There is a reason that Homer has an annual King Salmon derby that brings out 1300 plus anglers and that reason is the feeder Kings. The Homer winter king salmon fishing season is from October through March even though we fish salmon year round. This is when you can keep two per day that do not count towards your annual limit. Winter King or feeder Kings are here to fatten up in our rich waters.
Their consistency is a contrast to our spring and summer salmon that are here to begin their epic voyages upstream to spawn because the feeder King are here to fatten up in our rich waters. You will taste the difference when those beautiful red fillets make it to you dinner plate. Occasionally we'll catch a more rare White King Salmon in the batch and boy is that an angler's treat!
Join us aboard either the Bear Force boats and enjoy our heated cabins while taking in Kachemak Bay's breath-taking views for a truly Alaskan experience. Homer king salmon fishing trips include cleaning and filleting. Enjoy your king salmon fishing trips with us!
Full Day Winter King Salmon: $250 + Tax
Full Day Salmon: $295 + Tax (May through September)
Daily King Salmon Limits:
1-2 per day depending on the zone we are fishing in.
King Salmon (Chinook):
April through September: 5 per season.
Peak season for these larger spawning salmon runs from May through the middle of July. However we catch Kings all year long. There is no annual limit October through March. Homer's Annual Winter King Derby held in the last weekend of March.
Daily Silver Salmon (Coho):
No seasonal limit, but there is a daily limit of 3. Silver salmon are more mild than King Salmon, but their filled with fight and a blast to catch. Therer is some overlap with Silvers and Kings. The Silver Salmon begin their run in Late July and continue through August
Daily Max Salmon:
6 total salmon per day with no more then 2 being King Salmon and no more then 3 being Silver Salmon.
Aboard Our Boats
Aboard the Homer Fishing Charters fleat even the pickiest of fisherman warm themselves in the heated cabin. Some snooze in the cabin bed down below “After Limiting Out” while others rave about how nice it is to have a private bathroom to use. A day with our team will not disappoint! Other charters may not have all the same bells and whistles…so be sure to ask before booking!
Bait and tackle are included and we come loaded with various types to be sure we target what the fish are biting best. We also process and freeze your catch for shipment, ensuring the fish you bring on our deck are the ones that you take home.
We can’t guarantee the calmest seas in Alaska but we can guarantee a memorable trip! We have come to get our biggest fight from the feeder kings and anglers can’t stop talking about the excitement they had working to get their catch into the boat because they spend so much time feeding off the pristine waters they’ll later leave to spawn up river. We personally prefer the Winter Kings aka Chinook over the River Spawning variety for their marbled meat with fresh texture and less-fishy taste. We’re chartering with a very experienced Captain who is excited to put anglers on fish without risking the safety of our passengers. Anglers don’t have to count these winter catches against their seasonal limits due to Alaska’s classification of Oct-Mar exempt Salmon limits. We want you to have that trophy fish experience!
Taking a trip with Homer Fishing Charters will leave you with images of the stunning beauty of the Cook Inlet, Kachemak Bays, Volcanoes and Glacier Landmarks. This season, we have encountered pods of sea otters, wandering seals, jumping salmon, skate, jellies, various fish varieties and whale pods breasting of 4 different varieties. Just one day on the water will bring the best calm and respite for the weary angler to have a breath of fresh, crisp Alaskan air and renewal away from the busy schedule of city life. The coves we explore leave lasting photographs in your memory or on camera. All of these experiences are what have brought us into being the first choice for serious king salmon anglers in Homer.
Local residents and visitors with flexibility will enjoy our multi-trip discounts and our lodging is one of the best in the Cook Inlet. Our favorite pastime and that of our anglers who stay with us is sitting by the fire in the privacy of one of the ocean front cabins and grilling the fresh catch on the private BBQ outside to complete the entire experience. The sunset views from water and land are breathtaking. So, bring a lunch aboard or order one ahead with us and let us make your Winter Salmon Trip an unforgettable experience that will be the talk around the water cooler and envy of your fishing friends for months to come.