Big Dan’s Fishing | Homer, Alaska


Big Dan’s Fishing  offers the best saltwater fishing trips in Homer! Not only do we have an excellent reputation that we take pride in, as a result our customer return rates are high. Our trips target 3-5 different species depending on the area fished, including halibut, salmon, rockfish, lingcod and yelloweye. We offer competitive rates for the following:

Homer is the halibut capital of the world and the fishing is always great! Enjoy the views of snow-capped mountains and glaciers in Kachemak Bay. Witnessing the natural show put on by Orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, seals, puffins, and sea lions could occur on your excursion, so be sure to bring your camera. Big Dan’s Fishing offer a variety of full day, long range 12 hour charters, and overnight 24 hour charters. Give us a call and we will do our best to help plan the fishing trip you’ve always imagined. We have 2 boats to choose from, including our large catamaran the Game Changer and our 6 pack boat Blackjack. Our fleet is the finest boats Homer, Alaska fishing charters have to offer.

The Fleet

The Game Changer

Our F/V Game Changer is our brand new 42’ Catamaran- 12 passenger vessel. This boat will feel like you are at home on the water. It’s loaded with luxurious accommodations that provides you with first class comfort while on the ocean. In addition to elusive amenities, this vessel is suited with quad 425 Yamaha motors equaling 1700 horsepower! That means less time traveling and more time fishing. We also have 2 deckhands on board to ensure you get a quality trip.

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The Blackjack

The F/V Blackjack is a 31 foot, 6 passenger, single hull vessel with comfortable seating, a sleeping berth, microwave, coffee maker, and bathroom. The Blackjack has twin 300 Yamaha motors to get you out to your fishing spot fast.

Not only do the Blackjack and the Game Changer have all the amenities you could ask for, but they also have the speed to get you to your fishing destinations faster than most other boats. We have top of the line equipment to ensure that your fishing experience is exceptional. We have very experienced captains that not only love to fish, but they love to have a good time. You won’t have to worry about having a rude or inexperienced captain. Captains Dan and Jesse have the utmost respect for clients and want to ensure that you get the most out of your vacation. We know you will have an experience to remember!

four fishermen holding big halibut on board Big Dan's fishing vessel
  • Best Halibut Fishing in Alaska

  • Experience Homer Fishing

passengers on board the Game Changer with their double limit catch
  • Double Limits

  • All Inclusvie

smiling faces on board the Game Changer after a day of fishing
  • Groups up to 12 people

  • Great for large families or groups

Big Dan’s Riverfront Lodge

Formerly Smokin’ Joe’s Lodge, Big Dan’s Riverfront Lodge is conveniently located 2 miles from the center of Soldotna, Alaska. Big Dan’s Fishing Charters is excited to add Soldotna lodging to the list of adventures we provide. Each cabin comes with:

  • Cozy, spacious cabins with full kitchens & 42” flat screen televisions w/ cable

  • Private freezer to store fish

  • Private riverfront fishing for guests

  • Fire pit on an incredible deck overlooking the Kenai River

Hunt Transportation | Live Aboard Trips

Big Dan’s Fishing offers Hunting Transport services that provide you with transportation to and from the hunt site and comfortable lodging accommodations on board the F/V Game Changer. This service is specifically for the following types of trips:

  • Do-It-Yourself Hunts—Unguided

  • Spring Bear Hunts

  • Sitka Blacktail Deer Hunts

Read About Us in Fish Alaska Magazine

Big Dan’s Fishing Charters: A Shared Experience Aboard the Game Changer

Arriving early in the morning at the Homer dock, we met our boat mates, new friends we would be fishing with for the next 48 hours. My buddy, Dave Atcheson, and I were both excited to be there. We reside on the Kenai Peninsula and get to fish a lot, yet each new Alaskan adventure can be epic, to be reminisced about for decades to come. Joining us on this adventure would be a group of three from California, a couple from Ohio and four brothers from various states. Our common denominator was being stricken with enthusiasm for the coming adventure. […]

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