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Salmon

Being located in Prince William Sound,Valdez offers some of the best runs of salmon in Alaska. Salmon fishing for pinks and silvers during late summer (July and August) is phenomenal. Spend a day fishing easily from shore, or from one of our many fishing charters. The majestic Chugach Mountains will provide the perfect scenery for your trip.

Fishing for Silver Salmon

"Tolling for Silver salmon in Port Valdez during late August is one of the best fishing experiences found in Alaska. There is a terminal fishery supported by the Valdez Fisheries Development Association (VFDA), a private non-profit fish hatchery based in the community. Once this annual run of Silvers is in Port, the fishing is fast, furious and exciting. Silver salmon are remarkable fighters, making aerobatic twists in the air and threatening to break free at any moment. The Silvers are plentiful in most years and a typical bag limit is six fish per day. Adding to the anticipation of catching numerous big Silvers, the community hosts a substantially funded fishing derby each year during the salmon run awarding major prizes for the largest fish caught."

-Alan Sorum of Alpine Garden And Hearth

Local Fishing Charters

Valdez Highlights