Alaska Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Alaska Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Alaska

Top 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!

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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Alaska

June fishing trip
Jill M. fished with Hi Time Charters on June 12, 2021
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Capt Luke and Gavin were a lot of fun. This was a great trip eventhough we did not catch any king salmon. Highly recommend.
A Fun and Productive Day with Captain Chris
Lonna M. fished with Discover Alaskan Adventures - Salmon on May 14, 2021
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To get the proper licenses prior to the fishing day.
Fantastic Fly Fishing with Headshakers
Cyril A. fished with Head Shakers on August 10, 2020
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Call Headshakers. They will put you on the fish
Full day with captain Cory
Renee H. fished with Alaskan Adventure Guides on July 18, 2020
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I would recommend them get hooked up with Captain Cory so they can have the fishing experience they will love.
Shore fisjing, no Captain Mike
Roberto V. fished with Chum Fun Charters on July 28, 2019
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I went fishing for halibut and silver salmon, I caught one halibut and two salmons. I had great time.
Full day trip with Captain Jason.
Mark A. fished with Moore Charters – Eclipse on July 25, 2019
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Bring binoculars so you can see all the fish jumping at a distance because there are a lot of them, and bring your muscles because you're going to need them, they put up a pretty good fight.
caught limit before noon!
Lorraine V. fished with Red Door Charters & Lodging - Ravyness on July 24, 2019
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Book with this company. Well stocked boat,clean restroom, comfortable seats and not one bit smelly.
Full day Halibut and Rock fish
Joseph E. fished with Red Door Charters & Lodging - Ravyness on July 15, 2019
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If you are fishing in homer for the first time be prepared to fish in the rain. Even if you tell your kids pack for colder weather and rain, make sure they packed rain gear

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