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Homer Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Homer

According to customer reviews, Debra Kay – Red Door Charters, Homer Fishing Adventures, and Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter are some of the most popular fishing charters in Homer, Alaska. Full list of top fishing charters in Homer.

The average price for a private 4 hour Homer fishing trip is $1,760, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $2,590 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Debra Kay – Red Door Charters, Homer Fishing Adventures, and Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Homer.

The most popular fish species you can target are Chinook Salmon, Halibut, and Rockfish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Jigging, and Bottom Fishing. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Homer fishing charters can get you on unimaginable amounts of big, tasty fish. Spend a day battling monster King Salmon, “barn door” Halibut, or deep-water delicacies like Rockfish and Lingcod. What you catch is up to you, with a trip for every combination. Whatever you choose, you’ll end the day with enough fresh fillets to feed an army.

Choosing Your Charter

Charters work differently in Homer than in many places. For starters, half day trips aren’t really a thing here. On top of that, shared charters are more common than private ones, although you can book the whole boat at a discount if you’re in a group. Lastly, trips are categorized mainly by what they target. These are the main options.

Halibut Charters: The Local Speciality

Halibut are the most popular fish in Homer. This is the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World” after all. Trips usually last eight or 10 hours. Standard full days target smaller fish in local waters. Extended charters go after the big “barn doors” farther away. Bear in mind that, by law, you can’t catch Halibut on Wednesdays, or on Tuesdays mid-July through mid-August.

Salmon Charters: Awesome Angling, Every Day

Homer is famous for its Flatfish, but you shouldn’t overlook the amazing Salmon fishing here. King and Silver Salmon hit trophy sizes in the waters very close to town. You can also catch every other Pacific Salmon species during their summer spawning runs. Salmon trips are great fun, and are a no-brainer on days when Halibut is closed for harvest.

Combo Trips: Fill the Boat

Can’t decide what to target? Why not catch ‘em all! Combo trips are the ultimate way to load up on fish. You can target Halibut and Salmon, Halibut and Rockfish, or all three. These charters generally last 10 hours, but you can also head out on overnight adventures to fish the most remote spots and reel in two days’ worth of fish.

What to Expect from Your Trip

Homer Charter Rates

An eight-hour Salmon or Halibut charter will cost you around $300–$350 per person. Combo trips are a little extra, especially if you’re targeting Rockfish. Even so, a 10-hour Halibut and Rockfish combo won’t usually be much more than $400 per person. Don’t forget, you can save a fair amount of money by booking the whole boat if you already have a group.

Getting Your Fish Home

Most visitors to Homer arrive by plane. This can make getting your catch home complicated. Luckily, there’s a simple solution: have it shipped straight to your door. Charter captains often arrange this for you after the trip. If not, they can point you to a nearby processing plant, where your fish will be vacuum sealed and packaged, ready for transit.
 
Homer fishing charters are designed to let everyone enjoy Alaska’s incredible angling and outstanding natural beauty. You can join as a group or on your own. Target one species or go after them all. Whatever you’re after, you’ll find an experienced captain and a sturdy boat waiting to take you out.
Homer
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 26038 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Halibut is closed for harvest in January, but the weather’s too rough to get to them anyway. Instead, why not try ice fishing on Caribou Lake for Dolly Varden, or take on Homer's famous Winter Kings?

February

Most charters don’t start until summer, but freshwater anglers can enjoy ice fishing for Salmon and Dolly Varden. If you’re the hardy type, head to the Spit for Halibut and other food fish.

March

The annual Winter Kings Salmon Tournament provides enough action to keep you warm, with over $150,000 in payouts and some monster catches of Chinook Salmon. Have you got what it takes?

April

Homer slowly emerges from its winter hibernation in April. Ocean anglers start to head out in search of Halibut, Rockfish, and King Salmon while freshwater fishers step off the ice and onto the river banks.

May

Salmon fishing really starts to get serious. Monster Chinooks roam the waters around Kenai Peninsula and the weather is calm enough to target them easily. The Halibut bite also picks up in May.

