Coho (silver) salmon pack the coastal waters from June through August, peaking for a month starting in mid-July. Rockfish, halibut and lingcod also bow the fishing rods there. Sportfishing charters typically depart around 6:30 a.m. and return between 5 and 6 p.m., though half-day options are available. Feeling competitive? Time your trip to coincide with the mid-August Seward Silver Salmon Derby, one of the state's oldest and largest angling competitions. It sells all the fish, and the proceeds go toward conservation.