What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Homer, Alaska for the first time?

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Jessica Redwine
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Went fishing with Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh on Octubre 6, 2023
It’s late in season so weather is a gamble. We had some calm and mellow and we had some rain, wind and bumpy!!! :). Go earlier in season if you can! But still had fun and brought home fish!

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Susan Tenbusch
Ruth, MI
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Went fishing with Jake's Saltwater Adventures on Agosto 17, 2023
Don't be disappointed if you don't catch all the fish you expect to. So many variables with weather and conditions. Enjoy the experience of it all. The camaraderie, the scenery is wonderful, being out on the big water. Being able to go fishing in Alaska is a blessing, not a given.

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Bruce Jordan
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Went fishing with Jake's Saltwater Adventures on Junio 30, 2023
If you're after Kings I'd recommend going earlier in the month. We've never had as much success in the latter part. Halibut fishing can be good to great if that's your thing, though! Make sure you come prepared. Dress in layers and bring quality rain gear and waterproof boots. You're better off with the polyurethane coated or vinyl type raingear than the gore-tex because fish guts and bait wash off a whole lot easier. It's cool enough up here that you don't need to worry about it being breathable as much as waterproof and easy to clean. Tight lines!

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John Piatt
Boise, ID
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Went fishing with Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter on Mayo 26, 2019
I recommend Corey with Alaskan Adventure Guides. He did his best to insure we got our limits of fish. He and his mate were great and the boat was very nice. Even with the 6 hour halibut trip, you may get a lot of movement. Be prepared, if you get seasick easy. Dramamine worked good for my wife. Expect the Spit area to be crowded, but there are a good number of places to eat. Expect to pay Homer taxes on your trip. Expect processing and shipping of fish to be about $7.50 a pound.

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John Sievers
Snohomish, WA
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Went fishing with Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh on Julio 16, 2021
I was successful on my first time. Halibut are easier to catch than salmon. I met a few fishermen in Seward that were unsuccessful so I am glad I drove to Homer. For the nonfisher people in your party consider booking in advance a flight from Homer to Katnai to see the bears catch salmon. My wife was disappointed that all flights to Katnai were full.

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Sam Albrech
Parker, CO
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Went fishing with Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter on Junio 24, 2019
Good charters fill up early, but weather is unpredictable. Gear up for it. I'm a Scout so like to be prepared. Rain gear, waterproof boots, layers, sunscreen, gloves, Dramamine, barf bag. Plan for 10-15 degrees cooler on the water than the shore.

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Paul Harris
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Went fishing with Heaven’s Gate Charters on Agosto 3, 2023
Allow enough time to get at least two good fishing days. Be prepared to spend 500.00 to 1000.00 on processing and shipping costs.

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John Dowdey
Newton, AL
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Went fishing with BLN Fishing Charters on Agosto 2, 2023
Make sure you know what days correspond with the fish you desire to catch. For example, you are not allowed to keep Halibut on Wednesdays.

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Charles Yockey
Seattle, Washington
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Went fishing with Heaven’s Gate Charters on Julio 23, 2023
Rain gear, be prepared for cooler weather....dont expect 100 pound halibut....take the good normal 30-50 pound ones if you get the opportunity....

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Jeremiah Klein
Soldotna, AK
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Went fishing with Homer Halibut Hunters on Junio 19, 2023
Don't blame the boat or crew for the weather. If it wasn't for mother nature it would have been great.

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Evan Stapp
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Went fishing with Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter on Junio 12, 2023
This year, in June, the salmon fishing has been spotty but our captain was able to help us bring in 4 beautiful chinooks.

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Corey Lukes
United States
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Went fishing with Catch A Lot Charters on Junio 21, 2021
Maybe. Check the tides. Call in advance and ask your guide what days have the best fishing tides and plan your trip around that

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Michelle Benning-blair
Collbran, CO
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Went fishing with Big Dan's Fishing Charter-Game Changer on Agosto 31, 2020
August was the Wrong month to go, however captain Dan kept us out extra time so we caught our limit, he was very knowledgeable and super friendly.

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Renee Haberman
United States
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Went fishing with Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter on Julio 18, 2020
I would recommend them get hooked up with Captain Cory so they can have the fishing experience they will love.

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Lorraine Vanwickler
Sumter, SC
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Went fishing with Ravyness – Red Door Charters on Julio 24, 2019
Book with this company. Well stocked boat,clean restroom, comfortable seats and not one bit smelly.

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Joseph Ekwall
United States
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Went fishing with Ravyness – Red Door Charters on Julio 15, 2019
If you are fishing in homer for the first time be prepared to fish in the rain. Even if you tell your kids pack for colder weather and rain, make sure they packed rain gear

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Robert Arthur Henry
Hayden, Idaho
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Went fishing with M/V Casino Alaska Ocean Pros on Junio 20, 2019
Depends on type of fishing desired. Fishing from shore is fun but to catch quality fish you must find a good charter boat.

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Jess Susa
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Went fishing with Homer Fishing Adventures – Black Pearl on Junio 16, 2023
Fishing was great except Salmon was slow. There is probably better times for Salmon fishing.

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KATHY HELVEY
Bozeman, MT
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Went fishing with Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter on Mayo 29, 2023
Make sure you are dressed for weather changes and water proof gloves are helpful.

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Joli Holbrook
Anchorage, AK
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Went fishing with Homer Halibut Hunters on Mayo 18, 2023
If it’s early season fish out of Seward for the big boys. Don’t forget your beer.

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Joseph Dingman
Homer, AK
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Went fishing with Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh on Septiembre 10, 2022
Wear warm clothing, bring lunch or snacks. Listen to the Captain for safety instructions.