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    Default Is it worth tryin the end of the spit in homer right now?

    goin to be in homer this weekend, would it be worth castin a line out near the pilings? lookin for anything thatll bite a hook....thanks



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    I'm sure it is. If you don't mind the cold, I doubt the fish notice.
    Earliest I've fished there was end of March. It was good fishing for what it is though. I love fishing there.

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    Default Homer Spit fishing ~

    Maybe maybe not . The big draw for the fish in this area is the S**t chute that dumps out between the last two pilliars of the ferry dock.
    The amount of ground up fish guts the processors dump is all dependant on how much sport caught fish is brought in to be processed. There is probably not much of this chum being dumped right now.
    That being said it can't hurt to try it. If you are in homer anyway I would bring my rod and some bait and give it a shot.
    When it gets hot down there it is usually a fish every cast or every other cast with some lost bait inbetween. Usually as they start to bring in more fish to the processors in april and may it really begins to heat up.
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    what kind of fish do you catch out there?
    lings buts cod salmon?

    and what do you use to catch them?

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    Default not quite accurate...

    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    The amount of ground up fish guts the processors dump is all dependant on how much sport caught fish is brought in to be processed.


    the grinder also processes all the commercial waste from the cod buyers this time of year, there is a constant stream of ground up cod-heads right now.
    that being said, i motored around the pilings looking for pollack yesterday and found nothing. there may be some sole and sculpins around, but the huge schools of pollack that i target for crab bait are not here right now.
    (good thing i know where to get lots of cod heads )
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    Default Homer Spit

    Thanks Dave I was unaware there was commercial fish waste still being processed in homer since the Icicle plant is no longer there.
    As for the species we catch this has been covered many times on here use the search feature.
    Grey cod, Walleye Pollack,Halibut (usually small and not so plentiful),Dolly varden trout, Sculpin, Butter Sole,and probably a few others I forgot to mention. It seems to vary every day though the pollack,Cod,Sculpin,and Sole are almost always there.
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    the fish factory and the auction block are both year-round fish buyers her.
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    yea thanks guys for the info, ive fished the end of the spit many times in early summer and may and done very well just never in the winter



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    what rigs are you using?

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    I usually put on a sinker slider. Then a swivel and a leader with a 1/0-5/0 hook. For weight I prefer pyramid sinkers in 2oz to 4oz. You want a weight that won't roll in the current. I tried cannonballs once and the eye got so beat up from rolling around I couldn't get it off.
    All this is best rigged of a salmon rod. Mine are 8'6" MH rods with 20 or 25# test. Smaller rods can work but the one time you hook into something decent in size you will want a bigger rod. Even a 10# Halibut can put up a good fight on a salmon rod off of the beach.
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    well i like to use pretty light gear myself....something with 12-15lb test on my trout rod or a really light salmon rod.....ive found that with the lighter line you can get a few more yards casting. i pretty much just use a jig tipped with bait or fish a rig similar to kasilofchrisn. i try to jig up a fish then use it for bait instead of using up all my herring.



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