Derby tickets are $10 per day or $25 for 3 days.
Get yours at the Derby Booth (near Saltwater Safari)  J-Dock Sportfishing and The Fish House

or ask your Charter operator!

Early-season June fishing offers anglers a chance to target trophy fish for great prizes before the peak-season crowds arrive.

Tagged Fish Grand Prize!

2 round-trip tickets to ANY
Alaska Airlines destination!

Cash Prizes for

$5,000 (1 tag)
$1,000 (3 tags)
$  500 (15 tags)
$  250 (20 tags)

Cash Prizes for

1st Place: $5,000
2nd Place: $2,500
3rd Place: $1,500


Women (heaviest fish): $500 sponsored by Gray Light Lodging + Seward Chamber of Commerce
Youth (heaviest fish): $500 sponsored by Storm Chasers Marine + Pacific Heights Lodging
Active Military (heaviest fish): Stay + play package sponsored by Seward Military Resort
Daily (heaviest fish): Hat + 3-day tourney ticket for 2019

With 40 tagged fish prizes, fish of any size can win big!

2018 Leaderboard

1st Place Overall

1st Place Overall

Angler: Carey Samford
Hometown: Homer, AK
Charter Company: Aurora Charters
Boat: Orion

Weight: 176.0 lbs

2nd Place Overall

2nd Place Overall

Angler: Ryan Smith
Hometown: Maple Grove, MN
Charter Company: Alaskan Fishing Adventures
Boat: One Day

Weight: 149.4 lbs

3rd Place Overall

3rd Place Overall

Angler: Dallin Young
Hometown: Fairbanks, AK
Charter Company: Crackerjack Sportfishing
Boat: Voyager

Weight: 146.6 lbs



Angler: Kambree Aho
Hometown: Wasilla, AK
Charter Company: Alaska Northern Outfitters
Boat: SeaQuest

Weight: 103.8 lbs

Active Military

Active Military

Angler: Andrea Yacabell
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Charter Company: ProFish-n-Sea
Boat: Striker

Weight: 99.6



Angler: Maddox Carr
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Charter Company: ProFish-n-Sea
Boat: Pursuit

Weight: 144.8 lbs

Last Year’s Fish to Beat!

For those with a bit of the competitive spirit, here’s everything you need to know about last year’s heaviest fish of the tournament!

Ermagene Aalund
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Charter Company: Aurora Charters
Boat: Orion
Weight: 232.2 lbs
Caught on: June 15, 2017


Tournament News

2018 Weigh-in Locations

2018 Weigh-in Locations

All fish entered in the Seward Halibut Tournament must be fresh, whole, uncut, and accompanied by the entrant when presented at one of three weigh-in stations. The following stations are open from ...
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2018 Ticket Locations

2018 Ticket Locations

In 2018, your Tournament Ticket Locations are: Seward Harbor Derby Booth (near Saltwater Safari) J-Dock Sportfishing The Fish House or ask your Charter operator! Click a location for the Google ...
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Tournament Partners

Gray Light Lodging