A few weeks ago our friends set up two groups for halibut charters out of Homer, AK. So, Saturday morning we show up at the harbor (6 AM... yeesh) and meet up with Captain Greg for a day in Kachemak Bay, fishing for Alaskan Halibut.
I've never been on a halibut charter before, or caught a halibut, or even seen one close to alive. So, this was a pretty awesome experience. I love in in Homer and a beautiful day with a new adventure is tops.
6 people, 6 rods, 6 Halibut on!
Without further ado, here's my firs stab at a business review in AK. Happy reading!
The Details: Personable, knowledgable and funny - Captain Greg is pretty great. We lucked out with beautiful weather and calm seas, so fish or not, we would have been happy. But, to make the day even sweeter we stopped at a few different fishing spots and each of the folks on the boat (6 in total) limited out (2 fish, per rules). And lucky us, Captain Greg docked us in Seldovia for a quick break before heading back to Homer.
My Take: Captain Greg really knows his stuff (you would hope, right?). He has a clean boat, good gear and knew all the fishing haunts. He's an active member of the National Association of Charterboat Operators and took time to explain changes in regulations, the effects on sportfishers and charterboats. It gave us some very interesting conversation and I appreciated the education.
- Catching halibut
- Blue skies
- Kachemak Bay
- Holding a fishing rod with a halibut on it in your hip flex is a little painful
- Potential for seasickness (it didn't happen, but I was a little queasy in the cabin)
- Kachemak Bay spray in your face as you glide across the water
... yea, rough life, right?
If you're looking for a fishing charter out of Homer, AK. Give Captain Greg a call. He knows where the fish are, is a pretty nice guy and the price isn't bad.
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I should mention, the friends who set up the halibut charter got married and it was lovely, so true to them and a very happy occasion. Here's to a lifetime of love and adventure!