Fish for both salmon and halibut! A combo trip fishing for both species gives you a great experience and the chance to put some delicious, fresh fish on your table.
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Homer, Alaska Salmon Fishing
We have the opportunity to troll up all 5 species of the Pacific Salmon on this fishing charter. The feeder kings are cruising around fattening themselves up to spawn another year and we catch them year-round. This is a popular late winter/early spring fishery. The spawning kings will come through headed for our local rivers and streams from mid-May through July.
When the salmon are thick and hitting, trolling can be a fast-paced day filled with incredibly fun fishing. The reward for a full day of good fishing leaves you with salmon that are as fresh and wild as they get! Don’t wait until they are in the rivers to experience the fight of a salmon. Don’t forget to purchase a King Salmon Stamp with your fishing license!
- All Year: We can find Feeder Kings as they attempt to fatten up in Kachemak Bay.
- Mid-May through July: Kings fully fattened and ready to spawn are headed towards the rivers and streams and we can intercept them on their way.
- Mid-Summer: Sockeye (aka Reds) and Pink salmon show up in the middle of the season, also prepared to spawn. We love those oily Reds and Pinks are pretty great for smoking!
- Late July to September: Silvers show up just in time to finish up our season.
*We have minimums on all of our charters and on occasion we will work with other qualified charter companies to insure that you will get out fishing on the schedule you request.
Our charters are professionally operated just like the full day charters we have been running for the past 40+ years. We will provide you with all the equipment, bait, fish filleting. Fish processing is available back at the dock so you can send your fresh catch home. If you catch halibut during your charter, the limit of halibut is 2 fish per person.
All equipment and bait are provided. We use custom rods and Penn 4/0 and 6/0 Senator reels. We have lightweight rods for smaller stature folks and kids and a heavier rod for everyone else. Our line is either 80 lb braided Dacron line or 80 lb thin line depending on the conditions.
- Food, drinks, warm clothing, and rain gear.
- Alaska sport fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 years and older and are available at our NORTH COUNTRY CHARTERS office or online.
About the Irish (16 passengers):
The “Irish” has comfortable inside seating for all 16 passengers at 4 separate dinettes. There are 8 bunks down below for you to enjoy a nap either on the way to the fishing grounds or after a full day of fresh air and fishing. We have a galley where there are coffee and hot water on all day and the galley stove is always hot if you want to warm up or cook something that you have brought along for the trip. The aft deck is approx. 250 sq ft with full walk-around deck on both sides of the house (no steps) for easy access to the bow and additional fishing areas. Our stainless steel railings stand 36 inches high above the deck for your comfort and safety.
About the West Cape (6 passengers):
Captain Ben welcomes you aboard his new 33ft Bounty Motor Yacht the West Cape for the upcoming season! This new boat has twin 370 hp Yanmar diesels and cruises up to 24 kts. The spacious new boat will offer added comfort, speed, and an excellent experience. Capt. Ben is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of fishing out of Homer. Acting as captain and deckhand, he provides individualized attention to each guest on board. Ben was 2010’s Homer Jackpot Derby Winning Captain!
About the Beau Soleil (6 passengers):
Capt. Brian Ritchie, the owner of the Beau Soleil welcomes you aboard the 35-foot, twin diesel, Tournament Sportfisherman built by Bertram. With its deep v-hull, roomy cabin, and deck, this classic fishing machine is one of the most capable open-water boats built. Captain Brian is Coast Guard licensed and insured. The Beau Soleil is equipped with all Coast Guard required safety equipment, advanced electronics, and fish finding equipment, a fully enclosed toilet, and heated smoke-free cabin. Capt. Brian has been running charters for 6 years and we are excited to bring him onto our team. His enthusiasm is contagious and it doesn’t hurt that he has a Masters in Environmental Science with a focus on Fisheries & Halibut Biology!
About the Keeper (6 passengers):
Jay Keller, captain of the “Keeper,” welcomes you aboard his 31ft Bertram, a mean fishing machine. Jay is a long-time local commercial fisherman/charter operator born and raised in Homer, Alaska. With his love for fishing and local knowledge, he brings confidence and expertise to your quality fun-filled day on the water. Jay also offers Salmon Fishing, Halibut/Salmon Combos, or the Ultimate Combo during certain times of the season.
About the Storm Petrel (6 passengers):
Capt. Clay Duda is running the Storm Petrel this year, our 28ft Bertram Sport-fisherman. The Storm Petrel has comfortable inside seating, restroom, twin diesels and is U.S. Coast Guard equipped with all the required safety equipment. He’ll be specializing in Halibut, Halibut/Salmon Combos, and the Ultimate Combo. Clay is a fun, mellow guide that will give you a great day on the water slaying the fish!