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Juneau: 9 fishing charters available

Hi Time Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
Juneau
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trips from $850

Big Jim’s Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
Juneau
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trips from $850

Chum Fun Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(29 reviews)
Juneau
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trips from $165

Northern Dream Alaskan Yacht Tours

Juneau
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trips from $499

Juneau Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Juneau
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Moore Charters – Solstice

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(7 reviews)
Juneau
trips from $289

Moore Charters – Eclipse

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(10 reviews)
Juneau
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Moore Charters – Equinox

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
Juneau

Game Creek Guides

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Hoonah

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Juneau

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Juneau, Alaska are: Full list of top fishing charters in Juneau

The average price for a private 4 hour Juneau fishing trip is $974, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,627 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Juneau that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Juneau are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Juneau are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Juneau are:

Many fishing charters in Juneau provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Juneau are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Juneau are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $1,750
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $165
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $905
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,360
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,596

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
4.4 / 5
Based on 25065 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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Fun Chum Charters teaches you how to fish for salmon. And provides rod, tackle, and rain gear. You need no experience or knowledge, they walk you through everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fun Chum Charters teaches you how to fish for salmon. And provides rod, tackle, and rain gear. You need no experience or knowledge, they walk you through everything.
Michael  A.
Michael A. Seattle, WA
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
I went fishing for halibut and silver salmon, I caught one halibut and two salmons. I had great time.
Good
2.3 / 5
I went fishing for halibut and silver salmon, I caught one halibut and two salmons. I had great time.
Roberto  V.
Roberto V. Anchorage, AK
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

Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
This is a shore fishing charter. The people are so nice and fun and experienced. The experience is great
Shelbie  B.
Shelbie B. Amarillo, TX
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Jean Paul was an excellent guide very knowledgeable about salmon fishing. Michelle in the office was great. We exchanged emails and phone calls to keep me informed about my upcoming trip. The visit to the salmon hatchery was very informative. It is land based fishing, so you are some what limited in where you fish. I would do this trip again.
Bill  R.
Bill R. Clearwater, FL
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
The entire experience was awesome, from being picked up and taken to fishing dock where we got excellent instructions and equipment ! Family run business with great friendly people! Was so exciting catching a Silver Salmon - my first ! Thank you Chum Fun for making our Alaska trip so fun ! We recommend them 😊
Kelli  C.
Kelli C. Glenpool, OK
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
It was a wonderful trip and experience! Captain Terry and Jonah were wonderful and so knowledgeable on the area and fishing. It was a great trip, excellent views of Alaska and we even caught some fish! We also saw whales on the trip. I would recommend these folks to anyone wanting a fishing experience.
Grant  F.
Grant F. Cheyenne, WY
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had a blast with the captain and deckhand Elliot ! I caught the biggest fish which was super exciting! They brought us donuts and coffee for the boat and we even saw a couple of whales!
Ronald  M.
Ronald M. Cumming, GA
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Michelle and Paul were great hosts. Paul showed everyone how to use the poles. The fish were just not there today but Paul had at. Couple of spots really trying. And as a surprise he gave us a knowledgeable tour of the hatchery in Juneau. It was a great day and would certainly recommend Chum Fun
Debbie  G.
Debbie G. Houston, TX
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We had an incredible morning with Captain Mike! 6 of us fished and all of us caught amazing fish! I expressed interest in seeing whales. I saw some in the distance but at the end of the trip, Captain Mike took us to an area where some had been spotted. An enormous humpback swam closer and closer to the boat. He came so close it was within feet! The whole trip was a 5 star trip!
Kim  B.
Kim B. VLG WELLINGTN, FL
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Everything was available in one spot! We showed up and got our fishing license for the day. Then went to the docks and all poles, ankle, and nets were provided with a very knowledgeable guide. After we fished for a couple hours, we got a detailed tour of the hatchery which was unexpected. We were about to leave when we were invited to stay and fish on their private dock. So we went to lunch and came back. Perfect weather and great people. Thank you!
Rosanna  S.
Rosanna S. Centralia, WA
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Michelle and her crew are fantastic. They get you outfitted with boots rain gear Their gear is great quality and their knowledge of the species you’re after is great. They fish you hard till you feel you can’t make another cast. I definitely recommend Chum Fun. If I come back to Alaska I would definitely fish with them again
Skip  C.
Skip C. Crescent City, CA
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Good relaxing trip! JP very knowledgeable, fish hatchery very interesting.
Dave  F.
Dave F. Stanchfield, MN
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
This was such an awesome experience! They’re super friendly and made sure we had everything thing we needed to have a great time. My 10 year old son needed a lot of guidance & instruction because he didn’t have much experience fishing & our guide was patient with him & helped him every step of the way. I will definitely be recommending them to everyone that plans to visit Juneau. They really went above and beyond.
Rachel  F.
Rachel F. Pembroke Pines, FL
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Really had a super time with Captain and crewman. You can tell these guys really wanna try to get you on the fish. We caught 5 kinds of fish and had some really nice keepers. The process these guys use to send your fish back to your house is really simple. If you want an easy, fun and productive trip these are the guys to do it.
Marshall  H.
Marshall H. Childress, TX
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Outstanding Alaskan Fishing experience…all we had hoped for! Caught 3 halibut and rolled the dice giving up catching the 4th to limit out to try for some salmon and caught one silver. Both the Captain and crew were awesome! Thanks Hi Time Charters.
Mark  H.
Mark H. Norfolk, VA
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Fantastic day out on the boat with Captain Jim and Talon. The crew kept us on the fish and we caught halibut and Salmon. My grandson got a lot of support and friendship and we had a blast spending the day on the water. Couldn’t have had a better day. Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️
Susan  S.
Susan S. Juneau, Alaska
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
My family and I had a great time. JP was very helpful and patient. Although it was raining Fun Chum made sure that we catch some salmon and enjoy our day. Thanks!!
Maria  U.
Maria U. Los Angeles, California
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Michelle and Paul run a great business. We stayed in Juneau for week and booked this well in advance, not knowing the weather. It rained on us the entire time but the excellent dry suits and boots they provided kept us dry and happy. We all caught fish! Between the four of us we landed fifteen Chum Salmon. We also enjoyed the tour of the Salmon Hatchery afterwards. A day to remember, for sure!
Carol  B.
Carol B. Southampton Township, NJ
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
This was an amazing trip. Definitely recommend. Noah was a great help, very knowledgeable and would let me catch every fish he caught .... since I couldn't catch my own. :)
Amanda  W.
Amanda W. Boise, ID
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Half day trip with Captain Mike was brilliant, worked extremely hard to find good fishing places and took care of every facet of our needs… Super impressed! Took the fish home cleaned and enjoyed them for supper!!
Tim  B.
Tim B. Juneau, Alaska
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
The crew was awesome. Talon was the best first mate that we have ever fished with. I highly recommend this crew. Thank you guys Austin F
Austin  F.
Austin F. Dunwoody, GA
Chum Fun Charters
Chum Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Really enjoyed the fishing the crew and everyone was so nice and helpful. My son is 7 and they worked really hard for him to catch a fish. The tour of the hatchery was a nice bonus as well. The gear was nice and warm and dry as well. Highly recommend
Kagen  C.
Kagen C. Miami, Florida