Alaska Fishing Lodge – Ketchikan
This Alaska fishing lodge has a storied history. In 1912, pioneers founded a wild Alaska saltwater fishing salmon cannery near Ketchikan on 52 acres of wilderness by a seaside waterfall on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, a location known for generations in native legends for some of the best Alaska fishing spots ever. That cannery went on to break world records for the sheer volume of seafood it caught and exported all over the globe.
More than 100 years later the renovated historic cannery is now home to all-inclusive fishing resort and has hosted more than 50,000 guests, making it one of the most popular fishing lodge in Alaska. Three words define what makes this a top fishing spot for wild Alaska king salmon, silver salmon, halibut, Ling Cod, Red Snapper and more:
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The annual return of halibut and salmon to this location on Prince of Wales island adjacent to Alaska’s Inside Passage gives this report its legendary reputation for premier Alaskan sport fishing. This lodge attracts anglers of all levels, from novice to avid, celebrities and professional athletes.
Guests from all over the world return here year after year to enjoy personalized service and one to one guide to staff ratio. You may customize the length of stay at this lodge from two nights to as many as you would like. For the family, where everyone in the family enjoys fishing, this is a great opportunity.
Best suited for families with children 10 years and older but any age is allowed. It is up to you and your family as you know your children best!
Accommodations & Meals
After an exciting day of wild Alaska sport fishing, relax in your comfortable accommodations including renovated Historic Boardwalk Cabins, Oceanfront Lodge Rooms, Executive House Suites, and Family Sized Townhouse Condos.
All accommodations come with daily housekeeping, a private bathroom and in-room amenities including a coffee maker and mini-fridge. Every room is within a short stroll (or courtesy golf cart ride) of the docks and cabin cruisers, panoramic guest dining room and popular saloon.
Large groups and corporate events also have access to a selection of meeting rooms and specialized business services.
Along the West Coast of Prince of Wales Island where the resort is located, extreme tides and surging ocean currents create a habitat for millions of bait fish that attract annual returns of trophy-sized Salmon, Halibut, Red Snapper and Ling Cod.
These natural phenomena, which first attracted commercial fishermen, offer premier fishing grounds in Alaska for some of the best saltwater Salmon and Halibut Sport fishing in the world.
In fact, the resort was originally a Cannery and was once the most productive Salmon fishing canneries in all of Alaska.
Anglers of all skill levels from first time fishermen to expert anglers are catered to.
All fishing is from boats with excellent equipment provided by the lodge. No more than four anglers per boat.
Each guest is outfitted with the very best equipment. You’ll enjoy custom designed Almar Aluminum Cabin Cruisers, Furuno Marine Electronics and perhaps best of all, Alaskan certified and professionally licensed Guides are happy to provide you with one to one service.
Open to all guests only, the resort has a $100,000 Salmon tournament!
Taking fish home:
You may take all the Salmon and Halibut home that you catch!
Fish Timing Chart:
King Salmon: June & July Pink Salmon: August
Silver Salmon: July & August Red Snapper: May-Sept
Ling Cod: May-Sept
Bottom Fish: May-Sept
Government Fish Limits: Announced in the spring of the fishing year
Typically…1 king per day limit of 3
Typically…6 Silvers per day minimum length limit
Typically…1 Halibut with a slot limit but a Bonus Halibut tag can be purchased
The main activity here is fishing! But other activities include:
- Game room
- Beach combing
- Hike to the waterfall
- Take a fishing rod and fish in the waterfall stream for salmon on your own
- Golf tea box
- Whale watching
Length of Stay / Itinerary
In most cases guests will spend a night in Ketchikan, AK on the way up to the lodge. The following day you will check in around 11:30 for your float plane flight to the lodge. Flights depart around 12:30 for the 45 minute flight to the lodge. You will check-in at the lodge and hit the water for fishing until 5:30. Other days fishing is over at 4:30 PM. On departure day you will fish till 9:30 or so and then return to the lodge. Lunch is 11:00 to 12:00. Flights back to Ketchikan will start shortly thereafter.
For example, a 3 day/ 2 night schedule would be arriving at the lodge after lunch day 1 for PM fish, overnight, full day fish, overnight, AM fish & depart back to Ketchikan.
2020 Pricing begins at $3,680
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Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!