Baranof Fishing Excursions
Baranof Fishing Excursions
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Baranof Fishing Excursions offers a variety of Alaska fishing adventures out of the world-renowned fishing port of Ketchikan, Alaska. Whether you are a family looking to take your kids on their first fishing excursion, or an experienced angler looking to spend the day fighting our world-renowned salmon, we would be honored to introduce you to fishing in Alaska!
Ketchikan, Alaska
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2023

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Tanyanada
Breckenridge, CO7 contributions
Jul 2020
My husband scheduled a private fishing charter for 2 days over this 4th of July weekend in Ketchikan Alaska and because it will be remembered as one of my most remarkable vacations I’m sharing a few pictures and recommendations.

First, book a fishing charter with Baranof in Ketchikan. The boats and equipment are brand new and top notch…I’ve been told I can have “high standards” and I was genuinely impressed.

Second, ask for Captain Lukas to lead your charter. He is a true “lifer” when it comes to fishing. Depending on the season he can be found leading fishing excursions in FL, HI, AK and even Central America. My husband and I learned first hand his hefty appetite for fishing AND more importantly “catching” in the epic experience he provided us. His knowledge and understanding for how and when salmon migrate through Alaskan waters was not only comforting but proved to be quite lucrative. Furthermore, his non-stop positive attitude along with his energetic spirit made my first salmon fishing trip truly memorable. Day 1 we brought in 8 pinks, 4 silvers (coho) and 1 large king. For day 2, based on the conditions and tide he recommended an early start, 6am. Glad we listened because we caught our limit of pinks and landed 4 more silvers. Nevertheless, he made the most of every minute together by ensuring our lines in the water as much as possible which led to us reeling in salmon all day. If you’re looking for a non-stop action packed day of fishing Lukas is your guy!

Third, book a beaver plane trip through the Misty Fjords with Southeastern Aviation, land on a lake, see bears, mountain goats and who knows what else.

And finally….notably, all restaurants and most shops are open but you don’t have to worry about crowds because cruise ships aren’t docking currently. The town is quiet, the people are genuinely kind and don’t forget the landscape is absolutely unsurpassed.
Written July 8, 2020
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Ed H
Roswell, GA6 contributions
Aug 2021
My friends and I chartered six full days with Captain Lukas and it was truly awesome! Captain Lukas had in depth knowledge of all fish species and ensured that we had a great time and a big catch each day!

We caught our boat limit of Halibut each day, annual limit of Ling Cod (One was a 52 inch trophy size), Rock Fish, and all the Coho Salmon we wanted. Bonnie (office mgr) and Chuck (owner) were great to work with. I would highly recommend Baranof Fishing Excursions as there were very professional and provided a memorable experience at a great value.

Do yourself a favor and request Captain Lukas as he is truly the best!!
Written September 6, 2021
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onoman
SoCal100 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Just finished 3 days of private charter fishing with Baranof Fishing Excursions with my 2 sons. We are experienced fishermen and have done this type of charter fishing before. Had a great experience and would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a good fishing trip.

A very professional organization from start to finish. Had planned two 8 hour trips and a 6 hour trip, but the ocean and rain had other plans. We were only able to get out for three 6 hour trips, Baranof refunded the difference.

Close to the fishing grounds, their boats are almost new and all of their equipment is top notch. Amazing all their waterproof clothes and boots do not have a fishy smell. They can cater to the needs of both experienced and novices.

Would recommend our guide, Trent. A very experienced guide, he made the most of the bad weather and got us on fish everyday. Due to Trent, we did better than the majority of boats in their fleet.

Had a great time with Baranof Fishing Excursions and if you can, request Trent!
Written September 6, 2021
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travelingOs2016
Girdwood, AK12 contributions
May 2021
We fished with Baranof several times in the past when visiting the area on cruise ships. After being stuck at home in the the pandemic, we jumped at a fishing/lodging package offered by Baranof. We flew in to Ketchikan, which is a quick flight from Seattle. We were picked up at the airport and taken to the Cape Fox Lodge (beautiful). We then fished for 3 days with Baranof. It was excellent as always! We had the best guide, Captain Chris, friendly, knowledgeable about the area and, of course, the ocean. He took great care of us and made sure we had a great time! He even had some tasty snacks, including their famous salmon dip. The boat was comfortable, brand new and had fish finding technology. They provide everything you need, including top quality rubber boots, coats and gloves. The fishing was great and we were thrilled to catch nice halibut, rock fish, cod and lingcod. We were even lucky enough to see some whales and Dall porpoises while cruising out to the fishing spot.

One of the days, our Wilderness Dining Experience was unavailable, so they switched us to their Cook Your Catch dinner at their restaurant, the Alaskan Fish House. It was so fun to get to try the different kinds of fish we caught that day, cooked to perfection in different presentations by their professional chef. They also filleted our fish and when it was time to depart, they had our fish frozen solid, packed and ready for us to take on our flight. It was all so easy!

