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TROPHY HALIBUT FISHING CHARTER
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June-Aug $325.00/per-person per-day 6:00am-4:00pm
Includes A Full Day Of Halibut Fishing, Chasing Trophy Halibut
Every spring the waters surounding Seward fill with an abundance of food for Halibut, ranging in size from 10-400lbs. Alaska Halibut are pure muscle, these fish put up a massive fight while you try to pull them up from the bottom.
Sport caught Alaskan Halibut have weighed over 400lbs with the world record being 459lbs. The average Halibut caught on our fishing charters is between 20 and 80lbs, with many fish over 100lbs caught.
The dream of catching an Alaska Trophy Halibut lures angles from around the world, to experence an unforgettable Alaska Halibut fishing trip book with The Seward Fish Company here in Seward Aalska. We have outfitted our boats with Top Quality Fishing Gear, we are one of the only boats that replaces all its rods and reels every year. We want you to have the best chance at getting your fish in the boat.
SKIPPERS FULL COMBO
July-Aug $325.00 per-person per-day 6:00am-4:00pm
This includes Combo Fishing For Seward Halibut, Rock Fish, Salmon and Lingcod. This is our most popular fishing trip in Seward, Alaska
The Skippers Full Combo is our customers favorite fishing trip in Seward Alaska. On this fishing trip we will chase it all, Seward Halibut, Salmon, Lingcod and Rockfish. Other charters in Seward sell COMBO trips where tou chase two types of fish; with the Seward Fish Company Skippers Full Combo you get to chase it all.
The typical size of the Halibut caught on a combo trip is around 20-40lbs. Because of the shorter time we have to focus on Halibut, you will have less opportunity to sort through the smaller Halibut looking for bigger fish like you would be able to do on a full day Halibut fishing charter. This size of Halibut are often considered better tasting than the larger fish, and are frequently refferred to as ALL CHEEKS.
Once you have caught your Halibut, we begin targeting Seward Silver Salmon. Once we find the Silver Salmon IT IS ON! These fish are considered the most fun a person can havem in such a short amount of time. It can be a short time to get a limit because once the bite is on, it is fast and crazy. Many times you can actually see the silver schooling under the boat and watch them attach yourr bait and each other trying to get to your bait, it is crazy good fun.
To finish up the day, once there is hardly room in the fish box, we go after some Seward Rock Fish and Seward Lingcod. As with the Salmon, we catch these fish on light tackle, the Rock Fish are almost as aggressive as the Silver Salmon, and the Lingcod, well the Great Lingcod is just something you have to experience.
This is a good time for you to watch some videos on our site, you can also vist www.youtube.com/fishsewardalaska to see just what we are talking about. The TRUTH is on film, see it for yourself, then live it with The Seward Fish Company
SEWARD SALMON FISHING
June-Aug $325.00/per-person per-day Full Day 6:00am-4:00pm
June-Aug 1/2 day $175.00/per-person per-day 6:15am-11am & 12:15pm-5:00pm
Seward Alaska is well known for its Sivler Salmon fishing, its, crazy good Salmon fishing. Alaska Silver Salmon weigh from 8-12lbs when the first arive in June and top 20lbs by August. These Salmon are the most fun Salmon fishing there is, when you get into a buch of Silver Salmon the fishing is on fire. Please see our video page at www.youtube.com/fishsewardalaska Here you will see just what we are talking about.
Our Silver Salmon Derby is in August, however, we have great Salmon fishing from mid-June-August. If you want fast action and a full freezer of Salmon this is the fishing trip for you.
On our combo trip you are able to keep 3 Silver Salmon each, but on a full day Salmon trip you can keep 6 per person, and we have the Salmon to fill that limit.
Seward Alaska Silver Salmon
By Andy Martin
Many places in Alaska are home to phenomenal silver salmon fishing. From Bristol Bay to Ketchikan, and all the rivers, streams and bays in between, willing-biting silvers are abundant, easy to access, and among the best pound-for-pound fighters to be found.
But in the heart of Alaska’s Gulf Coast, one small fishing community rightfully claims the title “Best Silver Salmon Fishery in the World.” The numbers back it up.
Seward, a fishing, cruise ship and tourist destination on the ocean side of the Kenai Peninsula, an easy two-hour drive from Anchorage, plays host to staggering silver salmon catches. Each summer, charters and private boats enjoy Alaska’s premier saltwater coho fishery. A mind-boggling 100,000 silvers are landed by the sport fleet in Seward each year.
