Clover Pass Alaska Fishing

Ketchikan Alaska Fishing

Get to know us and what to expect as our guest
We are a family owned and operated business and take a great deal of pride in providing individuals and families with the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime. Alaska Sport Fishing Expeditions has the best people serving you anywhere and we would not be able to provide the awesome experience that we have come to be known by if it weren’t for them.

How We Started

A Float Plane Business
It all started when Kirk Thomas came to Ketchikan when he was first married and started working on the docks washing float planes. He loved it here and was just looking for any reason to be able to live in Alaska. As he worked cleaning the planes he got to know the owners and they encouraged him to get his pilot’s license. So he got trained and got his license and then started flying float plane tours for guests. He worked harder and harder and eventually the owners sold him the float plane business. He bought more planes and built it up to the biggest float plane business in the area.

The First Fishing Lodge

Silverking Lodge
After Kirk sold the float plane business he was approached by a gentleman who was building Fish-On Village, a floating fish camp to be located north of Ketchikan.  The man ran out of money during construction and Kirk and some additional partners took over the endeavor and changed the name to Silverking Lodge.  At the time it only housed 16 guests, with two cabins that are now Cabins 1 and 2 of the shoreside facility (they were kept when the lodge moved to the beach in 1993).  He worked with family and friends to build it up like he built up the float plane business.  Since the lodge came to the beach in 1993, it has undergone many additions that have expanded the capacity from 16 to 38 and have added additional amenities for guests including the walking trail and the gazebo.

Experience Alaska

See The Beautiful Country
Kirk and his family wanted people to experience Alaska and fall in love with it like they did. Some guests have been coming each year for the last 35 years. Over 70% of guests are return guests. Kirk and his family wanted to offer an experience for a price people can afford so that they can experience Alaska like they have. 

Growing & Expanding

Working Together as a Family
In addition to Silverking Lodge, Kirk and his family also converted their 12-room executive-class hotel to a fishing lodge in 1997, renaming the hotel to The Cedars Lodge.  As Kirk’s family came back from college and showed an interest in continuing to work in the family business, Kirk and his business partners, the Ruth Family and Olson Family, expanded the business, buying Clover Pass Resort in 2003.  Kirk’s children, his children’s spouses, and many of his grandkids now work in various parts of the business.

Images From Our Past

Our Lodges

We offer 3 lodges with immediate access to legendary fishing on pristine Alaskan waters. 
Clover Pass Resort
Located about 15 miles north of the town of Ketchikan. We take a great deal of pride in providing all guests with the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime.
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Silverking Lodge
Silverking Lodge is located on Grant Island, 20 miles northwest of Ketchikan. It's known worldwide as the premier self-guided Alaskan Fishing Lodge.
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The Cedars Lodge
The Cedars Lodge is located on the water front in the town of Ketchikan, Alaska. The Cedars Lodge is perfect for families and serious anglers looking for salmon or halibut fishing.
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Our Team

Meet the wonderful people that will be taking care of you during your stay!

Jaylyn Merrill

Operations Manager
The Cedars Lodge

Jeremy Merrill

Operations Manager
Silverking lodge

James Miller

Operations Manager
Clover Pass Resort

Russell Thomas

El Jefe
All Of Everything

Syd Isaia

Office Manager
The Cedars Lodge



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Clover Pass Alaska Fishing
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