Our halibut fishing is world-class and offers an angler very consistent opportunities to catch limits of halibut. Since every trip we take is a “long range” charter, we take advantage of all the fishing opportunities available, and that includes “Double Limits”! We will pursue halibut, king and silver salmon depending on the timing of the runs, ling cod after July 1, and rockfish. We will also likely catch pacific cod and if we are really lucky, a salmon shark, which is a very close relative to the great white (boat policy is catch and release on all sharks). By the way, there are great whites in Alaskan waters!
Since we only do long range charters, we go far beyond where the day charter fleet fishes, where the fishing pressure is negligible and bigger fish are more likely. With this in mind, we encourage you to have a Homer Halibut Derby ticket in your pocket for each day. An added benefit is that we generally fish in much shallower waters than the day charter fleet, making the experience even that much more enjoyable. Although we are targeting bigger fish, we encourage catch and release of large breeding females-those fish over 100 pounds-but that is totally up to the angler.
Although all five species of Pacific salmon are present in Cook Inlet and the areas that we fish, really only the king and silver salmon, and to a lesser extent, pinks, are viable targets. Depending on the season, we may troll for spawning king salmon that are returning to the stream of their birth, or we may troll for “feeder” kings that are still a year or more away from returning to their ancestral stream to spawn. Expect kings to weigh between 10-60+ pounds, with the average being closer to 20-25 pounds. Later in the summer, the silver salmon show up and we fish for them in many different ways, including trolling, mooching, and even jigging.
LING, ROCKFISH AND COD
Ling opens July 1st and these are incredibly aggressive fish that make for fine eating. When legal, we will always try to put our guests on ling. Rockfish are great to catch and even better eating. We will jig for some of the over 30 species of rockfish in Alaska. Last, but not least, pacific cod are targets of opportunity and make for some very fine eating as well.