Juneau

8 Fishing Charters

Juneau Fishing Charters

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Juneau: 8 fishing charters available

Hi Time Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
Juneau
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $850

Big Jim’s Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(14 reviews)
Juneau
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $850

Northern Dream Alaskan Yacht Tours

Juneau
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $499

Juneau Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Juneau
trips from $1,099

Game Creek Guides

Hoonah

Moore Charters – Eclipse

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(10 reviews)
Juneau

Moore Charters – Equinox

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(5 reviews)
Juneau

Moore Charters – Solstice

Very good
4.0 / 5
(1 review)
Juneau
trips from $263

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Juneau

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Juneau costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $981, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,528. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Juneau is 35 ft and the most common vessel type is a Aluminum fishing.

According to customer reviews, Hi Time Charters, Big Jim’s Charters, and Northern Dream Alaskan Yacht Tours are some of the most popular fishing charters in Juneau, Alaska. Full list of top fishing charters in Juneau.

Hi Time Charters, Big Jim’s Charters, and Northern Dream Alaskan Yacht Tours all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Juneau.

The best way to experience fishing in Juneau is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Juneau, Alaska.

The most popular fish species you can target are Halibut, Salmon (Chinook), and Salmon (Coho). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, jigging, and heavy tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Everything really gets going in May. The Spring King Salmon Derby kicks off the sportfishing season, while the Juneau Jazz & Classics festival announces the start of the summer’s cultural events. Check availability for local fishing charters in Juneau.

There’s a lot to like about Alaska’s state capital. Juneau is nestled among steep mountains capped with icy plains and clothed in dense woodland. The local fjords drop 1,000 feet before you know you’ve left land. They offer a stunning viewpoint of this epic landscape as whales breach and bask around you.
 
Not that you’ll notice the view, with so many awesome fish on your line. The sheer variety of species Juneau fishing charters can put you on is enough to get your reels spinning. Five different species of Salmon live in these water, from the mighty Chinook to the often-overlooked Chum. There are also two different Trouts, as well as huge Halibut, hard-fighting Lingcod, delicious Rockfish, and so much more.
 
Juneau is a fishing town through and through, and most local families have their own boat. This sets the bar very high for Juneau fishing guides - they have to offer much more than a ride on a boat and a rod in your hand. And boy do they deliver! You’ll hit your limits easy on a full day trip, and you’ll almost never head home empty-handed.

Juneau Fishing Spots

The first choice you need to make is freshwater or saltwater. The mountains around Juneau are riddled with creeks and lakes which explode with action during the summer Salmon runs. Head out on a charter boat, and you could be battling 100-pound Halibut, monster Lingcod, and ferocious ocean-going King Salmon. There are a million and one spots you could be fishing in, but here a few of the local favorites.
 

Auke Bay

Most Juneau fishing charters dock in the bay, and you don’t even need to leave it to find fish. Target King, Silver (Coho), Pink, and Red (Sockeye) Salmon, as well as Dolly Varden and Cutthroat Trout.
 

Gastineau Channel

These calm waters run between the mainland and the stunning Douglas Island. The scenery here is matched only by the fishing, with Salmon, Halibut, and various bottom fish to target.
 

Outer Point

Jutting out from Douglas Island at the mouth of Petersons Creek, this is a great spot for Chinook and Coho Salmon. The creek has a rich run of Salmon during the summer. Even out of season, the saltwaters hold big Kings and Rockfish.
 

The Breadline

Heading north from Juneau, the waters off the Breadline are home to a huge variety of species. King Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, and much more can be caught here, making it a great all-rounder.
 

Stephens Passage

Blow past Outer Point and round the head of the island and you hit the deep waters of Stephens Passage. These straits are great for Halibut, as well as Kings, Rockfish, and even some Lingcod.
 

Chatham Strait

These are the deepest waters around - well over 1,000 feet. They hold huge Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish. They may take two hours to get to, but they’re always worth the journey.
 

Montana Creek

There are far too many amazing creeks to name every one. Montana Creek is the easiest to get to, and has some of the best fly fishing Juneau has to offer, with all five Salmon species, Cutthroat Trout, Steelhead, and Dolly Varden.
 

