Choosing The Right Chartered Fishing Trip

A good fishing trip is the stuff of legends. Whether you catch a fish or not, you’ll have stories to share with your friends and family. A chartered fishing trip offers a great chance to explore places you may not get to otherwise and go after fish that have only swam through your dreams until then. But finding the right chartered fishing trip in Alaska or elsewhere can be tricky. J-Dock offers a fantastic array of chartered fishing trips, so we thought we’d outline some of the things you should consider when choosing the right trip for you.

Decide on the Time of Year

Conditions vary in Alaska throughout the year, and the fish react accordingly. You’ll want to do some research in to factors like changes in the water levels, as well as weather patterns like rain, snow, and ice. Alaska’s environment can be unforgiving for those who aren’t used to its weather patterns, so make sure to get in touch with us before you pick your trip to pick a time that will leave you feeling comfortable and ready to explore.

Determine How Long You Want to Travel

While many of us may dream of taking many months to pursue “the big one,” it may not be feasible to do so. Think about how much time you want to spend out on your chartered fishing trip. Also, think about how much time you want to be in an unfamiliar environment. J-Dock offers trips in a variety of lengths so you can find one that satisfies your wanderlust while also keeping you from going stir crazy or getting homesick. It’s also a good idea to run your proposed trip length past the other people going on your trip with you. They might have other expectations or tolerances.

How Big is Your Group?

They say the more the merrier, but that isn’t always the case when it comes to a guided fishing trip. Instead, you’ll want to make sure that your group consists of people who are excited by the idea of taking a chartered fishing trip and are ready to spend the time and energy to make it a reality. So that means you might have a group of 10 or three. We can accommodate your group and can tailor the experience to ensure that you all have a great time.

What Else is Included?

If you’re seriously considering a chartered fishing trip, you’re probably focusing on things like the size of the boat, the type of fish you want to pursue, and which rod and reel combo you want to bring with you. But it’s always a good idea to stop and review the other features and amenities that your chartered fishing trip comes with. We’re proud to meet all of your lodging needs. Whether you just need a bed to rest in overnight, or you’re looking for someone to feed you three squares a day, we can do it all!


Ready to embark on your next adventure? Then it’s time to explore the wild waters of Alaska on a chartered fishing trip with J-Dock. Contact us today to get started!