Salmon Fishing

Alaska fishing charters Homer is the best way to catch coastal salmon while you are visiting the 49th State. Alaska is nearly synonymous with wild salmon. Visitors and locals alike look forward to catching salmon, especially dime bright and fresh in the saltwater. Alaska has the most productive salmon fisheries in the world and salmon play a critical role in Alaska’s culture and economy.

On our saltwater charters we catch salmon making their way to their home streams. We primarily target kings (chinook) and silvers (coho), but there are five pacific salmon species that we could catch including red (sockeye), pink (humpy) and chum (dog) salmon.

King salmon are the largest of the salmon family and have the earliest runs of the season. Silvers are considered the most aggressive biters and for this reason, they are a favorite among anglers looking for a fight. Their runs are generally July through September.

We catch salmon by using electric downriggers and diving planes to maximize success. Much of the trolling will be around the bluffs towards Anchor Point, but we move to where the fish are.

Alaska fishing charters Homer gives visitors the chance to get out on the saltwater, have access to all the fishing gear needed and expert guides to make catching a salmon in Alaska more than a dream. To plan your salmon fishing trip, contact us today.

The salmon life cycle is split between freshwater and saltwater. Their eggs are laid in freshwater rivers and streams where the fry become smolts that migrate to the ocean into adulthood. Different salmon species spend different amounts of time in the ocean anywhere from 1-8 years before they return to spawn in the same freshwater systems they were born in.

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Current Regulations in Homer: (maybe a container?)

  • Halibut: 2 fish daily bag limit: one fish of any size per day and one fish that is no more than 28 inches in length
    • Closures: Wednesdays are closed to halibut fishing.
  • King salmon: 20 inches or longer: 1 per day, 1 in possession January 1-June 30.
  • Other salmon: 6 per day, 6 in possession, only 3 per day, 3 in possession may be coho salmon.
  • Rockfish: (Active Emergency Order) 3 per day 6 in possession, of which only 1 per day, 2 in possession can be non pelagic.
Alaska fishing charters Homer