions (ISE) – Booth #3818 Cal Expo, State Fairgrounds – Directions 1600 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95815 Show Hours Thursday 11:00am – 8:00pm Friday 11:00am – 8:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm Sunday 10:00am… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Announces 2017 Sport Fishing Expo and Event Schedule

2017 Self-Guided Fishing, Boat Rentals and Waterfront Accommodations in Ketchikan, Alaska

Coming June 2017 our newest property, The Alder House!  It’s the 3-bedroom home overlooking the lodge with amazing views, private deck and easy access fishing!  Chinook Shores Lodge 2017 Calendar: August 26 – September 1 (6 Nights) September 7 – September 10 (3 Nights) September 25-30, 2017 (5 Nights) We specialize in self-guided – unguided – bareboat fishing trips… Continue reading 2017 Self-Guided Fishing, Boat Rentals and Waterfront Accommodations in Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan

Ketchikan is most renowned for its fjords, wildlife and colorful totem poles. But the ancestral home of the Tongass Tribe of Tlingit Indians has much more going for it.  Built into steep hills, the city is located on the southwestern shore of Revillagigedo Island, south of Wrangell. An Alaskan fishing vacation for the family deserves… Continue reading Ketchikan

Ketchikan Alaska Sportfishing Guide

(Click Here to Apply Online) Job Description and Summary Guiding is a service industry. Our guide applicants are required to be helpful, sincere and positive attitude. Even though all of our applicants share a passion for fishing, that does not necessarily make one an excellent guide. A skilled guide is one who is able to… Continue reading Ketchikan Alaska Sportfishing Guide

Operations Manager

(Click Here to Apply Online) Job Description and Summary The Operations Manager is a key member of the management team and oversees high-level duties such as; managing quality assurance programs, supervising, hiring, and training employees, monitoring existing processes and analyzing their effectiveness, creating strategies to improve productivity and efficiency and all that it takes to… Continue reading Operations Manager

Chinook Shores Lodge Reservations

We are happy to confirm your reservation with Chinook Shores Lodge in Ketchikan, Alaska. We look forward to welcoming you to our Alaska fishing lodge this season. Please use the form below to help us prepare for your arrival and expedite your check-in process. [NEXForms id=”10″] Please note: Every member of your group over the age of… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Reservations

Employment Application

Summer Employment in Ketchikan We hire seasonal employees to work at Chinook Shores Lodge between the months of June and September. The jobs we offer include seafood processors, dockhands, deckhands, fishing guides, housekeepers, landscapers and van drivers. All job descriptions are listed on our website. Please use the form below to apply for temporary employment.… Continue reading Employment Application

2015 Southeast Alaska Fishing Report: Jeff’s 2016 Fishing Forecast

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 in early June and continued on a typical up and down pattern throughout the month.… Continue reading 2015 Southeast Alaska Fishing Report: Jeff’s 2016 Fishing Forecast

Trade Show Recap: The Fred Hall Shows (The Ultimate Outdoor Experience)

We just finished part one of the 70th annual Fred Hall Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. Part two — we will be exhibiting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, March 17-20 . While the show has been around a while (70 years!), this was the first time we exhibited. The show as huge! We were were please… Continue reading Trade Show Recap: The Fred Hall Shows (The Ultimate Outdoor Experience)

Chinook Shores Lodge Adding Four New 21′ Silver Streak Boats

By Mary Kaufman, SitNews Entering its 11th fishing season, Chinook Shores Lodge will be adding four 21′ Silver Streak boats to its unguided and bare boat fleet. Chinook Shores Lodge, an Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, is located approximately 15 miles north of Ketchikan on Potter Road. Read the full… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Adding Four New 21′ Silver Streak Boats

Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, Adds Four 21′ Silver Streak Boats to Self-Guided Fleet

New Boats are Part of an Investment to Amplify the Best-in-Class, Self-Guided Fishing Experience at Chinook Shores Lodge KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / February 19, 2016 – Chinook Shores Lodge, an Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, today announced the addition of four 23′ Silver Streak boats to its unguided and bareboat fleet. The… Continue reading Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, Adds Four 21′ Silver Streak Boats to Self-Guided Fleet

Last Chance: 2016 Alaska Sport Fishing Packages

Chinook Shores Lodge has a few remaining sport fishing packages in 2016: June 1-8 (5-7 Night / Guided and Self Guided Fishing) June 5-9  (4 Night / Guided and Self Guided Fishing) June 6-10 (4 Night / Guided and Self Guided Fishing) June 9-14 (5 Night / Guided Charters and Self Guided Fishing) September 25… Continue reading Last Chance: 2016 Alaska Sport Fishing Packages

What is included in a self-guided or unguided fishing trip?

Self-guided, unguided or bare boat fishing packages are designed for anglers with some power boating and fishing experience. These packages are typically less expensive than deluxe guided fishing packages, and allow anglers to fish on their own schedules, coming and going from Chinook Shores Lodge as they please. Self-Guided and Unguided Fishing Packages Include: Accommodations: Private… Continue reading What is included in a self-guided or unguided fishing trip?

New Years (2016)

Thank you for fishing at Chinook Shores Lodge and making our 2015 fishing season memorable! A family that plays together, stays together. Around our home, it’s like that… with a whole lot of fishing. While we enjoy fishing with each other, some of our best family memories have been getting to fish with you and… Continue reading New Years (2016)

2-Person Team — Handyman, Housekeeper

Dockhand/Handyman & Housekeeper/Groundskeeper and Cook Chinook Shores Lodge is looking to hire a couple team to help maintain a two acre property in Ketchikan Alaska in exchange for temporary housing with amazing waterfront views, private beach, private dock access and opportunities to fish and sea kayak on your time off.  Salary dependent upon experience. Job Description and… Continue reading 2-Person Team — Handyman, Housekeeper

Handyman/Groundskeeper

Chinook Shores Lodge is looking to hire a handyman/groundskeeper to help maintain a four acre property in Ketchikan Alaska.  Salary dependent upon experience. Submit your job application online! Job Description and Summary Handyman’s role covers a variety of duties that involve fixing and repairing property and equipment at the fishing lodge. This includes, but is not limited… Continue reading Handyman/Groundskeeper

