Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures

Mindy and Reubin Payne are long-time professional guides on the Kenai Peninsula. Mindy’s father is a long-time guide in Alaska, so Mindy grew up in the business, bought her first boat, and started guiding at 22 years old.

Reubin hitchhiked to Alaska as a college student 29 years ago and fell in love with the great state and the fishing opportunities! He guided for an upscale lodge on the Cook Inlet where he learned the fishery, the business, and the community. He started his own business in 2001 after 9 years of living and guiding on the Kenai Peninsula. Now after guiding Alaska for over 25 years, he still loves to fish!

Mindy, Reubin, and their Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures professional captains offer exciting full-day trips for Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, and Halibut on the Cook Inlet. You will be fishing aboard their 32’ Koffler boat, fresh on the water in 2010. This spacious vessel can cruise at a top speed of 45 knots thanks to its twin 250 Suzuki engines. There is plenty of room aboard for up to 6 anglers to fish in comfort and style.

The boat is outfitted with modern navigational and fish-finding electronics to build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding. There is also an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day.

All trips with Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures come inclusive with gear, tackle, bait, lures, and fly fishing equipment if needed. Your fish will also be cleaned by the crew at the end of your adventure. The only thing that is missing is you!



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  • Shared trip
    Halibut Charter-- 6 Pack Boat
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $790
    Halibut trips take place from Homer, AK. The tides are some of the strongest tides on the planet, reaching 30 feet of movement. We plan every trip based on the tide time and size, so the start time varies each day. These adventures often include amazing wildlife viewing, beautiful scenery, and of course pounds of delicious Halibut fillets! Our vessel holds up to 6 fishermen and trips can last up to 8 hours. Halibut fishing is closed on all Wednesdays in 2024.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Halibut
    Halibut
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Lingcod & More
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 1 (Wed)
    US $1,058
    These long-range trips take you into seldom fished waters. We target huge world class Lingcod and any rockfish in the area. We may be reeling up Lingcod on one rod and Yelloweye or Salmon may be stalking your bait on another rod, at the same time. These trips are not for the first time fishermen. You should plan on a full day plus a couple of hours. These trips have amazing marine mammal viewing opportunities! We can not fish for Halibut on these long-range fishing trips. Trip meet time varies each day.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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Experience
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4.6 / 5
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Richard K.
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Nice outing for Hailbut on thr ocean

VERIFIED   Halibut Charter-- 6 Pack Boat on July 7, 2023
It was an excursion worth waiting for. For first timers, one does not know what to expect.  So, as a novice, the captain and...
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Kate W.
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Rocky seas but unforgettable experience

VERIFIED   Halibut Charter-- 6 Pack Boat on July 14, 2023
Took our first fishing charter with Captain Kyle and deckhand Noah. They had to navigate some choppy seas but still got us...
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Harmony, NC
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Full-day Halibut Fishing with Captain Kyle

VERIFIED   Halibut Charter-- 6 Pack Boat on September 14, 2023
Had and great time fishing with Kyle and Aaron. They did a great job preparing the gear and keeping everyone’s bait fresh,...
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Kevin B.
Anchorage, AK
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Full day Halibut

VERIFIED   Halibut Charter-- 6 Pack Boat on June 24, 2023
These guys delivered a solid charter experience. Capt Kyle and Noah kept us on the fish all day. They knew how to keep everyone...
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Derek B.
Austin, MN
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Memorable Experience

VERIFIED   Halibut Charter-- 6 Pack Boat on August 28, 2023
Kyle and Aaron were very knowledgeable. My son and I had a blast on our Halibut trip from Anchor Point.
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FAQs about Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures

Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $395 per person - Halibut Charter-- 6 Pack Boat (8 hours)
  • US $529 per person - Full Day Trip – Lingcod & More (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures include:
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)

Meet the Charter Operator

Alaskan Widespread Fishing Adventures
Homer, Alaska, United States
1 Fishing Report
127 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2018
I began fishing at a very young age. I grew up on a lake near the Chattahoochee River in central GA. I spent all my free hours fishing! I don't know why I was so attracted to fishing, but from the first time I had a fishing rod in my hands, I was hooked! I hitch-hiked up the Alcan Highway to Alaska with some friends my junior year in college. I went home, graduated and went to a fishing show with a resume in my hand seeking a job in the fishing industry. I met a lodge owner that hired me as a "beach hand" for his upscale lodge on the Cook Inlet in South Central Alaska. We worked hard every morning and fished hard every afternoon. I guided for the lodge the following 9 years, then started my own guide business in 2001. I met Mindy on the Kasilof River in 2004 and we got married and joined our fishing companies in 2008. I feel incredibly blessed to be part of such an amazing fishery in such an amazing place.

About this listing

Targeted species

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Kofler (Sportfishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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