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Ketchikan Yacht Club (KYC)
P.O. Box 6694
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Roger Maynard

The Ketchikan Yacht Club (KYC) is a domestic non-profit corporation, registered and licensed to do business in the State of Alaska. The Ketchikan Yacht Club blog is an information service for members and guests, and a public advertisement for the Ketchikan Yacht Club.

Boating and navigation information in this blog is published in good faith based on the best information available including local knowledge, but is not intended to replace authoritive sources. Mariners are cautioned to use all authoritive sources when planning trips or operating a boat.

The Ketchikan Yacht Club is organized as a social and recreation club under section 501(C)(7) of the U.S. Tax Code; contributions are not tax deductible.

Fishing & Hunting | Sailing | Tourism

This Week at your Yacht Club

Hello Yacht Club Members,

It looks like we’ve had a change in the weather!

Might have some rain for today’s Thursday night race but the forecast is for it to clear up and be partly sunny for tomorrow night’s Hamburger night.

And it’s not looking too bad for the last weekend of the Salmon […]

Fishing & Hunting | People

Look at the Lips on THAT Baby…

Jim Eakes displays the catch of the day. (Jim is the one on the left…)

Destinations | Fishing & Hunting | Navigation | People

Carroll Inlet Destinations

Marvin Davis displays an 8-inch Dungeness Crab from upper Carroll Inlet

Marvin Lani Davis enjoyed a brief visit from their daughter Mandy, her husband Kevin and the two grandchildren over the Blueberry Festival weekend. While here, the whole family took a couple of days to visit Carroll Inlet destinations, spending the night at the […]

Fishing & Hunting | People

King Killer

“My boat caught 58 Kings this year.” — Bill Tatsuda

“It ain’t braggin’ if you can do it.”–‘Dizzy’ Dean

Fishing & Hunting

Catch of the Day

Barb and Marvin with Friday’s catch of the day. Photo by Lani Davis

Friday evening was too good to stay at the dock, so the Maynards and the Davis’s headed down to Herring Cove for the evening bite. When the reel started singing, Marvin handed the pole to Barb…

Here are all the fishing […]

Fishing & Hunting

King Salmon Derby

This weekend is the last weekend of the Ketchikan King Salmon Derby. The three-weekend event ends tomorrow evening. Just a reminder to members–a $500 prize goes to the KYC member with the largest fish!

Click here to view the King Salmon Derby website.


Fishing & Hunting

First Fishing Trip was Eventful…
by Bill Tatsuda

KYC Treasurer Bill Tatsuda

Tonight was the first fishing trip of the year on my boat.

Wayne Jackson and I left the dock around 5pm and ran out to Mountain Point. We started fishing close to the Mountain Point light. Around 6pm half way between Mountain point and Hole In The Wall we watched […]

Fishing & Hunting

Fish Tale

Bill Tatsuda and Rose and John Wellard with their fine catch. Photo by Jim Eakes

John and Rose Wellard and Bill Tatsuda were fishing for rockfish in the flats south of Pennock Island when they hooked up with a 62-inch (est. 121 lb) halibut.

Spectacular weather and the first big fish of the season […]

Fishing & Hunting | Weather

Signs of Spring

Herring, herring everywhere…

For now, the clear skies have brought cooler weather–into the low 20’s at night, but in the harbor we’ve seen the first sign of spring: for the past two days Thomas Basin has been full of herring.

They will probably be here for a week or two, then move on as […]

Fishing & Hunting | Safety

PSP Reminder

JUNEAU, November 05, 2013 – The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) warns Southeast Alaskans not to harvest and eat shellfish in our region.


Marine Warnings/Forecasts

  • Forecast for Today Tonight and Tuesday. - Dixon Entrance East February 19, 2018
    Wind light except northeasterly outflow 15 knots near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming easterly 5 to 15 near noon then backing to northerly 5 to 15 late this evening. Wind northerly 5 to 15 Tuesday. Chance of showers or flurries today and early this evening. Temperatures near plus 1. Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2018
    Environment Canada

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