June

Homer's summer fishing season is in full swing, and boy, are you in for a treat. Monster Halibut and Rockfish are taking baits on the bottom. King Salmon are chasing lines in open water. It's a great time to visit.

July
Lingcod season is open, and anglers rush offshore to bag some delicious deep-water food fish. Halibut closes for harvest on Tuesdays from mid-July, as well as the year-wide Wednesday closure.
August

Chinook, Chum, Coho, Sockeye, and Pink Salmon are all swimming upriver. In the sea, Halibut are biting hard, although they're closed on Tuesdays for the first half of the month.

September

September is a great month to head offshore in search of huge food fish. Target monster Halibut before the season drops off, and pull up some Lingcod and Rockfish while you’re out there.

October

October is your last chance to get in on the area’s awesome Steelhead fishing. Head to the local rivers to enjoy this incredible species, alongside Salmon and anadromous Dolly Varden.

November

The local charter boats have shut up shop for the winter, but the rivers and lakes are ripe for some light tackle and fly fishing fun. Go bag yourself a Salmon - it’s much tastier than turkey!

December

December can be a hard time this far north, but Homer defies the dark with seasonal cheer and colorful lights. If the lakes have frozen over properly, you can head out in search of great ice fishing, too.

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Wear warm clothing, bring lunch or snacks. Listen to the Captain for safety instructions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear warm clothing, bring lunch or snacks. Listen to the Captain for safety instructions.
Joseph  D.
Joseph D. Homer, AK
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
John  S.
John S. Snohomish, WA
Maybe. Check the tides. Call in advance and ask your guide what days have the best fishing tides and plan your trip around that
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe. Check the tides. Call in advance and ask your guide what days have the best fishing tides and plan your trip around that
Corey  L.
Corey L. United States
I would recommend them get hooked up with Captain Cory so they can have the fishing experience they will love.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend them get hooked up with Captain Cory so they can have the fishing experience they will love.
Renee  H.
Renee H. United States
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Sam  A.
Sam A. Parker, CO
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
John  P.
John P. Boise, ID
Bring binoculars and cameras. There were whales, sea otters and incredible scenery. Dress in layers, bring gloves and enjoy the experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring binoculars and cameras. There were whales, sea otters and incredible scenery. Dress in layers, bring gloves and enjoy the experience.
Jenette  B.
Jenette B. Elko, NV
Book with Captain Corey on the Sea Hunter if you can. I’m sure there are other guides out there that are good, but I can not over emphasize how great our experience was on this boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Corey on the Sea Hunter if you can. I’m sure there are other guides out there that are good, but I can not over emphasize how great our experience was on this boat.
Michael  L.
Michael L. Seattle, WA

Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
The day out on the water with Capt Corey was stellar even without having a second mate on board. Everyone caught fish and there were quite a few keepers - salmon were not in the cards but it was still a great day
Beth  S.
Beth S. Crystal River, FL
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(69 reviews)
A long run out followed by the fastest halibut limit in all my alaska fishing trips. Less than 45 minutes and we were done. Outstanding day on the water. Would strongly recommend these guys to anyone interested in a trip out of Homer
John  G.
John G. Genoa, OH
Homer Halibut Hunters
Homer Halibut Hunters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Had a great day out on the water in Kachemak bay! It was a last minute booking and it was awesome! The captain and his mate were fun to be with, and knowledgeable and put us on the fish! The fishing started of a little slow but ended up catching over a 70 lb halibut, and two yellow eye rockfish ( my first yellow eye!) And a bunch of smaller good eaters too, Definitely will be back!
Hunter  N.
Hunter N. Williamsburg, Virginia
Homer Halibut Hunters
Homer Halibut Hunters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
The captain was knowledgeable and the deck hand did a good job filleting my fish and keeping up with baiting rods. I will go out with them again.
Jamie  D.
Jamie D. Seattle, Washington
Homer Halibut Hunters
Homer Halibut Hunters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
This crew was amazing. They are great fishermen, guides, naturalists, and hosts. We arrived in Homer as strangers but left with new friends, tons of knowledge, great memories, and A LOT of fish. Thanks so much for everything! We will see you again soon!
Tessa  B.
Tessa B. United States
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
My wife and I had a great time on the water. Korey and his ship mate were great and helped us out very much! Thanks!!
Daryl  S.
Daryl S. Goshen, IN
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Overall amazing trip! The captain and 1st mate were friendly and awesome!! Captain Cory took us to great spots for halibut and salmon. Also, Blaze helped out tremendously with baiting the hooks and fileting the fishes caught. Thanks for the great memories during our Alaskan fishing experience!
Lynna  L.
Lynna L. Barrow, Alaska
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Had the most amazing trip with Red Door Charters this past weekend! Captain Allen knew right where the fish were and we were able to catch our limit of both halibut and salmon! Kai the deck hand was knowledgeable and fun to be around!
Nancy  A.
Nancy A. Las Vegas, NV
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
They were so great and made the day of fishing so special for each and everyone on board. If you want a great day of fishing and fun get on board with the “Debra Kay”
Ron  S.
Ron S. Brick Township, NJ
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
I can’t say enough about captain Bob and his crew. Friendly, helpful, patient, knowledgeable you name it they were it! Nate and Brooke were our deckhands and they couldn’t have been more awesome. Captain Bob put us in great fishing and Nate and Brooke worked extremely hard to make sure everything went smoothly. Planning on coming back next year and we’ll definitely be booking with red door charters!!!!
Jeremy  K.
Jeremy K. Woodland, WA
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
I would definitely recommend this fishing boat to anyone n would not hesitate to rebook with them in the future. This is my 5 time fishing out of Homer. The captain n crew were professional and extremely polite. We had 5 people aboard on the 6 pack, everyone caught there limit. With plenty of time to spare
John  S.
John S. Homer, Alaska
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
The weather and conditions were not the best but the Captain put us on some good fishing!!!!!
Jared  B.
Jared B. Fairbanks, AK
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Had a great day with captain Bob and crew. Caught beautiful rockfish and silvers. Also caught a variety of other species. Will do again!
Donna  P.
Donna P. Mountain Lake, MN
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(69 reviews)
We were on fish 5 minutes after we stopped and caught fish all day . Great crew and very accommodating.
Steven  P.
Steven P. Chelsea, IA
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Loved our charter with captain Kyle and deckhand Amanda! You can tell they’ve both been doing this for a long time and know what they are doing. They both took safety seriously and that meant a lot to us. Not to mention we got our loads of fish! We will definitely book again with them!
Jaime  H.
Jaime H. Anchorage, AK
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(69 reviews)
Captain Jeffrey and deckhand Ben was an awesome experience. We caught our limit of kings and then went and caught our limit of halibut. It was a very enjoyable day and I would recommend them to anyone wanting to catch some nice fish.
Jan  H.
Jan H. Hobe Sound, FL
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
This was a fantastic trip! Highly recommend King Katchemak and crew. My daughter and son-in-law were very happy
Annette  S.
Annette S. Poulsbo, WA
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(69 reviews)
Enjoyed a day out of Homer. Captain and crew were great. We were fighting weather coming at us. Boat needs better housekeeping. Functionally the boat was perfect.
Richard  O.
Richard O. Fairview, TN
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
We had some seasickness, but the captain and first mate gave us great advice to help with it. He brought us to places to get great fish and catch lots of salmon, we could have caught more if some of our party hadn't gotten sick again. He even took us to a spot where we could still catch, but have calmer waters. They were both knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. 10/10 would recommend.
Dennis  N.
Dennis N. Roland, IA
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
I can’t express my gratitude and excitement enough about our day out in Homer with Captain Bob and Brooke! They were fun, professional, relentless, knowledgeable and patient the entire day and they were not stopping until we caught our limits! We now have our freezers stocked with deliciousness and I will be back!
Antonietta  R.
Antonietta R. Union Park, FL