New Years (2016)
January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

Jeff and Nadra
McKinley, Jeff, Nadra and Shea

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 yours. Thank you for fishing at Chinook Shores Lodge and making our 2015 fishing season even more memorable!

Fishing Family Photo Reel

You’ll just love the newest members our family…

Unguided and Self-Guided Fishing in Alaska
Kids, no fighting: The 2015 Silver Streak will be joined by two more in 2016.

In 2015 we added a 23′ Silver Streak to our fishing fleet. Our self-guided anglers enjoyed the new Silver Streak — an exceptionally well-built boat with style and superior sport fishing functionality. We are thrilled to announce we’ll be adding two more Silver Streak boats to our self-guided fleet in 2016. We are certain you’ll just love these new members of our family!

Silver Streak Fleet Photo Reel

2015: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good…

52 Pound Chinook Salmon
Chuck poses for a picture with his record-setting, 52-lb King Salmon.

Ketchikan is well known as the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for sport fishermen. And, while anglers enjoy fishing for any one of our five species of salmon, nothing beats landing a record setting Chinook. Just ask any salmon derby winner or this Washington state angler who caught the fish of a life time in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Read what travel guru Scott McMurren wrote about Chinook Shores Lodge in the Alaska TravelGram and the Alaska News Dispatch.

Read more about fishing for wild Alaska salmon here…


The Bad…

Sport Fishing Accident
Peter heads back to New York, after a quick pass through the ER and TSA.

In 2015 we hosted a group of self-guided anglers from New York. They had a great time fishing and WHALE WATCHING! Unfortunately, all good things sometimes must come to an end and it certainly did when one of the New Yorkers ended up in the ER just hours before his departure flight. In his defense, he was tough as nails, and also, he wasn’t the only one who ended up with a hook in the thumb this year. Lucky for this guy, Jeff was able to remove the hook from his thumb on the dock. We captured it on video…

The Ugly.

200 Pound Halibut
McKinley and Shea pose with a 200-lb halibut at Chinook Shores Lodge.

Not our girls, the halibut!!! 

This 200 pound halibut was caught by one of our returning self-guided anglers, and yes he used an Ugly Stick to do it. But just for the record, newbie anglers also landed some big halibut this year too.

Did you know… During the first six months of a halibut’s life, a major anatomical change takes place? The halibut’s left eye migrates to the right side of its head resulting in a face that only a mother could love.

Read more about Alaska halibut here…

Well, that’s the good, the bad and the ugly of 2015. We hope to see you in 2016, and we look forward to fishing with you in the years to come.

Happy New Year!
Jeff and Nadra