- Fish deep water on a charter boat within sight of snowy volcanoes. Though the area is the “Halibut Capital of the World,” you could land salmon, Ling Cod, and rockfish in addition to the famous flatfish.
- Enter the Homer Halibut Derby for a chance to catch some serious money in addition to halibut; the derby runs from May 1 through September 30 each year.
- The little-known winter King Salmon fishery runs from October to April. Check with Sea Nymph Charters to arrange a winter fishing voyage. The Chamber of Commerce administers a Winter King Salmon Tournament with cash prizes.
- Thousands of salmon are harvested each year by fishermen lining the shore at the fishing hole on the Homer Spit.
- If you launch a sea kayaking expedition from Homer, take a pole and some tackle—fresh rockfish makes an excellent camp meal.
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