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Full-Day Salmon Fishing Charter

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6am - 5pm Up to 10 people fishing, 6 more as passengers, exclusive use of the boat
6am - 5pm Up to 6 people - exclusive use of the boat

Full-Day Salmon Fishing Charter in Seward, Alaska

Our full-day silver salmon charters in Seward depart at 6AM and are offered mid-August through early September.  This trip is only offered as a Book the Boat– not individual seats. Boat running time can be 15 minutes to an hour and a half to the fishing grounds, depending on where the best fishing is! During the bulk of our season, we only sell combination fishing charters for all species due to the high demand and the amazing produce of our local fishery!

We focus on harvesting the full daily limit for silver salmon and rockfish on these Seward fishing trips, and enjoy great success! Filleting of your fish and a private hanging station back at the landing for photos are included in your adventure. Enjoy world-class silver salmon fishing in Alaska using purpose-built, made-in-the-USA fishing rods from Thrasher Rods and all hand-tied gear in house.

Silver Salmon

Salmon start their annual return to their freshwater streams in mid-July and August but can be caught in outer coastal waters starting in late June. Silver salmon average 8 to 20 lbs and are a lot of fun to catch. They put up a great fight on medium to light tackle and are a thrill to reel in. The limits are six silvers inside the bay (an invisible line between Cape Resurrection and Cape Aialik) or three silvers outside the bay. You may have six salmon outside the bay, only three of which may be silvers (so you could have three silvers, two chum, and one pink for example). Or you can catch your three outside the bay, and come inside the bay to try to catch your additional three to fill the limit.

Depending upon the weather, tides, location, and time of year, we normally fish for salmon in water depths from a few feet offshore to 90 feet offshore. Usually “mooching” (drift fishing with bait or lures) provides the best results. Our Captains are avid salmon fishermen and have great knowledge and successful fishing techniques that they share with you. Their extensive knowledge of our area gives them an edge for finding the right combination of techniques and location to find salmon and get them to bite.

The Seward Silver Salmon Derby

This Seward Silver Salmon Derby runs from the second Saturday in August and ends the following Sunday at noon. There are thousands of dollars to win in prizes daily; from the mystery fish to the largest and tagged fish. The entry fee is $10 a day or $50 for the entire Derby. See the rules for the Derby Here.

Fuel Surcharge:

Please know that fuel is the largest expense we have as charter operators. Our prices reflect the price of fuel at the time of publishing. In previous years we have not added a fuel surcharge, however, due to the volatile and uncertain nature of fuel prices, Millers Landing reserves the right to add a fuel surcharge to the trip rates.

A fuel surcharge will only be applied in the event of soaring fuel prices based on the price of fuel at the time of your charter. Should the price of marine fuel remain under $4.50 per gallon there will be no additional charge.

This will ensure that we are able to take you to the best fishing grounds without regard for the cost of fuel or how far we must travel. By adding a fee schedule we can mitigate that concern, and provide you the ultimate fishing experience.



More Information

Get ready for a day full of stunning views, good company and an authentic Alaskan fishing experience that will leave you with several great fishing stories. Departure is at 6 a.m. daily. Using our WiFi, you can purchase your Alaska fishing license here We have free parking. We even pick you up right from the shore in our specially designed boats! Our custom catamaran, the Fox Willie often drops off kayakers in the national park — Sometimes the fox returns closer to 6 pm instead of 5 pm — This does not cut into your fishing time, nor does it affect where we fish.

Below is more information about our itinerary, fishing regulations, and competitions.

Watch to Catch

Silver Salmon


Silvers start their annual return to their freshwater streams in mid-July and August. They average 8-20 lbs and are a lot of fun to catch. They put up a good fight and it’s exciting to watch the fish rip around the boat and leap into the air during the fight! People of all ages are capable of catching Silvers, and kids do very well with these fish. Seward has one of the better Silver Salmon sport fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula, and charter operators actually come from other towns to fish here. Silvers are remarkably tasty, and we take extra care with our salmon, keeping them in coolers with ice and saltwater so they stay firm and fresh no matter what time of day they were caught.  Miller’s Landing has its own ice maker, and we outfit the charters daily with a stock of ice for the catch. When the bite is on, it’s a complete frenzy. Everyone on the boat can fish at the same time!

Pink Salmon

Humpy - Haddo - Gorbusch

These salmon do not reside in fresh water for any extended period, unlike coho, chinook and sockeye salmon. Their average length is 20 to 25 inches and their average weight is 3.5 to 5 pounds. We do not target pink salmon, but we do catch them while fishing for rockfish or silver salmon. They often get released when we are targeting silvers, it is most folks’ preference to keep silvers instead of pink salmon. They are great eating if cooked shortly after catching vs. freezing and eating later on.  You can also catch pink salmon right in front of our main office,  right on the beach, in the late summer.

Pelagic Rockfish

Black Bass - Dusky - Widow - Yellowtail - Blue

Black Bass are both exciting and fun to catch. They are the most prolific of the pelagic Rockfish species and are found near shallow rocky areas.  Fishermen are limited to a set number of pelagic and nonpelagic rockfish per day, and we make an effort to catch both to reach the limit. These fish average about 4 to 5 pounds but range up to 12 pounds. We often fish for them with light/medium-weight tackle. These fish are great fun for young and big kids alike as they hit fast and furious, are located all throughout the water column near rock structure, and can liven up a lull in the bite. They are excellent fried, baked, or blackened.

Non-Pelagic Rockfish

Yellow Eye - Red Snapper

Yellow Eye Rockfish are one of the tastiest fish we catch, and also one of the oldest. They are non-pelagic rockfish, which means they’re one of 32 different species in the same classification caught in Alaska.  Other non-pelagic rockfish we catch are Copper, China, Silver gray, Tiger, et al.  They are generally speaking all of the “colorful” species of rockfish.    Red Snapper and their non-pelagic brethren live to be incredibly old – they grow about an inch per year, don’t start breeding until they’re 7, and the eggs have less than a 1% survival rate.  They live where they are born, and as such are limited in most areas to 1 per person per day.  They are incredibly good-eating, gorgeous fish which initially hit like a truck.  Red Snapper can get up to 32 lbs, and we’ve had them swallow the whole salmon on halibut gear. They are generally caught while fishing for halibut and ling cod.

King Salmon

Chinook - Spring salmon - Blackmouth

These are the largest Pacific salmon species which is why they have the word ‘king’ in their name. King salmon live around five years in the ocean, some have lived to eight, they can grow as long as 4.9 feet and up to 129 pounds. Their typical length and weight are 3 ft and 30 lbs. We don’t target kings but can definitely catch them. If you would like to try and harvest a king salmon the spring combo trip is the best time to try.