Welcome to First City Charters! We are a small family owned Alaska fishing charter business.We invite you to shop around and compare our Southeast Alaska fishing packages with our competitors. We offer a private boat. You will not be fishing with a bunch of strangers. You will only share the boat and lodge with your family and friends. We are happy to be able to offer such a personal experience. Our accommodations are just as nice if not nicer than most and you will have it all to yourselves. Not everyone can offer that. We try to keep our fishing packages affordable. If you compare our fishing packages, I think you will find our prices about half of what most of the big lodges charge. I fish the same waters as some of these lodges.
Most of my salmon fishing in Ketchikan is done by trolling with down riggers and motor mooching. For king salmon I fish whole herring and cut plug's all season long. I fish flashers and hoochies occasionally, but I like bait. I fish depths between 40 and 120 feet. A typical day of halibut fishing would start off by first choosing what you're looking for. If you don't care about size and are just looking to put some halibut in the box, we can halibut fish half day and salmon fish the other half.
Sleeping and meals
Our fishing lodge features an abundance of windows to soak in the gorgeous view of Guard Island Lighthouse and Clarence Straits. Enjoy the covered deck for relaxing or grilling up your days catch. This custom built Alaskan lodge features one bedroom and a loft for sleeping up to a total of six. A fully equipped kitchen, native hardwood floors, private bath, cable TV, Wi Fi for your laptop and phone will give you all the amenities you need for comfort while still enjoying your own rainforest hideaway. Located minutes from Knudson Cove Marina you are sure to enjoy the convenience of our accommodations. Come stay with us at our Ketchikan fishing Lodge!