Ward Lake recreation area, 4.5 miles north of the ferry terminal on North Tongass Highway.
The recreation area has a picnic area and rain shelter, hiking trails, a number of fishing
streams and lakes and a one-mile interpretive trail around the lake (easy walk). Fishing
in nearby Ward Creek, as well as three other lakesPerseverance, Connell and Talbot.
Species of fish include Rainbow, Cutthroat, Dolly Varden and Brook Trout, March-June;
Steelhead, Silver and Pink Salmon, August-September. Perseverance Lake Trail (2.5 miles)
leads to Perseverance Lake. Last Chance Campground (2.9 miles). Connell Lake Road (3
miles) leads .5 mile to Connell Lake and Ward Creek Trail. Harriet-Hunt Road (7.3 miles
leads 2.5 miles) to Harriet-Hunt Lake and skiing area. This scenic lake yields rainbow
trout to 20 inches, May-November.
Shoreline Fishing: Anchor Inn by the Sea is located in one of the best areas in Ketchikan for
shoreline fishing. We are only a short walk to Mountain Point. Many of the locals enjoy
fishing from the rocks in this area. Salmon, Rock Cod and even Halibut have been caught
along the shore. We are also a 5 minute drive from Herring Cove.
Charter Fishing: check the list of charter companies at www.KetchikanFishing.com