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Meeting you on the dock

Meeting on dock number three.

When you get off the ship in Ketchikan, if you find yourself at the water level and do not see the representative with our parent company’s Large yellow fishing sign with “Ketchikan Charter Boats” and your “last name,” Please proceed up the ramp. On Dock Three, you will head towards the visitors center and public restroom, and if you are on dock four, all you have to do is go straight up the ramp.

If you dock in Ketchikan

No cab or bus fare is needed. Details are below!

color map of Ketchikan

In Ketchikan, look for the sizable bright yellow sign with “Ketchikan Charter Boats and the last name on the booking. Once we meet, it’s just a short walk to the charter vessel. The captain will then look at your licenses and record them in his State Of Alaska log book before casting off the dock.

All Norweigan guests in Ward Cove must take the shuttle to Ketchikan. You will be Eight miles north of town.
We will meet you where the shuttle drops you off in town, with our sizable bright yellow sign with “Ketchikan Charter Boats and the last name on the booking.
From there, it is just a short walk to the charter vessel.

Off to the fishing grounds

One of our boats up on step going fishing.

When leaving the harbor, we have a 7 knot no wake zone, so it takes about 20 minutes or so to get out to where the captain can power up and get to the fishing grounds. When you get to the trolling spot, the captain sets up the poles with what the fish have been after in the previous days. It is usually frozen herring, some color jig, or squid skirt, and gets them set in the down-riggers at the correct depth and begins trolling.

When the fish hits the hook!

You and your fish

This is exactly how this works when the bite is on! The pole snaps out of the downrigger clip, and the fight is on! “It’s just you and the fish.”  You are fishing in Alaska! The captain sets the gear to the optimal settings; there is no need to tighten the drag if the fish runs. You do not want the line to break. Let it take as much as it wants, 

Poles and How that works

six poles in the water

All charter captains do fish a pole per person. Unless the conditions are incorrect, they may fish with four poles, which helps with tangled lines and lost time fishing. However, do not worry here either, as experience has shown us all most all the time, the fish bite just one pole even if they have the same gear, so the captain does a round-robin, making it fair for everyone. 

Processing at the end of the trip!

Fish processing

All vessels carry third-party processing forms. They fillet clean, vacuum seal, and flash freeze your catch. (Pounds are fillet weight only)You can also have your score smoked and sent home to you. Ship on a day you provide the date. The price is three costs put together. Cruise ship guests cannot bring fish back to the ship. In-town guests can bring fish boxes on the plane as luggage.

Sea-Tac Airport also offers storage services, this includes freezer space.