Seward Fishing Charters

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First Cast Fishing
First Cast Fishing

Seward • 20 persons

Planning your fishing trip in Seward just got easier, thanks to First Cast Fishing!
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trips fromUS $350
Fantasea Charters
Fantasea Charters

Seward • 32 ft • 6 persons

Incredible views, massive fish, and a professional and friendly captain may sound like a dream… but it’s real with Fantasea Charters!
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trips fromUS $500
Saltwater Safari Company
Saltwater Safari Company

Seward • 43 ft • 12 persons

Saltwater Safari Company maintains its reputation as the leading Alaska charter fishing service and pioneers of the Seward, Alaska long-range fishing grounds.

"Weather wasn’t great but Captain was honest with us up front and gave us options to reschedule or push and see what the day would be like." —⁠ Jamie, AK
trips fromUS $598
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Yanichka
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Yanichka

Seward • 32 ft • 6 persons

Blue Ice Alaska Charters welcomes you aboard! Join a crew of friendly anglers and have a memorable day fishing the beautiful waters of Alaska.

"Both the captain and deckhand worked very hard to get our group onto good fishing grounds and we all caught lots of fish - both Salmon and Halibut." —⁠ Bill, CA
trips fromUS $500
Go Time Charters
Go Time Charters

Seward • 27 ft • 4 persons

Ready to cast a line in Seward? That's what Go Time Charters is here for!

"Eric was awesome. Everyone loved the experience and I would recommend booking with this company." —⁠ Morgan, Alaska
trips fromUS $800
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Salty Loot
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Salty Loot

Seward • 34 ft • 6 persons

Blue Ice Alaska Charters welcomes you to the stunning waters of Seward.

"We had a great time fishing on a rainy Wednesday. The Halibut were off limits as the NOAA declared it to be Happy Halibut Day yet, we were busy catching Salmon and Rockfish." —⁠ Casey, MN
trips fromUS $500
Jason’s Guide Service
Jason’s Guide Service

Cooper Landing • 19 ft • 4 persons

Jason’s Guide Service provides professionally guided fishing trips that’ll have you reeling in trophy-sized Rainbow Trout and a variety of Salmon in no time.

"I told Jason we wanted to catch fish and he did not disappoint." —⁠ Dane, FL
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trips fromUS $800
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River

Cooper Landing • 16 ft • 3 persons

Ron Doebler Fly Fishing Adventures is located in Cooper Landing and offers to show you a memorable day exploring the Kenai River's fruitful waters!
trips fromUS $400
Kenai River Trout Anglers
Kenai River Trout Anglers

Cooper Landing • 20 ft • 4 persons

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime fishing adventure in Alaska with “Kenai River Trout Anglers”!

"We booked a last minute trip to Alaska to visit an ailing family member." —⁠ Kevin, United States
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trips fromUS $400
Lakeview Outfitters
Lakeview Outfitters

Cooper Landing • 20 ft • 5 persons

Lakeview Outfitters invites you on an unforgettable fly fishing adventure out of Cooper Landing, Alaska.

"I went fishing with my two sons.  Phil took the time to help set them up and find where the fish were." —⁠ Jeff, Arizona
trips fromUS $400
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Fishing in Seward

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!
 

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Seward Fishing Seasons

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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