SEWARD, ALASKA FISHING

Seward Alaska Halibut

You are allowed 2 halibut per person per day. Halibut fishing is a major draw to Seward Alaska because some of the largest halibut in the world are caught in Seward, Alaska. Our Halibut range form 20-400lbs. 

Halibut are the largest fish in the Gulf of Alaska, just outside of Resurrection Bay located in Seward, Alaska. They can grow to more than 8 ft long and 700 lbs. Halibut weighing in at more than 100 pounds are often called "Barn Doors" or “Hogs”, while smaller halibut, less than 20 pounds, are often called "Chickens". The largest Halibut ever caught while sport fishing was 459 lbs. in Unalaska Bay, close to Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Dutch Harbor is where your skipper Randy Wells, learned to chase the great Halibut of Alaska.

Halibut fishing out of Seward, Alaska is work however it is painless compared to fishing out of Homer, Alaska. The Gulf of Alaska does not have the huge “rip tides” that Homer and Deep Creek have. Out of Seward we will be Halibut fishing in waters from 80-200ft deep and we will be using only 1-3 lb lead sinkers, whereas out of Homer or Deep Creek you will be using 3-6 lb sinkers and fighting the “rip tide” plus the Halibut. Moreover, out of Seward Alaska will give you the fish you want and fill your camera with wonderful pictures of the surrounding Kenai Fjords.

Alaskan Halibut Fishing

Alaskan Halibut


   


  
Seward Alaska Lingcod

Lingcod, what a catch this fish will scare you. It is common to be fighting a rock fish and have a 50lb Lingcod bite and fight!! From July 1st you are allowed 1 Lingcod per person per day.

The Seward Fish Company takes great pride in catching these huge mean fish. On our boat we use a light weight rod, similer to a Salmon rod. These light rod's with a big Lingcod is what fishing is all about. Lingcod fishing is one of Seward Fish Company's favorite fish to chase, please join us for this big fish fight!

When feeding, lingcod attack their prey and especially enjoy chasing anything that flees from their rows of sharp teeth. In the underwater world of lingcod, it is an "eat or be eaten" world. Lingcod will even eat their younger, smaller brothers, sisters or cousins.

   
  
  

Alaska Lingcod

Anyone who's fished for lingcod will experience a "hitch hiker".  This happens when an angler hooks a fish and then a lingcod grabs it and hangs on, all the way to the boat. Once at the boat, remember to leave the lingcod underwater and do not lift their head out of the water before gaffing them. If you raise their head out of the water they will release their prey.

 


  
Seward Alaska Rockfish & Yellow Eye

One of the oldest and most colorful fish in Alaskan waters. Yellow Eye are abundant In Seward. You are allowed one Yellow Eye per person per day. If you keep a Yellow Eye it will go against your Rock Fish Limit of 5.There are more than 30 species of rockfish that inhabit the Gulf of Alaska.  

Yellow Eye, Quillback, and Black rockfish have been aged at 40 years old.  Most pelagic rockfish from Seward, Alaska’s Gulf of Alaska, caught by sport gear are 10 to 20 years old; however, most non-pelagic rockfish such as yellow eye and quillbacks are 12 to 60 years old.  Rockfish do not start reproducing until they are at least 10 to 20 years old, and therefore are extremely susceptible to over-harvest

Alaska Rock Fish

   
Almost all the Rockfish that we catch are from the Gulf of Alaska located outside of Resurrection Bay in Seward, Alaska.  These rockfish are mostly all larger/mature fish.  Most of the spots that contain rockfish will have big schools (lots of numbers of rockfish) of all mixed species of rockfish.

The problem associated with fishing for rockfish in the Gulf is that when you start catching them, everyone on the boat usually limits out quickly.  Please watch our video on Rock Fish and Lingcod, this will blow your imagination “out of the water”.

Some charter boats will tell you that “Rock Fish” are not good to eat. The Seward Fish Company and our customers will tell you that they are” GREAT TO EAT”!!!
  


  
Seward Alaska Salmon

Seward offers King, Pink and Silver Salmon. The Silver Salmon is by far the biggest Salmon attraction.

In Seward. Each year hundreds of thousands arrive in July and August, what a full day these fish are. You are allowed 3-6 Silver Salmon depending on where you fish and your other catch for the day. Your captain will explain this to you. 

Silver salmon (also known as Coho salmon) are a crazy aggressive salmon in the ocean. The Seward Fish Company chases silver’s from June-August, and we use a verity of techniques, including: mooching, jigging, trolling, and fly fishing. 

       

   
Silver Salmon Fishing in Alaska

Regardless of the technique you use, you can expect massive action and frequent limits.  Fish Seward Alaska, Inc. has had many days with full limits of Silvers. This is so much fun for the fast-action fisherperson.

Fishing for silver salmon in and around Resurrection Bay is one of the most popular trips we offer.  When the fish are in the Silver Salmon fishing can be fast and furious -- and with a limit of six fish per day you could easily fill your freezer in a single trip. These fish are typically found in medium to large schools so when the bite is on, double, triple or even quadruple hook-ups are possible! Silver salmon are highly voracious feeders and are known for their aggressive strikes and acrobatic tail-walking runs.

Seward, Alaska Silver Salmon Derby - August 14th-21st 

In August, Resurrection located in Seward, Alaska fills with tens of thousands of Silver Salmon and the city of Seward, prepares for the Silver Salmon Derby one of the oldest and largest fishing derbies in Alaska.

After purchasing a daily or season derby ticket,  you may enter your  fish. Derby prizes include $10,000 for the heaviest fish overall; $5,000 for the second-place Coho. Top 20 fish reap rewards as do a variety of daily winners. Let’s not forget, of course, our tagged worth $50,000.00 don’t forget about the prize drawing for $1,000 - anyone who purchases a Derby ticket is eligible!