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Halibut & King Salmon Fishing Charter Combo

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Early Season Book the Boat 6am - 6pm: 10 anglers & 6 passengers max Exclusive use of the boat for up to 16 Apr 11 - June 18
Early Season Book the Boat 6am - 5pm: 6 anglers max Exclusive use of the boat for up to 6 Apr 11 - Jun 18

Full-Day Halibut and King Salmon Fishing Charter Seward, Alaska

On a Miller’s Landing Full Day Fishing Charter for Halibut/King Salmon we attempt to catch our daily limits of Halibut, King Salmon, and Rockfish! Departing at 6am, we will head to where we believe the best fishing can be had. This may mean venturing 60+ miles to the Western entrance of Prince William Sound to target the spring king fishery off Cape Cleare. We target Kings by trolling or mooching with both hardware and bait, working gear through the water column.
Some of our largest halibut have been harvested in the spring during species-specific charters – this is a wonderful time of year to target both species.

When the weather does not permit the exposed run East, we will push West and ply the barrier islands, moraines, and dynamic submerged structures of the Kenai Fjords National Park. The weather here can be more protected, and the fishing is much more diverse, not to mention stunningly beautiful.

We offer these trips from May 1-June 19, before the Silver Salmon typically arrive. Time is split between Halibut and King Salmon depending on tides and the primary target of the clientele, and we generally allocate some time for rock fishing always with the goal to come in with our limit. After June 19th, if you’d like to book a King / Hali combination trip, please just give us a call and we can likely arrange it for you so long as it is a whole boat booking – the price for trips post 6/19 may vary.

Many of our fishing spots have views of the fjords, glaciers, rookeries and feeding/nesting grounds for whales and sea birds.

King or (chinook) Salmon are the largest local salmon we can target, with sizes ranging from 10 – 50+ pounds. The “feeder kings” we target are king salmon that are not yet bound for the river. These fish go to sea for up to 8 years before returning to freshwater to spawn. The state of Alaska limits harvest to either one or two king salmon per person, depending on the area we are fishing.

Non-Halibut Wednesdays

Note that Halibut fishing regulations for commercial operators are announced in March each year, and we will update this page as we learn these for 2024. If you’re planning to visit during these dates, or hoped to go fishing on a Wednesday, the most common closure day, the Best of Alaska fishing/sightseeing/kayaking tour or half day salmon/rockfish tours are other great options!


A unique charter experience

A feeder king is a beautiful thing, both in the water and on the table. We treat these fish with reverence and respect both on and off the water, and take the best care possible with your catch from the time it leaves the water. We only allow the senior crew to filet these fish, and we endeavour to harvest every bit for your homeback.

During the Silver Salmon run (usually June 20th – the end of the season) we offer our flagship Combination Fishing Charters for all species which truly makes the most of the day and our world-class fishery.

Cleaning and filleting of your fish and a private hanging station back at the landing for photos is included in your adventure. Your fishing experience will be enhanced while using purpose-built custom rods made in the USA and field-tested by our own crew for production by [Talon Rods]
( All fishing tackle is rigged and tied by hand in house by our captains and crew!

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 a true Alaskan fishing experience that will leave you with several great fishing stories! Some halibut fishing charter departures can be booked to include a fully guided kayaking day trip to the glaciers, for those in your party not interested in fishing, but wanting to stay with the group. We also often use this vessel to drop off kayakers in the national park — this is the reason for the later return and 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.

What to Catch

Pacific Halibut

Pacific Halibut is the most desired and largest fish of Alaska’s sport fisheries. They are plentiful in our waters throughout the season and can be caught May-September. Sport-caught Halibut usually range from 20-50 lbs, although larger fish are not uncommon. People frequently ask about the size of the halibut we catch, but that question is impossible to answer from day to day. We commonly catch fish over 100 lbs, but we commonly catch average-sized Halibut as well. It’s up to you to listen to your guide, attend your line, and do your best to maximize your catch! We’ve caught 156lb Halibut on Salmon rods while fishing for Rockfish, with a tiny little hook and skimpy piece of herring. We’ve also caught 300lb Halibut on whole Salmon carcases threaded with circle hooks at 400′.  Nobody can forecast a day of fishing, but we work as hard as we can to make it a success.

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.

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.

Pacific Cod

Alaska Cod - Gray Cod - True Cod

While Pacific Cod are not the target species around here, they are great eating and fun to catch. There is never a guarantee of when we catch them. Some days we are “covered up with cod” while halibut fishing and it’s as fast as you get to the bottom. These fish live up to 20 years and grow up to 6 ft in length. Pacific Cod migrate as far as 490 miles in a year from the Gulf of Alaska to the west coast of Norway. Cod is quite healthy like most fish and is great cooked in butter on a hot skillet.


Buffalo Cod - Cultus Cod

Ling season opens July 1st, and they aren’t actually Cod at all! Lings are members of the Greenling family, and in some cases their flesh is naturally tinted green or blue, turning white when cooked. They eat a great deal of chlorophyll, lending the fish its unusual tint.  These fish can grow to over 80 lbs. They look like prehistoric sea monsters and are apex predators, often shunning bait and going instead for an actively worked jig. Lings can be caught at almost any depth, but we catch most of them at 30-275 feet. Many people prefer the moist, succulent, white meat of Ling Cod to Halibut. Lings are often caught pre-season but must be released prior to July 1st.