Alaska Self Guided Fishing 

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Our Ketchikan rental boats provide a very economical and fun way to enjoy self guided fishing in Alaska. There are numerous nearby locations to fish for salmon, halibut, Rock Fish, or Dungeness crab. Our rental boats can get you to the fishing grounds in no time.

Why Self Guided?

Some people like to set their own schedule, while others like the challenge of catching their own fish.  

Self guided fisherman also enjoy more liberal bag limits.  Self guided fisherman in Southeast Alaska are still allowed 2 halibut per day of any size.  Guided fisherman are currently limited to one halibut per day.  

DIY Fishing Boat Rentals

Most Alaska rental boats are small open skiffs. Compared to these boats, our 22' Ocean Pro by Hewescraft, 22' Sea Raider by Raider Boats, and 179 Hewescraft Searunner are larger, more stable, and provide shelter from the sun or rain. Our rental boats come fully equipped to enhance your Alaska fishing trip. 


 

New Rental Boat for 2017

We are excited to announce that we have contracted Crozier Craft to build a custom fishing boat for our self-guided fishing guests.  We are very happy with the quality of workmanship that Crozier Craft provides.  The new boat is tentatively scheduled for an early August delivery.  Click here for design photos

 

DIY Rental Boats Include

  • Down Riggers
  • VHF Radio
  • GPS Chart Plotter 
  • Fish Finder
  • Salmon Rods
  • Halibut Rods
  • Limited Fishing Tackle
  • Salmon Net
  • Fish Box
  • All USCG Required Safety Equipment
  • Bait Bucket
  • Gaff Hook
  • Anchor and Line 

Our rental boats are primarly reserved for guests staying in our Self Guided Fishing Lodge.  Check out our Self Guided Fishing Package Rates , and plan your Alaska fishing trip.  

 

Three Boats to Choose From


22' Alaska Raider by Raider Boats

Our 22' Raider is set up the same way as our 22' Hewescraft Ocean Pro.   The boat is powered with a Yamaha 200 hp main, and a Yamaha 9.9 trolling motor.    The main and trolling motor are connected with a tie bar, and there is a throttle control for the trolling motor at the main helm station.   This makes for easy operation of the vessel while trolling.   The boat is also equiped with Cannon Downriggers, and Furuno electronics.    

The Raider provides a large back deck, and a very comfortable seating layout for up to  6-7 passengers. 

 

22' Hewescraft Ocean Pro -

 

The 22' Ocean Pro is an aluminum sport fishing boat powered wiyth a Yamaha 200 hp main, and a 9.9 hp trolling motor.  The trolling motor is tied into the main steering system, and has a remote trottle control box for ease of operation while trolling for salmon.  The 22' Ocean Pro has a fully inclosed cabin with seating for up to 6 people, and a walk through door acces the bow.  

179 Hewscraft Searunner - 

The Searunner is a 17.5' aluminum boat with a canvas "Soft Top".  The boat is powered with a Yamaha 90 hp main, and a 6 hp trolling motor.  The boat is great for short range fishing trips with groups of 2 - 4 people.