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Deep Sea Fishing (Homer, AK)

Reeling in the biggest catch of the day.

Let’s face it! If you are going to live anywhere in Alaska other than Anchorage, then you should be interested in outdoor activities. Fishing and hunting are one of the many outdoors activities to do. Deep sea fishing specifically, is definitely a must while you are in Alaska. It can be costly, but it’s worth it.

There are various places in southern Alaska to get a charter for a fishing trip. These picture were taken from a charter that left Homer. “Homer is at the end of the Sterling Highway, 200 miles south of Anchorage surrounded by wilderness and ocean” (Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, n.d., para. 1). When it comes to deep sea fishing, there are many species that could be caught. But Homer is notoriously known for Halibut.

This trip was one of the best experiences I have ever had. It was a long drive from Fairbanks to Homer, but we made it in half a day. We arrived on a Friday evening and located camping grounds to stay for the night. On Saturday morning we met up with the captain of the boat and headed out to sea. Waves were rough and it took a few hours to find a spot worthy enough to cast our reels. After catching a total of six halibuts, it was time to get back to shore. Unfortunately, we were only able to get out to sea for one day since a storm was coming. After a long day of fishing, we decided to explore the city of Homer and try out some of their amazing food!

References:

Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. (n.d.). Visit homer alaska. Retrieved from https://www.homeralaska.org/

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Hello! I was born and raised on a small island called Saipan for 18 years. Shortly after my high school graduation, I joined the United States Air Force. In 2016, I separated from the Air Force and moved to Denver, Colorado. In June 2017, I took a contracting job up here in Alaska. Since then, I have been living and experiencing the wonderful lifestyle of being up North!

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