Reel in Adventure, Wildlife, and Thrills in America's Last Frontier.

Nestled along the majestic glacial fjords of the Lynn Canal lies Haines, Alaska, a hidden gem for avid anglers and nature enthusiasts alike. With its unique blend of freshwater from the Chilkoot Lake & River and the Chilkat River merging with saltwater, Haines offers a fishing experience unlike any other. Despite its small size, this authentic Southeast Alaskan town boasts a rich tapestry of wildlife and a thriving salmon population, making it an irresistible destination for those seeking adventure amidst pristine natural beauty.

Life in Haines revolves around water, ensuring an abundance of opportunities for casting lines and reeling in the catch of a lifetime. While fly fishing remains a popular choice among anglers, simply standing on the dock or shore promises excitement and success. Local outfitters stand ready to assist with gear and provide expert guidance to ensure a memorable fishing expedition.



Fishing Seasons by Location


Chilkoot River
  • Sockeye (red): Late June to Mid-September
  • Pink: Mid-August to Late August
  • Coho (silver): Mid to Late September through October
Chilkat Inlet
  • King: Early May through June
  • Sockeye (red): Late June through October
  • Pink: Mid-August through September
  • Coho (silver): Mid to Late September through October
  • Dog (bright silver): Mid-September through fall
Chilkat & Mosquito Lakes
  • Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden: Year-round
  • Occasional rainbow trout from early spring to late fall
Halibut Fishing & Crab Season
  • Halibut: June through October for larger fish; smaller ones all year
  • Dungeness Crab Season: All year
  • King Crab Season (Red & Blue: July 1 - March 31, Golden: July 1 - June 15)
Winter Fishing
  • Ice fishing for Char and trout at Mosquito Lake and Chilkat Lake


Fishing with Dad

Current Haines Sport Fishing Operations:


Fly Guides: Diverse fly fishing experiences in the Chilkat & Chilkat Valleys, targeting all five species of Pacific Salmon, Dolly Varden, Cutthroat Trout, and Steelhead. Services range from walk-in half-day or full-day trips to personalized private excursions and fly-out trips to remote rivers.


Expedition Broker Alaska: Year-round adventure bookings specializing in custom trip planning, offering firsthand local knowledge for yacht charters, fishing expeditions, river trips, and more.


Carpe Diem Excursions: Specializing in private charters for fishing, crabbing, and scenic wildlife tours, emphasizing sustainable practices and wildlife appreciation throughout their tours.


Never Monday Charters: Known for King Salmon Fishing, Whale Watching, and Wildlife Cruises, with a focus on sustainability and gentle fish handling practices.


Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, Haines, Alaska, invites you to embark on an unforgettable fishing adventure amidst breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife. So seize the opportunity, pack your gear, and get ready to reel in the experience of a lifetime in the heart of Alaska's untamed wilderness.


Fly Guides

Guides Greg Schlacter and Zach Tarleton share their life long passion for fly fishing with visitors to the Chilkat and Chilkoot Valleys. The rivers around Haines, Alaska experience returns of all five species of Pacific Salmon, Dolly Varden,...

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Expedition Broker

Alaska's adventure booking agency offering local, firsthand knowledge while planning our travel at no cost to you. Open year-round.

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Carpe Diem Excursions

Captain Asanti and his wife Heather have been a team for over 12 years now! Our charters focus on giving your family and friends a personalized tour filled with fun, fishing, gorgeous scenery and memories to last a lifetime.

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Never Monday Charters

Come fishing or take a Scenic Wildlife Cruise on the NEVER MONDAY. With over 50 years of experience on the waters of Southeast Alaska, Captain Ken is your best possible chance to catch a Salmon while observing Marine Mammals, breathtaking...

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