Alaska Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Alaska Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Alaska

Deep Sea Fishing in Alaska

Anglers who want to go up against some huge fish should head up north to the Land of the Midnight Sun. If you’re visiting from the East Coast, you might be surprised by the Alaska deep sea fishing on offer. Out here, it’s all about bottom fishing for the delicious and hard-fighting Alaskan Halibut, along with a host of other delicacies such as Lingcod, Rockfish, and Crab.

What to Expect

The star of any saltwater trip is of course Halibut. When it comes to Halibut the world over, it doesn’t get better than Alaska! It’s less about reeling in 10 lb “chickens” up here and more about 400 lb big “barn door” Halibut instead. This is where the IGFA record was recorded, at 459 pounds.

There are plenty of places with charter boat fleets that will take you to the prime fishing grounds. You’ve got the Halibut fishing capital of the world, Homer, as well as Seward, Juneau, Dutch Harbor, Ketchikan, Kodak, and plenty more. Each area has its top spots and best times to fish. In Juneau, you can head to the Icy Straight from as early as May 1. When fishing in Seward, there are even fishing grounds just 3 miles from shore – this is great when the weather offshore is too rough to fish. Depths here vary from 5 to 425 feet.

In some places along the coast, you can go fishing for Halibut on a four-hour trip. Over in Homer, you’ll need a 10-hour trip to target Halibut and Rockfish successfully. Although the trip will specifically be for Halibut, these trips may also have you reeling in Lingcod and Rockfish. Lingcod target the same baits that attract Halibut and Lingcod, so where one is, the other isn’t far behind.

How to Prepare

Non-residents over 16 will need to buy a saltwater fishing license before coming aboard. Always keep an eye on local regulations so you know when the season opens and how many fish you can keep. 

Fishing gear and tackle are usually provided by fishing charters in Alaska.If you’re bringing your own, you’ll need strong line (up to 150 lb test) to help you reel these big boys in. For any first-time Halibut fishers out there: Expect your captain to use extra smelly bait to entice the fish – you’ve been warned! 

What are you waiting for? Head out to an Alaska offshore fishing trip today. You’ll love reeling in these tasty giants!

Alaska
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27,726 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Alaska

