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Ketchikan Big Fish Charters

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Address: 5306 Shoreline Dr, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9030
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Great weekend!

Had a great 2-day trip on the Amanda Rae with Captain Rick and his trusty deckhand Kurt! Unfortunately the fishing wasn't GREAT, but I ended up catching the only salmon of the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2015
Christy B
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I am not a person who writes bad reviews but I feel very passionate about this one. I cannot respond to the management response (which I just saw) on my review so I want to say that for one, it is very funny that it was said that in the future you hope that I can try to work things... More 

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Captain Paul met us right at the dock, literally steps from where we got off the ship. They were very clear that the fish were not really biting when we booked, but we booked anyway, fully warned. We caught salmon and then at the end switched to fishing for rock fish so the kids could pull fish out of the... More 

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Wellman
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Caught lots of big fish! Great guide! Wonderful time! We were a group of 5 brothers and were on a cruise ship. This was one of the excursions offered and we were impressed with the knowledge and skill of our guide.

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Elk Grove, California
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

This was not the trip we signed up for.We booked this trip in Jan.at the ISE in Sacramento. The Brochure says " We know where to get the really Big Fish". Problem is they wouldn't take you there. Two hour boat ride out to where the Kings were being caught. We were told our boat wouldn't make it out that... More 

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lissa2015, Owner at Ketchikan Big Fish Charters, responded to this review

Hello, I wanted to respond to your review, I am very surprised to to read this after talking with the other guys in your group who were very nice to us it appeared to us that our replacement Captain was trying very hard to find you fish. You even stated in your review that he kept resetting the anchor over... More 

Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

Prior to the trip Rick said that the Kings are here and are averaging 3-5 a day. Once we got on the boat all the way from Sacramento, we were told, no he is averaging one a day and the Kings just aren't here. We were also told at the time of booking that Rick would drop some crab pots... More 

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lissa2015, Owner at Ketchikan Big Fish Charters, responded to this review

I wanted to comment on this review as we strive for excellent reviews. We can't predict when there will be fish. Prior to your trip it may have been a bit better but as we all know fishing is not the same everyday. There are many factors that play into this, weather, whales, food all play a role when you... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Had a great 2-day trip on the Amanda Rae with Captain Rick and his trusty deckhand Kurt! Unfortunately the fishing wasn't GREAT, but I ended up catching the only salmon of the weekend! (Yay me!) Sandwich fixins were a nice touch, and we brought our own drinks & lunch the 2nd day. Overall, a great time!

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We went out with Captain Rick Dale last week and had a great time. If you are on a cruise port stop and want to go salmon fishing, you should make private arrangements with charter boat. It can save you a lot of money. Captain Rick was prompt and met us on the pier --- no expensive cab ride to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Professional fishing experience from 3rd generation Alaska fishing family. Great time and great experience. Fun was had by the 4 people in our group. Best when shared with friends and you have enough time to fish the local conditions.

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Lodi, California
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

These captains can catch fish (went with both captains during the trip). Have returned for several years now to take home boxes of fish each trip. Very friendly and personable, and worked well with my wife on the last trip. They provide all the gear, but allowed me to bring my own cod rods for jigging. I love Ketchikan, because... More 

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