Alaskan sports fishing
This was my second Alaskan fishing charter and it was absolutely the best fishing trip I have ever been on. I only caught one rock fish but I don't care so much if I catch anything as much as the trip itself. The Captan of the boat was Matt Carlson. He was born and raised here in Alaska and he knows where and how to catch fish here. After fishing he took us to their wilderness camp where they cooked the fish we caught. We had a open fire with a blue enamel coffee pot full of coffee. I'm not sure of the recipe for the fish but it was wonderful. There was only three of us fishing and and I counted at least eight people to take care of us. At sometime in my life I would love to come back to this very place and fish. Thank all of you for one of the happiest times of my life.
We had the greatest experience
We had a fantastic experience with Baranof and our captain Matt Carlson. He was incredible. We caught a bunch of fish including red snapper, salmon and rock fish. The meal that was cooked at camp was awesome and they flash froze and shipped the rest of our fish back home. We would go out with Matt again in a heart beat. A true professional and he is Alaska through and through.
First, Baranof is, to my knowledge, the only charter company in Ketchikan that will accommodate a single fisherman. So, a big thanks to them for that...Now about the fishing...
Was met at the cruise ship dock by Matt C., skipper and guide. Escorted me to the Baranof site, maybe a five minute walk. Easy Peasy. Took care of license purchase and got fitted for boots and “ overalls. “ Easy Peasy.
Proceeded to a beautifully fitted out fishing boat and was introduced to state of the art tackle. Boat was immaculate and tackle was top notch. Very Happy.
Within twenty minutes we were on salmon...Pinks and Silvers and, yes, I caught several nice fish. Point to be made here is that Matt’s knowledge and enthusiasm made this possible. Great guy !
Fished for salmon and did well. Then went on a hunt for Halibut...
Worked very hard to catch one but, alas, while they were biting nicely several hours earlier, they quieted down and took an afternoon siesta. No luck. ( That’s why they call it Fishing and not Catching )...
Matt turned himself inside out to make this and every other part of my six hour trip fun, educational and successful.
It was a remarkable day on the water in mind-blowingly beautiful surroundings with a terrific guy working for a professional, first class company.
Baranof Fishing Excursions, their employees and their boats and equipment get “ Tens “ across the board, even though Trip Advisors rating system goes to Five Stars.
Super experience that I’ll never forget. And, not for nothing, it was very reasonably priced.
One more thing. The fish processing and shipping is seamless and very reasonably.
So...call Baranof and go fishing with them.
Best Alaskan Fishing Trip
Just got back to Massachusetts last night, our fish arrived today... it was awesome. Matt went above and beyond especially with teenage girls onboard. He was professional, funny and knowledgeable. As fishing captains ourselfs on the east coast we understand the industry. Matt was exemplary. Highly recommend this company... ask for Capt. Matt.
Cook your Catch
Found Baranof online and found all the good things said were true. Went fishing with Matt Carlson as our guide and could not have been happier! We enjoyed his personality and knowledge so much that we requested him as our guide for all 4 days of fishing. Over 4 days we brought home 100 lbs of fish, including. Lingcod, halibut, king salmon, silver salmon, rock cod, cod, not to mention the huge halibut we could not take because he was in the no zone of over 38 inches and under 80 inches. Would definitely recommend Baranof AND the Alaska Fish house, and the cook your catch.