Fish the Alaskan dream; a house on the water with a fully equipped boat waiting at the dock, ready to go on a self guided fishing adventure or exploring! Located in a calm cove on a beautiful beach with a private fishing pier we are just minutes from prime salmon fishing. Dungeness crab are thick in the bay a boat ride away. Crab pots and cooker are provided! Fly and fish the same day.
The per night rate is for four adults and includes:
Private waterfront accommodation;
20' Pro V Hewescraft aluminum boat fully rigged to fish;
Fishing poles and reels for salmon and halibut;
Crab pots and cooker;
Ice and extra large freezer on site;
Tackle and bait for sale on site;
Dedicated fish processing area;
Hot tub and outdoor kitchen;
Airport pick up at Ketchikan airport.
The daily rate is for up to four adults. Additional guests are $99/night. For larger groups I can arrange additional boats. The Pro V offers maximum comfort for four but will fish six people. If you are a group of six or more please figure on needing a second boat.
Why Ketchikan for self guided fishing?
Great variety of both saltwater and freshwater fishing.
Large runs of all five species of salmon; nearby halibut holes; Ling Cod; Red Snapper; excellent Dungeness crab grounds 20 minutes from house.
All weather fishing; the ability to fish open ocean water nearby and protected inside waters.
Be on the water the same day you leave home; Ketchikan is a direct 1.5 hour flight from Seattle.
Why Pennock Island for self guided fishing?
A ten minute boat run from the airport, you will be fishing the day you land.
Great mid way location between south and north fishing grounds.
15 minute run to Dungeness crab fishing grounds.
24 hour use of boat with no curfew.
Herring and crab bait on site.
Fish processing room and extra large freezer.
No car rental necessary, downtown private boat slip in Ketchikan.
Five minute run to town for shopping and restaurants.
Authentic Alaskan home milled from lumber on the land.
High end kitchen appliances, knives and pans.
Optional maid service: $35 per day.
And the other great reason to come:
A stunning sunset location with a hot tub!
Peak seasons for fish species in our area:
King Salmon: May, June and July.
Silver Salmon: July, August, September.
Halibut: June, July, August, September.
My home is set on Pennock Island, a three minute boat ride from Ketchikan. There are no noisy roads here, just trails leading along the beach and through the forest. Pennock Island has all the advantages of being minutes away by boat from shopping, restaurants and attractions but a world away from the hustle and bustle.
Relax after a day on the water on the expansive decks overlooking the water, perfect for cooking your catch on the BBQ. A hydrotherapy spa faces west for relaxing soaks as the sun sets.
Perfect for your fishing experience is the 2013 20' Hewescraft Pro V Hard top with extended transom. The Pro V offers a deeper hull for a smoother ride, a wider beam and more deck space with built in insulated fish box, wash down, hydraulic steering and electric trim tabs. Trucker seats offer a smooth ride and a built in stereo to listen to the radio.. Powered with a new 2017 fuel efficient 140hp Suzuki and a 8hp kicker. The PRO V comes with 3D GPS, depth finder and downriggers, salmon and halibut poles and reels. It is ready to fish and provides the ultimate comfort for up to groups of four. Groups sizes over five will have the option to rent a second boat.
I can provide water taxi service for clients not fishing during the day with the group.
Salmon and Halibut poles are included in the package but you are responsible for tackle. I have a supply of tackle for sale on site and can help get you rigged up with the right lures for the time you are visiting. Fishing licenses can be purchased in advance on the State of Alaska website or at many stores in town.
There is no time curfew on self guided fishing boats which means you can get the 4am bite.
Fish processing vacuum packing supplies are included in our onsite fish processing room or you can drop your catch at a local processing area if you do not wish to take care of your catch yourself. Rates are $2/pound finished weight and fish will be held and packed for your return trip.
I provide a courtesy pick up upon your arrival in Ketchikan at the airport baggage claim for Alaska Airlines flights 67 and 69 which arrive here respectively at 3.54pm and 7.41pm.
You will receive a complete boat orientation upon arrival and will be asked to sign a release from for liability. I will also go over the fishing in our local area and how to run any of the fishing gear you maybe unfamiliar with.
If this is the first time fishing our waters I recommend taking a fishing charter with a guide to show you the area and how to fish here. Additional guided days are available. Costs are $200 per person with a minimum of four, for four hours. Full day is $400 per person for six to eight hours with a minimum of four persons.
On your departure day, check out is at 10am, I can either drop you at the airport or in town. Alaska Airlines will allow bags to be checked in four hours prior to departure and there is a small ferry you can then take to the town side if you want to spend your last hours visiting town. Alaska Airlines flight 60 leaves at 9.02am.
My home was built by hand from yellow cedar trees cut from the surrounding forest and milled locally and offers:
Large king bedroom with one king bed and two twin beds. Exceptional water and forest views.
1 bedroom with queen and 2 singles. Water and forest views.
1 bedroom with queen bed with garden and forest views.
1 bedroom with one queen bed. Garden and forest views.
Two twin fold away beds are available for extra sleeping options.
Bedrooms are provided with high thread count cotton linens.
My home offers a wonderful beach for exploring right outside the front door with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Trails lead to remote beaches on the backside of the island. Here you can wander the beach in solitude beach combing or relaxing in peace with a book.
Kim, your host lives in cabin nearby and is available to help with any concerns during your stay. I enjoy sharing the island lifestyle and you are welcome to join in island adventures; beach combing the back side of the island, hiking in the forest and muskeg; towing home a beach log for firewood, splitting and stacking wood for winter or going crabbing for Dungeness Crab.
Concierge services are also available: housekeeping services; daily guiding for fishing.
I look forward to seeing you here!
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