2016 Sport Fishing Shows & Expos

Chinook Shores will be exhibiting at the following 2016 boating, fishing and hunting events: January 21 – 24, 2016 International Sportsmen’s Expositions (ISE) –  Booth #3816 Cal Expo, State Fairgrounds – Directions January 27 – 31, 2016 Washington Sportsman Show  –  Booth # Puyallup Fairgrounds – Directions March 2 – 6, 2016 Fred Hall Long Beach Show –  Booth # Long Beach… Continue reading 2016 Sport Fishing Shows & Expos

Dockhand / Deckhand

Submit your job application online! Job Description and Summary The dockhands and deckhands primary responsibility is maintaining the cleanliness of all lodge areas (pier, floats, bait rooms, processing rooms, bathrooms and boats). Employees serve customers and guests by performing a variety of duties. Primary Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned) Maintain organization and… Continue reading Dockhand / Deckhand

Housekeeper

Submit your job application online! Job Description and Summary Housekeepers role is to ensure the cleanliness of our five beach houses, employee housing and land-based public spaces. Housekeepers will come in contact with guests and will need to have positive guest interactions. General Responsibilities Acknowledges and greets guests in public spaces with a warm, friendly… Continue reading Housekeeper

Landscaper

Submit your job application online! Job Description and Summary Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, etc. Primary Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned) Care… Continue reading Landscaper

Cook and Housekeeper

Submit your job application online! Seasonal live-in position is available April 1 – October 1 Job Description and Summary Our housekeeper cook will have the same responsibilities as other housekeepers but with the added responsibility of preparing delicious meals for a household of 4-6 people. He/she will take care of the house, ensuring that it is always neat and clean. Special attention is… Continue reading Cook and Housekeeper

Sportfishing Guide

Submit your job application online! Job Description and Summary Guiding is a service industry. Our guide applicants are required to be helpful, sincere and positive attitude. Even though all of our applicants share a passion for fishing, that does not necessarily make one an excellent guide. A skilled guide is one who is able to… Continue reading Sportfishing Guide

Seafood Processor

Submit your job application online! Job Description and Summary Fish processors are responsible for converting raw fish products into a processed, high quality product for charter and lodge guests.  Processors sort fish by species, tend and operate machines, hand fillet whole fish and inspect the product to meet standards of quality.  Processors are also responsible for packaging,… Continue reading Seafood Processor

Van Driver

Submit your job application online! Job Description and Summary Transport Chinook Shores Lodge guests to and from airport and downtown Ketchikan in a safe and courteous manner at all times. Greet arriving and departing guests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner. Assist guests with luggage and respond to guest requests  in a timely, friendly and efficient… Continue reading Van Driver

For visitors angling for a longer stay, Ketchikan has a lot to offer

By Scott McMurren, Alaska News Dispatch I’ve visited Ketchikan many times. Since Ketchikan is a cruise port, I’m more familiar with the popular activities for cruisers: flightseeing, zipline tours, kayaking and downtown shopping. But it’s just a 15-minute drive north of Ketchikan to Clover Pass. There are several lodges that cater to a different sort… Continue reading For visitors angling for a longer stay, Ketchikan has a lot to offer

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Revised Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations for 2015

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing revised 2015 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat which will be effective from 12:01 a.m. Wednesday July 1, 2015 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2016. The regulations are: Nonresident The nonresident bag and possession limit is one king salmon 28… Continue reading Revised Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations for 2015

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

Chinook Shores Lodge Announces 2015 Sportsmen’s Expo and Event Schedule

Chinook Shores will be exhibiting at the following 2015 boating, fishing and hunting events: January 8 – 11, 2015 International Sportsmen’s Expositions (ISE) – Booth #3818 Cal Expo, State Fairgrounds – Directions 1600 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95815 Show Hours Thursday 11:00am – 8:00pm Friday 11:00am – 8:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm January… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Announces 2015 Sportsmen’s Expo and Event Schedule

December Newsletter (2014)

One of our favorite things about the winter season is the opportunity to reflect on the fun times we had fishing with our guests this summer, and the opportunity to say thank you. As you celebrate the holidays, please know we’re sending you warmest thoughts from Alaska and wishing you the joy of family, the gift… Continue reading December Newsletter (2014)

Alaska Fishing Lodge Websites and Blogs

When it comes to researching for travel and destinations, many people go to Expedia, Travelocity or TripAdvisor. You can find reviews and helpful information there. We prefer to book air travel directly with the airline. Until now, there’s only been one choice for flying northbound to Alaska. in 2015, there will be two airlines that… Continue reading Alaska Fishing Lodge Websites and Blogs

How to Catch More Salmon

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 pinnacle, behind a rock, near a point or on some sort of structure along a… Continue reading How to Catch More Salmon

Fresh Water Fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska

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 Shores Lodge are Ward Lake and the Naha River National Recreation Trail. Naha Bay Getting There: Access… Continue reading Fresh Water Fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska

How’s the Halibut Fishing in Ketchikan?

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 not catch our limit while I was guiding. Some of those days were due to… Continue reading How’s the Halibut Fishing in Ketchikan?

2015 Flight Schedules: Fly Between Ketchikan and Seattle on Alaska or Delta

For the most current flight schedule, visit: www.alaskaair.com or www.delta.com. Delta Airlines announced it will start offering one daily northbound and one daily southbound flight between Seattle and Ketchikan as of May 15, 2015. Delta fares start at $246.50 one-way.  Alaska Airlines offers multiple flights each day starting at $246.80 one-way. Alaska Airlines To take advantage of… Continue reading 2015 Flight Schedules: Fly Between Ketchikan and Seattle on Alaska or Delta

‘Tis the Season…

‘Tis the Season to give your favorite angler a gift card for Chinook Shores Lodge. Gift cards are available in $100, $250, $500 and $1,000 increments. So, what do you give the angler who has everything? A holiday gift card is the perfect choice! Order a Chinook Shores Lodge Gift Card Today!

Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be grateful for… OUR CLIENTS who believe in our company and the value we offer OUR PARTNERS who efficiently deliver Chinook Shores supplies and services OUR EMPLOYEES who demonstrate passion, dedication and talent daily     Happy Thanksgiving and all the best to you and your family this holiday season!… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Alaska Salmon with Vegetable-Bread Stuffing

Ingredients 1 whole Alaska Salmon (dressed), fresh or thawed Salt and pepper, to taste Lemon half Stuffing: 1 box (6 oz.) herb-flavored stuffing mix 1/2 cup hot water 1/4 cup crisp, crumbled bacon or pancetta 3 Tablespoons reserved bacon drippings or olive oil, divided 1 medium leek, white and light part only (about 1 cup),… Continue reading Alaska Salmon with Vegetable-Bread Stuffing

Cold and Clear at Chinook Shores Lodge

It’s a cold, yet beautiful, morning at our Alaska fishing lodge in Ketchikan, Alaska. Can you see the good morning moon… peaking above Clover Pass into Knudson Cove Marina? The Pura Vida and all of our other boats are stored safely and ready for winter. Thanks for a great 2014 fishing season!

1Million Cruise Visitors Expected to Travel to Alaska in 2015

“This is a good demonstration of how an improved business climate can make a positive impact on Alaska’s economy,” says John Binkley, president of CLIA Alaska. ”Alaska significantly improved its competitiveness in the world through changes in regulations, taxes and marketing – and now we’re going to enjoy the benefits.” Three larger cruise ships will… Continue reading 1Million Cruise Visitors Expected to Travel to Alaska in 2015

Vacation Rental By Owner

Do you or anyone you know need short term housing in Ketchikan, Alaska? We have waterfront property available to rent on a monthly basis from October 1, 2014 through May 1, 2015.

Number of Alaska Visitors Reaches All Time High

The number of visitors to Alaska reached an all-time high of 1,966,700 between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014, according to a report recently released by the Alaska Division of Economic Development. The Interim Visitor Volume Report 2013-14 shows that visitation exceeded the previous peak of 1,961,500 visitors set during 2007-08 by more than… Continue reading Number of Alaska Visitors Reaches All Time High

Chinook Shores Trip

We spent three nights at Chinook Shores with two days guided fishing. It was a wonderful trip. The cabins are clean, modern and well-equipped, the hosts friendly and helpful, and the fishing spectacular. This was our first guided fishing trip but won’t be our last — with the silver running we caught one fish after… Continue reading Chinook Shores Trip

Amazing Location and Staff

The guys from our fire house and I spent 4 days here fishing and we had an amazing time. The owners, Jeff and Nadra, have paid attention to every single detail to their property and the service they provide to their Custumers. If you’re looking for great fishing with great equipment and accommodations, you don’t… Continue reading Amazing Location and Staff

All in a Days Work

People often ask what they can expect to catch on a guided sport fishing charter in Ketchikan, Alaska. Today’s bag is: Silver salmon, halibut, pink salmon and lingcod.

Lingcod Bonus Fish for Silver Salmon Fisherman

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 AM?  Go bottom fishing!  You can find a spot to halibut fish in nearly all… Continue reading Lingcod Bonus Fish for Silver Salmon Fisherman

Alaska Sport Fishing

The Pura Vida, Jeff’s 30ft Shamrock, returning to Chinook Shores after a day guiding Washington state anglers. Every day is Fish Friday at the lodge.

Self Guided Fishing Boat Rentals in Alaska

Did you know, when you book a fishing vacation at Chinook Shore Lodge, you get your own boat to use while you fish in Ketchikan, Alaska? Specifically the waters in and around Knudson Cove, Clover Pass, Vallenar Bay and Grant Island. Our self-guided fleet consists of five North River Seahawk aluminum power boats and two… Continue reading Self Guided Fishing Boat Rentals in Alaska

Labor Day 2014: An Alaska Fishing Lodge Perspective

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 has been fantastic this year! September brings great things like Labor Day weekend and the… Continue reading Labor Day 2014: An Alaska Fishing Lodge Perspective

Cohos Gone Wild in Ketchikan, Alaska

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… Continue reading Cohos Gone Wild in Ketchikan, Alaska

All Hands on Deck

It’s all hands on deck this morning at Chinook Shores in Knusdson Cove. Twenty-two anglers just left the lodge and we’re scrubbing boats and cleaning cabins to prepare for eighteen more. The fishing has been great in Ketchikan, Alaska and the silver salmon season is in full swing. Cohos are HUGE this year and will… Continue reading All Hands on Deck

Purchase Alaska Fishing Licenses, Tags, Stamps, Permits Online

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game website has all of the information you need to purchase a sport fishing license online. While we are able to issue licenses to guests at Chinook Shores Lodge, we recommend you purchase your license in advance — that will help get you out fishing faster when you arrive.… Continue reading Purchase Alaska Fishing Licenses, Tags, Stamps, Permits Online

Do you know what time it is? It’s FISH:30

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Happy Humpy Day at Chinook Shores Lodge

Beautiful morning view from the lodge overlooking Knudson Cove and Clover Pass. The Coho "silver" salmon and Humpy "pink" salmon are running strong. Bag limit in Ketchikan, Alaska is six (6) per day!

Silver Salmon Season in Ketchikan, Alaska: Fishing and Catching Coho

While many people prefer fishing for Chinook salmon (aka King salmon) during the months of May and June in Ketchikan, other anglers prefer fishing for Coho salmon (aka Silver salmon) in September. The primary reason being that is the bag limit for Silver salmon is six (6) per day whereas the King salmon has a bag limit of… Continue reading Silver Salmon Season in Ketchikan, Alaska: Fishing and Catching Coho

Sweet-Smoky-Spicy Silver Salmon Rub

Ingredients 2 teaspoons smoked paprika (pimenton) 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes 4 Silver “Coho” Salmon steaks or fillets (6 to 8 oz. each) 1 Tablespoon olive oil Directions Heat oven to 400ºF. Blend all… Continue reading Sweet-Smoky-Spicy Silver Salmon Rub

