Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the world boasts record breaking halibut, red snapper, cod and other varieties of fish are ready to give you the fishing adventure of a life time.

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Saltwater Fishing

May through July:

  • King Salmon, Halibut, Silver Salmon, Pink Salmon, Lingcod, Red Snapper & Black Sea Bass.

July through September:

  • Silver Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Pink Salmon, & Black Sea Bass.

For the ultimate angling thrill, you may want to consider saltwater fly-fishing for Salmon, Ling Cod, Sea Bass, & even HALIBUT!

Weather conditions do vary in Southeast Alaska with temperatures ranging between 50 to 75 degrees. Our average yearly rainfall is a mere 14 feet.

However, it has been known to sunshine here too, so do not forget your sunscreen.

Many people ask about mosquitoes, “Alaska’s State Bird”,  we are fortunate not to be blessed with the pests. They are further north of us.

If fly fishing is your passion we can take you to such isolated and romantic places as Misty Fjords National Monument. Experience the thrill of seeing  bears on the shore as you anchor to make your way back country to fish for trophy trout, salmon and steelhead. Make your reservation today!

Freshwater Fishing

April through October:

These trips are in wilderness areas & do require a bit of hiking.  Often a floatplane is required to access them.

Steelhead & Trout are available in May & early June.  By mid July, the rivers begin to spill over with Pink, Chum & Sockeye Salmon.

August offers excellent Trout & Sockeye Salmon fishing with the Silver Salmon & Steelhead arriving by the 3rd week of September.

We ask that all guests supply their own waders, fishing vest & rain gear. We also advise you to bring your own fishing rod & reel for river fishing.

Beacon Hill Lodge does have freshwater tackle for use if you do not wish to provide your own.  Our guides specialize in fly-fishing.

If spin fishing is your preference, our guides are happy to accommodate you.

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