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The Local Guy Charters

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We are a small family operated company that offers a wide variety of options. ?Salmon and Halibut fishing, Whale watching or a full day adventure to one of Alaska’s hidden treasures – Tracy Arm Fjord.
A little about your Captain – My name is Adam Underwood I was born and raised in Southeast Alaska. With over 35 years of being on the water, a few of which were before I could walk! I married a local gal who I went to school with. We have 2 kids one is in college, and one who will be works as my deckhand when he is not playing Baseball. Prior to starting the Charter business I was a Youth Detention Officer for the State of Alaska and my wife is a Local Police Detective.
I come from a family with a long history of being on the water. My father commercially hand trolled for salmon around Hoonah in the 70’s, numerous uncles who have, and, currently commercial fish. My grandfather Peter Warner owned and operated “Warner’s Marina” in Juneau for decades. If you’re walking around downtown Juneau, look for “Warner’s Warf” which is named after his grandfather.
I stated my current profession at 13 years old when I got my first boat – a 14 foot Lund skiff. “Best way to learn how to read the water!”
?Since then I have, operated and/or worked on vessels ranging from 20 to 165 feet in various parts of Alaska.  Most notably is the 8 months I spent in Dutch Harbor patrolling in the Bering Sea with the Alaska State Troopers!
?After years of fishing and boating with his family and friends I decided to get my official United States Coast Guard Captain’s license as a way to share my love and passion of the water with others.
I am looking forward to sharing the magnificent beauty of our local water with you and your party. All of our trips are private. So you ultimately have control of how you want your adventure to go!!!
If you are a current or former Law Enforcement officer or currently serving in the Military or a Veteran you will get 10% off the entire trip. I also offer special pricing for any Law Enforcement officer who has been injured in the line of duty. Call for details.

www.localguycharters.com

Krog’s Kamp

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A TRIP YOU’LL NEVER FORGET

World class Alaska fishing for salmon, trout, and halibut coupled with the finest Alaska Fishing lodge on the Kenai River is what you’ll find at Krog’s Kamp.

Krog’s Kamp is situated on the banks of the bountiful Kenai River. Come and enjoy old time Alaskan hospitality along with the vacation of a lifetime. Enjoy the beauty, majesty, and splendor of the Great Land while experiencing the best fishing in Alaska. Check off another item on your “Bucket List”.

www.fishingalaska.net

The Spyglass Inn

Join your host, Pat for a pleasant stay in one of the finest bed and breakfasts in Homer, Alaska – The Spyglass Inn.

Pat will show you to your room, furnished with quilts she made herself during the long winters in Alaska. She’ll tell you all the bed and breakfast rules (no smoking inside, no pets) and will ask you about your personal food preferences so that she can treat you to a spectacular breakfast.

She will also help you find what you’re looking for from your lodging in Homer. Whether you’re looking to explore the beautiful Alaskan the scenery, take in the wildlife, embark on a fishing or sightseeing tour, or get local suggestions on things to do and places to eat your lunch or evening meal, Pat will be more than happy to help you out. If you’re a nature buff or love fishing, you’re in for a treat! Homer is the halibut fishing capital of the world, and the Homer area is absolutely gorgeous.

Homer offers many great winter activities open to locals and visitors alike. Though winter may at first appear daunting up in Alaska, in reality it’s a wonderful time to visit this great state. Winter activities are endless here, and you won’t find more beautiful scenery and outdoor activities than you will right here in Homer. All the local galleries are open, including the First Friday event series that takes place at galleries throughout the city all year long. Outdoor activities abound, too, with ice skating, sledding and plenty of trails for skiing and snow shoeing.

If you are planning a visit in the winter months, check out the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club for information on skiing in the area, and Extreme Tubing for info and dates of operation for tubing enthusiasts. Also, the Homer Winter Carnival takes place in February each year. If you make it down for a Sunday, make sure to stop out to Beluga Lake in case the car ice races are taking place.

All of these activities are loads of fun for anyone to enjoy, no matter how old or young you are! There’s no better lodging for your trip to Alaska than Homer’s Spyglass Inn, and no one more eager to make sure you have a fantastic time than Pat! Contact us today and start planning your getaway to the wonder and beauty of Homer, Alaska!

www.homerspyglassinn.com

Alaska Our Way

Alaska Our Way LLC transitioned from the closure of Alaska Ferry Adventures, originators of the popular Alaska ‘ferry cruise’ tours. Alaska Our Way continues the tradition, offering unique and custom individual tours to fit every budget and interest.

You will find Carol, the voice on the phone, out promoting and photographing, encouraging you to come to Alaska now.

Martie handles the technical aspects of the business, keeping things updated and dreaming of new possibilities for travelers coming to Alaska for the first time.