Silver Salmon Seasoning Recipes

Directions Fresh Silver “Coho” Salmon (1.5 to 2.5 pounds) Heavy-duty aluminum foil (18-inches wide) High-heat cooking spray Oil (olive, canola or grapeseed) SEASONING OR SPREAD OF CHOICE (recipe below) Heat grill to medium-high (400°F). Spray-coat dull side of aluminum foil (18-inch wide sheet, cut 4” longer than salmon side). Pat dry silver or coho salmon with paper… Continue reading Silver Salmon Seasoning Recipes

100 Alaska Fishing Lodges

We are happy to provide you with information about Alaskan cities, fishing regions, rivers, lakes and streams. For additional information about our lodge, please contact us! Chinook Shores Lodge (Ketchikan) Adventures in Kodiak (Kodiak) Afishhunt Charters (Ninilchik) Afognak Lodge (Kodiak) Alaska Arctic Sun (Colorado) Alaska Coastal Explorer (Wasilla) Alaska Fishing Adventures (Ketchikan) Alaska Fishing and… Continue reading 100 Alaska Fishing Lodges

Best Lodging/Fishing Trip Ever

Jeff and Nadra have a great setting and boat for guided or self guided fishing. We stayed in one of the very well equipped cabins. Jeff and Nadra were good company on the boat while we hunted down king salmon and halibut. A comfortable boat with everything you could ask for! Jeff has incredible knowledge… Continue reading Best Lodging/Fishing Trip Ever

Wester Earns Captain’s License in Alaska

Chinook Shores Lodge, a Southeast Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, has announced lead dock-hand Hayden Wester successfully completed Mariners Learning Systems’ OUPV/Six-pack Captain’s License coursework and United States Coast Guard (USCG)-approved testing requirements. The USCG Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV/Six-pack Captain’s License) allows Wester to carry up to six… Continue reading Wester Earns Captain’s License in Alaska

May Newsletter (2014)

Welcome to “Currents,” our newsletter written for fishing fanatics who want to go fishing in Alaska. Published annually, this email is intended to tell you who’s catching what, where, when and how. We hope you’ll enjoy reading about the latest news and happenings at Chinook Shores Lodge. We Got Hooked Jeff and Nadra were married April… Continue reading May Newsletter (2014)

Chinook Shores Lodge Dock Hand, Hayden Wester, Earns Captain’s License

Wester will assist Captain Jeff Wedekind when Chinook Shores Lodge charter sport fishing season starts June 1. KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / May 16, 2014 – Chinook Shores Lodge, a premier Southeast Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, today announced lead dock hand Hayden Wester successfully completed Mariners Learning Systems’  OUPV/Six-pack Captain’s License coursework and United… Continue reading Chinook Shores Lodge Dock Hand, Hayden Wester, Earns Captain’s License

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

2014 King Salmon Sport Fishing Order

2014 King Salmon Sport Fishing Addendum for Ketchikan Area Marine Waters Announced by Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Fish Ketchikan, Alaska / April 24, 2014 — In order to reduce the harvest of Unuk River king salmon and ensure the Unuk River king salmon escapement goal is achieved, an addendum has been… Continue reading 2014 King Salmon Sport Fishing Order

Bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan!

Nonresident anglers can catch two king salmon a day in Southeast Alaska (May-June 2014) due to new Alaska Fish and Game sport fishing regulations. If she can “bring home the bacon, and fry it up in  a pan” SO CAN YOU! Alaska Department of Fish and Game to allow nonresident anglers to bag and possess… Continue reading Bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan!

2014 Southeast Alaska King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations Announced

Alaska Department of Fish and Game to allow nonresident anglers to bag and possess two (2) king salmon 28″ or greater in length during the months of May and June in Ketchikan, Alaska. April 2, 2014 / Juneau, Alaska —  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the 2014 sport fishing regulations for king salmon… Continue reading 2014 Southeast Alaska King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations Announced

Quick Alaska Salmon Chowder

Ingredients 1 can (14.75 oz.) or 2 cans (7.5 oz. each) traditional pack Alaska salmon OR 8 to 10 oz. skinless, boneless salmon (canned or pouched) 1 Tablespoon butter 1 small onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon flour 3 cups skim milk 2 cups (8 oz.) frozen hash brown potatoes with peppers and onions (O’Brien style) 1… Continue reading Quick Alaska Salmon Chowder

Live from Portland Inside the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show

The Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show remained through the week and weekend during inclement Portland weather. Those able to make it safely to the Portland Expo Center enjoyed all the show has to offer. See you next year in Portland!

Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, to Exhibit at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2014 Media Contact: Nadra Angerman Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, to Exhibit at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show Chinook Shores Lodge Exhibit is located in Booth #1034 in the Portland Expo Center PORTLAND, OREGON / February 5, 2014 – Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Lodge, specializing in guided charters, unguided and self-guided fishing,… Continue reading Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, to Exhibit at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show

How to Land a Big Halibut

WHEN YOU GO HALIBUT FISHING YOU BETTER HAVE A PLAN ON HOW TO GET IT IN THE BOAT. There are a lot of halibut that are lost at the side of the boat by inexperienced halibut fishermen and it’s not just the big ones that get away.  20-Pounders get lost too, because when you break their nose… Continue reading How to Land a Big Halibut

Travel Tuesday, meet our neighbors!

Did you know Chinook Shores Lodge is next to Southeast Exposure, Ketchikan’s Zipline Adventure Park? Different from all the other zip experiences, you can swing, scramble, climb and zip your way along this giant jungle gym in Alaska’s forest canopy. This is a fun recreation for friends and family in a perfect setting – high in… Continue reading Travel Tuesday, meet our neighbors!

Zipline Adventure Park in Ketchikan, Alaska

The Zipline Adventure Park is located in just before Chinook Shores Lodge at the “Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center.” Approximate Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes Restrictions: Minimum Weight: 70 pounds Maximum Weight: 285 pounds Minimum Age: 11 years of age Contact Southeast Exposure for more information.

Travel Tuesday, or any day of the week!

Getting to Ketchikan, Alaska from Seattle, Washington on Alaska Airlines is easy any day of the week. Tickets average $243.70 one way. Make your flight reservations early and watch for web specials to ensure the best airfare rate! Flights TO Ketchikan (KTN) on Alaska Airlines Alaska  #65 Departs SEA 6:55 am / Arrives KTN 8:06… Continue reading Travel Tuesday, or any day of the week!

