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Silver Salmon & Black Bass Half Day Fishing Charter

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Seward, Alaska Silver Salmon & Black Bass Fishing Charters

Our flexible Seward half-day rockfish and silver salmon charters depart three times daily at 7 a.m., 12 p.m., and 5 p.m. and are offered all season. Boat running time can be 15 minutes to an hour to our fishing grounds, depending on where the best fishing is. These Alaska fishing trips are best for those wanting to get the fishing in on a limited timeframe, and they are usually action-packed start to finish!

Join us in the morning or evening for four hours on the Avery H for some exciting salmon (in season, July – Sept.), black bass (May to Sept.), ling cod (after July 1 and 35 in in length), and rockfish fishing! When fishing for black bass, it is often common to catch a yellow eye rockfish (commonly known as red snapper) as well, and the limit is one per person per day. The limits are four rockfish (one can be a red snapper and three black bass or a total of four black bass) and one ling cod.

It is possible to catch a king salmon when fishing for silvers! We usually fish for silvers starting late June (through September), and they put up a great fight, making the average 8 – 20 lb salmon fun to catch. The limit is six per person when caught inside the bay and three per person outside the bay.

We focus on harvesting the full daily limit for silver salmon and rockfish on these trips, and often enjoy great success in the short time spent! Fileting of your fish and a private hanging station at the Landing for photos are included in your adventure. Enjoy world-class silver salmon and rockfish fishing using purpose-built, custom made-in-the-USA fishing rods from Thrasher Rods and all hand-tied gear in house. Free parking available on-site. We leave right from our facility just south of Seward!

There is a wonderful advantage to fishing in the late afternoon because there is not as much competition and the water is generally calmer. Same thing with the 6 a.m. full-day charters as we get a good head start over the other charters and get to the fishing grounds first.

On our half-day fishing charters, the travel time to the fishing grounds is approximately 35 to 40 minutes each way. The boat goes out to either Cape Resurrection or Cape Aialik (captain’s choice) for prime fishing areas but does not go out as far as the full day. Often times we see whales, sea lions, eagles, sea otters, and other exciting wildlife on these family-friendly fishing charters.

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.

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 Coho

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!