“WHAT SHOULD I WEAR ON THE DAY OF THE TRIP?”
We recommend dressing in layers. Your day may be in the 70s or the 40s, so plan for both. T-shirt, sweat shirt, light water proof jacket, and jeans are the most common attire. Water proof shoes and light gloves are nice also.
“WHAT ELSE SHOULD WE BRING?”
Bring lunch, snacks, and drinks. We have bottled water on the boats. Bring sunscreen for those sunny days and of course a camera for the wildlife and your catch.
“HOW LONG ARE THE TRIPS?”
The full day trips are normally 8 hours. They can be a little shorter or longer depending on the day. Weather, tides, and how the fishing goes will determine the exact length of the trip. Half day trips are a more scheduled, plan on 5 hours on the water for a half day.
“WHAT SIZE BOATS AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ON THE BOAT?”
We run 2 different size boats. 30 ft class boats that carry no more than 6 passengers plus crew and a 56 ft boat that is licensed for 33 passengers, that we cap around 16 (more if all 1 group).
“WHAT IS THE AVERAGE DAYS CATCH?”
Limits are the norm and you can expect some catch and release on halibut trips. Halibut fishing is very consistent in Homer and not catching fish is almost unheard of. Salmon fishing can be a little more hit and miss during certain times of the summer. As for rockfish, depending on the weather, you can expect a nice mess of healthy sized rockfish to add to your catch.
“WE CAUGHT ALL THIS FISH, NOW WHAT?”
The crew will clean your fish after pictures on the way back to the dock. If you’d like your fish processed, the fish processor will meet the boat in the harbor when you return and pick up your fillets. The processors will then vacuum pack and freeze your catch. This service runs around $1.10 per pound.
“WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK OUR TRIP?”
As soon as possible. We start booking a year in advance and many dates in the peak season are fully booked well in advance.