Alaska Salmon Halibut
Fishing in Seward Alaska
There are a variety of fishing options for salt water fishing in Seward Alaska; for the most part by boat, but at some times of the year you can fish from shore. For about 3 weeks in July you can catch all 5 species of Salmon from the beach right in front of our waterfront cabins! We have loaner fishing poles for our guests to use (license required). Halibut fishing is generally from mid-April to mid-Sept by boat. Full day salmon and combo (salmon & halibut) charters are generally from June to mid-Sept. Below are some recommendations.
Seward’s Annual Silver Salmon Derby is one of the oldest and largest fishing derbies in the State. It starts the 2nd Saturday of August and runs for 8 1/5 days, finishing the 3rd Sunday of August at Noon. For all fishing, you will need to purchase a fishing license and appropriate tags (if applicable). Be sure to give yourself time to experience some heavenly relaxation in our very special and beautiful cabins with spectacular wildlife and scenery surrounding them, just south of Seward, Alaska, on the shores of Resurrection Bay, on the Kenai Peninsula,.
Selecting the best fishing charter for your desires can often be a challenge, as we have learned over the years. There are a number of factors to take into consideration, and you should prior to making any reservation. What size boat and how many people do you want to fish with? 6, 12, 24? How many people can the boat seat inside, and how many people will be on the boat? On bad weather days this can become the most important issue. Does the boat have a private indoor head (bathroom); if not what are the facilities?
What is the policy if you are unable to fish for the species you selected? What is the policy if the charter is canceled or cut short due to weather?
How experienced and familiar are the Captain & crew in these waters ? Over the years our local insight, the answers to the above questions, and customer feedback leads us to the vendor recommendations below.
We’re happy to help you decide, and make your reservation for you! Given time differences, and the small nature of these companies, it is often easier for us to help, since we’re right here and are familiar with everyone’s schedules. If the folks we recommend below are full, we can help find someone else good. All fishing charters include gear, bait & filleting of fish. You’ll want to bring food & beverage. You’ll need to purchase a fishing license. All trips are subject to 7% tax, $3.50 port fee and possible fuel surcharges (currently around $15 per person).
Jim & Kathleen Barkley run a small family company with high standards. In addition to their Dairy Hill Lodging, they also offer fishing charters and sightseeing trips: full day charters from approx. Mid-May to Early September generally departing 7:30 a.m. returning approx. 4:30 p.m. single species salmon, halibut, ling cod, combo salmon/halibut or combo halibut/ling cod, combo fishing (salmon) wildlife viewing. Perfect if you only have one day to spend on the water and want to both fish and glacier/wildlife sightsee. Prices are generally $200 salmon, $225 halibut, $269-$279 for combos plus above taxes and fees and possible fuel surcharge
We have other excellent suggestions if they are full! Just give us a call! Or send an email!
Fresh Water/River Fishing:
Want to fish the Kenai River for salmon? We’re excited to recommend Kenai River Float-N-Fish! John and Heather receive very high marks from their customers! They are conveniently located in Cooper Landing, which makes it easy to make an afternoon or even morning fishing trip!