Our full-day silver salmon charters depart at 7AM and are offered mid-August through early September.
Half Day Silver Salmon & Black Bass Fishing Charter
- Per Person
- 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.
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.
|PRICE OF FUEL
|UNDER $4.50 PER GALLON
|$4.51 – $5.00 PER GALLON
|$10 PER PERSON PER DAY
|$5.01 – $6.00 PER GALLON
|$20 PER PERSON PER DAY
|$6.01 – $7.00 PER GALLON
|$30 PER PERSON PER DAY
|$7.01 – $8.00 PER GALLON
|$40 PER PERSON PER DAY
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.
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!
The Seward Halibut Derby has been discontinued until further notice.
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. Tickets are available online through the Seward Harbormaster’s Office.
Make sure you have comfortable shoes and warm layers for fishing outside on the bow, good rain gear is also essential. The boat is heated inside with comfortable seating so don’t worry, there is always a space for you to crash. We also recommend snacks and water.
Don’t forget medical necessities, and if you get seasick and are using Dramamine, take it an hour before departure.
Enjoy world-class fishing for all species using Thrasher and Seeker rods, Avet and Shimano reels, and hand-tied gear using top-end components! Read more about our equipment here!
We use our boat the Avery H for our half-day charters, read about her here: Our Vessel Fleet | Miller’s Landing in Seward Alaska (millerslandingak.com)
We especially enjoy having kids join us for the ride. However, it is important to understand the following before you sign up. We encourage those booking with children to consider booking the whole boat, to ensure we can cater to those family needs without impacting others. If the children aren’t having a good time, we can not and will not return home to accommodate that need. We will have to fish first and cater to the group. So we let families use their own discretion when deciding if they’re ready for the trip.
If you’ve booked the boat: you are the group we cater to.
- A $10 cancellation fee is imposed for all reservations cancelled.
- Cancellations must be received by email only to [email protected]. The cancellation notice date is the date the email was received at [email protected]. Phone cancellations will not be accepted.
- Cancellations received by email 30 days prior to the first day of the reservation are charged a $10 cancellation fee and you will receive a refund of 90% of the total amount of the reservation.
- Cancellations received by email 15 to 29 days prior to the first day of the reservation are charged a $10 cancellation charge and you will receive a 75% refund of the total amount of the reservation.
- Cancellations received by email 14 days to zero days prior to arrival are charged a $10 cancellation fee and you will receive a 50% refund only if we are able to rebook your camping, cabin, fishing, kayaking, water taxi, shuttle, lunch, or activity. If we are not able to rebook your reservation, then no refunds will be issued and you will also be charged a $10 cancellation fee to your credit card.
- In some situations, a raincheck worth 75% of your reservation may be issued at the discretion of Miller’s Landing management instead of the applicable cancellation charge. If this option appeals to you, please suggest this at the time of cancellation. Rainchecks are good for one year and may be used for activities, camping, or lodging owned by Miller’s Landing or towards the cost of hats, T-shirts, gifts, etc. sold in the Miller’s Landing store or items sold online. For items purchased online, the customer is expected to pay for the cost of postage. Rainchecks may NOT be transferred to another person.
- A 100% refund will be issued for any activity that was canceled due to weather by Miller’s Landing. Miller’s Landing reserves the right to determine weather cancellations. Rain does not constitute a cancellation.
Please note: Miller’s Landing encourages only guaranteed prepaid reservations. Unlike many other states, Alaska has a very short tourist season, which can make it difficult for us to rebook when we have cancellations without ample notice.
If you are booking a charter and lodging and your charter, water taxi, or kayaking is canceled due to weather, you are still responsible for the lodging or camping reservations and the normal cancellation policy applies. All of our activities are possible during rain, so rain does not constitute a cancellation. Miller’s Landing is not responsible for vehicle break downs, personal emergencies, flight delays, health issues or other unforeseen hardships. We will try very hard to work with you, but the cancellation policy will need to be applied if we cannot issue a raincheck or find an alternative solution that appeals to both parties.
Please understand that Miller’s Landing also incurs a hefty financial merchant fee from our bank for the cost of charging your credit card and again for the cost of refunding it, and there is also a cost involved for the time involved in processing and refunding your reservation in employee costs. Our goal when taking your reservation is to have a solid, guaranteed prepaid reservation. We strongly discourage the practice of making reservations without having an airline ticket or making tentative reservations. Thank you for your understanding.
Watch to Catch
Pelagic RockfishBlack 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.
Three per day, per person, no size limit
Non-Pelagic RockfishYellow 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.
One per day, per person, we do not keep the little ones, but release them using deep sea release mechanism.
Pink SalmonHumpy - 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.
Three fish per day outside of Resurrection Bay. Six fish per day, within Resurrection Bay. No annual limit.
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!
Three fish per day outside of Resurrection Bay. Six fish per day, within Resurrection Bay. No annual limit.