A Typical Day of Halibut Fishing:
DeepStrike Sportfishing will generally focus on large halibut for the majority
of the day, then if needed, keep smaller fish to round out the limit during the
last hour or two of fishing. DeepStrike is well known for our "secret spots,"
bringing in some of Homer's most impressive
catches in recent years. However, the average
sport caught halibut caught by Homer's fleet is
around 12 pounds, and some "big fish" trips
result only in average catches. As a sportsman
knows, that's the gamble of fishing. DeepStrike
Sportfishing's success is a result of word-of-mouth
advertising and return customers. Not every
return customer has caught a giant fish, but they
do appreciate the effort and time put into trying.
Some catch the fish of a lifetime on their first
trip out, some fish for years and never do. It's
the feeling that the next bait you drop could end up in the mouth of a 300
lb monster that keeps a fisherman coming back.
DeepStrike specializes in combo
trips, and most return customers
request them. Combos are an
excellent opportunity to fish for
multiple species during a single day,
and are ideal for fishermen who only
have a single day to fish.
Large halibut are a bonus and are
often caught on combos, but there is
generally not much time for
"sorting" fish. DeepStrike will take
you to a halibut hole during the
optimum part of the tide so that they can be caught quickly, leaving ample
time to fish for other species. Most halibut caught on a combo are
between 10 and 30 pounds. If fishing for large halibut is your primary goal,
then you want to avoid the Combos and book a Halibut-only trip.
Great to eat and easy to catch, rockfish are often a welcome alternative to
the heavier tackle and deeper waters associated with halibut fishing. It's
not uncommon for everyone on-board to be hooked-up at once when
targeting rockfish; making them an ideal target for young fishermen or
those new to fishing. Black bass are the most commonly caught rockfish,
with yellow eye, tiger rockfish, quillbacks,
and dusky rockfish being frequently caught
as well. Many of our clients from Florida
and the Gulf states have compared rockfish
to grouper as table fare.
• Halibut/King(Chinook) Salmon Combo May-July 1st
Our boats are some of the top salmon producers in the fleet. The Homer
King salmon fishery has been EXCELLENT the last few years, often
producing great shots at a limit all season long. However, even at the peak of
King season, there may be an hour or more between bites, so anglers needing
lots of action may be better suited pursuing other species.
•Halibut/Silver(Coho) Salmon Combo July 25th-Sept 1st
Plentiful and aggressive, Silver fishing can be fast and furious. Double and
triple hookups are common-place when a school of Silvers are found, and it
is not uncommon to catch a limit in an hour or two.
•Rockfish/Salmon Combo May-Sept. 1st
An action packed combo, this is a great alternative to the traditional halibut
trip. Neither species requires a long run, deep water, or large weights. If
your idea of fun fishing doesn't include the heavy tackle and deep water of
halibut fishing, then this is the trip for you!
• If weather or run timing prevents us from fishing for a second species,
the combo portion of your fare will be refunded.
Deposits and Refunds:
• A $150 per person per day deposit is required on all bookings.
• A full refund will be given if trip is cancelled with a minimum two weeks
• A full refund will be given if unable to fish due to weather or mechanical
• No shows and last minute cancellations will result in a full fare charge.
|Limits & Best Times To Fish
by Fish & Game by
March 31st of each
|Limit varies with
Proposed limit for 2017 is
2 fish, one of which must
be 28" or less. The
annual limit for halibut
is 4 fish per person.
|May 15th- Sept 15th
Halibut fishing will
be closed on
the entire season.
Other day closures
may be announced at a
||2 per person per day*
||May 15th - July 1st
||3 per person per day
||July 25th - Aug. 25th
||5 per person per day**
||June 1st - Sept. 1st
||2 per person per day***
||July 1st - August 20
|*Some areas near salmon spawning grounds allow only 1 king
salmon per day.
**Only 1 of the 5 rockfish may be a non-pelagic rokfish.
Commonly caught non-pelagic rockfish include: Yellow Eye,
Copper, Quillback, and China Rockfish
***The minimum size lingcod which may be retained is 35
inches. Lingcod may not be retained before July 1st.
|2017 Trip Rates & Options
|Rates listed in white are PEAK-SEASON rates. Rates listed in red
are SHOULDER-SEASON rates. Peak-season is June 3rd through
|Single Species ( Halibut OR Salmon OR Rockfish)
|Halibut/Rockfish Combo - Best chance at a Lingcod!
|Full Boat Black Bear Hunt - Grand Aleutian Only
(4 Person Max) 3-5 Days Price is Per Day.
|-The Grand Aleutian carries a maximum of six passengers.
-The Irish Mist carries a maximum of eight passengers.
-Trips average 8-10 hours.
-Customers will meet their Captain at Central Charters on the
morning of the trip. The street address for Central Charters is
4241 Homer Spit Road.
-Rates do not include 7.5% sales tax.
-A $15 per person fuel surcharge will be added to all trips if the
price of fuel exceeds $5 per gallon.