Ask the Pro's: Fishing From the Shore in Seward, AK
I will be in Seward June 15th to 18th and was wondering about shore fishing Resurrection bay , what will be in season at that time and do you have some suggestions
If you are going to just be in Seward, Sockeye (Red) Salmon should be running. Typical place there to fish for them, is at the head of the bay, in Resurrection Creek. If you want to snag for them (legal in salt water here) you can go over to Fourth of July Creek on the other side of the bay and surf cast for them at the mouth.
If you have a rental and want to take a short drive, you can head over to Cooper Landing (appx 1 hr) and fish the Upper Kenai for Sockeye and Rainbow Trout or the Russian River for sockeye and trout. The Kenai is a big river, but has gravel bars you can access. The Russian is a freestone river that dumps into the Kenai, a great classic style trout stream.
It will be busy with folks but should have some good fishing.
Anything we can do, please let me know.
MikeMike Brown - Owner of Mossy's Fly Shop in Anchorage, Alaska
Mid June can still be a great time to get Red "Sockeye" Salmon across the bay at McDonalds or 4th of July Creek. Bring waders and your snagging rod! You can also fish off the beach on Lowell Point for Dolly Varden and the like. When you get to town ask around about which tide they seem to be pushing on, and go for it. There are guides that will take you as well, but if you already have equipment it's fairly straightforward, and you'll pick it up just watching others. See the fish, snag the fish.
That can also be a great time to do a Halibut fishing charter out of Seward, the silvers won't quite be in yet most likely.
Best of luck!
-ChanceChance Miller - Chance Miller, Owner/Guide for Miller's Landing Inc located in the community of Lowell Point just South of Seward, Alaska on their family homestead. A year round resident and lifetime guide, Chance had his captain's license the week after he turned 18 and has spent every summer of his life guiding the waters out of Seward. After years working winters on research boats in the Arctic and Antarctic, in 2015 he and his brother Tom retired his parents from the family run operation completely and enjoy taking the next generation of visitors fishing, kayaking, camping and adventuring in their custom built multi purpose aluminum boats.
At that time in June there should still be a Sockeye salmon fishery going on ... close to the end of it but an option. The fishhouse will have any gear you need if you would like to purchase items. Sockeye do not bite... i repeat they do not bite so you have to snag them! You will be fishing for them in the saltwater so all snagging is legal. The most popular spots are 4th of July beach, MacDonalds off Nash road or the bulkhead across the bay by 4th of July beach.
Feel free to give me a call when you are in Seward and maybe I can help line you up with something if needed. Try youtubing a few sockeye videos and see what you come up with. It is pretty easy to head out and just watch the crowd of people and pick up the form pretty quick and easy. You do have to beable to cast.
Capt. HillCapt. Hill Norvell - Owner - Fish With Hill Charters & Lodge in Seward, Alaska. I first came to Alaska as a captain for hire and was employed as a charter captain for 5 years. In that time I operated 6-pack boats in Deep Creek, Homer, and Seward before eventually starting my own business in Seward, Alaska. My family and I have operated our business in Seward since 2005 where I run charters on my boat the "2 Day" as well as a small bed & breakfast for guests that prefer 2-6 day fishing packages.
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