You land at the airport in Ketchikan and are met by the Salmon Falls shuttle. A quick 30-minute ride to the north and you have arrived at Salmon Falls Lodge. Your stay begins that evening with dinner at Timbers Restaurant while you listen to a live music set from a local musician
Fish on! Your morning begins with a full hot breakfast buffet before you head down to the marina for a day on the water. Don’t have all-weather gear? Our Marina Manager will get you outfitted with a jacket, pants and rain boots. Meet your captain at one of the fully-equipped 27.5ft. Riddle Marine charter boats and head out to the fishing grounds. The captain will ensure you have a great fishing trip: baiting hooks, setting lines and bringing your catch on board. Feeling pretty confident? The captain will step back and let you fish your way. A boxed lunch and snacks are provided, so you won’t go hungry. You can expect to fish for multiple species: halibut, several types of salmon, rockfish and ling cod.
At the end of the day, head back to dock where your catch will be hung for photos before it’s taken to be cleaned, filleted, and flash-frozen by our dockhands. Enjoy dinner and drinks from the complete menu at Timbers Restaurant.
Take one of our 18 ft. Lund skiffs out today for a self-guided day of fishing. Your rental comes with all the bait, tackle and gear you’ll need to catch some of the world-class salmon found in these waters. Chinook (King) Salmon usually weigh around 30 lbs, are around 36 inches in length and the fishing is best in June and July. Coho (Silver) salmon put up an amazing fight for a smaller fish and weight in around 12 – 15 lbs. They are most plentiful from late July to September.
Once you return, let our dockhands process your fish and add it to your fish box from the day before. Don’t worry—it’s all included with your package! Warm up in the complimentary sauna before grabbing a drink and heading to The Discovery Lounge to swap fishing stories with the other guests.
Enjoy an a la carte breakfast before the shuttle takes you back to the airport. Your fish will be boxed up for your return flight home—all you need to do is check it as luggage.