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Customers often ask us 'When is the best time to come up to Alaska for halibut fishing charters?'. Unlike salmon fishing in the rivers of Alaska, the fishing isn't as heavily dependant upon a specific date ... halibut fishing usually remains fairly consistent throughout the summer months.

While time of year has some minor influence (June and July are usually best, based on migration patterns), the major deciding factor for scheduling the very best times is based upon the varying tides that influence the halibut fishing throughout the area.

Whenever possible, we try to only fish the high slack tide on our Cook Inlet trips. Generally, halibut fishing around a high tide seems to provide a better bite than fishing around a low tide ...  thus we always try to schedule our halibut fishing trips around them.

The amount of tidal swing also can have a large influence on halibut fishing success in Alaska's Cook Inlet, and to a lesser degree in other Peninsula fisheries in Homer and Seward.

Big tide swings usually mean that the charters have to fish shallower water with more weight than usual ... and the window of fishing time is shorter around a big tide swing than a smaller swing.

Fishing shallower water usually doesn't mean lower success, rather it means that, on average, the halibut will tend to be a little smaller. It's certainly not a big concern if you're looking for the best eating fish (20-40 lbs.), but something to consider if your primary consideration is having a shot a truly huge Alaskan halibut.

In order to help you plan your halibut fishing trip to Alaska, we have compiled the tide tables for 2014 and 2015 for several locations in along the Kenai Peninsula so that you see the times of small, medium, and large tide swings. 

Simply pick your location, and the timeframe you want, and a new browser window will open with a whole month tide chart in PDF format that is easily printable!


- More Links to Info on Alaska Saltwater Fishing -

- Deep Creek / Ninilchik, Alaska area halibut & salmon trips.

- Seward, Alaska Combination Trips.

- Visit the Gallery Section for more photos and even some videos of Alaska saltwater action!

- How big is that halibut? Use the handy length / weight chart to find out!

Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Region Tide Charts for 2012 and 2013

2014 Tides
Ninilchik Seldovia Seward
May 2014 May 2014 May 2014
June 2014 June 2014 June 2014
July 2014 July 2014 July 2014
August 2014 August 2014 August 2014

2015 Tides
Ninilchik Seldovia Seward
May 2015 May 2015 May 2015
June 2015 June 2015 June 2015
July 2015 July 2015 July 2015
August 2015 August 2015 August 2015



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