Throwback Thursday? THIS is a keeper!

Throwback Thursday? No way, THIS FISH is a keeper. Try your hand at fishing for Silver salmon “Coho” in Ketchikan, Alaska at Chinook Shores Lodge.

IPHC Announces 2014 Catch Limits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2014 Media Contact: Jeff Wedekind International Pacific Halibut Commission Announces 2014 Catch Limits Self-Guided “Unguided” Anglers Allowed Two Halibut Per Day, Guided Anglers Allowed One Halibut Per Day in Southeast Alaska SEATTLE, WASHINGTON / January 17, 2014 —  Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Lodge, specializing in guided charters, unguided and self-guided fishing, today… Continue reading IPHC Announces 2014 Catch Limits

Throwback Thursday? THIS is a keeper!

Throwback Thursday? No way, THIS FISH is a keeper. Try your hand at fishing for halibut in Ketchikan, Alaska at Chinook Shores Lodge.

Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, to Exhibit at Washington Sportsmen’s Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2014 Media Contact: Nadra Angerman Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, to Exhibit at the Washington Sportsmen’s Show Chinook Shores Lodge Exhibit is located in Booth #417 in the Washington State Fair Events Center PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON / January 17, 2014 – Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Lodge, specializing in guided charters, unguided and… Continue reading Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, to Exhibit at Washington Sportsmen’s Show

Throwback Thursday? THIS FISH is a keeper!

  Throwback Thursday? No way, THIS FISH is a keeper.  Alyson York won 2nd place in the annual Ketchikan King Salmon Derby with this fish! Try your hand at fishing for King salmon in Ketchikan, Alaska at Chinook Shores Lodge.

January Newsletter (2014)

Hello and Happy New Year! I hope this new year brings success and happiness to everything you do. We’re gearing up for the 2014 Alaska fishing season — exhibiting at trade shows and getting ready to make several exciting announcement this year. We hope to see you on the fishing grounds or at any of… Continue reading January Newsletter (2014)

Selecting the Best Alaska Fishing Lodge for Your 2014 Fishing Trip

Are you planning a fishing trip in Alaska? Alaska has some of the best fishing opportunities available in the US. Halibut and salmon are abundant in the pristine waters, as is the beautiful wildlife in the surrounding areas. While there are many options available for those who are planning an Alaska fishing trip, not all… Continue reading Selecting the Best Alaska Fishing Lodge for Your 2014 Fishing Trip

Nice Spot at Ward Lake in Ketchikan Alaska for Steelhead Fishing — Winter, Spring or Fall!

Lake and Pond Fishing Enjoy fishing for Steelhead, Trout, and all five pacific salmon species in Ward Lake, a popular fishing destination.  To access the trailhead parking area follow the North Tongass Highway to the Revilla Road junction. Turn right and follow to the intersection with Ward Lake Road; turn right again. Follow Ward Lake Road… Continue reading Nice Spot at Ward Lake in Ketchikan Alaska for Steelhead Fishing — Winter, Spring or Fall!

Alaska Halibut Caprese Salad Bites

Ingredients: 1 pound skinless Alaska Halibut, cut into 1-1/4 inch pieces Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1 package (12 oz.) arugula 24 fresh mozzarella cheese slices, 1/4 inch thick 24 Roma tomato slices, 1/4 inch thick (slice on bias) 24 basil leaves, fresh 1/2 cup olive oil Balsamic vinegar,… Continue reading Alaska Halibut Caprese Salad Bites

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 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… Continue reading Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, to Exhibit at International Sportsmen’s Exposition

Happy Holidays from Chinook Shores!

  Warmest Wishes To You And Yours This Holiday Season Chinook Shores Lodge                    

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

Firstimer

I went to Alaska for the first time this sept, and stayed at Chinook Shores. Very impressed with the housing, boats and the help we recieved from all the guys and gal at Chinook. Jeff was a great host, I hope someday I can go again. Thanks for everything and hope you all have a… Continue reading Firstimer

Alaska Seafood Cioppino

Ingredients 1-1/2 Tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 cup sliced celery 1 cup sliced fennel 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 slice bacon, sliced finely 2 bottles (8 oz. each) clam juice 1 can (28… Continue reading Alaska Seafood Cioppino

Successful Halibut and Salmon Fishing in Alaska

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 area is well known for its large halibut and salmon runs. Large catches are often… Continue reading Successful Halibut and Salmon Fishing in Alaska

Unguided Fishing

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 you need and our boats, facilities and helpful staff show it.  Chinook Shores was designed… Continue reading Unguided Fishing

Guided Fishing

GUIDED ALASKA FISHING TRIPS ARE A GREAT WAY TO GET INTO SOME WORLD CLASS FISHING RIGHT OFF THE BAT If you are an inexperienced boater/fisherman or would rather have a professional guide get you straight into some of the hottest salmon and halibut fishing Alaska has to offer then a fully guided Alaska fishing trip… Continue reading Guided Fishing

2014 Alaska Fishing Lodge Expos & Tradeshows

Chinook Shores will be exhibiting at the following 2014 boating, fishing and hunting events: January 9 – 12, 2013 International Sportsmen’s Expositions (ISE) –  Booth #3816 Cal Expo, State Fairgrounds – Directions     January 22 – 26, 2013 27th Annual Washington Sportsmen’s Show – Booth #417 Puyallup Fair & Events Center – Directions     February 5 – 9, 2013 39th… Continue reading 2014 Alaska Fishing Lodge Expos & Tradeshows

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!  

