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Cruise to Alaska - fishing excursions - not through cruise ship

Cruise to Alaska - fishing excursions - not through cruise ship

Jul 4th, 2019, 06:58 PM
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Cruise to Alaska - fishing excursions - not through cruise ship

We are going on the NCL Joy cruise ship with ports in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Icy Strait Point. We would like to go salmon fishing where we could ship the fish home. Any suggestions for a fishing guide?
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Jul 5th, 2019, 10:03 AM
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Without knowing when this trip will take place, it's pretty hard to make recommendations. It's not like you can just drop a line and haul out migratory fish - they might be a thousand miles away.

Google "fishing charters" in your ports of call for the dates you'll be there. And generally speaking, paying to ship fish home is really pricey. Where's home?

Looks like the Joy is running round trips out of Seattle. You might think about buying fish from a fishmonger in Seattle and having them ship it - probably a lot cheaper and more reliable.
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Jul 5th, 2019, 04:05 PM
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Plus you probably will need permits. We paid a lot to fish for king salmon and then to ship it home. Different dates are in place for when you can fish for specific species of fish.
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Jul 6th, 2019, 10:34 AM
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Regarding salmon fishing. Our days began very, very early when we were salmon fishing, like 4 am. Could you even get off your cruise ship by then?
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Jul 6th, 2019, 01:18 PM
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Try asking on cruise critic..maybe someone has a personal recommendation for this year.

Depending on timing and the particular Captain/boat, don't expect it to be "worthwhile" as far as cost per lb. For King Salmon, maybe but the season where you are likely to be able to keep them is limited and early for cruise season


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