Ketchikan’s summer weather is predictably unpredictable. While always beautiful, Ketchikan is in the middle of a rainforest, and the climate is famously temperate. Plan on temperatures ranging from the 50s up to the 80s. Dress in layers so you can change with the weather.
A long sleeve base layer with a sweater or hoodie is a good start. Then, of course, you will want to bring along your rain gear; both top and bottom. We have rain gear available; however for the best comfort, you will want to be prepared with your own gear.
What kind of clothes do I need to bring for a fishing excursion?
We strongly recommend bringing layers and rain gear. It’s always cooler out on the water than on land. Synthetic layers are preferred over cotton. When cotton gets wet, it retains moisture and cools the wearer, which is not ideal in our variable climate. Instead, we suggest wearing layers that are quick drying or moisture wicking like wool, fleece, polypro, or capilene.