Fun with the Whole Family: Planning Alaska Fishing Vacations

Looking for an unforgettable vacation opportunity that offers something for everyone in your family? Alaska fishing trips are a great way to bond with your family in an environment unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Vast, open spaces and cold waters filled with sea life provide ample opportunity for seeing many types of animals.  Both fishing… Continue reading Fun with the Whole Family: Planning Alaska Fishing Vacations

SUMMER HAUNTS

In the summer, SE Alaska halibut hang out in several different sea bed types but the one thing they’ll all have in common is food. Halibut eat crab, shrimp, cod, herring, squid, octopus, salmon, etc. – they are truly the pigs of the sea. Halibut will travel the inside waters through channels, up canals and… Continue reading SUMMER HAUNTS

Guided Boats

Guided Alaska Fishing Trips Are In Comfortable 28’ USCG Approved Cabin Cruisers With Professional Guides   Our guided fishing boats are super comfortable, smooth riding vessels that will fish up to 6 people.  Each vessel and all captains are USCG licensed and approved for your safety. Guided fishing is exclusive to your group.  That means you’ll… Continue reading Guided Boats

November Newsletter (2013)

From Chinook Shores Lodge To show our thanks we thought we’d share these Alaska seafood recipes with you to enjoy with your family and friends this Thanksgiving holiday! Hot Artichoke and Parmesan Dip with Crab, Wild Alaska Salmon or Halibut Ingredients: This flavorful dip is great served with slices of sourdough baguette, crostini or crackers. 1 can… Continue reading November Newsletter (2013)

Awesome Fishing Adventure

I took my dad and younger brother to Chinook Shores in early September 2013 and we had a great time fishing there. They have one of the best self guided packages which includes use of a 20 foot boat and tackle included. The late Silver salmon run was great and we had the freedom to… Continue reading Awesome Fishing Adventure

Alaska Fishing and Accommodations First Class

I met Jeff at a Sportsmen Expo in California and spoke with many other fishing lodges in the area and found that Chinook Shores offered the “BEST “package. From that point forward I knew this was the place that I wanted to take my mom, dad and wife. Jeff is very outgoing, friendly and willing… Continue reading Alaska Fishing and Accommodations First Class

Father’s Day Fishing Trip in Ketchikan, Alaska

This Alaska fishing lodge is beautiful, comfortable and amazing. It’s a great way for anglers to enjoy fishing for King Salmon in Southeast Alaska. If you don’t like the fish for King salmon, Coho salmon and halibut, enjoy the view and watch bald eagles and humpback whales. Read this and other Alaska fishing lodge reviews… Continue reading Father’s Day Fishing Trip in Ketchikan, Alaska

Alaska Smoked Salmon Summer Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS: 8 oz. bow tie or penne pasta, cooked, drained and cooled 8 oz. Alaska Smoked Salmon, sliced or chunked 12 oz. blanched green or yellow beans, asparagus or zucchini, cooled slightly and cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 cup julienne red bell pepper 3 Tablespoons sliced green onions 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup fresh… Continue reading Alaska Smoked Salmon Summer Pasta Salad

Alaska Halibut Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

Ingredients 1 cup diced cucumber 1 green onion, sliced 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1 Tablespoon white rice vinegar 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided Salt and pepper, to taste 4 Alaska Halibut fillets (6 oz. each) 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves 4 medium (8 to 9-inch) tortillas 1 cup (3 oz.)… Continue reading Alaska Halibut Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

April Newsletter (2013)

Hello from Alaska, Welcome to “Currents,” our first newsletter written for fishing fanatics interested in fishing in Alaska. Published annually, this email newsletter is not written to clutter your inbox, rather it’s intended to tell you who’s catching what, where, when and how. As well as inform you about our events, new regulations, pictures of… Continue reading April Newsletter (2013)

Awesome Experience

I have been going up to Chinook Shores for six years. Jeff does an awesome job of making sure you will have a great experience. The lodging, boats and equipment are all first class. If you don’t feel comfortable driving your own boat, his charter boat is a great option. Last fall we had a… Continue reading Awesome Experience

King Salmon Regulations for S.E. Alaska Announced

The 2013 King Salmon Regulations for S.E. Alaska have been announced by the Alaska Dept. or Fish and Game. KING SALMON (A) The bag and possession limit is one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length; (B) From January 1 through June 30, a nonresident’s harvest limit is three king salmon 28 inches or greater… Continue reading King Salmon Regulations for S.E. Alaska Announced

Grilled Alaska King Crab with Tabasco® Aioli

INGREDIENTS Tabasco® Aioli: 2 egg yolks 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste Juice of 1 lemon 1 cup canola oil Tabasco® sauce, to taste 12 Alaska King Crab Legs, defrosted and cut at joints 2 lemons DIRECTIONS: Aioli: Whisk together the egg yolks with salt and lemon juice. Slowly begin to drizzle in the… Continue reading Grilled Alaska King Crab with Tabasco® Aioli

2013 SOUTHEAST ALASKA BOTTOM FISH REGULATIONS ANNOUNCED

  Halibut – All Southeast Waters Unguided Anglers – 2 halibut daily with no size restrictions. Guided Anglers – 1 halibut daily less than 45″ or over 68″ (Approximately, under 43lb or over 160lb). Non-Pelagic Rockfish Yelloweye Rockfish Southeast Inside Waters (Ketchikan) Nonresidents – 2 daily, only 1 may be a yelloweye.  Annual limit of 2 yelloweye. Residents –… Continue reading 2013 SOUTHEAST ALASKA BOTTOM FISH REGULATIONS ANNOUNCED

Sport fishing is great just north of Ketchikan, Alaska!

I’ve been in the “Lower 48” most of the winter, exhibiting at trade shows and gearing up my Alaska lodge and boats for the 2013 fishing season. Today I paid a visit to SPORTCO and the Outdoor Emporium. While I was shopping I started a conversation with one of the store managers.  As we spoke about fishing in… Continue reading Sport fishing is great just north of Ketchikan, Alaska!

2012 Ketchikan Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations

Effective Dates: April 15, 2012 – April 14, 2013 Fishing on most federal public lands is now subject to federal as well as state fishing regulations. If you plan to fish on federal public lands, consult the Subsistence Management Regulations for Federal Public Lands in Alaska. It is available at many federal land managing agencies’ field… Continue reading 2012 Ketchikan Alaska Sport Fishing Regulations

Alaska Sunset at Chinook Shores Lodge

It was a beautiful day with excellent fishing at Chinook Shores Lodge today!

