Ketchikan charter fishing lies at the center of some of the best saltwater fishing in the world. A city of 8,000, Ketchikan’s surrounding rural areas bring the total to 14,000 regional residents.
It represents the first major regional hub after Seattle. Located on the southwestern side of Revillagigedo Island in the Alexander Archipelago, the city’s primary industries include logging, commercial fishing, fish canneries, and tourism.
Of course, much of this tourism is related to sports fishing and Ketchikan charter fishing.
And it’s easy to see why. From Pacific halibut to king salmon, silver salmon to yelloweyed rockfish, the waterways near Ketchikan represent a true fisherman’s paradise, teeming with abundant marine life.
Of course, if you’ve never fished this area before, then you probably have quite a few questions. Read on for a first-timer’s charter fishing guide to the area.