Visiting Ketchikan, Alaska
Alaska is known for its remoteness, beautiful vistas, intense wildlife and phenomenal fishing. For all of this, it doesn’t get much better than Ketchikan (which is located in Southeast Alaska). Think about a quaint little town along the seashores of Alaska. Ketchikan is that image that conjures up in your mind. Nestled within the Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska is surrounded by a rugged landscape that looks like it came right off of an Alaska postcard. When most people think Alaska, they think cold with lots of snow. This isn’t necessarily the case in Southeast Alaska. Although the summers only average a high of about 65 degrees, the winters for Ketchikan are mild compared to their latitudinal counterparts, with an average low of only 28 degrees. But it is wet. In fact, Southeast Alaska is second when it comes to being the wettest area in the nation, right behind Hawaii’s island of Kauai. But don’t let that discourage you. With hiking, zip lining, a rich history, native arts and boasting the world’s largest collection of totem poles- there is something to wow most anyone. But let’s face it, we all know that everyone comes to Alaska for the fishing! From salmon and trout to halibut and rockfish, there is a fishing adventure waiting just outside your back, or front, door.
A Great Place to Stay
Clover Pass Resort, located just fifteen miles north of the city of Ketchikan, offers just that: fishing adventures just outside your door, quite literally. Located along the southern tip of the inside passages, Clover Pass Resort is right in the heart of all the action. The protected waters of the inside passage offers refuge for all of the species of salmon on their migratory runs, thus dubbing Ketchikan The Salmon Capital of the World. The area also boasts excellent halibut fishing. Halibut is not only great tasting, but these flat fish also provide an adrenaline rush for even the most seasoned angler. All within a stones throw from this full service resort. But it doesn’t stop there: kayaking, hiking, hunting, shopping, bear viewing and much more await your arrival. Being in business for over 60 years, Clover Pass Resort has the experience and expertise to provide you with everything you need to have a pleasurable stay—whatever that may entail. With that kind of reputation, they have partnered with only the best. And when it comes to fishing, you want the best.
A Great Place to Fish
Enter Oasis Alaska Charters. Oasis isn’t your run of the mill fishing charter. They pride themselves in assuring that your time out on the water is maximized. Operating out of Clover Pass does just that. Being so close to the fishing grounds, it allows Oasis to cut down on running time and enhance the amount of time that you get to fish, making it perfect for those short time framed cruise ship guests. At Oasis, they understand that this may be a once in a lifetime trip for some of their guests and that’s why they take the time and patience to work around your schedule and skill level. They are truly passionate about what they do and it shows. Their trips are also private, meaning that you get the whole boat to yourselves, just you and your friends and family. While the fishing may be hot and the reels sounding off all day, don’t forget to stop and take in the surrounding vistas. Along with excellent fishing also come some amazing views. Fjords, glaciers, snow-capped mountains along with humpback whales, orcas and bald eagles, ensure that there is never a dull moment when out fishing with Oasis Alaska Charters. Full processing of all your catch is also available so that you may enjoy your day’s catch long after the fishing is over.
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