HALIBUT/SALMON COMBO TRIPS are great year around. We split the day between trolling for salmon and jigging for halibut. This full day charter takes you out to our choice fishing locations. We will travel between 30-45 miles out of Homer. Captains Dan and Jesse will use their expert skills to put you on some nice size fish. If you have never fished ocean waters before, no worries, both captains are great with teaching you how to fish properly for these species. Yes, there is a technique to fishing for halibut and salmon. If you take their advice your chances of catching them increases. During May and June the king salmon are making their way to the rivers and the feeder kings are there year round. July through September, the silver salmon show up and pink salmon will make a showing on even years. These trips can be made on both the Blackjack and the Game Changer.
MULTI-SPECIES FISHING TRIPS target either halibut/salmon/rockfish OR lingcod/halibut/salmon/rockfish.
Travel farther out into the Gulf of Alaska where the colder/deeper waters have some of the most amazing and prehistoric looking rock fish. The record Lingcod caught is 86 pounds! Limits based on current regulations made by ADFG. Weather will play a big part of how far we can travel out. Lingcod are generally fished for using a jigging technique. They are generally found in rock formations a great distance away from Homer. In those same areas are where larger halibut and rockfish are also found. You can expect a few hours travel time on the boat before we reach the fishing grounds. Along the way you can enjoy the ride and soak in the sights that Kachemak bay provides. The farther out we go into the Gulf of Alaska, the more likely we are to come across wildlife that is not seen in the bay. The daily rockfish limit is 5, of which only 1 can be a yellow-eye rockfish. Again, weather plays a big part on how far out we can travel. If the waters are too rough to make it out to these locations, Captain Dan will head to his best salmon fishing spots to make sure you get the best out of your multi-species trip.
OVERNIGHT MULTI-SPECIES FISHING TRIPS are spent traveling farther into the Gulf of Alaska. These overnight trips are perfect for those anglers who want to get their yearly limit of fish, but only having to go out one time. You can book a trip on your own or book the entire boat. We offer private boat rates. Being able to pick your group is a bonus, and also a great way to have a special trip with ONLY your family and friends. These trips start later in the day and return the following day. We offer : 1 light lunch, 1 home cooked dinner, and a hearty breakfast. Snacks will also be available as well as water. Please inform Big Dan’s Fishing Charters of any food allergies. Shower and bathroom on board. There are sleeping quarters for everyone. Sleeps 12 people comfortably. You’ll need to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag. We have a heated cab and sleeping berths for those chilly nights. 8-12 passengers.
The Alaska fishing regulations to not permit halibut fishing on Wednesday’s, so we’ve added a new trip targeting the prehistoric looking rockfish and salmon. (King or Silver depending on the season)
Yelloweye, black rockfish, lingcod, and king salmon/silver salmon. These fish are located in the deeper waters further out into the gulf of Alaska. The FV/ Game Changer allows us to reach those fishing spots that other boats are unable to. With quad 425’s it won’t take us long to reach the fishing grounds. Be prepared to spend the entire day on the water, as this trip is an all-day excursion. Scheduled to leave the harbor at 7:00 am and arrive back around 6:00 pm. Meals are not included, so bring what you need to keep yourself going.
**Lingcod season starts July 1st**
The cost is $375 per person and will run for June, July, and August only. Please keep in mind that we need at least 8 anglers scheduled for this trip in order to leave the harbor. We will do everything we can to ensure you get out and have the ultimate fishing experience! We have a microwave, coffee maker, stove, bathroom, and sleeping quarters just in case you need to rest.
**We will have certain Tuesdays during the month of July and August available for this trip as well. Call 907-598-3391 to inquire.**
For your fishing trip you will to purchase a fishing license, bring your own drinks, snacks, and meals. King stamps and derby tickets will also need to be purchased before your fishing trip. It would be a shame to have to release a king salmon after a good fight, due to not having the proper stamps that allow you to legally keep the fish. Tagged derby fish can put a pretty penny in your pocket as well. The Homer Halibut Derby goes all summer long and has payouts for the largest fish caught each month. You never know what the weather will be like on the ocean, so it’s best to be prepared with layered clothes and light rain gear. We do have sweatshirts and t- shirts for sale just in case you need some extra layers.