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Seward Fishing Derby

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 $50 for the entire Derby.

If you have any more questions, feel free to check out the official Seward Salmon Derby website!