Windfall Lake

Windfall Lake is a happy compromise: not so close that it’s always busy, not so far that it’s impossible to reach. Here you’ll find Silver, Pink, and Sockeye Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Steelhead, and Dolly Varden.
 

So Much More!

There are literally hundreds of creeks, dozens of lakes, and more saltwater spots than you could shake a stick at. Local guides and charter captains will always have their favorites, and chances are they’re even better than these well-known spots.

Fishing techniques

Fly fishing is the obvious choice when it comes to Juneau’s summer runs of Salmon and Trout. Catching Cutthroats and Steelhead on fly gear is some of the most fun you can have in freshwater, but Salmon fishing can be just as good with conventional tackle, drifting lures downstream with Salmon roe attached to attract the fish.
 
When fishing in saltwater, you’ll be using very different techniques depending on the target species. Saltwater Salmon are caught by trolling or mooching, using plug-cut, steaked, or live Herring, depending on how you’re fishing. Silver Salmon can also be fun to jig for when you find them holing up in tight schools.
 
Lingcod, Halibut, and Rockfish can all be taken with baits or jigs. Keeping these nice and big is the trick to bagging trophy fish. If it’s Lingcod and Rockfish you’re after, you’ll need at least 40-pound-test braided line, with 60-pound leaders to bear the brunt of that vicious Lingcod bite. Halibut need even stronger line, and you’ll often want to chum the bottom to get their attention.

Need to Know

You need a fishing license for both salt and freshwater fishing in Juneau. Some Juneau fishing lodges provide these, but most guides and charters don’t. Get yours online, or head to an approved vendor to pick one up and chat with local anglers. If you’re planning on visiting in high season (July-September, when the Salmon runs are at their best) you’ll need to book way in advance if you want a quality guide.
Juneau
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Start the year with some great angling. Most charters won’t be running, but Juneau shore fishing can still be productive for hardened anglers. Otherwise, hit the lakes for some productive ice fishing.
February
The JUMP Winter Film Festival invites local filmmakers to display their work in this free screening event. If that’s not your style, you can head out for some great ice fishing in the local lakes.
March

Chinook Salmon start biting harder in March, and the weather is nice enough to actually go out and find them. Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden start their spring run, giving you great freshwater action.

April

The Alaska Folk Festival brings together traditional music, dancing, storytelling, and so much more in April. Out on the water, Dolly Varden and Steelhead are hitting the heights of their spring run.

May

Everything really gets going in May. The Spring King Salmon Derby kicks off the sportfishing season, while the Juneau Jazz & Classics festival announces the start of the summer’s cultural events.

June

Halibut are biting in full force down in the depths, and Chinook Salmon are gobbling up baits and lures as they prepare for their summer run. If that’s not enough, there are a ton of Rockfish, too.

July

All five Salmon are running strong by July. Anglers crowd the riverbanks and guides are booked out all across town. This is a great time to target these awesome fish, but you’d better book early!

August

The Golden North Salmon Derby targets the area’s many Salmon species in August, bringing together competitive anglers to battle each other as well as the fish. Think you’ve got what it takes?

September

Spend your day battling Lingcod, Halibut, and King Salmon, then head to the Capital Brewfest to relax with a local craft beer and celebrate the day’s awesome catches.

October

Halibut and Lingcod are still biting hard in October, and it’s your last real chance to catch them before the charter season ends. Head out quick and bag yourself some delicious fish for the winter.

November

There are plenty of year-round fishing opportunities in Juneau, from Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout to King Salmon, Rockfish, and Halibut. All of these are fun to catch and taste way better than turkey.

December

Juneau is a great place to spend the holiday season, with a public market, Christmas lights wherever you look, and a generous helping of seasonal cheer to get you through the long nights.

