Q: Do I need a fishing license for salmon charter trips?
A: Anyone aged 16 or older needs an Alaska State sport fishing license. For Alaska residents the cost is $24 annually. For a non-resident, license can be purchased for 1 day for $25.00; 3 days for $35.00; 7 days for $55.00 and two weeks for $80.00. A separate stamp is required for King Salmon fishing.
Q: Where can I buy a license?
A: Fishing licenses in Cordova can be purchased at the following locations
Whiskey Ridge Trading Company, 201 Industry Rd, Cordova, AK 99574, (907) 424-3354
Lauras Liqour, 608 1st St, Cordova, AK 99574, (907) 424-3144
AC Value Center, 106 Nicholoff Way, Cordova, AK 99574, (907) 424-7141
They may also be ordered online through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: In addition to a fishing license, you will need to bring food and beverages. We recommend you wear warm, layered clothing and water-resistant shoes, and bring raingear, hat, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, and seasickness remedies. You might want to bring a camera and binoculars, as well. A cooler is helpful for transporting your fish home at the end of the day.
Q: Should I bring a cooler
A: You won’t need to bring your fish cooler out on the boat – there will be time to get it as the fish are being filleted. You’re welcome to bring a small cooler for your lunch, if you’d like.
Q: What should I leave behind?
A: Do not bring illegal drugs, marijuana, guns, or GPS units.
Q: Can I brind alcohol?
A: Although we do not allow hard liquor on board, you are welcome to enjoy a moderate amount of beer during your trip. No glass bottles please.
Q: Can I smoke?
A: Though cigars and marijuana are not allowed on board, you are welcome to enjoy a smoke out on the deck.
Q: Can I bring my own rod and reel?
A: You are certainly free to bring your own gear, although we do supply gear as part of the trip.
Q: How can I pay?
A: For charters, we accept cash, checks, and VISA and MasterCard. We cannot accept Discover or American Express.
Q: How do I get to the boat?
A: The Quantum Fishstix is located on K dock in the Cordova boat harbor. From the Copper River Highway turn onto Railroad avenue. Just before the firehall turn left onto Nicholoff Way. Follow Nicholoff Way until you reach the breakwater (there will be a big green bouy at the end) go down the gangway to the floating docks, K dock is the very last finger. The Quantum is in slip 32.