Fishing is excellent in Valdez and the surrounding waters of Prince William Sound. Folks travel from all over the world to visit and take a halibut or multi-species charter or a half or full day silver salmon charter. The town commemorates these fisheries with special fish derbies for halibut and salmon and two single-day derbies for kids and for women. All of these are normally celebrated with festive gatherings and fun events during non COVID times. The folks in Valdez really know how to enjoy.