Seasonal Guidelines

The chart below is a guideline of when the fishing may be best for the type of fish you want to catch. These times are not guaranteed. However, as you can see, there is almost always something to catch in the waters around Ketchikan.

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Species of Fish Available During the Week Beginning:

SPECIES MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT
P = Peak Season    A = Available 15 29 12 26 10 24 21 18
Chinook Salmon (King)
Avg. size 25-50 lbs.
Trophy size 60 lbs.
A A P P P A A A A A
Coho Salmon (Silver)
Avg. size 12-15 lbs.
Trophy size 18 lbs.
    A P P P P P P P
Pink Salmon
Avg. size 4-7 lbs.

Trophy size 10 lbs.
      A P P P P A  
Halibut
Avg. size 35 lbs.

Trophy size 100 lbs.
A A P P P P P P P P
Red Snapper
Avg. size 10-15 lbs.
P P P P P P P P A A
Bottom Fish
Many Species Available
P P P P P P P P P P