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Successful Halibut and Salmon Fishing in Alaska

By on December 10, 2013

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

Unguided Fishing

By on December 10, 2013

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

Guided Fishing

By on December 10, 2013

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

Fun with the Whole Family: Planning Alaska Fishing Vacations

By on December 9, 2013

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


By on December 8, 2013

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

Sport fishing is great just north of Ketchikan, Alaska!

By on January 10, 2013

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

How to Plan an Alaska Halibut Fishing Trip

By on December 11, 2011

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

The Best Times to Fish in Ketchikan

By on March 11, 2011

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


By on March 10, 2011

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

Jig Fishing for Alaska Halibut

By on February 11, 2011

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