Friday, March 27, 2015

The Bites On! Charters in Ketchikan, Alaska; A Charter Fishing Review by ThoseAlaskanGirls

I get a lot of emails from people who find this blog while planning their Alaskan vacation adventures.  It is always one of two questions: Who should I go fishing with, and/or where can I purchase Xtratufs? :)  So, here is my recommendation for a great local charter fisherman in Ketchikan, who I am very fortunate to have fished with many times now! 
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If you are looking for an excellent Alaskan fishing adventure, Clay is the Captain to call!  Having been in the business for over 30 years, Captain Clay Slanaker really knows fishing!  He also has a fun sense of humor and exciting outdoor adventure stories to share, along with a wonderfully large, clean and comfortable boat, the Killin’ Time
 
We did some serious salmon slaying on the Killin’ Time during the 2013 Ketchikan Fishing Derby.  I will let the pictures do the talking for what can happen aboard this boat! 

(This double hit during a lightning storm!)
 
 
The credit for all of this fishing success definitely goes to the knowledge and skills of Clay and Tyler!  Years and years of experience and knowledge of the right gear, correct boat speed and the hot spots are just some of the things that make the difference in successful fishing in Ketchikan!    
Besides the fishing, Clay can show you around our beautiful piece of the world.. Here are a couple shots of scenery and wildlife I took on the water during Derby weekends in Ketchikan.
 

  
 

 

More action on the Killin’ Time.. Tyler and Clay introduced me to Winter King fishing this year..  (I didn’t even know you could eat fresh king salmon in the winter until I met these two).  Clay and I doubled up first thing in the morning back in January with these beauties! 
 
More success on the Killin’ Time!  On another trip in January Chase caught a fifty pound halibut!  I do believe he will be proud of this monster catch for the rest of his life! (As he should be!)
Chase and Tyler with Tanner crab on the Killin' Time.
 
One thing is for sure, if the fish are biting, Captain Clay and the Killin’ Time can find them!  If you are looking for a great charter, check out his website and make a reservation.  Bring a couple of your best jokes because Clay likes to laugh, your lucky Seattle Seahawks hat if you have one, and be ready for a fantastic Alaskan fishing adventure

http://ketchikanfishingcharter.com/
 
 
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**Random little thing: (I actually posted a pic of this boat on a "boats of the day" post a couple years ago (year before I knew Clay).

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