Press Releases

  • 2022 Ketchikan King Salmon Fishing Report Alaska Fish and Game Opens Ketchikan Creek to Sport Fishing Ketchikan Creek is open to sport fishing for all species, including king salmon, beginning at 12:01 a.m. June 11 through 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2021. The bag and possession limit for king salmon in Ketchikan Creek is two king salmon of any size. King salmon… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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). McKinley Angerman Kellogg 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… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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 14 through 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2018. 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… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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.… Read More
  • Chinook Shores Lodge Staff Complete Fast Rescue Boat Training, Earn University of Alaska Southeast Credits KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / October 10, 2017 – Chinook Shores Lodge, a leader in Ketchikan, Alaska self-guided fishing, today announced lodge owner Jeff Wedekind and employee Søren Heinecke successfully completed MTR 228 Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) training at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). The course combined classroom instruction and testing at the UAS Ketchikan Campus with hands-on training in Tongass Narrows. “Chinook Shores… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • Chinook Shores Lodge Celebrates the Passion of Fishing  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2016 Media Contact: Nadra Angerman Alaska Fishing Lodge, Chinook Shores, to Exhibit at Fred Hall Shows in Long Beach and Del Mar CALIFORNIA / February 14, 2016 - Chinook Shores Lodge, a Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Lodge specializing in guided charters, unguided and self-guided fishing, today announced its exhibit at the 2016 Fred Hall Show. According… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • Chinook Shores Lodge Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary KETCHIKAN, ALASKA / January 1, 2015 -- Chinook Shores Lodge, specializing in guided charters, unguided and self-guided fishing, today announced that 2015 marks the company's 10th year anniversary of lodge operations. Ten years ago, avid fisherman Jeff Wedekind put his civil engineering degree to work and developed land just north of Knudson Cove Marina. Jeff’s family was the… Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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… Read More
Nadra poses with her King Salmon