Halibut out of Seward in July
We are coming to Alaska from Ohio for the Summer. We will be bringing a 20 foot Starcraft Fisherman boat. We have always fished for salmon and bottom fish out of Valdez on previous trips.
Are there any good halibut spots out of Seward during the month of July? Since we haven't fished the bay previously we don't want to go too far out and get in over our skill level. In Valdez we would normally stay within 25 miles of the harbor.
They can be had inside the bay (inside of Rugged Island). Look for the 50 fathom line adjacent to stucture or current (study charts). You will have to weed through the cod and arrowtooth flounders but patience usually pays off. Later in July the silver fishing gets very good in the bay.