There is still time to fish in Homer, Alaska, and fill your freezer this summer! Fish is a staple ingredient that you will find in most Alaskan Resident’s freezers anytime you open the door. Luckily here in Homer there are ample opportunities to get out fishing. Living here on Kachemak Bay we have access to multiple species of fish right in our back yard. Sportfishing is an important part of the local economy and way of life. The five species of salmon, halibut, rockfish and lingcod are the most popular bounties in Kachemak Bay. Here at the Driftwood Inn we can guide you to the fishing option that best fits your needs. Let us help you fill your freezer and have fun doing so!
For more information on Homer Fishing or for help planning your trip check out our Vacation Guide.
What Can I Catch Right Now When I Fish in Homer, Alaska?
The Fishing Hole
The Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, known locally as The Fishing Hole, is stocked by Alaska Department of Fish and Game with King and Silver Salmon. The Fishing Hole is a popular local fishing spot. With different salmon runs throughout the season it makes for an accessible location for sport fishing. With parking close by and a handicap ramp the Fishing Hole is a friendly place for the whole family.
The early run of Silver (Coho) Salmon run from mid July to early August followed closely by the late run of Silvers which run from early August to Mid September. Because Silvers running right now you should be sure to check out the action. As a result you may be able to bring fish home for the freezer.
Don’t have the right gear? Across the street from the Fishing Hole is a local gear shop that rents gear, sells bait and fishing licensees. They are full of local fishing knowledge and can tell you what’s hot for the fishing hole that day.
According to Alaska Department of Fish and Game the best Silver fishing at the Fishing Hole right now is in the early mornings and on the incoming tide, when the water is rushing into the lagoon. Be sure to check the Sport Fishing Report so that you can have the most successful fishing trip.
In addition to the Fishing Hole many people enjoy casting off the shore, both on the outer banks of the Fishing Hole and on the end of the Spit.
Homer Fishing Charters
Reel in the experience of a lifetime and the best catches when you embark on one of our Homer fishing charters in the halibut capital of the world. At Driftwood Inn, we get to delight in our area’s bounty daily. Our Homer fishing charters were crafted to give you the holistic maritime experience. Gaze in awe at our pristine Alaskan waters as you learn everything there is to know about our area’s world-class fishing from experts.
Captains who lead our fishing charters have an abundance of maritime experience in Alaskan waters. Our Homer fishing charters let you learn from the best about Alaska king salmon and halibut fishing. Our seasoned Captains are here to aid, educate, and make sure you have a fishing experience unlike any other, and are always working hard to ensure you have a great experience.
Now and into August is an excellent time to go fishing, with salmon running and halibut biting you are sure to bring fish home! We strive to make your trip one that you will remember, we want everyone to experience Homer fishing as we do!
Check Before You Go
If you are at all unsure about the regulations in the area you are fishing be sure to check with Alaska Department of Fish and Game for all fishing license requirements and emergency orders. Many fisheries have annual harvest limits. Remember to bring your fishing license with you, it has to be physically present while fishing.
Sharing Our Resource
We are not the only ones who enjoy fishing in Homer.
Bringing Your Catch Home
With fish cleaning stations provided by the City of Homer at the Fishing Hole and here at the Driftwood Inn; we strive to make it easy for you to process your daily catch when you fish in Homer. We recommend processing through one of our local fish processors who will flash freeze it and package it in one or two-pound packages for easy use when you get home! Just ask us at the office and we will get you the latest and greatest details on how to get your catch home!
All photos courtesy of Captain Keith, Adrienne and Wandering Nomad Photography