About THE Captain

BigDogCharters's is owned by Captain Alan Louzon (he is the one one with the blondish hair).

Captain Alan has more than 10 years salmon fishing and guiding experience in Southeast Alaska.

Captain Alan holds a 100 ton Near Coastal Masters Captains license with the US Coast Guard (25 years).

He has experience in both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.


Our vessel, the "Pathfinder," is a Cruisers Inc. powered by twin 350hp Mercruiser engines and is 31 feet in length overall. She travels at a smooth 16 knots, so it is smooth sailing to your destination.

The vessel can comfortably fish a maximum of six adults.

Captain Alan's Boat, the Pathfinder

She is equipped with four electric Scotty downriggers, Shakespeare Ugly Stick Lites with Penn level winds. This top-end equiptment is tough, light and durable and along with Captain Alan's advice, will help you enjoy your day of fishing in Ketchikan waters.

The Pathfinder is equipped with a Yamaha trolling motor guided by a TR 1 Nautimatic Gold automatic pilot with wireless remote, dual depth sounders, vhf radio, Northstar GPS and a Garmin chart plotter and, of course, an indoor stand up head (toilet).

The salon has seating for six, while the fly bridge seats four and is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Southeast Alaska.


About Fishing

BigDogCharters is about FISHING, we want to take you fishing in Ketchikan even if you do not have four people, give us a call, we will try to get you fishing. (Please contact us for groups smaller than three anglers to discuss rates).

Call or Text 425-478-3681 or email today for specific information about licensing, rates or information about your upcoming trip to Ketchikan. We take PayPal.