“The biggest catch of coho in Seward was 174,000,” says Dan Bosch, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist responsible for the area. “The average catch is around 100,000.”
Seward anglers enjoy generous six-fish daily limits for silvers. The local chamber of commerce organizes the annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby, one of the oldest and most poplar fishing derbies in the state. The biggest fish takes a cash prize of $10,000. Thousands of dollars in other prizes are awarded. A tagged fish worth $50,000 is marked each year.
While Seward also has one of the best halibut fisheries in Alaska, with an impressive number of 100-pounders brought back to the docks each season, it’s the coho fishery that gets most of the attention.
“The fishery starts earlier than any other coho fishery in the state,” Bosch says.
From mid-June through October, silver salmon feed in the nutrient-rich waters off Resurrection Bay. Early in the season, many of the fish weigh only 4 or 5 pounds. By late summer, they are pushing the mid- to upper teens. Some of the salmon are bound for the creeks at the head of the bay near Seward. Most, however, return to hundreds of creeks flowing into the Gulf of Alaska, and a sizable portion originate in Prince William Sound. They are drawn to the two capes that create Resurrection Bay because of the abundant food found there.
“It’s a very unique area,” Bosch says, describing the towing cliffs that jet straight up from the ocean floor to form the Kenai Peninsula. Water depths quickly change from more than 1,000 feet to 100 feet, creating current changes, upwelling, and Alaska’s most productive food chain for coho salmon.
Charter boat captains like Randy Wells of the Seward Fish Co. spend the entire summer getting customers into the bounty of ocean silvers.
“There’s nothing like it,” Wells says. “There are times when it’s non-stop action and we limit out in less than an hour. It sometimes takes longer to clean them than it does to catch them.”
Aside from thriving wild populations of silvers, the Seward fishery gets a boost from hatchery releases in Resurrection Bay and Prince Williams Sound. The state releases 240,000 juvenile silvers near Seward. A private hatchery, with funding from the local chamber and charter boats fleet, adds another 400,000.
Mooching is by far the most effective method for catching Seward’s silvers. Some anglers troll, but with the fish schooling and actively feeding, jigging hoochies or Spin-N-Glos with small herring strips accounts for the bulk of the catch.
Bait stacks up at almost every point where Resurrection Bay meets the Gulf of Alaska. The salmon are almost always nearby.
Wells has his customers lower their bait baits 20 to 50 feet straight down, and then slowly reel and jig the baits toward the surface. The silvers can’t resist the offering.
“It’s chaos,” Wells says. “You have two, three or four fish on at a time. We’re netting two at a time. It’s Alaska’s best ocean salmon fishing.”
The silvers first show up around Montague Island in early May. By mid-June, a few fish are being caught at Pony Cove, Resurrection Bay’s most productive and popular coho hot spot. Sometime in July, hundreds of thousands of silvers will gather in the bay, providing fish-after-fish-after-fish action for nearly every boat on the scene.
Then, usually in August, the salmon spread out, still feeding, but not concentrated in the same immense numbers at Pony Cove. Captains like Wells keep close tabs on their movements, continuing to catch limits through the derby, this year slated for Aug. 14-22, when may of the fish are running 12 pounds to as big as 20 pounds.
Light Tackle Fishing
Lingcod, Salmon, & Rock Fish
June-Aug $325.00/per-person per-day Full Day 6:00am-4:00pm
June-Aug 1/2 day $175.00/per-person per-day 6:00am-11am & 12pm-5:00pm
Come fish with Fish Seward Alaska Inc. on the Black Dog and enjoy a day of light tackle fishing for hard fighting fish. Our boat the Black Dog is set up to fish a max of (4) anglers for lingcod, salmon and rock fish. The Black Dog is a 24ft Alumaweld fast, fast, fast boat, a perfect boat for full day and 1/2 day charters out of Seward. This boat is outfitted with the best light tackle rods made by Lamiglass and Penn reels. Your skipper will put you on big lingcod while using what most call a salmon rod, not your typical "charter fishing boat rod." Call today and book a unique fishing charter out of Seward and enjoy a light tackle trip with a small group.
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By Andy Martin
For nearly two hours, Capt. Randy Wells’ Rogue has been the only boat anchored off the tip of Montague Island, home of perhaps the best trophy halibut fishing in the northern Gulf of Alaska. It’s just past 9 a.m., and the first dots are showing up on the distant horizon, as the large charter boat fleet from Seward races toward Cape Cleare, the seaward point of Montague.
