The Seward Halibut Derby and Seward Salmon Derby are big events in the small town of Seward.
Halibut Derby: The Halibut Derby runs June 1 through the 30th. There is a winning fish selected each week with a “mystery weight” selected randomly by a computer. Each week there is a different weight. The fish that is closest to the “mystery weight” wins. Altogether there are about $30,000 in prizes to win. Miller’s Landing donates $2500 in prizes alone for this special event. Miller’s Landing will be selling tickets during the Halibut Derby.
Silver Salmon Derby: The Seward Silver Salmon Derby runs from the second Saturday in August for 9 days, ending on the following Sunday at noon. This is one of the largest sporting events in Alaska. There are more than $250,000 in prizes for the derby, including $10,000 in cash for the largest fish. There are thousands of dollars to win in prizes daily, for mystery fish, largest fish in certain categories, and tagged fish. The entry fee is $10 a day or $30 for the entire Derby. Seward Silver Salmon Derby Rules require everyone on the boat to have a Derby ticket if they are fishing the Derby. Therefore if you would like to participate in the Derby on a fishing charter for silver salmon, please tell us at the time of the charter that you want to participate in the Derby so we can be sure to group you with other Derby participants on the boat you will be fishing from. Miller’s Landing is a main sponsor of the Seward Silver Salmon Derby, donating over $2000 in prizes. Tickets may be purchased at the Miller’s Landing campground store for this event.