Alaska is a land of exceptional wilderness, stunning scenery, impressive wildlife and some of the best fishing in the world. So, there are few things more uniquely Alaskan than spending a day on the water reeling in salmon. And the best salmon fishing in Alaska is found in Ketchikan. It’s for this reason that we’re the Salmon Capital of the World! For visitors, fishing charters in Ketchikan are a unique way to experience a truly Alaskan adventure.

A Ketchikan Fishing Adventure

Ketchikan started as an Alaskan Native seasonal fishing camp and still thrives on the history, tradition and culture of salmon fishing. Because of this, fishing charters in Ketchikan are a glimpse into our way of life and culture, for our visitors.

There are many reasons to choose Ketchikan for your fishing adventure.

We fish in pristine, protected waters, not open ocean. You’ll depart right from downtown where the hotels and cruise ships are located. And the best fishing grounds are a short 20-30 minutes away.

When you go, you’ll want a guide that knows this town and these waters, someone who’s spent their life fishing. And you’ll want a trip tailored to you.

I’m Captain Nick and I think you should go fishing, not get taken fishing! So, when choosing a fishing charter in Ketchikan, you should choose Chasin’ Tail Charters!

Fishing Charters in Ketchikan with Chasin’ Tail

So why is Chasin’ Tail your best option for fishing charters in Ketchikan?

This is your trip, your way.

Charters are personalized for you, your wants, schedule, and experience.

A personal experience with me, Captain Nick, Owner-Operator.

You plan with me, book with me, get picked up by me and fish with me.

Ketchikan local.

I’m a 3rd generation fisherman, born and raised in Ketchikan for the past 51 years. I’ve captained over 2,000 charters and have spent thousands of hours on these waters.

Licensed and safety certified Captain.

I have a US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master License. I’m a Marine Safety Drill Instructor and First Aid and CPR Certified.

The C/V Chasin’ Tail is modern, safe and comfortable.

There’s an onboard private bathroom, plenty of deck space for fishing, an enclosed cabin, all USCG required safety equipment, plus plenty of modern technology to make fishing more productive and comfortable.

I offer family friendly charters.

Kids are a welcome addition to any of my fishing charters in Ketchikan. I even have a Kids Corner page with more information for our littlest anglers.

Don’t leave your catch in Alaska.

Don’t worry about being accused of tall tales when you get home. For an additional fee your catch can be processed, smoked (if desired), packaged and shipped straight to your door. And if you don’t know how to cook it, I can help. Visit my Recipes page.

Extremely Happy Guests.

I have many happy guests every year. Because of this, I also have many guests that come back to fish with me year after year.

Offering Half and Full Day Salmon Fishing Charters in Ketchikan

I offer half and full day fishing charters tailored to you. All Chasin’ Tail Charters are private, custom fishing excursions – your trip, your way.

If you’re curious about what questions you should ask before booking fishing charters in Ketchikan, visit my FAQ page.

Booking is personal and easy

Every Chasin’ Tail charter is customized for you. Because of this, communication is key.

Simply fill out the contact form to start planning your trip. I’ll respond to you as soon as possible and we’ll begin working through the details. Once everything is set up you’ll receive a confirmation email. We’ll meet at the planned location on the day of your trip. For cruise ship passengers, this will be the same berth where your ship is docked. Then we’re off on your fishing charter in Ketchikan!


Or call me directly now at (907) 617-7033