I everyone! I have the glorious opportunity to visit Homer AK on 6/19/10. It is a once in a lifetime trip for my dad, brother, and myself, including 3 more family members. We are going to Homer to fish for Halibut for a week. Someone we know hooked us up with the person that will be taking us out. We can't hire a guide because our budget is tight. The plane fare and cost for lodging was very expensive. We will have some down time and I have searched google maps and found the river closest to Homer which is the Anchor. Could someone tell me how to fish it with flies, what flies work the best, topwater or nymphs, what to look out for, can you carry a gun on your side for protection from bears, and any other pertinent information. Our rental house for the week is just below Bridge Creek Reservoir and I thought I would try to fish that also. What kind of fish are in there? Trout, salmon, pike? We are absolutely jacked up about visiting your state! Thanks to all who will respond and help us make this trip the trip of a lifetime! God bless yall!