Seward has a well-deserved reputation as one of Alaska’s premier sportfishing destinations. Our pristine waters are home to an incredible diversity of species, including all five varieties of Pacific salmon, halibut, rockfish, and lingcod. Saltwater combo fishing trips—targeting halibut, salmon, and rockfish—are a popular option from late June through early September.
In the freshwater lakes and streams surrounding Seward, many of which only require a short hike, you’ll find wild and stocked trophy rainbow trout, plus wild Dolly Varden, lake trout, and Arctic grayling. To experience world-class fly fishing on the renowned Kenai River, consider a half- or full-day guided trip out of scenic Cooper Landing, less than an hour drive away.
Guided charter fishing trips are a great option for experienced anglers and novices seeking thrilling saltwater action. Experienced captains and crew, comfortable vessels, and top-of-the-line equipment will give you the best opportunity to land a trophy catch. Your charter captain can recommend local seafood processors to deep-freeze your catch and ship it directly to your home for you to enjoy throughout the year.
Seward boasts abundant shoreline and surf-casting access right from our beaches, including several popular spots within walking distance of downtown. Resurrection Bay king salmon, silver salmon and sockeye salmon may all be targeted from shore during the summer. Retailers in the harbor district offer fishing gear, tide tables, and expert advice that will help you hook a dime-bright salmon for dinner.