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You bet! Many groups have included their entire family from 10 years old to 80 years young! Men and women both love the adventure and comfort provided in this kind of vacation. Bring the kids! Aside from the fishing, many activities are available to keep young minds occupied!
Climate is similar to the Pacific Northwest with mild winters and lots of rain! Summer high temperatures average between 50-70F and lows from 40-60 degrees. Rain is likely at anytime but has never kept us from having fun and keeping up with our agenda! Overall, aside from the rain, the weather is really spectacular from May-Sept!
Because most of our adventures take us into protected waterways, we enjoy calm waters almost the entire adventure and we anchor in secluded coves during the evenings and those rare summer storms. Folks who tend to be seasick on the water will generally do very well on a trip with CAC! Dramamine is recommended, but hardly used, and the sea bands (wrist bands) for sea sickness seem to work really well for folks when we encounter the rare rough weather! Outside waters fishing is recommended for only the hardiest of fishermen with the understanding that this phenomenal fishing opportunity is located near open ocean, and seas can be a factor in the fishability of certain areas.
Summer temperatures are cool but can change quickly - either hot or cold so dress in layers, T-shirts, flannels, then sweatshirts and a light jacket. Folks can always "peel" off a layer or two to enjoy the sunshine and remain comfortable. Always bring rain gear! Blue jeans or other comfortable slacks are typical for hiking and exploring activities, while sweat pants and sweatshirts are great for all boat activities, or "inactivities". Tennis shoes or waterproof deck/boat shoes are about the only thing to wear on a boat. When going ashore, calf-high rubber boots are the best.
We recommend "Xtra-Tuff" boots for on AND off the boat! Great for hiking too! Called "Ketchikan Sneakers" they're the perfect footwear for the SE environment. Buy online or buy locally in Ketchikan at Tongass Trading Co. when you arrive and before they close on Sunday eve - usually around 5:30 pm.
Bring your camera and video equipment and plenty of film, blank tapes, memory &/or flash cards for your equipment, along with the video/audio cables to hook up to the salon flat screen TV for evening viewing! Besides all the fishing action, you will want to photographically capture the bald eagles, bears, marine mammals and other wildlife you may encounter. Bring sunglasses, binoculars, a hat, gloves, your favorite "new or recently serviced" freshwater fishing gear, and your personal toiletry kit. Although mosquitoes and other insects are not bad in this area, you may want to bring a small bottle of repellent with you. Also, bring your sleeping bag! We provide pillows and clean pillowcases and an extra blanket, but you must provide, buy or bring, your own sleeping bag.
Absolutely! Normally guests return home with 40-50 pounds of freshly frozen fish per person! Usually you can take one 50 lb. fish box per person as checked baggage without being charged. For 2-50 lb. fish boxes, checked baggage, along with your other gear, there may be an additional charge! If you would like your fish hot or cold smoked and shipped to you within a couple weeks to your door we can help arrange that for you also! There is an additional charge smoking and shipping.
Silver Lining Seafoods is the only processor we recommend in Ketchikan! We tried the "other".....and were very disappointed. Even if you don't book with CAC - don't let anyone other than Silver Lining even touch your precious fish catch. Take my word for it! E-mail me for details of the processor to stay away from and suggestions for proper field care of your catch, even if you fish with another charter. It's very important to take special care of your catch!
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