Long Range Fishing Adventure
We are offering 3-5 day fishing adventures based out of Seward and Homer AK. Plan on several days of fishing for many species of great eating fish, beautiful scenery, unrivaled wildlife viewing opportunities, great food, and the opportunity to make lifelong friends or come even closer to your fishing buddies.
Off the Beaten Path
Already a beautiful and extremely productive fishing area, our Long Range Adventures departing from Seward will allow us to get even more off the beaten path to waters not hit by the day fleet. Though the waters within 50 miles of Seward and Homer have numerous fish, and we typically fill the boxes on our day trips, there are about 85 various sized charter boats operating from Seward and Homer daily. By getting outside the range of these vessels, we can fish more pristine waters with less fishing pressure. Heading East, the west side of Montague Island, Middleton Island, and Hinchinbrook Island can all be accessed on a 5 day or more adventure. Looking to the West, the banks around Gore Point and in Nuka Bay become accessible on a 3 day trip.
Other than the first and last day of your trip, which are primarily travel days, each day is filled with fishing opportunities. The crew will have breakfast on the table by 5:30 AM so you can be fishing as early as 6:30 AM which is when the fleet in town is still loading clients for the standard 7:00 AM depart time from the harbor. We will fish throughout the day until around 6:30 PM when we will begin to prepare dinner. Though we prepare dinner and anchor for the night in protected coves, those that wish to do so can continue to fish into the evening.
Though we suggest releasing halibut over 100 lbs both because of the quality of the meat and because these fish are breeding females, we will be targeting them for fun and keeping fish from 25-60lbs for meat. Along with the halibut you can expect to catch giant lingcod, black and yelloweye rockfish, and in July and August, numerous silver salmon. In certain areas we fish there will also be the opportunity to catch salmon shark up to 600 lbs!!!
Because we process and freeze fish the day it is caught, you are allowed a limit of fish each day of your trip. This means you can expect to keep 2 halibut, 1 lingcod, 1 yelloweye, 3 black rockfish, and 3 silver salmon on any given day of the trip. This is a lot of fish and if you realize you are begining to have more fish than you want to transport home, we can relate and you are more than welcome to start catch-and-release fishing. Provided in this trip are 2 fish boxes per person but more are on hand for a nominal fee. After the trip we can help with your shipping needs.
Because of the range we are fishing, the first and last days will usually consist of 6-8 hours travel time. During this time you can expect to see many different types of wildlife. Don’t forget your cameras and binoculars. While passing numerous glaciers, mountains, cliffs, rivers, and bare rocks welling from the depths, it is almost a given to see humpback whales, Dall’s porpoise, sea lions, seals, eagles, and puffins. As well it isn’t rare to see orcas, fin whales, goats on cliffs, black bear near rivers or creeks, and dozens of other species of birds.
Meals and Accommodations
Our comfortable 50 ft. vessel M/V Sundy sleeps 6 comfortably in spacious bunks. She has a 3 burner electric cook top, an electric oven for breads and desserts, and we carry a BBQ pit on the back deck for steaks, burgers, and fresh grilled fish.
Every morning your crew will have coffee and breakfast prepared bright and early so you can get right into fishing. A little before noon sandwich fixings, soup, and various snacks will be set up on a table inside so you can fix lunch when you decide to take a break from catching. At around 6:30 PM we will move the boat into a protected cove for the night, and the crew will prepare a great dinner.
The weather can vary from hour to hour in Alaskan waters. To ensure that you are rested fully for your next day of fishing we anchor for the evening in protected coves. Typically, even in the event a storm blows up during the night, the slight rocking of the boat will barely be noticable. Though these anchorages are not our targeted fishing grounds, if you want to fish into the night, or if you are an early riser, feel free to put down a line; we have caught many a giant halibut in 40 ft of water while on anchor.
Though on the surface this trip is not as inexpensive as other fishing options, we have done some research and see that it compares with the cost of 3 meals, a fishing charter, and a hotel room in the Seward area. Plus, you are getting to fish in waters untouched by most.
A multi-day trip with 5 of your closest friends and you will know them like never before. These trips always leave people with hundreds of new memories. If you are in Alaska fishing alone or with one or two buddies, the mixed trips can be just as exciting. At the end of the trip you will have new life long friends.
The rate for these trips based on a standard 3 day fishing package is $500/person/day. The boat can be chartered for $3000 per day for groups up to 6 people. Trips include fishing charter,fish processing, lodging, meals, and shipping boxes.