FISHING PACKAGES $3350
This operation is only a 90 minute flight from Seattle and the charter captain consistently catches the biggest salmon and halibut in Ketchikan in both size and quantity every year. Most fisherman take home about 150 pounds each of fillets for a 3 day trip. He takes 4 to 6 fishermen on his 30 foot boat with twin 250 Yamaha motors. The best fishing is June 20 to mid-August. Kings come in first and about July 4 silvers and some pink show up and by July 15 the kings are tapering off and the silver and pink fishing is best. Halibut fishing is always good. Average halibut are 15 to 25 pound fish and he also fishes other areas where the numbers are less, but size will average 40 to 60 pounds with the occasional monster. Depending on the fishermen for halibut he can go for large fish or large numbers. They also fish for cod and chum salmon. He finishes up early September.
3 days and 4 nights is $3,350 or 4 days and 5 nights is $4,000 and 5 days and 6 nights is $5,200. Trip includes lodge accommodations, meals, appetizers at the bar in the 24’ x 35’ trophy room, big screen plasma TV, fully guided charter fishing, bait, tackle, custom fish processing, vacuum packaging, transport boxes, round trip airport transfers, daily room service, phone/fax/wireless internet and all taxes. Fishermen take a 90 minute flight from Seattle to Ketchikan, where they are met and driven 14 miles to the lodge. Serious fishermen should book early to get the dates they prefer. This skipper has the reputation and books a year in advance. Fish AK247. AK247 Fishing Photos.
MANITOBA PIKE, WALLEYE
AND LAKE TROUT $1780
This fishing operation located 450 miles northwest of Winnipeg offers guides and lodging out of their 5 star lodge or fly in unguided packages to one of their outpost cabins with access to many different catch and release lakes. Fishermen have been taking some monster pike weighing over 25 pounds in the 40 to 50 inch class, with some days producing 100 plus walleyes and lake trout averaging over 10 pounds. These lakes produce quality fishing that has been achieved by practicing catch and release for the past 20 years. The only exception to this rule is all fishermen can enjoy daily shore lunches on some morning keepers.
They offer the full service American plan out of the lodge, including airport shuttle, lodging, meals, guide, boat, motor, gas, fish cleaning and prepared shore lunch. 4 days and 5 nights are priced at only $2,170, on up to 7 days and 8 nights for $3,000 per man. Special 3 day package with 4 nights is $2,305 and include 2 days on the main lake and a day fly out to a remote lake, 2 person minimum. There is a HST tax to be added.
Unguided outpost cabins are priced from $1,780 for 5 days to $2,100 for 7 days per fisherman and can accommodate groups from 4 to 10. These packages include the use of their 16’ boats with 15 horsepower motors, unlimited gas, cooking utensils, showers, hot and cold running water and airport shuttle. They can also purchase your groceries ahead of time for your group. To save money on airfare for a group we would suggest renting a van and make the 6 1/2 hour drive from Winnepeg to Flin Flon.
HCU’s Cliff Graham has fished with this outfit more than 10 times. Fish MB358. MB358 Fishing Photos.