Captain Joe Warchuck with a
Skagway King Salmon.
Fat Salmon is a Skagway fishing charter business that
operates underneath the splendid glacial peaks that surround
the city of Skagway. The unique natural geography of the
area, combined with recent efforts to enhance fish stocks,
has made Skagway fishing charters some of the best and most
productive in all of Southeast Alaska.
Skagway fishing charters with Fat Salmon begin at Skagway’s
small boat harbor, within walking distance from where the cruise
ships dock. From there it is a short trip, often less than 5
minutes, to the fishing grounds. Mile-high glaciers forged the
depths of Skagway’s waters during the last ice age. These
1000-foot plus depths are prime habitat for four species of
Alaska salmon, including the fattest of all salmon, the King or
Chinook. Skagway fishing charters target these waters.
Less time traveling to the fish means more time catching
them. Skagway fishing charters are unique in this important way,
making it the destination of choice for anglers who prefer
catching fish to chasing them during their limited stay.