Seward Silver Salmon Derby

The 2023 Derby will be held from August 12, 2023 - August 20, 2023

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The Seward Silver Salmon Derby is a family favorite for Alaskans and visitors alike. The annual competition brings anglers to Resurrection Bay each August in a bid to bring in the largest silver salmon. 

Started in 1956, the derby is one of the oldest and largest in the state. The derby days are Seward’s busiest fishing days each year, with thousands casting their line for the chance to win. Prizes are awarded for the heaviest fish overall and for those who catch any of the tagged fish. Anglers can also win daily prizes. 

A portion of derby proceeds support fishery restoration and enhancement efforts to ensure we’ll be enjoying this vibrant fishery for years to come.