New ideas developed in the last couple of years are visiting some of the most beautiful and unique golf courses, or exploring all the cultural and historic museums from Ketchikan to Haines along the Inside Passage. In 2018, Carol is leading a ‘guided’ tour, hitting some of the highlights of Southeast Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula, with a group of family and friends.

South Passage Outfitters

South Passage Outfitters
A family style fishing resort in remote Southeast Alaska

 

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Welcome to Gull Cove

From our four cozy cabins to our infamous cookhouse and gathering place, you’ll enjoy our unique family atmosphere. We provide an experience you just can’t get from larger resorts in Alaska. Escape from crowded resorts and cruise ships, thumb your nose at chartered tours on crowded boats, and experience Alaska – the way it was meant to be. At South Passage Outfitters we offer several ways for you to explore the Icy Strait of Alaska on your own. Whether you are fishing, kayaking, or camping, we’re your base camp for adventure and by the end of the week you’ll feel like a local. We book trips by the week. Arrive on Sunday morning and find yourself on the water fighting a fish that same day. Explore Icy Strait and Cross Sound at your own pace throughout the week. We provide a vacuum packer and 6 upright freezers so that you can process your fresh caught salmon and halibut as soon as possible. Once you’ve got your home pack, take some time to do some whale watching because we are a hot spot for humpback whales who have migrated north to feed on krill right outside of Gull Cove, and if you’re lucky, you might spot one from your cabin porch. Explore the beauty of the Tongass National Forest and bring your camera to snap a few photos of the unique wildflowers and wildlife of Southeast Alaska. We provide the tools, you provide the adventure!

 

ABOUT
Located in the heart of southeast Alaska, South Passage Outfitters is ground zero for the best fishing and sea kayaking in the world.

Peggy McDonald and Dennis Montgomery met in San Francisco in 1984. Since then, they have spent every summer in Alaska. Dennis has commercial fished out of Elfin Cove since 1978 and in 1996 they opened the business in Gull Cove. Their three daughters grew up driving skiffs, fishing, camping and are a great resource for finding out where to maximize your fun and adventure.

 

FISHING

Halibut
Halibut are available all season only a few minutes from our dock. We suggest you anchor up in 60 feet or deeper depending on how much current is running. Best to let one rod fish bait just laying on the bottom and have the other rod active with a jig of some sort. Halibut smell the “scent trail” of the bait and come to you if you have the patience to wait for them. Smaller fish show up first so let them go. Larger fish generally take more time to find you because they are further dispersed than smaller fish. Drifting along looking to hit a fish on the head is far more challenging and generally not very successful unless you know an exact hole where they hang out. Serious sport fishermen can always come up with a Halibut any time of the year. You can freeze your prime catch and pack it home in our fish boxes.

Salmon
Great salmon fishing starts 20 feet from the dock and just gets better. We have local runs of King Salmon in May and June with summer runs hitting the coast right through September. Cohos, Sockeye, Chums, and Pinks pass through during the months from mid June to September and are fished in about 20 different locations. You will fish the local hot spots around Gull Cove and Cross Sound, or you will skiff to Icy Point or Cape Cross on the outside coast.Troll most of the time but mooching salmon is often effective in this area because there are so many currents.

Shrimping
We have shrimp pots available for you to set and pull on your own schedule. We suggest that they be pulled and re-baited every other day. The most common catch is the coonstripe shrimp. Coonstripes usually live in areas with smooth mud and sandy bottoms at depths ranging from 30 to 300 feet. We know just the spot to find them. Sometimes guests bring in enough for dinner and sometimes just enough for a snack. We like to try eating them in a few different ways, raw, boiled, or as a tempura so take your pick and we’ll help prepare your delicious catch.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Cabins
Enjoy one of our four cabins as your own. Each cabin has 2 futons, a heater or a woodstove, a kitchenette, shower, and toilet. Relax on your covered porch and take in the splendid view of the Fairweather Range or a passing fishing boat. Watch the gulls feed in the tide rip or listen to the sea otters calling to each other. Named – This, That, The Other, and Another – these cabins offer distinctly different views and layouts.

Boats
Our 18 foot Lunds with 40 hp Yamaha outboards and 4 hp kickers are the perfect combination. They are small enough to be fast and economical, but big enough to be fast and safe. Keep contact with us at Gull Cove and your partners in the other boats with installed VHF radios. Keep track of your depth with Garmin fathometers and your location with a GPS.

