||What To Bring:
• State of Alaska Fishing License. Available locally, or on-line at:
• Extra film / Memory / Batteries
• Waterproof rubber-soled footwear(leather-soled shoes and cowboy boots
have VERY poor traction on a wet deck)
• Warm, layered clothing
• Rain gear
• Lunch/snacks/drinks for an 8-10 hour trip.
What To Wear:
•It is very important to dress in layers with a waterproof outerlayer.
Summer fishing conditions range from highs of sunny and 70 degrees down
to rain, wind, and 45 degrees. Capt. David's daily outfit is a set of medium
weight Patagonia thermal underwear (top & bottom), Carhartt jeans, hooded
sweatshirt, Gore-tex coat, light wool socks, and insulated rubber boots. All
the layers in the world are useless if they get wet, so be sure to bring along
waterproof pants and coat. Even if cheap and disposable, some form of
raingear will still block most wind and rain.
• If you think you might be prone to motion sickness, or have never fished
on the ocean before, be sure to take preventative measures! Motion sickness
has ruined the day for many a fishermen.
Scopolamine Patch: http://www.transdermscop.com
If concerned about motion sickness, speak with your doctor about a
prescription for the Scopolamine patch. Many fishermen have far better
results with the patch than with Dramamine or Bonine. For best results,
put your patch on the night before the trip.
Dramamine and Bonine:
Neither of these medications take effect immediately. They DO NOT work
if you take them after you've begun to feel sick. For best results, take one
pill the night before the trip and one the morning of (Consult your doctor
or pharmacist before taking any dose not specified by the manufacturer).
• Fish filleting is done on-board the vessel and is included in your fare.
• If you wish to have your fish vacuum packed, frozen, smoked, or
shipped, the captain will arrange to have one of the following businesses
meet you at the boat:
Coal Point Seafoods www.welovefish.com
Homer Fish Processing www.myalaskafish.com
• Shipping fish home is costly. Many customers choose to pack lightly or
bring along clothes which are disposable in order to leave more room for
checking fish as baggage on the way home.
• Styrofoam-lined fish boxes are available locally for shipping your fish.
These boxes will keep fish frozen for up to 24 hours. Alaska Airlines has
freezers in some airports to store fish should your flight be delayed. Check
with your airline ahead of time to see if freezer space will be available
should your flight be delayed.
Hotels in Homer are available, but many customers prefer the more
private atmosphere of a rental cabin or B&B. If looking for a place to stay,
we highly recommend the following:
• The Highliner House www.HighlinerHouseAlaska.com
overlooking Kachemak Bay and
the Kenai Mountains await you.
Situated at the top of West Hill
Road in Homer, visitors enjoy the
scenic beauty from all five custom
cabins and suites.
• Bryn-Teg Cottage www.Bryn-TegCottage.com
A two bedroom, two bath home
with a complete kitchen, washer-
dryer and telephone. Other great
features included Dish TV, barbecue
grill on the wrap around porch,
freezer, and a beautiful view.
While Homer is legendary as a fishing destination, there's also much to do
for the non-fishermen in your group. For more on what to do in Homer,
check the Homer, AK page.
•Bay Weld Boats www.BayWeldBoats.com
Visit Bay Welding for a tour of
their custom boat building facility.
•Bear Creek Winery www.BearCreekWinery.com
Bear Creek winery offers tours and
tasting of unique and handcrafted
wines made with local and exotic