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    How far have people been travelling out of Homer for Halibut? Maybe how close is a better question. Plan to try my luck for the first time this weekend. Have a 20' boat and don't really want to go much further than I have to. Was planning to go out to Seldovia or flat island if the seas are calm. If anyone has a good tip on where to drop anchor and fish I would appreciate it. Hoping to find a chicken hole to give the kids a work out.
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    Try the Seldovia Humps. There are lots of chickens that should give them none stop action. I'm just a little worried that with the price of fuel, more people will hit these spots hard. I was there on Friday and a large charter boat was sitting on the first hump, along with 2 pleasure boats.

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    we've been seeing more and more charters there too. Maybe weather, probably fuel costs. But Thursday there was more then chickens... 2 at 90# and a few scattered between 40 and 20#

    Too bad it was on my boat but I was in Anchorage!
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    yukon area on the inlet side at around 200' of water, were we have caught some nice fish. One 60# or so between yukon and the last island, a little passage way there. Then caught our limit on saturday out close to 12 or 15 miles towards augustine but a little more to the right. 90' of water, look at your gps in you have a chartplotter. Once we dropped anchor there was a couple boats in the area. A few hours later or shorter about 15. So I guess you could follow the masses if you don't leave to early. I don't have any coordinates handy.

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    If you're willing (or able) to go as far as Flat Is. then you should have no problem getting halibut. I was out this weekend and got chickens 16 miles out at around 130ft. Only 15lb avg but 4 of us got about 15 of them. Don't know that exact location because I was a passenger on a friends boat. Ask around at the Spit, fishermen like to talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kisutch View Post
    If you're willing (or able) to go as far as Flat Is. then you should have no problem getting halibut. I was out this weekend and got chickens 16 miles out at around 130ft. Only 15lb avg but 4 of us got about 15 of them. Don't know that exact location because I was a passenger on a friends boat. Ask around at the Spit, fishermen like to talk.
    I am hoping since there were only 4 of you that you didn't keep all 15...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flintlock View Post
    I am hoping since there were only 4 of you that you didn't keep all 15...
    That would be a 'no'. I prefer to follow the regs.

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    Thanks for the info and the different options. I hope to fish Friday afternoon and Saturday. Maybe if one area doesn't pan out I can try another.

    Thanks again.

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    I only make it down that way once or twice a year and havent' yet this year so I can't speak for how things are right now. That being said I used to go out 15 miles and fish in 200' or less until last year when we couldn't seem to find alot of fish. Using some advice I was given one evening on our last trip we went out 7 miles and ended up with our limits 3 days in a row (6 people) in less than 2 hours. It only took that long because we started to get a little picky. No complaints though as we caught a couple at 50 lbs on one particular day.

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