Alaska fishing in JuneAlaska fishing in June can be pretty great, especially in Homer. If you have been following our posts on social media then you’ve seen a bunch of nice, healthy fish landed by happy anglers who are anxious to be gobbling fresh-caught fillets and filling up their freezers. Whether it’s on board the Gamechanger with Captain Dan or the Blackjack with Captain Jesse, Alaskans are thrilled to be out enjoying after being cooped up in quarantine for so long!

People traveling to Alaska often plan their dates for July or August for the opportunity to also catch sockeye in the rivers or coho in the fresh or saltwater in addition to halibut and other bottomfish, so what’s so special about Alaska fishing in June? There are several factors that make June a prime month, but this year it’s even better.

June marks the month where fishing in Homer really starts to heat up and so does Alaska’s temperatures. In fact, May and June bring some of the best weather we see every year making for many pleasant days on the water.

Not only can the weather be better, but May and June are the time of year we target spawner kings in the saltwater. We can target feeder kings year round in the salt but from mid May through early July we catch spawners. Spawners are mature kings larger than feeders. Their flesh is firm and red, and they have a thick layer of fat, making them great as table fare. It is a common opinion there is no better salmon than a fresh spawner dime bright from the ocean.

Another factor that makes Alaska fishing in June a great option is the crowds are slightly less than in July and August. You’re often able to book the prime dates you want in June with some of the top outfits like Big Dan’s Fishing. You can drive down in a motorhome and find a camp site on the Spit without all the tourists around or stay overnight with us at the new Big Dan’s Riverfront Cabins directly on the Kenai River. It’s a rare opportunity for Alaskans to explore.

And what make June the absolute best choice this year are the specials offers for local Alaskans. Due to COVID-19 many non residents have had to cancel or postpone their trips in the early season. This leaves our charter with spots to fill and we are providing a special discount for June 2020 only. Through the end of the month we will take $75 off combo charters for Alaska residents. Normally $375 for the day to catch salmon and halibut, we are only charging $300 per person and you can go home with some special memories and a load of succulent fresh fish. If you decide to stay with us in Soldotna the night before and/or after your charter, the special price is only $99 per person.

The current limits on our halibut and salmon combo trips is one halibut over 26 inches and one under per day per angler with four as the annual limit. Each angler can keep one king with the appropriate king stamp on your license. We will soak baits near the bottom while we call halibut in with a scent trail. After the limits are met for all anglers, we’ll move to trolling for king salmon on our combo trips. If kings are more your primary focus we can plan for that on your trip.

There’s nothing like that perfectly cooked piece of just-caught fish the evening of your charter. Give Sarah a call at 907-598-3391 or email for details on our special offers to experience Alaska fishing in June.