When is the Best Time to Go Fish the Inside Passage?
Many times we get asked questions. Questions like:
Important Dates to Know About the Fishing Season in Alaska
2019 Ketchikan King Salmon Derby
- Typically runs during the last two weekends of May and the first two of June. Stay tuned for the official dates.
Catch & Release King Salmon
The past couple years, we have seen regulations allowing catch & release king salmon fishing in May. For both ethical and conservation reasons, Alaska Go Fish does not fish catch & release.
Catch & Keep King Salmon
The 2019 king salmon regulations have not yet been released by Fish & Game. Optimistically, we will be catching and retaining king salmon as early as May 15.
Commercial King Salmon – Opens July 1
This is the start of the Commercial season and the fleet will hit the water hard. From here your likelihood of landing a Trophy King begins to decrease for the rest of the season. As Kings fade, you start to see the Coho, Chum, and Pinks start to show up. Each species peaks at different times.