Food
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the Cookhouse – or we can help you pack a lunch for a long day adventure. We cook fresh seafood and serve greens from our garden. The cookie jar is always full and during berry season we bake cobblers and pies with wild strawberries, blueberries and nagoon berries. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions so we can accommodate them. Also, if you have some extra time in Juneau, there is a Fred Meyer grocery store next to the airport – in case you forgot something or want to pick up libations.

www.southpassageoutfittersllc.com

Underdog Sport Fishing

Underdog Sport Fishing
World-Class Fishing, Unmatched Service
Custom-tailored charters and lodging in Port Protection, Alaska

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Self-Guided Fishing
World-class fishing at your pace with our meticulously maintained boat and gear

Captain your own boat in our very navigation-friendly waters. Leave and return on your own schedule and fish how you want to, where you want to, using one of the safest and most stable boats available.

Self-guided trips are extremely popular and book up fast. This really is an incredible way to explore our waters, and having the to freedom to do it on your own brings guests back year after year.

 

Self-Guided Boat and Gear
Svendsen Marine in Wrangel, Alaska builds some amazing boats. Their 21-foot skiff is the pickup truck of boats for southeast Alaska. With positive flotation, self-bailing decks, and seating for four, this is the ultimate self-guided boat.

Rigged with a reliable Yamaha F150 main and a Yamaha 9.9 kicker, all with electric start and power trim, this craft will get you and up to three of your friends safely to and from some of the most prolific waters in North America.

Our Svendsen is the largest, most capable, best equipped and arguably the safest boat offered for self-guided fishing at any lodge in Southeast Alaska.

It also comes equipped with the same high-end tackle, rigging, and gear that our charter boat utilizes, including Accurate reels and Star Paraflex rods for your bottom fishing and Shimano Tekota 600LC’s paired with Lamiglas Kenai Quik rods for your salmon fishing and mooching.

A landing net, harpoon, salmon pick, Yeti cooler, and everything else you need for an enjoyable, trouble-free, and efficient fishing adventure are also included. An easy-to-use Lowrance GPS makes navigation simple, a powerful Lowrance CHIRP (compressed high intensity radiated pulse) fishfinder helps you find the bait and gamefish, and a VHF keeps you in contact with the lodge. All USCG-required safety gear is on board, along with an EPIRB.
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According to Alaskan self guided regulations, you may retain larger halibut that on a guided charter boat. Current regulations allow for the retention of two halibut per person of any size.

A One-of-A-Kind Adventure
Quick access to pristine waters from a picturesque and rarely visited outpost

Featured in the National Geographic Channel show Port Protection, this remote outpost on Wooden Wheel Cove on the northwestern coast of Prince of Wales Island lies only minutes from some of the most productive fishing anywhere in Alaska — not just for salmon, but also for monster lingcod, halibut, and yelloweye rockfish.

We offer the only charter fishing available in the area, which is accessible only by boat or float plane. It’s not easy, operating a lodge and charters here, but the opportunity to share the experience of fishing these pristine waters with our clients and friends is more than worth the challenge.

Fishing Port Protection
Different species of salmon inhabit these waters at different times of the summer. Kings are available year-round and silvers (cohos) usually show up in August. But that’s only part of the story. Because bottom species are less migratory than salmon, their numbers and size in a given area are much more easily affected by fishing pressure. That means the bottom fishing out of Port Protection, which experiences only a tiny fraction of the pressure of more established destinations, is truly exceptional, with abundant halibut, yelloweye rockfish and especially gargantuan lingcod.

The remoteness of the area also brings its challenges. There is no easy way to replace gear or get equipment repaired, so we not only make sure our boats are in top shape before making the trip, but also take spares of nearly everything — rods and tackle, fish processing tools and supplies, even gear like downriggers and kicker motors. Simply put, equipment failure will not affect your trip.

Because Underdog Sportfishing holds a NOAA-issued Halibut Charter Permit, you may retain halibut according to the year’s charter angler halibut regulations.

We also participate in the GAF (Guided Angler Fish) program. In simple terms, this allows us to acquire for our clients some of the catch share allocated for commercial fishing. Currently, the GAF program offers you the exciting opportunity to harvest two halibut per day of any size until our GAF quote is depleted. Please see our Details page for further information.

Short Runs and Pristine Waters
One of our favorite things about fishing Port Protection is that we can spend all day with our lines in the water. We sometimes fish as little as 5 to 10 minutes from our dock and rarely more than 30 minutes. We can also fish our protected waters in virtually any weather.

The only reason we run farther than 20 minutes or so is to visit the virtually untouched waters around Kuiu Island, just across Sumner Strait. At nearly 750 square miles, Kuiu is the 15th-largest island in the United States yet home to less than a dozen humans.

The southern portion, which we visit, is inhabited only by black bears (one of the world’s densest populations), plus wolves, numerous smaller mammals like beaver and mink, sea otters, sea lions, seals, and whales. The fishing is equally pristine, with hundreds of miles of coves, islands, and points, many of which have never before been fished with rod and reel.

