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I am planning a Homer AK halibut trip for next summer with my brother. Does anyone have experience fishing Homer? All tips, suggestions and recommendation are appreciated.
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We have a six pack booked up there next June as well. Looking forward to any tips someone might have.
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Contact captain Ron of In-2-fishin charters. Far and away the most enjoyable charter experience I have ever had anywhere. I took my dad last may and we felt like we were fishing with friends the entire trip!

From the small things like him making fresh coffee and bringing donuts to the effort he puts in to get you on the fish he runs a top notch operation. He's also got a great relationship with one of the fish processors in homer and will have them waiting at the dock when you arrive back! Rates were extremely reasonable as well!

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NcStateFisher -- Thanks for the recommendation.
Saltybrad -- Who are you booked with?
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Josh on the Huntress is the best in that town, know him well and great guy. Also make sure you are in shape, the complaint I've had from every client there is how deep you fish in the heavy current, 4lbs of lead 250' down.
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Josh on the Huntress is the best in that town, know him well and great guy. Also make sure you are in shape, the complaint I've had from every client there is how deep you fish in the heavy current, 4lbs of lead 250' down.
Brings back old memories; we fished 10# of lead down 650-750 feet for golden tiles. All electric, though, no muscle!
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Originally Posted by Abel View Post
Josh on the Huntress is the best in that town, know him well and great guy. Also make sure you are in shape, the complaint I've had from every client there is how deep you fish in the heavy current, 4lbs of lead 250' down.
electrics reel will fix that, I use a Diawa 750 tanacom for Halibut , 2-4 lbs lead and up to 1000 plus ft of water. Reeling up from those depths is no fun.
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Originally Posted by apple28549 View Post
I am planning a Homer AK halibut trip for next summer with my brother. Does anyone have experience fishing Homer? All tips, suggestions and recommendation are appreciated.

Make sure to Book ASAP, like this month. I've fished with some of the better knows guys and had good trips and ive had great trips with lesser known guys. I wouldn't use Bear Force charters again, captain was a good guy but those water logged Tolly Craft leave a lot to be desired. I went 5 summers in a row and always wanted to fish with Manns charters but never managed to book soon enough. I'd talk to them first. Homer Alaska Fishing Charters with Mike Manns Homer Deepstrike ( Grand Aleutian) Is another one I'd try out next time I go Alaska Halibut Fishing. Charter the Grand Aleutian to Fish for Halibut in Home
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I forget the skippers name but he runs a 32 Albin named Grand Aleutian out of homer, top notch fisherman and boat.

Edit: Deep Strike Sportfishing is the charter

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Brings back old memories; we fished 10# of lead down 650-750 feet for golden tiles. All electric, though, no muscle!
That's why I settled on Kodiak, 6-8oz of lead and 120' of water most days.
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Originally Posted by apple28549 View Post
NcStateFisher -- Thanks for the recommendation.
Saltybrad -- Who are you booked with?
We are booked with Pro FishnSea charters. They have a new aluminum cat being built. Any word on their outfit? The girls that run the office are nice enough.
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I’m in Seward now. Got here last week and head home Tue

Bring good rubber boots and slickers. Bring thermal and extra clothes. The sun hides when Fishing and our runs are 3 hr each way.
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Originally Posted by apple28549 View Post
I am planning a Homer AK halibut trip for next summer with my brother. Does anyone have experience fishing Homer? All tips, suggestions and recommendation are appreciated.

Why Homer? I started researching salmon and halibut fishing trips to Alaska in the summer of 2016 and got plenty of ideas and advice. But one common suggestion was to NOT go anywhere that you could drive to. Places such as Homer get extremely crowded during the summer tourist season and I was looking for something a little more remote and off of the grid. Last August, I ended up going to Gustavus and fishing with Rob Hankins. His charter company is Fish Alaska Charters Alaska Fishing with Fish Alaska Charters and he is a THT sponsor. You can send him a private message here https://www.thehulltruth.com/members/rbhankins001.html. I highly recommend him and the trip and I will go back.
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AK is going to warm your heart and give you memories, been there 4 times, so the best advice given so far is to book early. Homer gets busy. You can also go out of Ninnilchick just up the road with reel em in Charters, not fancy but we always caught good decent fish.
Finally, there is a reason most of the locals wear the local rain gear, (Grundens) They come in three weight types the lightest are good enough for average fisherman, get the bibs and coat. Been using mine for 15 years from AK to Minnesota/Ontario to Key West.
OH, Halibut Cheeks are the finest seafood fare anywhere! Have Fun-be safe!
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Toured AK a few years ago. Walked into local charter fish place. Got on headboat got my two halibut and was done. Not really busy or difficult Delicious!
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We were in Homer over the 4th. Absolutely loved it. Decided not to Halibut fish but will next visit. Incredible place with the nicest people.
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I was there in June 2015 and had a blast. Limited on King Salmon and Halibut. Nothing huge, but some solid 50 pounders. We were on the Sea Flight, I believe, but had a replacement captain because the owner at the time was dealing with cancer, I believe. From the website looks like the boat and permit are for sale so I'm not sure if they are running.
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Found it, the replacement captain was Daniel Hayden, looks like he is working with Tall Tale Charters nowadays. He was great.
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Originally Posted by FishLife View Post
Why Homer? I started researching salmon and halibut fishing trips to Alaska in the summer of 2016 and got plenty of ideas and advice. But one common suggestion was to NOT go anywhere that you could drive to. Places such as Homer get extremely crowded during the summer tourist season and I was looking for something a little more remote and off of the grid. Last August, I ended up going to Gustavus and fishing with Rob Hankins. His charter company is Fish Alaska Charters Alaska Fishing with Fish Alaska Charters and he is a THT sponsor. You can send him a private message here https://www.thehulltruth.com/members/rbhankins001.html. I highly recommend him and the trip and I will go back.

Capt. Rob will put you on some nice Halibooty!
A big decision maker for me was weather. Fishing the inside passage gives you the maximum opportunity to fish and not get cancelled or wish you were cancelled.
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Make sure to Book ASAP, like this month. I've fished with some of the better knows guys and had good trips and ive had great trips with lesser known guys. I wouldn't use Bear Force charters again, captain was a good guy but those water logged Tolly Craft leave a lot to be desired. I went 5 summers in a row and always wanted to fish with Manns charters but never managed to book soon enough. I'd talk to them first. Homer Alaska Fishing Charters with Mike Manns Homer Deepstrike ( Grand Aleutian) Is another one I'd try out next time I go Alaska Halibut Fishing. Charter the Grand Aleutian to Fish for Halibut in Home

If you can book Mike DO IT he is the Man! I have fished with several in Homer but no one even comes close to Mike, A good friend owns a lodge in Soldotna and has been sending guests to him for years for a reason

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