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Sept AK Cruise- Ketchikan,Juneau,Icy, Skagway. Can I see salmon running? If so best place?


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Hi all!

we will be on a b2b cruise in September 1st thru 15th. would love to see the salmon run. I know there is no schedule for them running  but based on your experience where might be best place to plan for viewing!

Thanks in advance for your guidance

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Ketchikan - about 3-4 blocks from the pier (to your right) is a creek FULL of them.  Most times you cannot see the creek bed the fish are so thick.  Follow the creek inland to the fish ladder - very interesting IMO.

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Look into Herring Cove board walk in Ketch. (It won't be free to get there especially if at Ward Cove). 

Also look into the Juneau fish hatchery a little way toward glacier from piers. Also likely at the creeks near the glacier. One tip whenever you are viewing them watch for flying hooks from people fishing. Also follow your nose since by Sept it will be pretty stinky. 


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