Ketchikan Fishing Guide – Capt. Clay Slanacker

by Capt. Clayton on November 8, 2014

I found this video of Clay today and thought it was worth a share.


Ketchikan Halibut Fishing 2013 Catch Limits

by Capt. Clayton on March 11, 2013

In January, IPHC confirmed the Board of Fisheries recommendation to keep the limits unchanged.  Southeast Alaska guided anglers will be able to retain 1 halibut per day, either Under 45 inches OR Over 68 inches.  Unguided anglers limits remained the same as 2012 as well, with two fish per day any size.  Hopefully this marks the end of our roller coaster ride in Southeast Alaska with new halibut regulations and limits every year.  Recently, ADF&G released the Southeast Alaska Rockfish regs and they are posted here.  Inside waters, outside waters, resident, and non-resident, as well as the new deep water release rule.  Rockfish2013

On another note, this looks to be a good year for Ketchikan Salmon Fishing.  Abundance Forecast is in the excellent range for Pinks.  It being an odd year, we should have a lot of fish around this Summer.  You can’t ever tell about Kings, but as of right now, I’m very optimistic.  It’s not really an indicator, but there have been a lot of Kings around all winter.

2013 Ketchikan Fishing Charter Outlook and Limits

February 24, 2013 by Capt. Clayton

Ketchikan’s fishing season is almost upon us.  Preparations are already underway for another summer of chasing Halibut and Salmon.  It looks like it’s going to be another busy year.  A few days back we began our annual “Spring into Fishing” conference calls to begin getting ready for the season.  During one of these “BrainStimulation” sessions, [...]

Early Season Halibut Fishing

March 27, 2012 by CAPT. Ryan

Last weekend, the weather finally cooperated enough for us to get out on the water.  The snow melted, it warmed up, and the winter wind gave us a break for the day!  We headed out to the furthest edge of Sitka Sound, and found that the halibut were indeed starting their migration toward town from [...]

Remote Alaskan Fishing Trips

March 12, 2012 by Capt. Jim

Ketchikan fish company is excited to add the Outlaw to our fleet of boats for 2012, it is a 56 foot ex-commercial fishing boat that has been converted to a rugged-luxurious base camp. With this vessel we can accommodate up to 4 guests for the remote fishing dream vacation that very few people ever experience. [...]

2012 Ketchikan King Salmon Derby

February 7, 2012 by Capt. Jim

This years King Salmon Derby will run from the weekend of May 26th thru 28th and then continue on June 2nd and 3rd with the final weekend being June 9th and 10th. All the captains of the Fish Co have successfully fished the King Salmon Derby in past years and would be happy to take [...]

Reverse Slot Limit Approved by IPHC

January 29, 2012 by Capt. Clayton

Reccomendations for Southeast Alaska Guided Halibut Anglers were approved by IPHC.  Ketchikan Halibut fishing will have a different complexion this season.  We are still on a 1 fish limit, but it can be either under 45 inches or over 68 inches.  Both are a vast improvement over last years restrictions.  Great to have the opportunity [...]

Trolling For Salmon

January 22, 2012 by Capt. Jim

In Ketchikan we rely heavily on trolling with downriggers to catch salmon and I just wanted to explain a few of the reasons why. Its a tried and true, proven method. The charter sector has actually stolen the technology and technique from the commercial salmon fishermen in this area who have been successfully trolling for [...]

2012 Sacramento Sportsmens Show

January 21, 2012 by Capt. Jim

Ketchikan Fish Company is set up at the Sacramento Sportsmens Show for the 2nd year in a row and were hoping to make lots of great contacts again this year. Captain Clayton Moore and Captain Ryan McRobert are manning the booth and answering questions, so if you are in the area you should go down [...]

2012 Halibut Regulations

January 21, 2012 by Capt. Jim

Well it looks like the people in charge (IPHC, NOAA, ADFG, and lots of other acronyms and unnecessary government agencies) have decided to let us have a reverse slot limit for halibut fishing in Southeast Alaska this year (2012). What this means for the halibut angler traveling up to fish with us is that you [...]