From Seward, the closest major port to Cape Clear, it’s a 2 ½ hour, 60+mile one-way trip. But the long jaunt through Resurrection Bay and open-water crossing to Montague are worth it. Dozens of Seward charter boats make the trip daily because of the monster-size halibut that feed among the canyons, shelves and pinnacles below the surface there.
In June and July, when the trophy halibut season is at its peak, it’s not uncommon for each customer on a charter to hook into a halibut pushing 100 pounds. Several fish topping 200 pounds are caught each season, and a few surpassing 300 pounds are landed. It’s one of Alaska’s premier fisheries for giant halibut, trophy lingcod, king and coho salmon, and yelloweye rockfish.
Wells enjoyed an early head start to Montague’s Cape Cleare. By the time he sees another boat pull up, set anchor and drop its lines for halibut, his clients are already well toward their limits of halibut, with several trophy-size ’buts already in the fish box. Most boats that come to Cape Cleare only have enough time fish for halibut, and then return to port because so much travel time is involved. Wells and a handful of other captains based in Seward offer “overnight trips,” allowing them to spend much more time fishing instead of the typical five-hour daily boat ride to and from Montague Island.
“The advantage of the overnight trip is you get to spend a lot more time fishing instead of running,” says Wells, who owns the Seward Fish. Co. (www.fishsewardalaska.com, 907-947-3349). “It takes several hours to have a true trophy halibut trip, and if you just spent 2 ½ to 3 hours running to Montague and have just as long of a ride back, you don’t have as much time to go after lingcod, kings, silvers and rockfish after you get your halibut. But when you reduce that travel time, you can enjoy a true combo, where you get quality halibut, and go for everything else too.”
Seward has become the premier port for one, two and three day overnight trips into Prince Williams Sound, Montague Island and the North Gulf Coast. On a typical trip, the charter leaves Seward with the rest of the fleet and goes straight to Montague Island. But instead of returning to Seward that afternoon, the 75-mile trip back is cut significantly, since the charter boat will instead head to the entrance of Prince William Sound, where a couple of lodges are located within half an hour from the best Montague halibut spots.
The boat gets to stay at the fishing grounds two to three hours longer than the other boats, and that almost always equals more and bigger fish.
The next day, instead of the run from Seward, the charter leaves Port Ashton Lodge, and is fishing 30 minutes later, instead of 2 ½ hours after leaving the dock.
Port Ashton and a few other lodges in Prince Williams Sound cater primarily to charter boats from Seward who bring their customers in for a night or two instead of running back and forth from Seward for two or three days.
“The cost is similar to what you would pay to stay in a hotel in Seward for a few days and eat at restaurants in town,” Wells says. “Instead of taking a float plane to the lodge, you begin and end in Seward, since the charter boat will be transporting you.”
The overnight trips sometimes double the amount of time a customer gets to spend fishing during a day, allowing them to high grade until they get trophy-size halibut, and still have plenty of time to target limits of salmon, lingcod, yelloweye and black rockfish.
“You can do a day trip out of Seward and get limits of halibut, but they may only be 20-pounders,” Wells says. “If you have more time, you can soak big baits and stay longer, and catch those 100-pound-plus halibut, and still have time left to get salmon, lingcod and rockfish.”
SEWARD ALASKA COD & ROCK FISH COMBO
May-June $175.00/per-person per-day 1/2 Day
In May and June Seward boast a massive Pacific Cod fishery and we mean massive. Fish Seward Alaska Inc. is one of the only charters out of Seward, Alaska who offers 1/2 day Cod fishing trips. Currently out of Seward there is no limit on Pacific Cod for charter fishing boats; what does this mean for you....A TON of fish!!! On a average fishing charter out of Seward where we target cod, we get a lot of them. These trips are an amazing fun trip and on light tackle, you will catch until your arm hurts.
In the United States two similar but different cod species are harvested commercially, the Atlantic cod native to the northern Atlantic Ocean and Pacific cod which can be found throughout the northern Pacific Ocean. Both of these cod species are part of a group of fish species often referred to as “Groundfish” because they usually live on or near the ocean floor. Some other species in this group include pollock, haddock, hake, ocean perch and flatfish.
The majority of cod currently landed in the United States is Pacific Cod. This fishery takes place off of the west coast of the U.S. and Alaska with the majority of landings from the Alaskan fishery