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.


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 possible opportunity to take home your limit. Your charter captain can recommend local seafood processors that can deep-freeze your catch and ship it directly to your home to enjoy throughout the year.


Seward also 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. The Fish House and Bay Barge Company, conveniently located in the harbor district, sell fishing licenses and equipment for every budget. Or visit the Adventure 60 North to rent all the gear you’ll need to hook a dime-bright salmon for dinner. Guided trips—a great option for beginners—are also available. 


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, 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.