I am thinking of taking my boat to Whittier (It is way closer for me than Homer). How far out of harbor due you have to run to start getting into decent halibut fishing? I am more interested in numbers than size, I got a 12 year old girl and she likes to catch fish. How far due you have to go for sharks? I would like to get ointo doing some of that on the strictly grown up trips. I really appriciate any help. I dont need to know your honey hole just some general info would be good, I will do my own on scene leg work.