Homer Alaska Fishing Guide Services
YES, you read it correctly! WINTER King Salmon you ask? Let me introduce you to one of the hottest fisheries going in Alaska right now, but don't let the name fool you, while yes we fish for King Salmon in the waters of Kachemak Bay all winter long they are available virtually year round.
We primarily focus on this fishery during the winter months when the Kenai and surrounding rivers have all but locked shut with ice, thus the name “winter kings”. However, we ”unofficially” start targeting these fish in Homer around the middle of September and continue on through the month of June. Fishing is as good as it gets when we depart our Homer Harbor slip FF 23 mid September and continues every month there after. The only thing that slows us down is the amount of daylight that we receive during the doldrums of winter. However, the roughly 8 hrs of daylight we do have during our darkest months provides plenty of time to fight some of the finest table fare fish on the planet.
Fishing Winter King Salmon in Homer Alaska
These are Sushi grade quality fish! Literally 75% of the fish I keep for myself from this fishery end up on rice and nori. It is possible to plan a trip to target these fish but it has become a fantastic way for residents of South Central Alaska to fill the freezer with loads of delicious fillets. Starting Oct 1 the bag limit liberalizes to 2 fish per person per day and continues through March, after which time the annual limit of 5 fish per season applies. Yet with the decreased ability to target King Salmon in the rivers around Alaska this is a great way to fill the King Salmon void in the freezer with the bounties the sea provides out of Homer.
Climb aboard the TIME OFF, a 25’ Boulton Aurora, customized especially for running Scotty down riggers off the spacious back deck along with a heated cabin for the winter months. We moor her at stall FF 23 in the Homer Harbor virtually year round and within no more then an hr we are at our farthest fishing destinations. Cruising at nearly 28 she can get you to the fishing grounds in a jiffy and back home safely to enjoy a sarsaparilla at the local watering holes. She is built to comfortably fish 4 anglers, yet with a family of 5 she still has plenty of room for anglers to take turns battling these feisty fish.
Alaska Fishing Methods
Methods used range from classic dowrigger trolling to mooching in shallow water, times of the season often dictate where bait is found and thus the methods we prefer to use. Book this trip alone or add it as a bonus fishery to some of our fantastic fall Silver fishing on the Kenai. All top of the line equipment is provided aboard. A great experience for novice and experienced anglers alike, let us teach you how to run gear and an extremely fun hands on action pack day of fishing awaits you.
Our Fishing Adventure Rates
- Homer King Salmon Kachemak Bay - $250 September -June
All trip prices are per person and subject to availability
- Trips include all top of the line equipment and tackle needed for fishing
- Complimentary fish cleaning and preparation for the fish processor
- 50% deposit is due upon booking, remaining balance is due 10 days prior to embarking on our first trip together
- Cancellation policy, a full deposit (less 10% credit card fee) will be granted if given notice 60 days prior to our first scheduled day