Make plans with your guide before booking your room. They may be able to help you find a good place and a better deal right in Cooper landing. I booked a room in Soldotna before I made fishing plans and spent a little extra time traveling. It wasn't too bad, but it would have been nicer to be right there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make plans with your guide before booking your room. They may be able to help you find a good place and a better deal right in Cooper landing. I booked a room in Soldotna before I made fishing plans and spent a little extra time traveling. It wasn't too bad, but it would have been nicer to be right there.
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. United States
First time salmon fishing and first time salmon fishing on the river. The fishing is sitting right off the bank anchored down while you lure is diving close to the bottom from the current. Just a lot of sitting waiting for a bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time salmon fishing and first time salmon fishing on the river. The fishing is sitting right off the bank anchored down while you lure is diving close to the bottom from the current. Just a lot of sitting waiting for a bite.
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Anchorage, Alaska
Go in July and first part aug, unless you a resident of alaska, and yous this charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go in July and first part aug, unless you a resident of alaska, and yous this charter.
Kenneth  E.
Kenneth E. Anchorage, Alaska
Bring rain gear and wear layers. You never know what the weather will be like until you are out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring rain gear and wear layers. You never know what the weather will be like until you are out.
Sharra  S.
Sharra S. Seattle, Washington
Bring a lunch, appropriate shoes and clothing and an eagerness to have fun.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring a lunch, appropriate shoes and clothing and an eagerness to have fun.
Glen  B.
Glen B. Kasilof, AK
Go with Noah and his crew...... very helpful, on the ball and committed to your having a good time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Noah and his crew...... very helpful, on the ball and committed to your having a good time
Kelley  E.
Kelley E. Eagle Mountain, UT
Make it a priority to fish in Seward on your trip, it is an absolutely stunning setting and the fish did not disappoint.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make it a priority to fish in Seward on your trip, it is an absolutely stunning setting and the fish did not disappoint.
Julie  L.
Julie L. Seattle, WA
Don't be disappointed if you don't catch all the fish you expect to. So many variables with weather and conditions. Enjoy the experience of it all. The camaraderie, the scenery is wonderful, being out on the big water. Being able to go fishing in Alaska is a blessing, not a given.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don't be disappointed if you don't catch all the fish you expect to. So many variables with weather and conditions. Enjoy the experience of it all. The camaraderie, the scenery is wonderful, being out on the big water. Being able to go fishing in Alaska is a blessing, not a given.
Susan  T.
Susan T. Ruth, MI
Being rain grear and waterproof boots, Don’t expect a guarantee to catch salmon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Being rain grear and waterproof boots, Don’t expect a guarantee to catch salmon.
Marie  P.
Marie P. Dalton Gardens, ID
Plan on wet rainy weather. Temp is 58 to 60 deg. F, but feels like 70. wear a ball cap to keep the rain hood out of your face. Bring anything you like to drink with you ie: beer, whisky, etc....And the most important thing is to enjoy yourself!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan on wet rainy weather. Temp is 58 to 60 deg. F, but feels like 70. wear a ball cap to keep the rain hood out of your face. Bring anything you like to drink with you ie: beer, whisky, etc....And the most important thing is to enjoy yourself!
Paul  M.
Paul M. Meridian, ID
This is surf fishing. We thought it was specific for halibut which is not true. Title of this fishing expedition needs to change. It was a great experience. We caught fish without sea sickness and if you need to go pee there is bathroom :) beautiful scenes to view while fishing. Take your chairs, coolers, relax, enjoy and have good time. My grandsons (10 & 13) recommend and so do we.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is surf fishing. We thought it was specific for halibut which is not true. Title of this fishing expedition needs to change. It was a great experience. We caught fish without sea sickness and if you need to go pee there is bathroom :) beautiful scenes to view while fishing. Take your chairs, coolers, relax, enjoy and have good time. My grandsons (10 & 13) recommend and so do we.
Lynne  K.
Lynne K. La Mesa, CA
Prepare for rain but bring a short sleeved shirt just in case the sun comes out! Plenty of space to store your backpacks and coolers so if you think you may need it-bring it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare for rain but bring a short sleeved shirt just in case the sun comes out! Plenty of space to store your backpacks and coolers so if you think you may need it-bring it.
Stacey  L.
Stacey L. Wasilla, AK
Allow enough time to get at least two good fishing days. Be prepared to spend 500.00 to 1000.00 on processing and shipping costs.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Allow enough time to get at least two good fishing days. Be prepared to spend 500.00 to 1000.00 on processing and shipping costs.
Paul  H.
Paul H.
check the dates; mid to late july for reds, mid august for silvers. We went in between and it really didn't work out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
check the dates; mid to late july for reds, mid august for silvers. We went in between and it really didn't work out.
John  C.
John C. Atascadero, CA
Make sure you know what days correspond with the fish you desire to catch. For example, you are not allowed to keep Halibut on Wednesdays.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know what days correspond with the fish you desire to catch. For example, you are not allowed to keep Halibut on Wednesdays.
John  D.
John D. Newton, AL
Be prepared for cold and wet weather and listen to the captain and crew-they will do their best to guide you to catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for cold and wet weather and listen to the captain and crew-they will do their best to guide you to catch fish!
Stacey  L.
Stacey L. Wasilla, AK
Perfect time to catch salmon! We almost didn’t do and can’t believe we almost missed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Perfect time to catch salmon! We almost didn’t do and can’t believe we almost missed.
Stephanie  R.
Stephanie R. Seattle, Washington
Rain gear, be prepared for cooler weather....dont expect 100 pound halibut....take the good normal 30-50 pound ones if you get the opportunity....
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rain gear, be prepared for cooler weather....dont expect 100 pound halibut....take the good normal 30-50 pound ones if you get the opportunity....
Charles  Y.
Charles Y. Seattle, Washington
Well worth the money, not only did they catch fish, they saw whales and ice glaciers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well worth the money, not only did they catch fish, they saw whales and ice glaciers.
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. Corinth, ME
Plan the trip so that you have time to freeze your fish before going home. It’s very pricy to send it home if you don’t have time to freeze it and take it on the plane.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan the trip so that you have time to freeze your fish before going home. It’s very pricy to send it home if you don’t have time to freeze it and take it on the plane.
Joshua  W.
Joshua W. League City, TX

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