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huntingmaxima

Just got back from Homer AK. (pics)

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FUN!!!

I love Halibut fishing but have never been up there this early when you can get the big girls.

Was it all bait rigs or did you get to jig some?

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look like you had a good time i kived up the for 3 years and it was the funnest time of my life the best of all worlds

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Plan on leaving monday for that area, wonder what means of transporting back you did for the fish,freezer or shipping if so what were the cost to ship?

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snowfighter; lots of discussion on AK boards about this...and we've brought back hundreds of pounds on various trips. It comes down to still being cheapest to pack light and bring the fish back with you on the plane. They charge more than they used to, but it's still cheaper than airfrieght or UPS/FedEX, and you have more control over where and when it gets home. A few tips...you can buy cardboard freezer boxes all over up there; find a place to keep your fish (in Cooper landing or Soldotna) then add to your boxes as you go so it's all frozen hard when you leave. Process it down to fillets/chunks before you freeze it so you're not paying to ship home skin and bones. Pack the boxes full, but make sure they aren't even a little overweight or they'll nail you at the airport. Many guys take a cooler with them to use up there, and put the contents in a duffel for the trip home and use the cooler for fish. If you do this, fill it with frozen food at home and get the weight figured out in advance. The fish will stay frozen, it takes us from 6 am (taking them out of the locker in Soldotna) till 11 pm or so to get home and thy're just fine.

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Traveler - My group is heading back again Aug 1 and we will be staying at Cooper Landing. We are finally going to get to Homer for at least a day. What is the name of the charter outfit you use for Halibut fishing? We also want to do some ling fishing on the same charter.

Thanks

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Last time we used Catain Scott Charters. One of the smaller operators, it's just him and his boat, but I liked the way he fished; liked to look for bigger fish, he used an underwater camera, had a lighter jig rod...just willing to try things I hadn't seen with others.

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I also recently got back from homer. We were there july 4-10

weather was awesome, around 70 everyday.

We went fishing one day and the it was fairly calm that day so we got to run about 60-70 miles out. we started drifting and jigging on a rock pile and were catching ling, halibut, yellow eye, black bass. The next spot we tried, we anchored for halibut and filled out on them. Nothing real big but descent fish. Very cool experience, cant wait to go back and do an overnighter on the boat and go after some bigger fish.

We fished on a boat called the Cadillac (bobs trophy charters)

This boat was pretty cool two turbo diesels with "surface piercing propellers" kicked up some nice rooster tails. 100_0322.jpg

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