Seward’s Silver Salmon Derby!

2017 – The 62nd Seward Silver Salmon Derby®: August 12 – 20 

The Seward Chamber of Commerce is currently signing up volunteer to weigh fish and sell tickets 

Call 907.224.8051 or email Kris at

The Seward Silver Salmon Derby® is one of the oldest and largest fishing derbies in the State. Seward’s Derby is equally popular with locals, other Alaska residents, and visiting anglers from around the nation and world. Anglers vie for the largest Coho (Silver) Salmon and try to catch tagged fish worth prizes. Anglers turn their fish in daily, which are sold to raise funds for fish enhancement efforts and fisheries scholarships for graduating high school students.

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  • 2016 1st Place Winner: Mike Hanson – 16.22 lb Silver

  • 2016 John R. Ekelmann 1st Place Youth – 13.76 lb Silver

A HUGE Thank-you to all the awesome derby fishermen, women and kids! 

Advertise in the 2017 Event Guides

seward-silver-salmon-derby-guide-2016Get your Silver Salmon Derby Electronic Event Guide 


Find latest results and photos at the Seward Chamber’s Facebook Page Alaska Starts Here!



Grand Prizes

  • Tagged- $50,000
  • Tagged – Derby Double!  Chevy Silverado & Equinox
  • Tagged – Alaska Airlines RT Tickets for 2  Caught by Otto Hanson!
  • Tagged- $10,000
  • Tagged- $5,000
  • Tagged- $1,000

Heaviest Fish

  • 1st – $10,000 +(weight of the fish in Silverhook, Kaladi Brothers Coffee)
  • 2nd – $5,000 +(weight in Silverhook Coffee)
  • 3rd– $2,500 +(weight in Silverhook Coffee)
  • 4th- $1,000 Cabela’s Gift Card
  • 5th– $750

Over 40 different prizes and categories to win, including mystery fish, 49th heaviest, hotel stays, ASLC Family Adventure passes, Kayak Trip, and so much more! Awards Ceremony & Salmon Bake at Branson Pavilion on Sunday afternoon, August 21st at 4:00 pm

Read about the Derby at 

Ticket Sales

  • Derby tickets go on sale Friday night for early birds. See us at Derby Headquarters (across from the B-Dock fish cleaning station) between 6PM and 8 PM to pick yours up. Early birds remember that you MUST have your tickets validated Saturday morning before you leave the harbor!
  • Saturday morning, ticket sales begin at 5:30 AM at the Headquarters and sales locations around Seward.  Wherever you launch, we’re there to be sure you have a ticket before you go.
  • Daily tickets are $10, tickets for the full event are $50.  Proceeds from the Coho turned in support Fish Enhancement programs that benefit stocks in Resurrection Bay.

Did you know that Seward is the Number One Landing Site for Coho Salmon?  It’s true!  Fish on!


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