The Bites On

Ketchikan, AK (907) 617-4184

Ketchikan Winter KingsSalmon Fishing

Winter Fishing

Winter king season runs between Oct. 15 and Jan. 15 with Nov. and Dec. as the peek time. The winter kings size runs 10 to 30#. Winter king fishing is not for the faint of heart, the weather can be cold and blustery. The quality of the winter fish is off the hook, Copper river salmon cannot hold a candle to the taste and texture of a fresh caught winter king.

The Bites On! Charters is a locally owned and operated fishing guide service. Captain Clay Slanaker grew up in Ketchikan and has 30 years of experience fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Snapper, other Rock Fish, and Cod.

Come and enjoy Alaska's friendliest catch with Captain Slanaker of The Bites On!

* Fishing Licenses and King Salmon Stamps should be purchased online prior to arrival. Children under the age of 16 do not need to purchase a fishing license. THis saves time at the dock and gets you to the fishing grounds as quickly as possible. Follow this link to the Alaska State website to purchase your license:


(907) 617-4184

P.O. Box 744, Ward Cove, AK 99928

Fishing License Required »