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Big Dog Charters

14 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
  • Approximate Cost:
    Half Day: $100 to $199 Per Person
    Full Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides
  • Fishing: Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Big Dog Charters specializes in quality Salmon Fishing out of the port of Ketchikan, Alaska. Your captain is Captain Al Louzon and he has been providing quality Salmon Fishing trip for the last 20+ years. Big Dog Charters runs two boats and can handle groups of various sizes. They are happy to work with the average visitor to Ketchikan or those who arrive by cruise ship.

Fishing with Big Dog Charters

As mentioned there are two boats. One is a 40 footer and has room for six fishers and the second is a 30 footer with room for six fishers. Guests of the charter fish in comfort and your trip includes an enclosed cabin, private bathroom, and plenty of modern equipment - radar, downriggers, VHF radios, etc. - and top quality fishing gear all in great repair.

The focus here is on Salmon Fishing and Ketchikan is "the Salmon Capital of the World." You have access to big King Salmon and the best times to fish for those is from Mid-May through June and by then the largest have moved into the rivers. By June, the Sockeye and Chum Salmon are at their peak and offer an amazing experience. The sockeye are one of the best Salmon for eating and the Chum are the second largest of the five Pacific Species of Salmon and they can range to 35 pounds. By mid-July and into Early August the Silver Salmon are pooling around the Inside Passage. They are feeding and resting before they make their freshwater spawning journey. The Pink Salmon only spawn every other year and are often present in huge numbers.

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Captain Al good with Kids
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 26, 2019
  • Captain Al is an interesting guy. He was a former coast guard and bikes around seattle for work in the winter. He know alot about fish and explained to us the ocean and how to find fish. Sure enough...
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Wonderful Excursion for Salmon Fishing in Ketchikan
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 19, 2019
  • We cruised to Ketchikan on the Norwegian Bliss, and wanted to do a salmon fishing excursion. I'm so glad we used BigDog. On the excursion, Captain Al was waiting at the end of the pier holding...
  • 1 Helpful Vote
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What a jerk
1.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 25, 2018
  • Captain Al is a word class jerk. The five clients on the charter today were perplexed how this guy gets any repeat business.
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