Baranof Fishing Reviews

What Guests are saying about us:

Surprise, all these reviews are positive! If you check TripAdvisor, you’ll see we have about 800 reviews with less than fifty 4-star or below; we didn’t include negatives here as we feel it’s an inaccurate depiction of our goals and commitment. Also, reviewing the specifics of what a group found to be an outstanding excursion serves to provide realistic expectations on what our prospective customers should demand of us. Five-star experiences are the minimum we hold ourselves to, and we ask that you don’t settle for less.

Awesome Day! Review Date: 2018-09-26

We had a beautiful day fishing with Captain Isaac. He took us to a great location and helped us hook over 50 fish. The shore lunch at camp was delicious! This was a highlight of our trip!

  • Captain: Isaac
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  • N/A
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  • Excursion: Private Charter
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  • Rating: Excellent
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Great time with Luke Review Date: 2018-09-26

Originally we planned for a Halibut fishing excursion but after some direction from our guide Luke, he recommended we go Silver Salmon fishing as they had been biting much more. We obliged and we are glad we did! We ended up catching 3 silver salmon fish that we ended up having fileted and frozen and sent home to us in Colorado to share with our family and friends. It was a beautiful day on the water, not a cloud in site. The water was pretty smooth and the company was great. The catch was exciting as they all bit at once. From start to finish, it was a great day. They were right there to pick us up from our cruise ship and got us back with an hour to spare before we had to get back on board. Baranof was easy to communicate with, I would definitely fish with them again! Also, fun fact is our guide and I went to the same college- University of North Florida---SWOOP!!

  • Captain: Lukas
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  • Colorado
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  • Excursion: Salmon Fishing
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  • Rating: Excellent
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Halibut heaven Review Date: 2018-09-27

Chris was an amazing guide...we had a trip of a lifetime. We caught huge halibut and a nice variety of cod, rock fish and even a shark. Was so much fun!

  • Captain: Chris
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  • Pennsylvania
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  • Excursion: Hunting for Halibut
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  • Rating: Excellent
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Hell of day on the water with Lukas! Review Date: 2018-09-29

I’ve been to Ketchikan twice before, but nothing stood out like this trip! THIS IS A MUST!! This fishing trip is something we will never forget...especially for my mother-in-law, who had never been fishing before. We couldn’t of asked for a better Captain than Lukas, he definitely made the trip! He was very knowledgeable of the waterways and marine life. We saw bald eagles, sea lions, and a pod of whales blowing in the distance. Most importantly...Lukas put us on one good spot after another. We caught everything...yelloweye rockfish, china rockfish, yellowtail rockfish, halibut, ling cod, flounder, and blue ling cod When you have that good of a day on the water you aren’t even sore from reeling in 300+ foot of water. Lucas was also awesome and considerate in that when my mother-in-law started to get sea sick, he took us to calmer waters. Lucas went above and beyond, he deserve every bit of his tip!! We plan to come back next year and this will be on the top of the list!

  • Captain: Lukas
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  • South Carolina
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  • Excursion: Hunting for Halibut
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  • Rating: Excellent
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Fishing for Everything Review Date: 2018-10-08

I was fortunate enough to be able to go out on my own with a guide after a group of four canceled inside of the refund deadline. We tried fishing for salmon in a channel to the southwest, but ran into a pod of orca’s. No fish would be found near them and less it was in their mouth or stomach! LOL. So we turned east and went to another channel where I caught a very small King Salmon. A real cutie! Then we headed south and fished at a depth of 256 feet, bottom jigging for halibut. After about 30 minutes of that, my arms are getting tired and I had not had a bite. We saw a few humpback whales spouting in the distance and many eagles. From there we headed back towards town stopping along the way to do some rock fish jigging. I caught for in pretty short order, returning them all to the sea. Three different varieties of rockfish in fact. We would’ve had better fishing earlier in the season, but it was pretty awesome to be out in great weather in late September. We even saw a deer swimming a channel between islands. It was a black tail Sitka deer. It was swimming slow, but effortlessly. A very unusual sight! I have to highly recommend Baranof. Doing a fishing excursion is the way to go, as you can often see whales and other wildlife like I did while you are fishing or heading from one spot to another. Why just settle for wildlife viewing when you can fish as well?!

  • Captain: Baranof
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  • Missouri
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  • Excursion: Hunting for Halibut
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  • Rating: Excellent
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Fantastic and memorable Halibut fishing with "Captain Jack" Review Date: 2018-10-27

My husband and I booked our halibut fishing excursion through our Holland America cruise. I am an avid fisherwoman but this was my husbands first experience fishing let alone fishing for halibut. Captain Jack met us at the end of the pier (along with another couple ), and we quickly dressed in our boots, rubber gear and set out on the boat. Being September and toward the end of the halibut season my expectations were hopeful but this day was beyond my expectations. The captain and boat were excellent and the weather was beautiful warm and calm...we quickly got into some halibut and spiny rockfish. We even caught a large 43 inch halibut which we released. We saw a convocation of bald eagles, the most I have ever seen and porpoise. We opted to have our fish cleaned and sent home, they were delicious! This was the most fun and wonderful fishing experience I have ever had and my husband has stated he wants to go back on our own and do an extended fishing trip with Baranof and Captain Jack in the near future.

  • Captain: Jack
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  • Hawaii
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  • Excursion: Hunting for Halibut
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  • Rating: Excellent
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