Trip Details
Port Protection trips are complete packages from 4 nights/3 days to 7 nights/6 days packages that include lodging and meals, private charter boats, professional guides, rain gear, boots, unlimited fish processing, and ground transportation.

Please visit our Details page for pricing and additional information.

Typically, you’ll arrive the evening before you fish, wash away the trip with a cocktail and some fresh local seafood, get a good night’s rest, and then spend the next three or more days battling the biggest salmon and halibut on the planet. Departure is the morning after your last fishing day.

http://fishportprotection.com/

UNDERDOG SPORTFISHING, an Execguide, Inc. company
Owned and operated by Capt. James Thomas
907.401.3675 | james@fishportprotection.com

Salmon Fishing Alaska

Most of our Alaska salmon fishing is done by trolling bait or lures near shore. We are usually in the protected waters of Kachemak Bay, a short distance from the Homer harbor. At times we use downriggers. Other times we use trolling weights or divers, as it depends on the depth of the fish and the salmon targeted.

In late July and August we have several runs of the scrappy Silver Salmon in the area. The last week in July and first three weeks of August generally have the best Silver Salmon fishing and have historically coincided with a strong showing of feeder kings. Good numbers of pink and sockeye salmon are also available at different times during the summer.

Know that we offer multi-species fishing trips all season long. Give us a call and we can tell you what options are available. Lingcod season begins July 1st and a day of fishing for them is a great way to round out your Alaskan fishing adventure.

Also available are long-range trips on our large, comfortable boats. On these trips you spend two or more days using one of our vessels as mobile lodge fishing for halibut, salmon, rockfish, and lingcod. Generally speaking, after August 1st we can take a skiff along and bank fish some of the remote rivers with fly or spin tackle for silver salmon. Long range daily trips are also available on our boats. Or if you prefer multi day trips on our 60ft vessel the Outer Limits for three or more days you can use it as a mobile fishing lodge. Vacation packages also allow you ample time to browse through our wonderful selection of Homer Ocean T-shirts and hats. You could get all of your Christmas shopping done right in our office—what a concept!

For all of our fishing trips, you will need to purchase a fishing license. Bring along all that you want to eat and drink for the day. We ask you bring layered, warm clothing since you never know what the weather is going to be like out in the ocean.

For more information go to Home Ocean Charters

Oli’s fishing Charters

Nestled in one of British Columbia’s secret spots lies Winter Harbour, which is located on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. The sheltered harbor is a fisherman’s sanctuary and a gateway to your amazing adventure. Winter Harbour is remote and untouched compared to many over fished and populated spots and offers an abundance and variety of species. All 5 species of salmon swim along the coast throughout the season. Large runs of Chinook salmon (aka Spring’s or Kings) swim right off our doorstep with only a short run to the salmon highway. Winter Harbour also offers some excellent inside fishing for monster Marble River Chinook and huge coho runs that are heading up various rivers up the inlet. Our ocean waters offer excellent bottom fish including huge halibut, Ling Cod, Red Snapper (Yellow Eye) and a variety of rock fish.

Whatever your preference, we can provide it to you. Oli’s Fishing Charters, experienced, licensed, guided adventure, with all equipment provided.

Throughout your fishing adventure you will be surrounded by stunning scenery including breath-taking horizons and mountainous rainforests. Lots of local wildlife including Black bears scavenging the shores, bald eagles soaring above, breeching whales, porpoises, massive sun fish, sharks and much more. So bring your camera!

 

Westport Marina Cottages

Looking for the best Westport Motels?

Look no further than the Westport Marina Cottages where charming private waterfront cottages await you with full motel amenities. A unique coastal destination nestled in-between the picturesque Westport Marina and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Perfectly situated in the heart of Westport’s marina district, your cozy and yet spacious accommodations are just steps away from coastal shopping, dining, and infinite beach activities. All the conveniences of a motel stay, but with your own private cottage.

https://www.marinacottages.com/

Welcome To Chateau Westport

Welcome to Chateau Westport

The Chateau Westport offers spectacular ocean views, miles of uninterrupted solitude where you can comb for sea treasures. Plus deep sea and bottom fishing, delightful shops for every occasion and restaurants throughout Westport. We offer over 100 guest rooms and suites, many with fireplaces, kitchens, balconies and ocean views. Enjoy our indoor heated pool, soak in our hot tub or work out in our Fitness room. Each morning enjoy a complimentary Continental Breakfast. With our two conference rooms, it’s a perfect place for your Family Reunion, Wedding, or Conference at the beach. Best of all, we’ve assembled our wonderful staff to meet your needs.

We are a dog friendly Hotel
*a small fee applies to our dog guests (limited pet rooms available)*