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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Seward

According to customer reviews, First Cast Fishing, Fantasea Charters, and Anchor Down Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Seward, Alaska. Full list of top fishing charters in Seward.

The average price for a private 4 hour Seward fishing trip is $700, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,610 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

First Cast Fishing, Fantasea Charters, and Anchor Down Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Seward.

The most popular fish species you can target are Coho Salmon, Halibut, and Rockfish. Top fishing techniques include Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Jigging. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Seward is the poster child of the Alaskan outdoors, with untouched forests, crystal-clear rivers, and deep blue seas full of giant fish. Seward fishing charters will take you on a tour of this timeless landscape, hugging the craggy coastline or launching out into deeper seas in search of monster Salmon, Halibut, and Rockfish. 
 
But there’s more to Seward than just fishing. Smithsonian Magazine ranked Seward as one of their top 20 towns in America. The area really is a playground of the great outdoors, and even its art scene has taken to the streets. Seward is known as the “Mural Capital of Alaska” and you’ll find colorful paintings dotted all over town. 
 
What the area is most famous for, though, is its access to the remote wilderness of the Kenai Fjord National Park. This is a land of towering ice cliffs and savage beauty, and Seward fishing trips are a great way of getting a view of it.

Types of Fishing

With very few people and hundreds of miles of coastline, you’ve got plenty of fish to target in these waters. There are a few local favorites that most charter guides go after. Chances are you’re already set on bagging at least one of them.

Salmon Fishing

Salmon are the most important gamefish in Alaska, and we can see why. King (Chinook) Salmon can weigh well over 50 pounds, and even smaller Silver (Coho) Salmon are big enough to put seasoned anglers to the test. These intelligent hunters put on a serious show when hooked and are one of the most expensive fish on the market. You sure do get your money’s worth on these trips! The best Salmon fishing Seward has to offer is along its coastline, as King Salmon are protected along much of their freshwater run. Time your trip right, though, and you could battle 40-pound fish right in Seward Harbor.

Halibut Fishing

If fighting 50-pound Salmon just doesn’t quite cut it for you, you’ve got to try Seward Halibut fishing. These monster flatfish can grow to almost 500 pounds, and even the 100-200-pound fish you’ll be targeting will give you the fight of your life. Seward’s Halibut are mainly found around reefs and craggy bottoms, living in anything from 50 to over 2,000 feet of water. However far down they are, it takes some serious effort to work them to the surface!

Rockfishing

There are a variety of species which fall under the umbrella of “rockfish”. They all taste great and are all pretty fun to catch, making Rockfish trips a great family option. Rockfish also live around reefs and rocky bottoms, so you can often catch them while out looking for Halibut.

Freshwater fishing

It’s not all about the ocean - there are plenty of great fish in Seward’s rivers and streams. Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout, Northern Pike, and several species of Salmon live in these remote waters. All these fish have awesome game potential, and most of them taste great, too!

Fishing Seasons

Most Seward fishing charters operate from May until October. The main Salmon season is from mid-May until mid-September and you’ll find big fish close to the shore all summer long. Halibut and Rockfish are present almost year-round, and you can catch them through the whole of Seward’s charter season.
 
If you’re planning on fishing the Resurrection River you’ll have to wait until June as the area has a closely-managed closed season. You can never keep freshwater King Salmon and you can only keep other species in certain parts of the river. Fishing with a guide is a good idea, as they can show you the best fishing spots and keep you from straying into protected waters.

Fishing Techniques

Trolling with downriggers is the most common way of catching saltwater Salmon. You can also drift bait plugs over them when they’re schooling in large numbers. Whatever you do, make sure you bring plenty of Herring to tempt them onto the hook. Fly fishing is another common tactic when targeting Salmon, and is productive for all Seward’s freshwater fish.
 
Halibut and Rockfish can both be caught by jigging or bottom fishing. Some of the most productive Halibut fishing Seward has to offer is done on jigs, both metal and plastic. If you don’t fancy jigging, just drop a few strips of Salmon belly and wait for the action to happen - it won’t take long!

Need to Know

Fishing licenses are not normally included on Seward fishing trips. You’ll need to buy a license for fresh or saltwater, and will need separate stamps if you plan on catching Salmon. As well as a fishing license, it’s a good idea to bring an extra layer of clothing, even in the middle of summer. You should also consider taking seasickness tablets if you’re not sure of your sea legs - better safe than sorry!
 
Seward
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25977 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Seward’s annual Polar Bear Jump is about as Alaskan as you can get. Defy the cold and head to the harbor to take a dip in the icy waters in this extreme charity event.
February

If you’re looking for artistic inspiration, Seward’s winter wilderness is about as remote and atmospheric as you can get. Plus there will be no distractions.

March

The town finally starts to emerge from its long winter hibernation in March. The charter boats still aren’t running but you can find some great freshwater fishing in the local rivers.

April

The first few charter boats hit the water in April, heading out in search of Halibut, Rockfish, and early-season Salmon. Jump aboard and get ready for some incredible food fishing!

