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    Hi,

    I'm trying to plan a flyout fishing trip for sockeye for my wife and i on June 15th 2011. The closest thing I've really been able to find is a flyout from Soldotna to Wolverine Creek but we don't want to drive the 75 miles each way from homer. Does anyone know of any flyout fishing directly from homer? All I can find is bear viewing trips out of homer.

    Thanks for any info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWHunter9 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm trying to plan a flyout fishing trip for sockeye for my wife and i on June 15th 2011. The closest thing I've really been able to find is a flyout from Soldotna to Wolverine Creek but we don't want to drive the 75 miles each way from homer. Does anyone know of any flyout fishing directly from homer? All I can find is bear viewing trips out of homer.

    Thanks for any info.
    I can't recommend any, but if you just punch "flyout fishing homer ak" into a Google search you'll come up with a whole bunch. There are plenty here.
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    I "just punched" it into google before I posted a help request. Everyone in Homer wants to take you bear viewing. I've contacted over ten places and only one has offered to take us fishing (Only three hours fishing though at $425 p/p). It is amazing. No one in Homer wants our business. I guess bear viewing is where the real money is at. We will make the drive to soldotna. Thanks for your tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWHunter9 View Post
    I "just punched" it into google before I posted a help request. Everyone in Homer wants to take you bear viewing. I've contacted over ten places and only one has offered to take us fishing (Only three hours fishing though at $425 p/p). It is amazing. No one in Homer wants our business. I guess bear viewing is where the real money is at. We will make the drive to soldotna. Thanks for your tip.
    That's weird because when I punched in "flyout fishing homer alaska" I got:

    http://www.bbb.org/alaska/business-r...er-ak-22632340
    http://alaskaclassicadventures.com/
    http://www.homerflyoutadventures.com/
    http://www.homerair.com/services/adventure-tours/
    http://www.alaskangamefisher.com/flyout-fishing.html

    And others. Just do a little homework. Go to the Homer Chamber of Commerce website (http://www.homeralaska.org/) and they probably have quite a few there, too. Or just give them a call. They are very nice people.

    If you've got deep pockets try http://alaskafishinglodge.com/. I have heard they are an excellent operation and will certainly get you into fish. But they aren't cheap. Unfortunately flyout fishing is NOT a cheap adventure anyway you look at it. There are a few hundred charter operators here on the peninsula that can get you into any type of fishing you want---rainbows, freshwater salmon, saltwater salmon, halibut and rockfish among other things. Maybe do a couple of trips like that instead of spending the premium you'll have to pay to fly somewhere.

    And, by the way, you're probably not going to find someone willing to take you out on a flyout fishing trip for much less than $425 even for 3 hours. Just to take a boat out of Homer for a day of fishing is going to cost you anywhere from $200 to $300 dollars. Planes eat up a lot of avgas that is not inexpensive and they go a LOT further than the 30 or 40 miles you'll go on a boat. Sorry to be so blunt about it, but a flyout trip is not going to be cheap. You'll get some of the best fishing of your life, but it's going to cost you.
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    I'd avoid wolverine creek... That place looks so so horrible 30 boats trolling around for schools of salmon that aren't gonna bite with bears swimming around... Might as well go fish the russian, more solitude there.

    Call an air taxi in homer, tell them what you are looking for, they'll help you out.
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    I don't think there are too many fly in red salmon places to go, most that I know of are either for kings, silvers, or trout. I grew up fishing on Kalgin Island, and packers creek over there has a red run. The creek is small, but we used to catch salmon out of it years ago, a guy bought up the property around the mouth of the creek and he wasn't being to friendly letting people get onto the trail up to the creek and lake, but there are always planes flying in and out of that lake so it might be another option. Get a hold of High adventure air, Talon Air, or Alaska West air, they might have some info on going over there. There is a Lodge up on packers lake, but I don't think it is open anymore, last I knew it was for sale
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    sockeye on june 15th.....good luck...while doable your at the very very begining of the run & sockeye aren't much of "biting" fish so they're harder to catch, but not impossible....just think you'd do better looking for something else. maybe a fly-out king trip, if your set on a flyout adventure, should be good numbers is some of the rivers by then.......just a thought

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    [QUOTE=excav8tr;874941]sockeye on june 15th.....good luck...while doable your at the very very begining of the run & sockeye aren't much of "biting" fish so they're harder to catch, but not impossible....just think you'd do better looking for something else. maybe a fly-out king trip, if your set on a flyout adventure, should be good numbers is some of the rivers by then.......just a thought[/QUOT

    Actually the red run in Big River, which Wolverine is a tributary to it I am pretty sure, is early and June 15th is right in the middle of the run. Packers Creek wouldnt be anygood on June 15th though so disregard my earlier post.
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