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Half Day Silver Salmon & Black Bass Fishing Charter

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Book the Boat: Up to 6 passengers Exclusive use of the boat

Seward, Alaska Silver Salmon & Black Bass Fishing Charters

Experience world-class silver salmon and rockfish fishing in Seward, Alaska with our flexible half-day charters! Our trips depart three times daily at 7am, 12pm, and 5pm and can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to reach the fishing grounds. With our custom-made-in-the-USA Thrasher Rods, you can target silver salmon (July to Sept.) and rockfish (with the limit of one yelloweye; four rockfish total per person). On occasion, king salmon may also be caught when fishing for silvers. The daily limit of salmon is six per person when caught inside the bay and three per person outside the bay.

Our action-packed trips are perfect for those who don’t have much time, as we focus on harvesting the full daily limit and often have great success! Free parking is available on-site, and we leave right from our facility just south of Seward. Your trip also includes filleting of your fish and a private hanging station for photos. Join us for a memorable fishing experience with world-class catches!

Fishing in the late afternoon and on half-day charters can be a great experience. These trips come with the added bonus of not having to compete with other anglers and calmer waters. The boat takes about 35 to 40 minutes to reach prime fishing grounds, either Cape Resurrection or Cape Aialik, and often comes with the sighting of whales, sea lions, eagles and more. With our 6 a.m. full-day charters, you get the added benefit of being the first to the fishing grounds. Whether it’s a half-day or full-day charter, there is always something to see and enjoy.

Remember, in Alaska, it doesn’t get dark until after midnight in June!

Halibut may be caught but are NOT retained on these charters! If you want to keep a halibut, please join us on our full-day charter.
Please Note: 5pm charter not offered after 08/20 due to diminishing daylight.

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 fishing adventure, with stunning views, good company and an authentic Alaskan fishing experience that will leave you with several great fishing stories. Departure is at 7 am, 12 pm and 5 pm, and the trip lasts about 4 hours. Using our free WiFi, you can purchase your Alaska fishing license here. We also have free parking. Our half-day fishing boat fits up to 6 passengers and gets launched right next to the Millers Landing office.

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

Watch to Catch

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.

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.

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!