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Capt Luke and Gavin were a lot of fun. This was a great trip eventhough we did not catch any king salmon. Highly recommend.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Capt Luke and Gavin were a lot of fun. This was a great trip eventhough we did not catch any king salmon. Highly recommend.
Jill  M.
Jill M. United States
Bring binoculars so you can see all the fish jumping at a distance because there are a lot of them, and bring your muscles because you're going to need them, they put up a pretty good fight.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring binoculars so you can see all the fish jumping at a distance because there are a lot of them, and bring your muscles because you're going to need them, they put up a pretty good fight.
Mark  A.
Mark A. Omaha, NE
Do it and have fun... be flexible... we caught a 40 inch Halibut, had to release it as sport fishing guidelines the halibut has to be 38 inches or less. Salmon wasn't running, so went for Rockfish. Which were more plentiful and good for tacos. We did not have fish sent back, kept it and grilled some and froze the rest. Stayed at private residence in Juneau so could do that.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it and have fun... be flexible... we caught a 40 inch Halibut, had to release it as sport fishing guidelines the halibut has to be 38 inches or less. Salmon wasn't running, so went for Rockfish. Which were more plentiful and good for tacos. We did not have fish sent back, kept it and grilled some and froze the rest. Stayed at private residence in Juneau so could do that.
Marjorie  F.
Marjorie F. Juneau, AK
Stick to halibut and other deep water fish if Captain knows salmon are slow
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Stick to halibut and other deep water fish if Captain knows salmon are slow
Jim  G.
Jim G. Saint Paul, MN
For a first time fisher person this works out well. However, one has to become more patient because of the obvious (and that is no different than just about anywhere) reduction of the available fish to catch. Be flexible in what you are going after. Restricting to just Salmon OR Halibut OR Rock fish just doesn't work. Be flexible!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For a first time fisher person this works out well. However, one has to become more patient because of the obvious (and that is no different than just about anywhere) reduction of the available fish to catch. Be flexible in what you are going after. Restricting to just Salmon OR Halibut OR Rock fish just doesn't work. Be flexible!
Anselm  S.
Anselm S. New York, NY
My Granddaughter fished for the first time and they helped her a lot but she reeled in her fish and exhausted Captain Terry and Jona our a great team
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My Granddaughter fished for the first time and they helped her a lot but she reeled in her fish and exhausted Captain Terry and Jona our a great team
Mark  H.
Mark H. Miami, Florida

Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Mike had some repairs to be made on his boat and arranged our charter with Captain Kevin. We had a great time fishing, caught one codfish. The view was incredible, the fishing experience was fun with Captain Kevin and Captain Adrienne. Thanks for that great Alaskan fishing experience!
Daphne  T.
Daphne T. Manvel, TX
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Capt Jim and Deckhand Tim were great. Fishing was slow due to weather conditions but Jim found a fishy spot and we ended up catching some nice Coho. Tim was quick with the gear set ups and we had a memorable trip. The crew was willing to share many of their experiences which added to the fun.
Bryan  J.
Bryan J. Dallas, Texas
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Full day trip very fun and lots fish were caught. Great captain and first mate.
Joe  S.
Joe S. Juneau, Alaska
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Excellent. Highlight of our two week trip to Alaska. Capt Mike and First Mate Galvin made the day. Two Halibut, three Coho and more that we released - what a day. These guys showed two total novices not just how to fish but how to really enjoy day of fishing. They are Alaska’s best! Can’t wait to fish again with them!
Terry  B.
Terry B. Houston, TX
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had an excellent time with Captain Mike. The crew were very personable and patient. We fished with an older man and they were super helpful with him. Great conversations and exceptional people skills. And we did get our halibut, the experience was pretty awesome. Highly reccomend.
David  S.
David S. Hillsboro, OR
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain and deck hand very personable and easy to talk with. They knew good fish spots and we got to see sea lions and eagles. We caught 4 Halibut and two salmon. The halibut we cooked for supper was delicious!
Marilyn  V.  H.
Marilyn V. H. Wilmore, KY
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We spent the day out on the water. We started off catching king salmon. We relocated to the halibut grounds and caught our limit. On the way back to the marina, we were surprised by a young humpback whale that wanted to come meet us. What am amazing experience!! The perfect day!
Clay  M.
Clay M. Waverly, Iowa
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(14 reviews)
Had a great time halibut fishing with captain Terry and first mate Jonah. They were so helpful as most of our group were in the beginner category. Beautiful day of fishing that was highlighted by whale watching, seeing the seal lions, pulling crab pots and heading over to eagle point! Definitely recommend going with these guys if you want an all-around great experience.
John  B.
John B. Clearfield, Utah
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Great group of young men helped us have a very enjoyable morning. Caught a king salmon on the last troll in.
Russell  D.
Russell D. Saratoga Springs, NY
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Terry was such an amazing captain! he made sure that our group got the most out of our experience. we had snack and drinks with lunch and breakfast. we ended up hitting our quota on halibut. If you're looking for a captain with knowledge and someone to show you a good time Captain Terry is that man! thank you again! I look forward to booking with you again.
Brandy  B.
Brandy B. Kent, WA
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Chad & Spencer were great. Mike was helpful with transportation & good recommendations .
Stan  T.
Stan T. Dallas, TX
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We went out fishing with Captain Toni and Spencer. It was an amazing experience! They put us on some awesome fish and we got to see so many whales. Overall, the day was super chill and drama free. I would highly recommend fishing with them! Thank you guys for such an awesome day!
Brian  E.
Brian E. Kent, WA
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had a half day trip with Captain Toni, they picked us up at our cruise port, took us to see Mendenhall glacier and gave us a fantastic day fishing on the water. We caught 2 nice halibut and a TON of cod. My kids had a great day. My youngest accidentally left something in Mike's van and he shipped it to our post cruise resort. Great day, great service. Highly recommend!
Dawn  M.
Dawn M. United States
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had a wonderful time on the water. We fished first for halibut and after filling our quota, we still had time to catch a couple of salmon. We also saw a number of humpback whales - so that the whole trip was filled to the top with great experiences. The weather happened to also be awesome and the support, help and communication with both Luke and Chad made us all feel very welcome on board. Thank you for a wonderful day in Juneau!
Nicola  H.
Nicola H. Juneau, AK
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Very good
4.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Five of us enjoyed a day with Captain Chad and Lucas. We fished for both salmon and halibut. We caught just one small halibut and lots of cod and rock fish, but the kings weren’t biting in the sunny warm weather. We caught a 60 pound halibut, but by rule had to release it because it exceeded the maximum length of 38 inches. The Hot Rod was a comfortable boat, the gear excellent, and the crew very experienced and helpful.
Kendall  N.
Kendall N. Issaquah, WA
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Mike's crew. He was busy on another boat, but skipper Chad knew just where to take us. Caught 4 King salmon with plenty of additional action. Chad really knows the area, and he handled all the little small details that make a charter fishing trip so much fun.
Dennis  M.
Dennis M. Vancouver, WA
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Very enjoyable. We even had a quick break to see orcas for about 15 mins. Toni was an awesome captain, and Spencer was too, enjoyed his dry humor. We had input into what we wanted to do. Opted to fish for Rockfish instead of Salmon as the Salmon weren't quite running yet. Had lots of fun. 2 teenage boys and 2 adults.
Marjorie  F.
Marjorie F. Juneau, AK
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Wonderful fishing experience. Chad was an excellent captain/guide, finding the hot spots. We caught some really nice Coho, saw wildlife. Highly recommend this, planning on being back. Harvey Kirsch
Harvey  K.
Harvey K. Vancouver, BC
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
The charter was for our 5 year old grandson who loves to fish. We were picked up at the dock on time and the boat was excellent for its purpose. The captain was extremely knowledgeable and the first mate was so nice to our grandson. The end result was that my grandson caught 2 Coho salmons. Would recommend Captain Mike and his crew. Thank you for a great time and a wonderful memory.
Dr.  M.  M.
Dr. M. M. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(14 reviews)
Would have all been 5 stars but deckhand didn't show. Capt. David was very helpful and put us on some good halibut. Boat was spacious, plenty of room for our party of five. Would highly recommend this charter.
David  V.
David V. Garland, TX