Juneau Fishing Charters

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Juneau: 9 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
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trips from US $950
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4.8 / 5
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trips from US $499
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Juneau
trips from US $1,099
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4.8 / 5
(31 reviews)
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trips from US $1,099
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(7 reviews)
Juneau
trips from US $289
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4.8 / 5
(10 reviews)
Juneau
trips from US $289
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4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
Juneau
trips from US $289
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5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Hoonah
trips from US $300

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 US $1,042, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,560 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 – US $1,750
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $893
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $995
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,400
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,652

Fishing 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
4.7 / 5
Based on 28556 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Juneau Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Juneau

Set back relax, enjoy the scenery and know that this operation will put you on fish. We seen whales, seals and eagles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set back relax, enjoy the scenery and know that this operation will put you on fish. We seen whales, seals and eagles
Juneau Adventures – 30'
Juneau Adventures – 30' Seattle, Washington
Well worth the money, not only did they catch fish, they saw whales and ice glaciers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well worth the money, not only did they catch fish, they saw whales and ice glaciers.
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters Corinth, ME
Be prepared for the beautiful scenery and prepare for the possibility of some big fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the beautiful scenery and prepare for the possibility of some big fish.
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters New Canaan, CT
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.
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters 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.
Moore Charters – Eclipse
Moore Charters – Eclipse 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.
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters 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
Moore Charters – Equinox
Moore Charters – Equinox 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!
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters 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
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters Miami, Florida

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Juneau?

Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
We went with these guys a few times. Had really great trips. Captain John and deck hands Tim and Josh did a great job. Took lots of fish home and saw some whales while fishing too as an added bonus.
Katey  V.
Katey V. Vail, Iowa
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Three of us had a great time with captain John and deck hand Tim.They were friendly and knowledgeable helping us bring home both halibut and Coho! Tim filleted a halibut for us to cook fresh that night and helped us get the rest to a processor to send home to Washington. Thanks so much for being an awesome part of first trip to Alaska!
Nichole  M.
Nichole M. Port Orchard, WA
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
These guys were amazing! Great personalities, excellent fishing skills. There are probably charters that would catch as many fish (9), but I can't imagine they would be as much fun. Highly recommend HiTime fishing.
Cathy  N.
Cathy N. Union, OR
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
We had a blast! Fantastic day on the water. Crew was friendly and helpful, we caught fish, boat was clean. Great day!
Katey  V.
Katey V. Juneau, Alaska
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(63 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain John and First Mate Tim. Tim worked his butt of and John did his best to keep us on the bite. We did a 4 hour trip and ended up with 6 silvers. Wish it were more but fishing is fishing. I would say the only negative remarks would be towards the booking itself. Just a bit of confusion on tra sportataion and licensing. Other than that it was a great day.
Michael  K.
Michael K. United States
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
We are on a cruise ship. We had a fishing excursion booked for Icy Straits. It got canceled because of big waves. Our next stop was Juneau. We fortunately had no excursions planned and immediately called Big Jim’s fishing to see if we could get a fishing trip for next day. Within 3 hours we got reply we could get a half day of fishing in. Fishing was excellent, weather was great, Captain John and First mate Tim were awesome!! Highly recommend!!!
Chris  G.
Chris G. Seattle, Washington
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Great trip. They put us on the halibut real quick and we limited. Spent the rest of the day chasing salmon.
Jesse  M.
Jesse M. Portland, OR
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Our ship docked an hour later very easy to contact captian, and adjusted our schedule deck hand Fin and captian John were awsome, lots of facts and knowledge
Kathleen  S.  P.
Kathleen S. P. Dover, NH
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Great trip with Mike and Talen (sp?). Filled on Halibut, went salmon fishing. First mate Talen so personable and patient with his fellow fisherman! Great boat, great coffee and snacks. Would highly recommend! And don’t take a banana on the boat!
Carol  T.
Carol T. Rochester, MN
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Trip was awesome! Caught our limit of halibut right away. Did some whale watching and then caught 4 Coho. Captain and deckhand were great to talk to and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this trip. If you are in Alaska you have to fish!!
Deborah  H.
Deborah H. Ossian, IA
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Capt. John and Robby did a great job. We got our limit on Halibut both days. The first day we only caught three Salmon. The second day we almost caught 15 Salmon. We also enjoyed the side trip to see the Whales.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Topeka, KS
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Had a great day. Halibut, Salmon and humpback sightings. Great people great equipment. A lot of fun! captain Mike and Carvin were great hosts!
Darin  G.
Darin G. Austin, TX
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Amazing trip! I am not a fisherman and so I started the day with trepidation— waking up early, rainy weather, possibility of being seasick, not catching anything, getting lost, etc. NONE of that was a problem. Jan and Carvin were helpful and considerate. Could not have asked for a better experience. Our grandsons LOVED it. Highly recommended.
Henie  F.
Henie F. Los Angeles, CA
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
We had a great day with Captain Jim and Talon. Both were super friendly and helpful. We caught our limit of halibut, caught some Salmon and cod and even had time to do some whale watching. Would highly recommend!
Jessica  R.
Jessica R. Minden, NV
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Great job by the crew. Most helpful. They seem to really enjoy what they do.
Daurel  C.
Daurel C. Etna, OH
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Best ever! Captain Jim and First Mate Talan were outstanding. A seamless wonderful adventure.
Lois  G.
Lois G. Bay Shore, NY
Big Jim’s Charters
Big Jim’s Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
We had the very best day of our vacation with Jon and Finn. Highly recommend!
Teri  L.
Teri L. Redmond, Washington
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
The captain and assistant made every effort to catch fish, and to make sure all passengers enjoyed their time fishing.
Daniel  F.
Daniel F. South Miami, FL
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Captain Jim and crew were great, we pulled in a beautiful 82 lb halibut (fit in the release doughnut hole so we had to release it) and a few Sculpin.
Carl  M.
Carl M. New Canaan, CT
Hi Time Charters
Hi Time Charters
Fishing charter in Juneau
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 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

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