What COVID-19 precautions are you taking?
Covid-19 practices will be in place according to local guidance. We are continuing to monitor the recommended policies. Please watch for more information as the event date approaches.
Can I fish with my friends?
When possible, yes. There is on consideration: your friends must meet eligibility requirements. For those who fall within this consideration, we recommend you include the names of everyone in your group in the notes/request section of the registration portal to make our admin team aware of your request to participate as a group.
Can I register on behalf of my friends/coworkers?
No. Each participant must complete their own registration. You may not register on behalf of friends, coworkers, or fellow service members.
Do I get to choose the fishing charter company, or type of fish I want?
No. The ASYMCA will be booking all charters based on the availability of the charter companies who have agreed to participate in this event. The charter captains will determine what species of fish will be included in your charter.
What are my responsibilities as a participant?
The following responsibilities will fall to the participant:
- Reading and understanding all participant information provided to you by the ASYMCA and the Charter company you are booked through--including ASYMCA's cancellation policy, and state and local COVID-19 health mandates.
- Communicating your participation in this event with your command, and obtaining travel and/or leave approval as needed. (Note: you may be out of cell range during your trip)
- Obtaining a fishing license prior to your fishing charter and ensuring you have a physical copy of it on your person when you check-in for your fishing charter.
- Research, understand and ask questions about proper gear/clothing required. Being prepared for the day is essential to a safe and enjoyable experience! Do not hesitate to call and ask us about proper layering, clothing choices, or if you have any concerns about accessing appropriate gear. Anyone who is not dressed or prepared to be on Alaska’s waters for the day, may be denied boarding.
- Arrange transportation to ensure safe travel. Whether that be our bus or your POV, please ensure you arrive in Seward and back home safely. Reach out to our events team if you have any concerns.
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Why do I need to printed copy of my fishing license?
Until recently, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations required you to have a printed, physical copy of your fishing license on your person when fishing. Though this regulation has been updated, there is still a stipulation requiring your signature be on your license. Additionally, charter companies may have internal policies requiring you to show a physical copy of your license prior to boarding. By requiring you to have a printed fishing license, it provides the most effective and safe method for your charter captain to verify your license meets regulations without having to handle your mobile device or break social distancing, and helps to ensure you do not have any surprises when you check in for your charter.