Our full-day silver salmon charters depart at 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and are offered mid-August through early September.
King Salmon Fishing in Seward with a Local Guide
- 53′ boat
- Experienced captain
- Kings are our specialty
- Four-person minimum to go
(Email us if you need help making a party of four. Additional fees may include 7% tax, $3.50 port fee, and fuel surcharges.)
The Captain of the Florette C. is Dianne M. Dubuc of Alaska Saltwater Charters, lifelong Alaskan and licensed USCG master. Diane is well-known in the Seward area for her uncanny talent in catching king salmon and silvers. She does not fish for anything else and fishes for kings year-round — the perfect combination for your salmon fishing adventure in Seward. You will not find a better captain for this fishery!
Dianne has extensive experience in many of Alaska’s maritime trades, including nine years spent plying Alaska’s waters as a merchant marine. She has just upgraded her Standards for Training, Certification, and Watch Keeping endorsement as required by the US Coast Guard for high tonnage licenses. The STCW is an international convention designed to ensure that mariners holding this rating practice the highest safety standards. She has fished commercially for halibut, bottom fish, and ran the Florette C. as a commercial salmon troll vessel before shifting her focus to sport fishing and starting her own Alaska fishing charter business.
Dianne helped pioneer the feeder king fishery in Homer and now has single-handedly used her extensive knowledge to develop a viable feeder fishery in Resurrection Bay. She is also a key member of the Fish Advisory Board for our area. Dianne loves nothing more than seeing her guests enjoy the feel of a king on the end of their rod, and she gives 100% to see that her guests have the best possible experience on the absolute best vessel in the fleet. She loves catching fish more than her guests!
The vessel you’re fishing on is the F/V Florette C., a 53′ x 17′ professional salmon trolling vessel with spacious accommodations for up to six passengers. The Florette C. utilizes state-of-the-art fish finding and navigational equipment:
- American Pioneer sonar and bottom sounders
- Nobletec electronic plotting chart system with Northstar GPS
- Furuno 7040D 48 mile ranger radar
- A wide assortment of VHF, CB, & SSB radios
- Furuno weather fax
Our safety gear far exceeds charter industry standards. The Upkeep of the Florette C. is continuous, and the vessel is exceptionally clean and attractive throughout. We have a full bathroom and laundry facilities. The vessel is well insulated and our guests stay comfortably warm.
The Florette C, offers top-of-the-line custom, hand-built rods, and tournament grade tackle for our guests. Fish are bled as soon as they are caught and immediately placed in slush ice to preserve their fine quality. Dianne provides free fish cleaning. Fish packaging and freezing are available from nearby businesses.
The Florette C. holds these tournament records:
- 1999 ~ First Place – Elk’s Winter King Salmon Derby
- 1998 ~ Second Place – Anchor Point Saltwater King Salmon Tournament ~ Third Place in the Silver/King Tournament
- 1997 ~ Second & Third place – Silver/King Tournament ~ 8th place – Winter King Salmon Derby
- 1996 ~ Second and Third – Winter King Salmon Derby ~ Third – Anchor Point Saltwater King Salmon Tournament
Reservations & Refund Policy:
Four-person minimum. (If you have less than four, call us because we may already have a few wanting to go…) When you book your charter, we require a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold your dates. Full payment is required 30 days before the charter. You may pay with personal checks, traveler’s checks, or money orders. We do not take credit cards for this charter. If you should decide to cancel for whatever reason, a refund will only be granted if we can rebook your dates. If your charter is canceled at the dock due to weather, we will issue a full refund. Or if you prefer, we will reschedule your trip.
Buy your fishing and hunting license online at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/store/ – these can be printed out ahead of time, but must be on your person whenever you fish!
Runs from June 1st – 30th. Miller’s Landing will be selling tickets for the Halibut Derby from their campground store.
The Seward Silver Salmon Derby runs the second Saturday of August every year and is not only Alaska’s oldest fishing derby, but it’s also the highest-dollar cash prize fishing derby in Alaska. You can buy tickets right at the store, and it’s a blast!
When you book your charter, we require a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold your dates. Full payment is required 30 days before the charter. You may pay with personal check, travelers checks or money orders. If you should decide to cancel for whatever reason, a refund will only be granted if we can rebook your dates. If your charter is cancelled at the dock due to weather, we will issue a full refund. Or, if you prefer, we will reschedule your trip.