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Old 04-28-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm planing a trip to Alaska this August. Can you advice the best places /charters to go Halibut fishing in Homer? ( I checked online and most of them are really expensive about 250-350 per person) Is it considered "normal pirce"?
Also, is it true if you get a big fish they can cut it for you and send it to your home address since you got it?

What are the best places/parks/wildlife / to see in Alaska? Any chance to see Northern Lights in August? If so, from where most likely?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm planing a trip to Alaska this August. Can you advice the best places /charters to go Halibut fishing in Homer? ( I checked online and most of them are really expensive about 250-350 per person) Is it considered "normal pirce"?
Also, is it true if you get a big fish they can cut it for you and send it to your home address since you got it?

What are the best places/parks/wildlife / to see in Alaska? Any chance to see Northern Lights in August? If so, from where most likely?

Thanks in advance.
Yes; that's a normal price. Gear, boats, insurance...all that is really expensive, and the charter guys only have a short time to make their money. Most of them are well worth it. I can't recommend anyone in the area that you're going to because I'm in SE, but someone else here probably can.

You can have the fish processed, flash frozen, and shipped, or you can take it back on Alaska airlines with you in a fish box. The charter guy you work with can advise you where to best get it processed.

You will be limited as to size and quantity of halibut. Anything over 37 inches you won't be able to keep. That size fish is probably going to give you around 20 pounds of finished product. You can get one a day.

I've seen the aurora in August...though there is no guarantee. In some parts of the state, the night skies aren't yet dark enough for it to be visible. The later in the month, the better your chances.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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Tok is a pretty good place to see the aurora but August... er, yeah it's going to be pretty unlikely and best around 2am if ever.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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Thanks guys. Im planning on going btn 12-26 of August, so will try to get to the northern side of Alaska later on after 20 maybe...hopefully that will increase the chances to see it
As for the fishing I guess I should start saving now...
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