While the rest of Alaska is storing away their fishing gear and beckoning winter’s hibernation call, we here at Big Dan’s Fishing Charters have been staying warm by the “fire” of the winter king bite. October has been full of good times and fish-filled coolers. By the way, we do not expect that change anytime soon. You will find our vessels on the water all winter long, connecting the client with Homer, Alaska’s resident winter kings.
Fall into Winter
At the beginning of October, we participated in the Homer Elks Club Derby. After two fish-filled days, we tied for the highest average winter king weight! It was a good time had by all. Since then, we have had the privilege of taking out clients and getting them on fish. Of course, we have put halibut on board, even filled some crab pots, but the name of the game has been our clients regularly limiting out on the winter kings.
Bringing in a New Year
The beginning of 2021 has been just as steady. The bite is on, and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Lately, it has been about the winter kings and crab. Adding more salmon and some crab to the freezer is how we like to begin a new year!
The common trend is that even though winter is here, the fishing is on fire. We pride ourselves on knowing how to get clients on fish while having a great time.
We hope to broaden the idea of winter fishing in Alaska from the image of fish houses on frozen lakes to that of world-class saltwater fishing for winter kings in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our vessels, Blackjack and Gamechanger, are set up with heated cabins and all the amenities one would need to have a memorable day on the water during winter in Alaska. We also have a “fishy” crew who work diligently to get you on fish. As you saw above, they are pretty dang good at it. Between the heated cabin and the “heat” of the winter king bite, winter’s cold seems to melt away. So, if you are interested in having a genuinely Alaskan experience and filling the cooler with some fresh fillets, contact us at Big Dan’s Fishing Charters.