Homer Winter King Fishing
Winter or “feeder King” Salmon fishing is a truly unique experience for the more adventurous angler, since it can be colder and the water rougher than in summer. However, all of the charters who offer this adventure have heated cabins. Just wear lots of layers and warm boots! The biggest bonus is the first fresh fish of the year.
Feeder King Salmon weigh in at 15 to 55 pounds and feed in Alaska’s coastal waters prior to spawning in the rivers. Feeders can be caught all year in Kachemak Bay, but February through May are the most popular and prolific times of year. Not only will you be in the pristine surroundings of Kachemak Bay, but you will be doing what many people only dream of- experiencing the real Alaska, out on the water in the winter elements wrestling a huge King Salmon into the boat.
The Homer Winter King Derby is in mid-March and offers good prize money. In 2009 over 70 fish were caught in one day, and the first prize fish was worth over $16,000!. For more information, go to:http://www.homerhalibutderby.com/
Homer Saltwater Salmon Trolling
Trolling for salmon in Homer is some of the best in the world. Species are typically Kings (Chinook) and Silver (Coho). Feeder Kings are off-season King salmon which are not migrating, but “feeding” in the open ocean and find Kachemak Bay a favored year-round source of food. Saltwater salmon put up a fight, and are typically in deeper water so the thrill of the catch is enhanced. The scenic beauty of Homer and the abundant wildlife are always the greatest part of any adventure: seals, otters, puffins, gulls and whales are all here to enjoy at the same time you experience the greatest salmon fishing available anywhere. These fish can weigh anywhere from 10 to 60 pounds. Please feel free to contact one of our salmon fishing charters and guides.
Homer Guided Fresh Water Fly Fishing
The Kenai Peninsula is a mecca for fly fishing enthusiasts and Homer is surrounded by some of the best fly fishing in the world. Whether you are a novice seeking wide, slow moving water and lake systems, or an experienced angler, there are plenty of exciting opportunities to test your light line and fly casting skills. The freshwater lakes, streams and rivers around Homer and the surrounding Kachemak Bay State Park offer fantastic opportunities to catch King, Red and Silver Salmon, Rainbow and Dolly Varden Trout, and Arctic Char. Homer is 15 minutes the famous Anchor River, one of Alaska’s best Steelhead Fisheries in Alaska. The Anchor River also hosts King and Silver Salmon, as well as Dolly Varden trout. Combine fly-fishing with a Kasilof River Float trip (no motorized boats allowed) to double your fun.
Several streams with fresh water fly fishing opportunities are across Kachemak Bay: Soldovia slough; Humpey Creek; Fox and Bradley Rivers. Rocky River is excellent in early August, hosting several species of Salmon and Trout at the same time, but be sure to research the permits required to traverse native-owned land.
World class fly-out opportunities are accessible from Homer, including Kenai Fiord National Park, Kodiak, Lake Clark , Lake Illiamna, Katmai National Park and numerous remote small streams and coastal estuaries that provide an exclusive and productive fishing experience.
Go out into the untouched streams and rivers that make Alaska the last frontier!