Halibut Fishing Capital of the World

Discover the Best of Fishing in Homer, Alaska

Fishing in Homer, Alaska is an everyday activity and you’ll find plenty of places to go fishing in the ‘Halibut Capital of the World’. The stunning waters around the Sterling Highway are ideal for fishing and this region has become a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re planning a boating trip for your fishing adventure or heading to the shores of Kachemak Bay, relax and enjoy the crystalline waters teeming with fish and aquatic animals.

The Winter King Salmon Tournament attracts hundreds of fishing enthusiasts to Homer every year and is the perfect reason to head to the shores of Homer in March. Enjoy ice fishing and salmon fishing in Homer during the colder months. Summer calls for boating trips and all-day charter fishing excursions to catch halibut that weigh up to 300 pounds. The halibut derby is held every summer and you’ll have a chance to flex your fishing skills to win cash prizes.

Staying at a beachfront lodge puts you within easy reach of some of Homer’s top lagoons and coves that have become perfect destinations for fishing. The Homer Spit is the prime fishing destination for locals and visitors alike so staying nearby will make it easy to get out on the water for a few hours. Relax on the beach between fishing sessions and fish along the long stretch of water around the three pylons. There, the water is deeper and more fish end up there as the water churns from the fish-processing waste unit nearby. Otter Beach Lodges offers comfortable accommodations for fishing enthusiasts year-round.