I will be taking a cruise in late September. Visiting Juno Sitka and Ketchikan. I will have a whole day in each city. Looking to do some catch and release from shore. Suggestions on rivers or bays and gear plus line weight most appreciated.
This report makes me want to take a cruise. Wife has wanted to do an Alaska cruise but I was skeptical about fishing possibilities and didn’t want to just be stuck with cruise boat tourist traps at the dock. Thanks for sharing your experience.Fished Sitka and it was almost a silver salmon per cast. Used a black and gold mepps spinner with a salmon egg on the swivel. 5 fish in 30 minutes. Also caught several dolly Varden.
Fish were jumping all along the coast in Juneau. Shore fishing was hot as I didn’t see a beach were someone was fishing that didn’t have someone hooked up. Fished Juneau off a small stream fed from a glacier but not Mendenhall. Caught 4 silver salmon and what I was told was a cutthroat. All fish let go.