Kayak Fishing Prince of Wales Island and Gravina Island

In July and August 2016 I conducted a 9 day solo kayak fishing trip to Prince of Wales Island and Gravina Island out of Ketchikan.

The trip started by taking the Alaska Marine Highway ferry from Bellingham,WA to Ketchikan, AK. This is about a day and a half journey each way traveling through the north end of the Salish Sea beyond  Vancouver Island and to Ketchikan.

From Ketchikan I launched and was catching salmon within 15 minutes of being on the water. Living was simple with good fishing and most of my company was birds, bears, fish and sea otters.

Here is the video I first compiled with footage from this trip. I highly recommend doing a trip to southeast Alaska for kayak fishing.

 

Below is a map where I camped in yellow and the red marks where the trip started and ended. This trip required crossing the Clarence Strait each way. I recommend you do this on a day when the weather is good as the shortest crossing was at least six miles.

Camp Locations Prince of Wales Island, AK
Camp Locations Prince of Wales Island, AK

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