May
Seward’s fishing season really gets going in May. Coho and Chinook Salmon can both be caught this time of year, as can other important species like Halibut.
June

Seward's annual Halibut Fishing Tournament attracts ambitious locals and competitive visitors looking to bag big, tasty fish. Join in for the chance to head home with $5,000 in prize money!

July
Seward’s 4th of July celebrations are the biggest in Alaska, and include the second oldest running race in the country - the grueling Mt. Marathon race.
August

Seward’s Silver Salmon Derby is one of the biggest events of the season, with over $50,000 in prize money and plenty of stiff competition. Think you’re up to the challenge?

September

The fishing just gets hotter and hotter as summer turns to fall. Battle monster Chinook, Coho, Pink, and Sockeye Salmon, as well as Halibut, Rockfish, and much, much more!

October

October is your last chance of finding a fishing charter in Seward. Halibut and Rockfish are biting hard at sea, while Dolly Varden and Lake Trout enter a feeding frenzy in the rivers.

November

Head out to the Resurrection River to battle big Pike, Dolly Varden, and Salmon in November. You can’t head to sea, but there’s plenty of freshwater action to keep you happy.

December

Seward’s Christmas Parade lights up the town with floats and decorations. There are no winter blues here, just a healthy serving of seasonal cheer!

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Don't look at the weather forecast. The weater called for rain all three days we were in Seward and we got gorgeous weather with calm waters!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't look at the weather forecast. The weater called for rain all three days we were in Seward and we got gorgeous weather with calm waters!!!!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. United States
Check the weather have good rain gear if the weather is nasty. If you get sick on the water be sure to stop and get stuff to help so you have a enjoyable time on the water fishing catching slob halibut. Also get lots of sleep cause Bobbie will have you catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather have good rain gear if the weather is nasty. If you get sick on the water be sure to stop and get stuff to help so you have a enjoyable time on the water fishing catching slob halibut. Also get lots of sleep cause Bobbie will have you catching fish.
Mike  G.
Mike G. United States
When looking for fishing success in Seward, look for Alaskan Dream Charters. Capt. Levi and his team are knowledgeable and always ready to catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When looking for fishing success in Seward, look for Alaskan Dream Charters. Capt. Levi and his team are knowledgeable and always ready to catch fish.
Sherry  C.
Sherry C. Gainesville, FL
Make sure you bring clothes for the sun and the rain! I am always packing shorts and full bibs and rain gear. Please for the love of god WEAR BOOTS.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you bring clothes for the sun and the rain! I am always packing shorts and full bibs and rain gear. Please for the love of god WEAR BOOTS.
Christopher  S.
Christopher S. Dothan, Alabama
Devote several days and try different trip options...so you increase your odds for both good weather and finding the fish. And savor the whole experience, the whales and sea otters, the food, the people and history. And listen to the guides--unless you've fished a lot of Alaska, it's not like anything you've done before. And be flexible--make the most of whatever the weather and fish gods offer. And at the end of the day, have the best dinner in Alaska at The Cookery.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Devote several days and try different trip options...so you increase your odds for both good weather and finding the fish. And savor the whole experience, the whales and sea otters, the food, the people and history. And listen to the guides--unless you've fished a lot of Alaska, it's not like anything you've done before. And be flexible--make the most of whatever the weather and fish gods offer. And at the end of the day, have the best dinner in Alaska at The Cookery.
Lee  L.
Lee L. Anchorage, Alaska
Loved my experience. Didn't catch what we planned. But I blame the weather. It was rough water windy and cold. But Levi gave us the best shot. Bottom line my girlfriend got the only fish she wanted to have taxidermy. Plus took Mallory took an awesome picture of our fish kissing while we were. Very nice and her idea
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Loved my experience. Didn't catch what we planned. But I blame the weather. It was rough water windy and cold. But Levi gave us the best shot. Bottom line my girlfriend got the only fish she wanted to have taxidermy. Plus took Mallory took an awesome picture of our fish kissing while we were. Very nice and her idea
Carlos  D.
Carlos D. Mesa, AZ
Find a nice place to stay. Get good rest. Ensure you are rested, Have a lunch and take some non drowsy Dramamine if you even think you might be sick. It is hard to have a good experience when you are getting sick. Wear warm cloths (layered) and wear non slip waterproof shoes. NO BANANAS ON BOARD!!!!!!!!!! Don't forget rain gear.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a nice place to stay. Get good rest. Ensure you are rested, Have a lunch and take some non drowsy Dramamine if you even think you might be sick. It is hard to have a good experience when you are getting sick. Wear warm cloths (layered) and wear non slip waterproof shoes. NO BANANAS ON BOARD!!!!!!!!!! Don't forget rain gear.
Jesse  S.
Jesse S. Seattle, Washington
For halibut, be prepared for relatively long trip to get to the best waters, so an all-day trip is best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For halibut, be prepared for relatively long trip to get to the best waters, so an all-day trip is best.
Donald  S.
Donald S. Fort Richardson, Alaska
If you want to catch fish and big fish. Look u ok Captain Bobby Savino! Hes the best at what he does.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to catch fish and big fish. Look u ok Captain Bobby Savino! Hes the best at what he does.
Vincent  M.
Vincent M. Boise, Idaho
Inspect the hotel you are staying at before you commit. Layer up clotges and ensure you have great rain gear including hand protection.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Inspect the hotel you are staying at before you commit. Layer up clotges and ensure you have great rain gear including hand protection.
Dave  H.
Dave H. Wasilla, Alaska
The complete trip. The real deal. Great service tremendous Alaska beauty. Top of the line fishing vessel equipment service. Highly recommended. I fish from Mexico to Japan to Alaska and I fished with many many guides. Bobby Savino is as good as they come I would highly recommend him for your next fishing investment.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The complete trip. The real deal. Great service tremendous Alaska beauty. Top of the line fishing vessel equipment service. Highly recommended. I fish from Mexico to Japan to Alaska and I fished with many many guides. Bobby Savino is as good as they come I would highly recommend him for your next fishing investment.
Ricky  G.
Ricky G. El Cajon, California

Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Captain Bob put us on the fish almost immediately. Everyone on the boat caught fish, most caught limit. A fun captain and mate made this trip special.
Timothy  B.
Timothy B. Burnsville, MN
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Had a fabulous experience with these guys! Highly recommend!! Will go again if I get to come back to Seward!!
William  H.
William H. Seward, Alaska
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Captain and crew were awesome—helpful/attentive and busted their butts for all of us! Had never done this type of fishing before and can’t wait to do it again
Gregg  C.
Gregg C. McKinney, TX
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(223 reviews)
Def fun, scenery over the top. Crew worked hard and took us far to find fish.
Walter  B.
Walter B. Boise, ID
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Captian Bob is the best Alaska fisherman you could ask for. He gets so exicted for you and makes the day a lot of fun.
James  M.
James M. Chagrin Falls, OH
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Great day out there and the crew really took care of us. Thanks for a memorable day.
Carlo  L.
Carlo L. South Lyon, MI
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
My trip was a trip of a lifetime. The Captain and Crew were amazing and so helpful. I would not hesitate to book them again. Anyone looking for a charter fishing trip I highly recommend them.
Marcia  F.
Marcia F. Knapp, WI
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
We had a great time. The halibut were not biting but Captain Bob kept moving us until we had success. The deck hands Charles an Mochi were amazing. They helped me so much and worked like crazy.
David  B.
David B. Ridgecrest, CA
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
With 9 others we ventured out to the Halibut and weather was great. The first fish on was a 70 pounder that my son caught and with the smile on his face, the time and experience for both of us was priceless. I will be doing this again with him and our next adventure will be with Anchor Down. Captain Noah and First Mate Dillon were top notch and when the fish were biting, they were working very hard to accommodate everyone and their catch.
Timothy  L.
Timothy L. Farmington, MN
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Captain Noah and Dillon took great care of us and we caught a lot of fish. Everything was first class.
George  K.
George K. Leander, TX
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Full day with Captain Noah Had a great trip caught quite a few Pacific cod or halibut lemon and other fish beautiful coastline
Carey  M.
Carey M. Oroville, CA
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
As a solo fisherperson, I was a bit nervous, but the captain and deck hand Jerome were great! They interacted with everyone. The Captain moved the boat around to find the best spots
Terri  R.
Terri R. Richmond, VA
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Jeremy and Noah made the trip excellent. Thanks for everything- especially the great music.
Mary  R.
Mary R. Fredericksburg, IA
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
We started fishing for rock fish - we caught a lot but the boat has not limited yet and we weren't in the spot long enough for everyone to catch their limit. Fish were good size. We moved to fishing for halibut. It was slow so we moved to another spot where the fishing was more productive. We caught small halibuts, pacific cods, & flounders. The boat did not limit on halibut before heading back to the harbor. No salmon caught - we did not attempt to catch salmon.
Esmeraldo  A.
Esmeraldo A. Clovis, California
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Great day weather was excellent, great crew , great fishing rate it a 10 overall.
Steve  J.
Steve J. Littleton, CO
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
The captain Noah and deck hand Charlie were very good at what the do and very accommodating! Would recommend them 100% Steve
Steven  Z.
Steven Z. Webster, WI
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
My son and I had an amazing experience fishing for halibut. We both had no deep water fishing experience. Marcel was patient with us and taught us everything we needed to know. We came home with 20lbs of filleted halibut plus some amazing memories. Highly recommend!!!
Wendy  E.
Wendy E. FX STATION, VA
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Capt. Noah and mates Dillon and Moses were awesome. I do a lot of charter fishing and this an awesome trip, start to end.
Charles  S.
Charles S. Seattle, Washington
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Very good
3.7 / 5
(223 reviews)
Captain Noah was top notch His deck hands were ok not quite seasoned enough but that will come with time as they were young
Daniel  S.
Daniel S. Geneva, FL
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Anchor Down Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Day started out slow but Noah kept going to different spots and he got us into a lot of fish. Great day and we stayed out longer because we were all catching halibut, salmon, and cod. Great day!
Nate  B.
Nate B. Salt Lake City, UT