ALASKA SALMON FISHING METHODS & TECHNIQUES

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

Alaska Smoked Salmon Panini

Ingredients 8 pieces bell pepper quarters or onion slices 8 slices dense white bread, sandwich-sized 8 oz. pepper-jack cheese slices 8 oz. Alaska Smoked Salmon, sliced or chunked 1/2 cup flavored cream cheese (jalapeño, dill, etc.) Directions Grill bell pepper quarters or onion slices. For each sandwich, layer one bread slice, 2 vegetable slices, 2… Continue reading Alaska Smoked Salmon Panini

Family Fishing Trips In Alaska

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 there is plenty of Ketchikan fishing action and good weather.  Our waterfront chalets,  private beach… Continue reading Family Fishing Trips In Alaska

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

Man, Talk about a Beautiful Place!

We headed for Chinook Shores, our home for the next 5 days. The lodge is about 12 miles north of Ketchikan. Man, talk about a beautiful place! Jeff owns Chinook Shores but since the salmon fishing season was over he was visiting friends in Seattle, so his dad, Jerry, took over as host. Jerry was… Continue reading Man, Talk about a Beautiful Place!

Alaska Fishing Lodge w/ First-Rate King Salmon and Halibut Fishing Charter Service

Chinook Shores Lodge is a place I’d like to take a group of friends or even business associates for a retreat. The accommodations are second to none and located on some of the best fishing grounds around Southeastern Alaska’s community of Ketchikan. There’s something for everyone. If you’re not that into fishing, the wildlife viewing… Continue reading Alaska Fishing Lodge w/ First-Rate King Salmon and Halibut Fishing Charter Service

Grilled Alaska Salmon with Avocado and Papaya Spinach Salad

INGREDIENTS Alaska Salmon: 2 ½ lbs. Alaska Salmon, 8 ea. 5 oz. portions Salt and pepper, as needed Olive oil spray, as needed Lime Vinaigrette: 3 Tbsp. lime juice, fresh 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar 2 Tbsp. olive oil ½ tsp. paprika ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper Salad: 8 cups spinach 2 avocados, sliced… Continue reading Grilled Alaska Salmon with Avocado and Papaya Spinach Salad

ALASKA LINGCOD

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

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Great Alaskan Experience

We just returned from a week at Chinook Shores. What a beautiful place and great people to stay with! We were up close and personal with eagles, whales and maybe more importantly..Salmon and Halibut. My husband has stayed here a few times with his fishing buddies and told me it was great, but I wanted… Continue reading Great Alaskan Experience

Feels Like Home

My wife and I have been going to Ketchikan for fishing for 15 years staying at various lodges, until we found Chinook shores, now we don’t have to go anywhere else. We found our Alaska home. Jeff, sister Heidi, and brother in law Allan feel like family to us. Fishing is incredible, and if you… Continue reading Feels Like Home

Alaska Salmon Burgers

Looking for a great recipe for your Memorial Day outdoor BBQ celebration? Why not grill up some Alaska salmon burgers! INGREDIENTS 8 to 10 oz. skinless, boneless salmon 1 egg, slightly beaten 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup thick barbecue sauce 1 cup fresh bread crumbs (about 2 slices of bread) 4 cheese slices, if… Continue reading Alaska Salmon Burgers

ALASKA FISHING ADVENTURE, ONE SHORT FLIGHT AWAY FROM SEATTLE

Chinook Shores Fishing Trip to be Auctioned Off at Seattle Aquarium Chinook Shores is a proud sponsor of the 21st annual Splash! fundraising gala benefiting the Seattle Aquarium’s mission, Inspiring Conservation of our Marine Environment. On Friday, June 1, 2012 a silent auction and reception will be held at the Seattle Aquarium in the Ackerley Foundation Puget Sound Hall, with… Continue reading ALASKA FISHING ADVENTURE, ONE SHORT FLIGHT AWAY FROM SEATTLE

How to Plan an Alaska Halibut Fishing Trip

Halibut fishing in Alaska is a thrilling experience. The high value, delicious fish can put up a strong fight during the catching process, making it truly exciting. Thanks to the natural environment in Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska, the area is known for large halibut runs. With large tides, ample bait fish and huge schools of… Continue reading How to Plan an Alaska Halibut Fishing Trip

CATCH AND RELEASE GIANT HALIBUT IN KETCHIKAN, ALASKA

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.

Allisons 41 lb Chinook (King Salmon) Ketchikan Alaska

King Salmon fishing at Chinook Shores Lodge, Ketchikan, Alaska. Allison York – Angler. Jeff Wedekind – Guide, Jenn Hofmann Nomad Charities

Southeast Alaska 2011 Bag Limits

2011 SOUTHEAST ALASKA BAG LIMITS ANNOUNCED FOR NON RESIDENTS. KING SALMON– 2/day in May, 1/day June-September, 5 annually.  6/day in hatchery terminal areas in Ketchikan Alaska only. SILVER SALMON – 6/day CHUM SALMON – 6/day PINK SALMON – 6/day HALIBUT UNGUIDED – 2/day any size HALIBUT GUIDED – 1/day 37″ (23# fish) or under NONPALAGIC ROCKFISH – 2/day, 1 of which… Continue reading Southeast Alaska 2011 Bag Limits

The Best Times to Fish in Ketchikan

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 you want to fish.  Remember Ketchikan is at the southern end of the southeast panhandle… Continue reading The Best Times to Fish in Ketchikan

HOW TO CUT & RIG A HERRING

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 it won’t catch a Sockeye salmon as they feed on krill. Using a sharp knife,… Continue reading HOW TO CUT & RIG A HERRING

Jig Fishing for Alaska Halibut

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 shoreline with a gravely bottom during a slack tide (tide change) where schools of salmon,… Continue reading Jig Fishing for Alaska Halibut

THE LIFECYCLE OF A HALIBUT

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 the larvae develop they gradually float upwards and drift in a northwest direction with the… Continue reading THE LIFECYCLE OF A HALIBUT

Selecting and Brining Herring for Alaska Salmon Fishing

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, it’s easy to rig, and it works well for both trolling and mooching. I have… Continue reading Selecting and Brining Herring for Alaska Salmon Fishing

Super Fantastic!!!

This was our second trip to Chinook Shores. Wonderful accomodations, comfortable beds, full kitchen. The individual Chalets are new and solid construction. My Dad was a builder and he would have approved of the quality construction. Especially enjoyed Bar-B-Qing on the deck when watching a beautiful Ketchikan sunset. This is a family operation and very… Continue reading Super Fantastic!!!