It was an amazing 3 days and we are already talking about making it an annual family event! We are grateful to Captain Chris, Baranof Fishing, and their wonderful staff & related restaurant for a memorable family vacation and a frozen box of “souvenirs” to share with our friends.
Written May 29, 2021
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Kurt J
Reno, NV6 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
This is the second time I have fished with Baronof. Both times it’s been great. We chartered the 30’ boat for two days and included a cook your catch at the restaurant, I highly recommend that. Chuck is a hands on owner and is always around making sure everyone is happy. The boats, fishing gear and guides are all top of the line. I highly recommend this place for a quick fishing trip.

Our guide Geoff was a excellent captain and had the experience you want in a fishing guide. Right now the salmon fishing season was very limited to a small area but in a short time we had a 20 pounder in the boat. We limited out on Halibut and pulled in many different species including a huge Ling Cod. ENJOY!!!!
Written June 8, 2021
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Brad B
Chico, CA1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Family
I researched several fishing charter operations as I planned a trip to Ketchikan. Baranof offered very competitive pricing, Bonnie was extremely responsive and easy to communicate with. Thumbs up before we even got there. It got better. As we headed out to fish, I watched our captain, Lukas, prep lures and talk strategy. This cat was like a kid on Christmas morning; he could not wait to fish! And he would not be satisfied unless we were rippin lip. And we freakin slayed...pink and silver salmon, ling cod, halibut, rockfish. Lukas is super chill but is always thinking and is never content unless someone has a fish on. Then he’s working his ass off to keep everyones lines in the water. Beast!!! Trip of a lifetime for my son and I. Thank you, team Baranof!
Written August 24, 2020
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tim h
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Captain David was a pleasure to fish with, he was enthusiastic
about our prospects for catching Salmon, he was extremely
helpful and courteous to us and knew exactly where to to go and wasted no time getting the gear in the water. We started catching fish right away and kept catching fish the entire time. We left fish biting because we had to be back to catch the cruise ship. In all we kept 19 fish 8 Coho and 11 Pink salmon with another 4 or 5 pinks released. Everyone had a wonderful time and look forward to going back to Ketchikan and fishing with Baronof Fishing. Baronof made the entire process easy and I highly recommend them when visiting Ketchikan.
Written August 12, 2021
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4mhatcher
McKinney, TX9 contributions
Jun 2021
The Baranof Fishing company was fantastic! We started our 3 days of fishing by being picked up at our hotel by Bonnie. She was wonderful and helpful. She even found a Captain to provide a last minute decision for an extra 6 hour fishing trip. We had an awesome time on the water with our two guides Jack and Trent. We had a great time fishing, but Jack and Trent really made us feel like we were fishing with a friend. They were knowledgeable and helpful, especially to my wife who had never been deep sea fishing. They were both extremely patient. We caught several different species of salmon, cod, and halibut and we were able to get some awesome pictures. Our fishing trips with Jack and Trent made for wonderful memories. We plan on making Baranof Fishing a part of our next fishing vacation. Thank you to Captain Jack and Captain Trent for such an awesome time! We also highly recommend eating at the Baranof restaurant after your fishing trip. You will not be disappointed.
Written July 3, 2021
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Milene Cooper
14 contributions
Jul 2020
My husband and I went to Alaska to fish for Halibut. We used Baranof. From the first phone call to receiving our fish (freeze dried and shipped to our home), It was a class act and an extraordinary experience. We first contacted Baranof after reading previous reviews and spoke to Bonnie. She was extremely friendly, professional, and VERY easy to work with. (We needed to reschedule one of ours days and she was accommodating and helpful while being very nice and understanding. she set us up with a very experienced and knowledgeable young man by the name of Lucas Brickweg. He asked us what we wanted to fish for. Then made a plan for the day that would maximize the probability of us achieving our goals. He knew just where to go !! He was friendly, and helpful, he took pictures for us. He was knowledgeable and answered all our questions. I am 71 years old, love to fish and had the best fishing experience of my life. I highly recommend Baranof Fishing Excursions and you should ALWAYS ask for Lucas !!
Written August 5, 2020
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River N
Whidbey Island, WA6 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Baranof fishing excursions exceeded all my expectations!! From the start of our trip Bonnie set us up with an excellent guide Captain Lukas. He knew exactly where the fish were and we had four halibut on the first drop of the lines. It was an unreal experience for my first time fishing in Alaska. After catching our limit of halibut we went on to trolling for salmon. Non stop action continued with fish after fish being hooked up one after another. We caught a combination of king salmon, silver salmon and pink salmon. Catching over 18 salmon in an hour and a half was so much fun and an amazing experience. We repeated ths exact same fish count on day 2. Filling boxes of fish for our family and friends back home.Our family can't thank Baranof Fishing and Captain Lukas enough for the amazing catches and lifelong memories. They treated us with such dignity and respect. Would absolutely recommend to anybody who wants to experience Alaska and the amazing fishery here!
Written July 17, 2020
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