Hands-On, Shoreside Salmon Fishing vs. Boat Fishing

Shore vs. Boat Fishing

When we started Chum Fun Salmon Charters, we wanted to provide our guests with the best experience salmon fishing in Juneau possible. So we made a decision to offer shoreside salmon fishing instead of boat charters. Why? Fishing from the docks is something we locals do every day, and it is far more exciting than fishing from the sea. Learn more!

You Land the Fish

Boat charters use a fishing technique called salmon trolling. Salmon trolling involves dropping weights called “downriggers” into the water to plunge the lure to a particular depth. The rod is then anchored along the side of the drifting boat, and it sits there until a fish comes on the line to be reeled in.

With shoreside salmon fishing, you hold the rod and cast it to lure the fish in yourself. Once the fish bites, you have total control over your rod to reel in your wild, Alaska salmon!

No More Waiting

Boat charters often consist of sitting around, waiting for a fish to bite instead of actively being involved in the process, which shoreside fishing allows.

More Time Downtown

Getting set up and going on a boat charter takes significantly more time than shoreside salmon fishing, which allows you to spend more time enjoying the sights and sounds of Juneau!

No More Seasickness

Shoreside salmon fishing is not only more exciting than boat charters, is a great alternative for individuals who struggle with seasickness!

If you would like to experience the fun of hands-on, shoreside salmon fishing in Juneau, call us to book a reservation today! At Chum Fun Salmon Charters, we offer an all-inclusive, family-friendly, shoreside fishing experience. Our charter includes an educational tour of a local hatchery as well as all of the expert gear and training you need to land a fish!

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  1. jim askelson on September 20, 2018 at 8:56 am

    When you look at the reviews for this place all you see is 5 stars from everyone. No 3’s or 4’s but all 5’s. Well let me tell ya..all those people are not wrong !! This place is AWESOME !! Paul and Michell are so kind and super attentive to all your fishing needs. Paul picked us up at the cruise ship dock and after a short drive to the “OFFICE” to get our fishing license and seeing a bear, some eagles and a bunch of seals, we were off to fish. We caught some awesome salmon. Paul made sure everyone was well equipped and helped teach those who did not know how to cast. When our time was up fishing, Paul cleaned our fish and took them to the processor to be shipped home for us. He then took us to a salmon hatchery and gave us a tour of how the salmon spawn. Very interesting !! Needless to say..you will not be disappointed with this fishing charter. We will defiantly go again when we come back to Alaska. Thanks for a great outing !! Jim ..Nicky..and “SLIPPERS” aka Katie !!

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