New attitude, head out of rear end:
We went on a halibut/combo charter on Aug. 3 out of Homer. I tried to get the most accomplished in a one day trip and we agreed on a halibut, steamers, rockfish trip (12 hour day).
Weather was great, calm water. We went outside & a little farther then Port Graham; struck out on steamers & rockfish (we tried), but I had the awesome opportunity to be at the rod that caught a 80 halibut! Everyone got excited when they saw the fish and started the celebration, but I know from lots of trips that the most disappointing time is when you lose that fish at the boat, but it stayed on and I helped gaff & drag it in.
Not much action other than that, although the captain moved us to another 4 spots.
We finished up the day helping pull crab pots and after we got to his place, took pictures, cleaned the fish, and he ended up giving us 2 of his Tanner crabs that he had cooked in the meantime (cleaning/pics).
On top of all that, he gave us a discount on our trip; that's never happened that I've heard.
I highly recommend Frank Casey and his operation; Alaska Wildrose Charters (can I do that?). He's talking about having a new, bigger (26') Fish Rite for next season; he currently runs a 24'.
Maybe next year I'll have the pleasure of fishing with him again.