A Typical Day of Halibut Fishing:
Capt. David will generally focus on large halibut for the majority of the day,
then if needed, keep smaller fish to round out the limit during the last hour
or two of fishing. David is well known for his "secret spots," bringing in
some of Homer's most impressive catches in
recent years. However, the average sport
caught halibut caught by Homer's fleet is around
15 pounds, and some "big fish" trips result only in
average catches. As a sportsman knows, that's
the gamble of fishing. DeepStrike Sportfishing's
success is a result of word-of-mouth advertising
and return customers. Not every return
customer has caught a giant fish, but they do
appreciate the effort and time put into trying.
Some catch the fish of a lifetime on their first
trip out, some fish for years and never do. It's
the feeling that the next bait you drop could end up in the mouth of a 300
lb monster that keeps a fisherman coming back.
Captain David specializes in combo
trips, and most return customers
request them. Combos are an
excellent opportunity to fish for
multiple species during a single day,
and are ideal for fishermen who only
have a single day to fish.
Large halibut are a bonus and are
often caught on combos, but there is
generally not much time for
"sorting"fish. Capt. David will take
you to a halibut hole during the
optimum part of the tide so that they can be caught quickly, leaving ample
time to fish for other species. Most halibut caught on a combo are
between 15 and 40 pounds. If fishing for large halibut is your primary goal,
then you want to avoid the Combos and book a Long Range Halibut trip.
Great to eat and easy to catch, rockfish are often a welcome alternative to
the heavier tackle and deeper waters associated with halibut fishing. It's
not uncommon for everyone on-board to be hooked-up at once when
targeting rockfish; making them an ideal target for young fishermen or
those new to fishing. Black bass are the most commonly caught rockfish,
with yellow eye, tiger rockfish, quillbacks,
and dusky rockfish being frequently caught
as well. Many of our clients from Florida
and the Gulf states have compared rockfish
to grouper as table fare.
•Halibut/Rockfish/Lingcod Super Combo July 1st - Sept 1st
Also called the "Killer" combo, this trip isn't about fishing, it's about
CATCHING! Not for the faint of heart, the Super Combo begins with a 40
mile run into the Gulf of Alaska. Once there, we'll pursue Lingcod using
heavy lead headed jigs, which often wear out your arms even before the fish
is on! The Gulf's strong currents and un-protected waters can challenge even
the most seasoned fisherman. Is the prize worth the pain? Most say YES!
Try it once and you can be the judge.
Since this trip requires navigating the open waters of the Gulf, your Captain
reserves the right to change the trip to a Straight Halibut or Halibut/Rockfish
combo if the sea state prevents safe fishing. If the trip is changed due to
weather, you will only be charged for the species you fish for.
• Halibut/King Salmon Combo May-July 1st
Captain David's specialty and lifelong passion, king salmon are highly
regarded as Alaska's most prized and elusive fish. The Grand Aleutian
averaged over 8 kings per trip in 2010, setting the bar high for the rest of the
fleet. However, even at the peak of king season, there may be an hour or
more between bites, so anglers needing lots of action may be better suited
pursuing other species.
•Halibut/Silver Salmon Combo July 25th-Sept 1st
Plentiful and aggressive, silver fishing can be fast and furious. Double and
triple hookups are common-place when a school of silvers are found, and it
is not uncommon to catch a limit in an hour or two.
•Rockfish/Salmon Combo May-Sept. 1st
An action packed combo, this is a great alternative to the traditional halibut
trip. Neither species requires a long run, deep water, or large weights. If
your idea of fun fishing doesn't include the heavy tackle and deep water of
halibut fishing, then this is the trip for you!
• If weather or run timing prevents us from fishing for a second species,
the combo portion of your fare will be refunded.
Deposits and Refunds:
• A $100 per person per day deposit is required on all bookings.
• A full refund will be given if trip is cancelled with a minimum two weeks
• A full refund will be given if unable to fish due to weather or mechanical
• No shows and last minute cancellations will result in a full fare charge.
|2015 Trip Rates & Options
|Single Species ( Halibut OR Salmon)
|Long Range Halibut (Minimum 2hr run to fishing grounds)
|Halibut/Lingcod/Rockfish Super Combo
|Full Boat Single Species (Halibut OR Salmon)
|Full Boat Long Range Halibut
|Full Boat Halibut/Salmon Combo
|Full Boat Halibut/Rockfish Combo
|Full Boat Halibut/Lingcod/Rockfish Super Combo
|Full Boat Overnight (4 Person max) 2 Days, 1 Night
|Full Boat Black Bear Hunt & Halibut Fishing
(4 Person Max) 3-5 Days Price is Per Day.
|-Boat carries a maximum of six passengers.
-Trips average 8-10 hours.
-Booking the Full Boat allows you to bring up to six
passengers, except on overnight trips and bear hunts, which
are 4 passengers max(due to limitations in sleeping areas).
-Full Boat bookings can be customized to include any
combination of species, as well as wilderness lodge pickups
and drop-offs, sightseeing, birdwatching, and whale watching.
-Rates do not include 7.5% sales tax.
-A $15 per person fuel surcharge will be added to all trips if the
price of fuel exceeds $5 per gallon.
|Limits & Best Times To Fish
by Fish & Game by
March 31st of each
|Limit varies with
abundance. Limit will
allow at least 1 halibut
of any size, and most
likely a 2nd halibut of
a certain size(29" or
under in 2014)
|May 15th- Sept 15th
Halibut fishing will
be closed on
between June 15th
and August 15th
||2 per person per day*
||May 15th - July 1st
||3 per person per day
||July 25th - Aug. 25th
||5 per person per day**
||June 15th - Sept. 1st
||2 per person per day***
||July 1st - Sept. 1st
|*Some areas near salmon spawning grounds allow only 1 king
salmon per day.
**Only 1 of the 5 rockfish may be a non-pelagic rokfish.
Commonly caught non-pelagic rockfish include: Yellow Eye,
Copper, Quillback, and China Rockfish
***The minimum size lingcod which may be retained is 35
inches. Lingcod may not be retained before July 1st.