Hi, i'm coming up to Alaska here for the first time over Labor Day weekend. Anyways, my roommates and i are all in grad school and are broke and trying to do things as cheap as we can. The guide services look awesome but it's just too much for any of our budgets(most i've seen are asking $200+ per person), so im thinking that's for a trip another year. We're going to be in Homer a couple of days and i'm hoping some people can give me some general advice. I'm a big fisherman so i would kick myself for not at least trying while im there.
I've heard of the Spit, but i was wondering how easy i could do some river fishing. It'd have to be with spinning reels since i haven't fly fished in a long time. Are there any rivers you can get some access to via car where you can catch some Silvers? Or is that something that you have to venture out via boat or kayak for? I heard of the Anchor, but dont know much about it. Can i do something like this or am i pretty much relegated to the Spit. At which point, can anyone give me advice on that(or maybe i should start a thread in the salt water forum?) Things like, rod/reel type, line type, and some basic gear i should get. I already found a little bit of info on that.
Also, does anyone know of a place or someone that is willing to rent out poles? The one person i talked to said i should probably just buy something cheap from Wal-Mart and then leave it behind. But that seems like such a waste.
Any help anyone can give me is really appreciated! I'm really looking forward to all of my trip and getting some fishing in is something i really want to make sure i do. I love being up north down here(really use to saying "up here"), so i'm sure this is going to blow me away. Thanks again in advance!