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    I am looking into fishing Alaska for halibut with my dad. Where would you guys
    suggest going out of that you could almost guarantee getting your limit.
    What area and when would be the best time.

    Thanks in advance

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    It would help to know where you are landing in Alaska. Big place with a lot of options. Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks,.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    It would help to know where you are landing in Alaska. Big place with a lot of options. Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks,.......

    Agree that would help us to help you.
    Also how long do you plan to be here in Alaska?
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    Hi

    I am looking into fishing Alaska for halibut with my dad. Where would you guys
    suggest going out of that you could almost guarantee getting your limit.
    What area and when would be the best time.

    Thanks in advance
    If you are coming into Anchorage, go to Homer. It's called the halibut fishing capital of Alaska. Be sure and book a Charter soon so you can get in. Silbver Fox Charters or Rainbow Tours are two good ones.

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    Just a couple of thoughts. Most areas that have halibut charters will get you onto fish and typically catch your limit. On all the charters I've been on, I've caught my limit, though on the last charter I threw the second fish back waiting for a better one, and ended up only catching the two. It was early in the day and I figured why limit out. Being skunked is unlikely, but limiting out isn't a gurantee anywhere. The other thing to be aware of is, while you'll see all sorts of pictures of very big halibut, ie over 100#'s, the majority of fish caught are in the 20-30# range, and many of the larger boats that have to get a dozen or more people hooked up, will be keeping fish in the 10-15# range and telling folks what a nice fish it is.

    If you've never fished for halibut before, a 10-15# fish is still very impressive looking, but there is no reason that you shouldn't be able to get something over 20#'s upwards of 50#, just don't hold out for barndoor. After the fish is cleaned and filleted, you'll end up with ~60% of the weight of the fish in fillets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    It would help to know where you are landing in Alaska. Big place with a lot of options. Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks,.......

    I am open to anywhere in Alaska. I am looking for 3 days of fishing probably.

    Thanks for the info so far. If anyone else has suggestions, please let me know.

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    craig is good we most alwase get our limit but its just something we do between catching salmon. ther very easy to catch like what they say befor the small ones are easy but if you come up in augest there are biger ones but you still have to put your time in for the big ones. then we set some time aside later in the day to go get your chikens to fill your limit.

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    Kodiak in August

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    If cost is a factor, Whittier is only a short drive from Anchorage, and Anchorage is usually the least expensive place to fly into. I almost always limit. Rich Adventures will get you on fish (907)350-3401. Lot's of marine life out there too.

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    From what I heard, last year Kodiak was pretty much cleaned out by the commercial long liners due to high fuel costs. Ie the commercial boats ran their sets right around town cleaning out the spots the charters typically run to, and where the commercial boats typically don't fish. I've heard this from several sources.

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    thanks everyone for replying. If anyone else has any specific charters they would recommend please feel free to post.

    Thanks

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    I would give Alaska Classic Adventures out of Ninilchik a shot.
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    Rich Adventures
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    Whittier: Riptide Charters
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    Have a blast and catch a variety of fish. Very good with younger fishermen and women.

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    thanks everyone for the responses

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    Topnotch Charters in Homer.
    907-226-2134
    Capt. Joe will put you onto the fish.

    Be sure to buy a Derby ticket. You could catch a $1000 fish.

    I've fished with him for 3 years now and have never been disapointed.

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    Weekend before memorial day in homer, I like captain mike's
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default Homer & A-Ward Charters

    Go to my website, awardcharters.com then pick
    Availability Calendar, look at 2005 or 2006 Daily Catch Pictures and you can see EVERY catch for the past 2 years. I fish the Barren Islands as much as I can and more than anyone else. 21 years and still alive.
    Homer is the Halibut Fishing Captial of the World because it is. Good luck wherever you end up. Capt Bob

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    capt Bob thanks much i will check out your site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amurleopard1967 View Post
    thanks everyone for replying. If anyone else has any specific charters they would recommend please feel free to post.

    Thanks
    Profish-n-sea out of Seward. Steve will put you on fish and he has a great hotel/fishing combo. Seward is a beautiful place and only a couple of hours from Anchorage. Prices are a little cheaper than the charters from Whittier and Homer and you don't have to pay to go thru the tunnel or make the all day drive to Homer.

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