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Old 03-02-2014, 09:32 PM
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my wife is taking me to Alaska in May, this will be our first trip there in our 25 year marriage. We both love to fish and can only afford to go fishing 2 days on an open charter boat. We are really trying to figure out where to go and what company to go with, we have seemed to have came to the conclusion that Seward or Homer may be our best bet but are certainly willing to listen to any and all suggestions. Good lodging accomodations would also be helpful.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:08 PM
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Seward & Homer are both good options. Seward is a shorter drive from Anchorage...
I've gone out of Homer several times with Big Bear Halibut charters and have always had a great trip. Homer Halibut Fishing Charter
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:36 PM
Location: Alaska
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I'm not sure about Seward or Homer, but in SE AK, May is early for halibut fishing. It is spring king salmon season though. You might want to check if there are any restrictions on what non-residents can catch.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:11 PM
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The regs change every year for non residents depending on predictions. I think it's usually one king per day.

If you're interested in going to SE, I can personally recommend this charter guy:

Alaska Salmon and Halibut Sport Fishing on Prince of Wales Island - Tranquil Charters- Craig, Prince of Wales Island, Outer-Ketchikan, Alaska Halibut and Salmon Sport Fishing Charters and Lodging

It's important to have a captain who knows the waters well; he does better than most.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:48 AM
Location: On the Border
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King fishing is tough. One week may make a huge difference and you have to be lucky to hit it right. It's not a lot of action either except of course when you have one on the line. Halibut fishing in Homer involves reeling straight up about 150' of line in Seward it's about 400' feet of line. This, hopefully, with a big fish and heavy weight. I went to Homer and my back thanks me. Lots of action and they were delicious.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:20 AM
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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If you decide on southeast Alaska for your adventure contact my buddy John Yeager. He's a retired coastie, amazing fun personality and KNOWS where the fish are and how to catch them. His wife Brenda is a well-known Alaskan artist, she grew up exploring the waters of southeast with her dad, runs tours in her jet boat "The Wild Side" upriver to the glaciers and to the bear observatory while John does the fishing. You won't have more fun anywhere in Alaska
Wrangell Alaska

John & Brenda work closely with Leslie Cummings at a beautiful bed & breakfast on the beach just at the edge of town. It's like having your own privatge home at a really reasonable price where you'll be treated like royalty.

Grand View Bed and Breakfast Wrangell Alaska

whatever you do....have fun!
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