Much of Alaska’s land has been untouched or developed by humans, making it a prime destination for those who love being outdoors. In particular, hunting and fishing are popular local activities, and tourists come to share in the experience. If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime fishing experience, Ketchican is the ideal area to visit.
Why choose Ketchican? Primarily, it’s a massive gathering spot for salmon that are swimming home to spawn. In total, five species of salmon follow this pattern. The proliferation of this type of fish has given Ketchican the title of “Salmon Capital of the World”. There are plenty of other types of fish in the waters too, including red snapper, halibut and many types of trout.
Your fishing experience can be tailored to your needs and experience. There are many fishing lodges to choose for your stay, so accommodations are convenient. From there, you can decide if you want a charter boat, and if so, there are many different charters that will provide you with an experience to remember. If you’re an expert, you’ll need less guidance, and if you’re a beginner you’ll want one of the local experts to help.
Many locations in Alaska are extremely hard to reach, but this is not the case with Ketchican. It is only a 90-minute flight from Seattle, and can be accessed by both a freeway and a ferry. This may be preferable for some outdoorsmen who want to enjoy the wild features of the area, but still want some semblance of modern civilization in terms of accessibility.