Ketchikan Halibut

Welcome to Ketchikan, Alaska, home to the best Halibut fishing in the world! We are able to access world class salmon and halibut fishing within an hour of town, all while staying in the protected “Inside Passage”.
What this means for our guests is that you won’t have to sit through a long multi-hour ride out to the fishing grounds and you wont have to fish in big ocean swells and rough water. We spend a lot of time and energy searching for the best spots to catch halibut so that you will have a prime opportunity to catch fish, even on a short fishing trip.

True Alaska Charters may have “halibut” in our website name, but we also love getting in on the salmon, ling cod, true cod, and other various species of rock fish.

A family who went halibut fishing with Captain Bill.

Halibut fishing in Ketchikan is possible, even if you are only in town for part of a day with your cruise ship! We regularly take clients from the Disney Wonder, Carnival, Holland America, Princess, and all the other cruise lines. As long as your cruise ship is in Ketchikan for at least 6 hours we can make a halibut fishing trip work for you

Southeast Alaska is not only home to terrific Halibut fishing, we also have great Ling-Cod and Red-Snapper fishing along with many other species of rock-fish and cod. It is not uncommon to catch between 5 and 10 different species of fish in 1 anchor set while fishing around Ketchikan!

Salmon fishing with Captain Bill


Captain Bill is a born-and-raised Ketchikan man. He has been fishing for sport and commercial purposes since he was just a boy. A lifetime of local fishing knowledge goes to work for you when you step on his charter boat. You can be sure he will put you on the fish you’re looking for. Whether you are new to the sport of fishing or a lifetime angler, Captain Bill will help you to realize your Alaskan fishing dream when you come to Ketchikan.

Captain Bill with his latest catch

We specialize in working both with cruise ship guests and multi-day adventurers. Let us know what your Ketchikan Halibut Fishing dreams are and we will see to the rest.

Questions about halibut fishing in Ketchikan? Ready to book? Contact us now!

We obey all State and Federal fishing regulations while Halibut Fishing in Ketchikan Alaska. You can find all these rules and as well as useful information at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website and NOAA federal website.