An option aside from freshwater fishing while visiting the Kenai Peninsula is to “fish the salt.” The oceanic waters surrounding the Peninsula are brimming with life. Abundant species include Halibut, Salmon, Yellow Eye, Rockfish, Black Bass and Lingcod.
Whether you choose to fish the waters of Prince William Sound from Whittier, Resurrection Bay in Seward, Anchor Point, Ninilchik, or Kachemak Bay off the Homer Spit; one element that holds true is the spectacular scenery that will envelop you. Volcanoes, waterfalls, sea life such as whales, porpoise, sea otters, sea lions and a variety of sea birds are common spectacles. No matter your experience level, fishing the salt in Alaska will make for lifelong memories.
Several Saltwater Destination Choices
Fishing from Whittier allows anglers to experience world class saltwater fishing in Alaska’s world-famous Prince William Sound. You will marvel at the spectacle of abundant marine wildlife, gorgeous mountains, stunning glaciers, and even whales while amidst some of the best fishing in the world.
Whittier Halibut Fishing Charters
Seward Alaska is located on the southeastern tip of the Kenai Peninsula. Glacier tipped mountain crests rise from the pristine jade waters surrounding Seward and contribute a flawless habitat for whales, sea lions, seals and sea otters to thrive. Experiencing Seward Alaska will allow anglers to encounter this oceanic wonderland. It’s typical to catch half a dozen different species or more just in one day on Resurrection Bay.
The Cook Inlet has been deemed the “Halibut Capital of The World” for obvious reasons. Monster Halibut weighing up to 300+ lbs. are taken from these waters year after year. The advantage of fishing from Anchor Point is that it’s much closer to the same Halibut fishing grounds that you would access from Homer only 10-15 miles closer. Fishing from Anchor Point also offers exemplary King Salmon Fishing. Being only a few miles from the mouth of the Kenai River allows anglers access to both fish heading to the river to spawn “spawners” and “feeders” fish not yet bound for their natal stream.
Fishing out of Homer allows the trip to begin much closer to the target destinations of the Chugiak and Barren Islands. Kachemak Bay’s advantage is that it presents the prospect of landing an assortment of trophy fish including lingcod, yellow eye, halibut, black rockfish, and sea bass. Feeder king salmon are also plentiful in these waters. Humpback whales are a common sight in the months of June through September as well as sea otters, sea birds, porpoises, orcas, and pilot whales. All else aside, Kachemak Bay is teeming with the main attraction, Halibut.