We recently had the chance to ask McKim a few questions that we just had to share.
Yak Angler (YA): When did Ketchikan Kayak Co get started? What made you think people would want to hop onto a kayak up in Alaska to do some fishing or eco-tours?
YA: Can't even set the hook? No, that's not fishing. How many people do you have on staff?
YA: That's awesome, and I know Mooch is excited for next season. Speaking of seasons, when would be the best times of year to fly or cruise up to Alaska and go fishing?
HM: May through September is our season. September is my favorite, but all summer is good. We have a different kind of salmon each month, with bottom fishing consistent all summer.
YA: I can't even name that many types of salmon. That's awesome stuff. Now, you've caught 400+lb salmon sharks, almost 200# halibut, and likely tons of Chinook and Coho.... What is your favorite fishing?
HM: My favorite fishing has more to do with time and place now, than a particular fish. My favorite fishing is to be somewhere new to me, untouched, and with an unknown result. I love the unknown, and figuring out a new spot. To drop a line where I never have before, and where I haven't seen anybody else fish, is the most exciting to me. Alaska has lots of opportunities for this.
YA: But what if you couldn't fish Alaska anymore, where would you want to fish?
HM: Baja for sure. Billfish and tuna, what more could you want? I'd really like to guide down there during the off season in Alaska. You listening Jim Sammons?
You can find out more about McKim and Ketchikan Kayak Co. at www.yakfishalaska.com and www.ketchicankayakco.com. You can aslo catch him on Kayak Fishing Game On! and on YouTube.