Chinook Shores Lodge



    Southeast Alaska, AK, USA






    Fly fishing?

    Yes, we don't provide fresh water spinning rods, fly rods or waders but if you bring your own and want to spend a day on the river, we can show you where to go and what to use.

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    Chinook Shores' Alaska Fishing Lodge in Ketchikan makes the most of saltwater fishing for salmon and halibut in the calm waters of Southeast Alaska. Unguided or self-guided fishing in Alaska is truly rewarding and lets you fish on your own schedule, at your own pace. Unguided fishing in one of our 20? North River rental boats gives you total freedom to fish and sight-see as you please all day long.

    Our unique approach to guided charter fishing personalizes your Alaska fishing trip to suit your needs. Our fishing boats and private lodge accommodations are exclusive to your group so you lodge and fish with the friends and family that you came with. Ketchikan salmon fishing and Ketchikan halibut fishing can be done the same day on our full day guided charters.

    Chinook Shores' Alaska fishing lodge is located in southeast Alaska about 30 minutes north of Ketchikan in Knudson Cove. Getting here is easy, you can fly from Seattle to Ketchikan in 90-minutes on Alaskan Airlines. We'll drive you to the lodge and you can start enjoying Alaska salmon and halibut fishing that same day. Our accommodations consist of four private beach houses with decks overlooking Knudson Cove.

    When you book a Ketchikan fishing vacation at Chinook Shores' Alaska fishing lodge:

    • Your group will be staying in a private beach front Chalet with full amenities.
    • Your boat is conveniently located in front of your chalet at our private dock.
    • You'll fish calm water in first class self-guided or guided boats exclusive to your group.
    • You'll simply take one 90-minute flight from Seattle to Ketchikan to get here.
    • You'll save hundreds, if not thousands on expensive air fare.
    • Choose from unguided fishing or guided or both.

    What Do We Fish For?

    Jun 1 to Oct 1
    • Dungeness Crab
    • Halibut
    • Ling Cod
    • Rockfish (Yellow Eye, Red Snapper)
    • Chinook (King) Salmon
    • Coho (Silver) Salmon
    • Chum (Dog) Salmon
    • Pink (Humpback) Salmon
    • Sockeye (Red) Salmon
    • Steelhead
    • Bull Trout
    • Rainbow Trout


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    3 nights / 2 days fishing
    4 nights / 3 days fishing
    5 nights / 4 days fishing
    6 nights / 5 days fishing

    Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

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    Fish processing:     

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    Our beautiful craftsmen style beach houses were built in 2005-2006 by skilled carpenters. We spared no expense to provide our guests with comfortable, high quality living accommodations for a true "home away from home" experience. We have two chalet style beach houses (the Hemlock and Cedar units) and a duplex built out over the beach (the Spruce and Bullpine units) for a total of four (4) units. All four units feature the same floor plan and can sleep up to six people. All lodging units are exclusive to your party so if there are only two or three people in your party you will have unit all to yourselves.

    Corporate buyout:     

    To rent the entire lodge (8 people), the 8th person is free.

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    Average travel time to fishing grounds:

    15 minutes

    Other Activities Available

    Whale watching, trail hiking, sea kayaking, wildlife viewing.


    Each of our lodging units are two-story, fully furnished, sleep up to six people and include the following amenities:

    • FIRST FLOOR: Bedroom: Sleeps (1) King or (2) Twins, Full bathroom w/ Tub and Shower, Full kitchen w/ Adjacent Dining Area, Living Room, Washer and Dryer, Covered Porch w/ Gas BBQ
    • SECOND FLOOR: Bedrooms: Sleep (2) Kings or (4) Twins, Half Bath w/ Toilet and Sink

    All of our lodging units have a modern kitchen with: stove, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, ice maker, dishwasher and a gas BBQ on the covered porch. All cook wear, pots & pans, dishes, wine glasses, utensils, can openers, etc. are included.

    Food and Drinks can be purchased at the local supermarket on your way to the lodge. We have a Safeway and a Wal Mart in town. There is also a smaller grocery store 5-minutes from our lodge that carries a large variety of supplies, foods, beer, wine and liquor.

    There are several restaurants nearby and many more in town that have a great selection of sea food and steaks, Mexican, Italian, and a couple pizza parlors. Or just stay and enjoy the comforts of home and amazing views from the decks of Chinook Shores!



    Comfortable 21' and 28' USCG-approved cabin cruisers with professional licensed guides. You will stay warm and dry while we get you to the fish in style. Our deluxe charter fishing boats are equipped with the following:

    • All USCG required safety equipment, fire extinguishers, life jackets, flares, life ring and more.
    • Color GPS chart plotters and powerful fish finders to help locate schools of salmon and bait.
    • Electric down riggers so we can troll or mooch for salmon.
    • Flushing toilet on board so you can drink your coffee, soda and beer with no worries.
    • 8-9 ft medium action salmon rods with Penn Fathom or Shimano Tekota reels.
    • 5-6 ft heavy action halibut rods with Penn Fathom 40 or Shimano Tekota reels.
    • Lots of bait and hardware so we are prepared to give the fish what they want.
    • Built in insulated fish boxes and ice to keep your catch cold for optimum quality.

    Maximum boat capacity is 6 paying customers.


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    Balance due: April 1st.


    Reservations are secured with a down payment which is due no later than October in the year prior to your trip. For your convenience, reservation payments can be made in three equal installment payments: October (year prior to arrival), January 1 (year of arrival) and April 1 (year of arrival).


    Cancellation notification is required before January 1 on the year of your reservation. We will only refund a reservation deposit minus a 5% fee for cancellations made prior to this deadline. For cancellations made after January 1 there will be no refund on the amount paid unless the reservation can be re-booked.*



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    • boats and fuel
    • guiding
    • all meals
    • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only, this is not applicable)
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