How to Fight a Big Halibut

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, it gets driven through the lip or cheek instead of the spool just paying out… Continue reading How to Fight a Big Halibut

Alaska Halibut Fishing with Circle Hooks

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 boat, unless the wind and tide are opposite of each other and your sitting sideways… Continue reading Alaska Halibut Fishing with Circle Hooks

Halibut Fishing at Chinook Shores Lodge

Halibut fishing for teens in Ketchikan Alaska at Chinook Shores Lodge.

Finding the Best Alaska Salmon Fishing

Fishing in Alaska is the dream of many fishermen. Expert sportsmen agree that it is the prime location for catching salmon and halibut. If you are planning an Alaska fishing trip, you’ll want to get the most out of your trip by knowing where to go for the best fishing experience. Alaska salmon fishing is… Continue reading Finding the Best Alaska Salmon Fishing

Alaska Fishing: Letting the Experts Guide You

Alaska fishing trips are an exciting experience for even the most seasoned fisherman. The abundant sea life in the icy waters makes it the perfect destination for many types of sport fishing, including halibut and salmon. Not knowing exactly where to go, however, can lead to a wasted trip and even the possibility for getting… Continue reading Alaska Fishing: Letting the Experts Guide You

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

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 to catching the big one when you purchase an Alaska vacation package. Packages for fishing… Continue reading Fishing in Alaska: Where to Stay During Your Alaska Fishing Vacation

How to Prepare for Alaska Fishing Trip

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 both chartered and unchartered boats.  These professionally run establishments offer an authentic fishing experience with… Continue reading How to Prepare for Alaska Fishing Trip

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

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 to catching the big one when you purchase an Alaska vacation package. Packages for fishing… Continue reading Fishing in Alaska: Where to Stay During Your Alaska Fishing Vacation

Unique Vacation Destinations: Planning Your Alaska Vacation

You’ve done the amusement park, you experienced the fancy resorts and spa vacations. So, what’s next? An Alaskan vacation is an exciting destination that many people never get to experience. Trips are typically more affordable than travelers realize, making it a realistic vacation solution that the whole family can enjoy. Visiting Alaska isn’t just for… Continue reading Unique Vacation Destinations: Planning Your Alaska Vacation

Alaska Fishing Resorts: Fun for the Whole Family

If you are looking for a unique vacation that is fun for the whole family, look no further than beautiful Alaska. Alaska fishing resorts offer a wide range of opportunities and aren’t just limited to fishing. Many resorts offer easy access to numerous activities, including snorkeling, air tours and kayaking. Destinations like these make exploring… Continue reading Alaska Fishing Resorts: Fun for the Whole Family

Helpful Tips for Your Alaska Fishing Vacation

Planning an Alaska fishing vacation? Alaska is like no other destination in the world. Amazing fishing opportunities and untouched wilderness make it a popular place for all types of travelers, from families with an interest in wildlife, to professional sportsmen. As long as you are well-prepared, you will enjoy the trip of a lifetime. An… Continue reading Helpful Tips for Your Alaska Fishing Vacation

Killer Coho Salmon Fishing Ketchikan Alaska

Non-stop action, the bite was hot all day. Biggest coho was 17lb. Fishing at Chinook Shores Lodge in Ketchikan Alaska

Superb Fishing, Great People and Stunning Scenery and Wildlife

Jeff and his wife are really good hosts who make you feel as if you’ve known them for a long time. The lodges are first class with everything you need for a fishing holiday with friends or a quiet relaxing family holiday. The fishing is second to none. The locals we met were friendly and… Continue reading Superb Fishing, Great People and Stunning Scenery and Wildlife

This is the Place

If you are looking for a great fishing vacation, I would highly recommend Chinook Shores. We have been there the last two years and we are going back in June, 2010. First lets start with the owner Jeff. Jeff goes out of his way to make sure your vacation is first class. He is always… Continue reading This is the Place

A Gem of a Place!!!

This is a magical spot in Ketchikan, Alaska. Beautiful chalets on the water, great fishing, we were able to process our fish on site and the owners could not be more generous and the customer service was excellent. Read this and other Alaska fishing lodge reviews on TripAdvisor…

Comparing Alaska Fishing Trips: How to Find the Best Operator

If you are planning a fishing trip in Alaska, you may be wondering how to find the best operator. Experts recommend taking a look at several different factors, including credibility, experience, and services offered and not just price alone. Although it can be tempting to select the cheapest package, you may not get the high… Continue reading Comparing Alaska Fishing Trips: How to Find the Best Operator

Ketchikan Alaska Halibut Fishing in at Chinook Shores Lodge

Halibut fishing in Ketchikan Alaska at Chinook Shores Lodge with the Rakowitz group from Texas. Alaska halibut fishing at Chinook Shores Ketchikan Alaska fishing lodge is awesome.

Alaska Fishing for Halibut and salmon in Ketchikan

A good day of fishing for the Ramey’s at Chinook Shores Lodge August 5, 2009. Alaska halibut fishing at Chinook Shores Ketchikan Alaska fishing lodge is awesome.

Chinook Shores Privacy Policy

Chinook Shores has adopted the following privacy policy as part of our commitment to protect any personal information (“Personal Information”) which you may provide to us through this website or by any other means. Any change to this privacy policy will be posted on this website and will become effective 5 days after posting. Please… Continue reading Chinook Shores Privacy Policy

Residential Lease Agreement

Chinook Shores Inc. Residential Lease Agreement               THIS LEASE AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) made and entered into this ____________ day of ____________________________, 20____, by and between Chinook Shores Lodge / Jeffrey Scott Wedekind hereinafter referred to as “Landlord”) and __________________________________ _______________________________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Tenant”). W I T N E S… Continue reading Residential Lease Agreement

Absolutely Fantastic

Chinook Shores is an absolutely amazing location. The owners are great hosts and put great care and thought into the chalets and ammenities. They put great touches on every aspect of the chalets, which are new and absolutely beautiful with handcrafted wood floors, etc. They even have freezers to store your catch and a commercial… Continue reading Absolutely Fantastic