Ketchikan Salmon Fishing


Ketchikan, AK


Ketchikan, AK 99901
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Captain Jim Parrott is one of the very few charter boat operators in Ketchikan that is both born and raised in this fine town (And he knows most of the other ones on a first name basis!). Jim started fishing as a young boy with his dad out of an open skiff in the waters around Knudson Cove, Vallenar Bay and Guard Island. At the age of 10 he was taken on as a deckhand on his grandfathers commercial fishing boat where he learned what it means to get up early and work hard all day. This lifestyle continued for the next 10 years, where Jim spent his summers as a deckhand learning all the tricks and traditions of fishing in this great and wild landscape. Under his Grandfathers watchful eye, Jim learned all the in’s and out’s of commercial trolling from leader selection to chart analysis.

After his 10 years commercial fishing, Jim spent one summer as a fresh water fly-fishing guide before he got back to his roots on the ocean as a charter captain. His first charter boat was a 34 foot Silverton and from there he captained a total of 7 different charter vessels ranging in length from 22 to 40 feet. 2012 will be Captain Jim’s 9th year as a licensed Coast Guard captain and we are proud to say that he has never had a passenger from a cruise ship miss their departure time and has never had a major injury on one of his charters (except for a few hooks in his own fingers over the years). With hundreds and hundreds of days charter fishing in the waters around Ketchikan, Captain Jim has all the knowledge needed to put you on the fish!

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Weather for Ketchikan AK

  • Today
    Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
    High 46
    Mostly Cloudy
  • Tonight
    Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 36. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
    Low 36
    Gradual Clearing
  • Friday
    Scattered showers, mainly after 4pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 47. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
    High 47
    30% Scattered Showers
  • Friday Night
    Rain, mainly after 10pm.  Low around 40. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.
    Low 40
    100% Rain
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