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    I'm relocating to Homer from Fairbanks this spring and would like to ask what I can look forward to as far as fishing goes down there.

    I don't have a boat, so I'm going to be fishing from the banks or in the rivers/streams. Would someone give me some tips?

    Thanks much..

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    If I lived in Homer I would do whatever it took to get a boat, but there are other things to do as well... Anchor River (kings, silvers, steelhead, dollies) is about 20 minutes away, Ninilchik River (same) is about 40 minutes away, and Deep Creek (same) is right next door to the Ninilchik. You are also only 60 miles from the Kasilof River and 70 from the Kenai River. There is also some shore fishing to be done in Homer, but I wouldn't call it much of an outdoor adventure.
    If you're willing to drive, there is endless opportunities within a couple hours... if you're willing to get a boat, there is endless opportunities in your back yard.
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    Fall Steelhead on the Anchor is all Im saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskachuck View Post
    Fall Steelhead on the Anchor is all Im saying

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    ill bet it wont take you long to get to know someone with a boat down there. pitch in you fair share and you shouldnt have a problem. cheaper than buying and maintaining your own. you can look forward to barn door halibut, two kings a day in the fishing hole, dipnetting reds in the kenai, razor clam digging at clam gulch or ninilchik, steamers across the bay in homer, silver salmon fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaymac View Post
    I'm relocating to Homer from Fairbanks this spring and would like to ask what I can look forward to as far as fishing goes down there.

    I don't have a boat, so I'm going to be fishing from the banks or in the rivers/streams. Would someone give me some tips?

    Thanks much..

    Jay
    You will have lots of options for fishing if you can handle some combat fishing for salmon. As mentioned most of the "smaller" streams such as the Anchor River, Ninilchik, and Deep creek will be open on Memorial Day weekend for King fishing. I think it is 3 consecutive weekends. If the run is good, they will keep it open for additional weekends on the Ninilchik. Read the regs for each and keep your eyes open for the emergency openings.
    Alaskachuck already mentioned the Steelhead on the Anchor in the fall. It can excellent fishing. The Dolly fishing on the Anchor can be great as well.
    You can certainly get your fill of fishing while living Homer. Good luck. I wished I lived in Homer.

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    This fish lives about 45 minutes from Homer...
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    That is one sick fish mark. Nice Job
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskachuck View Post
    That is one sick fish mark. Nice Job
    I dunno, looks pretty healthy to me.

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    Exclamation removing steelhead from the water....

    is seriously frowned upon.
    as a matter of fact, you cold get cited for it.
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    That isn't a king slammin' he's holding onto?

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    Dave - you're right, and when I took the pic I was unaware/naive of the regulation, as many are when it comes to steelhead, which is why you see so much fish porn with steelhead in the shot. I can ensure you that the fish swam away to spawn or be caught again, as I am always very careful with any fish I C&R. It was probably a bad idea to post it, but what's done is done.
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    no biggie. just want folks to know....
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