Kenai Peninsula Fishing: Big Dan’s Blog

Check out our Kenai Peninsula fishing blog for regular updates on Homer fishing reports, Kenai River fishing for salmon, tasty recipes, fishing tips and tricks, entertaining news of Homer, update on Big Dan’s Fishing Charters, expansion plans and more.

Our Kenai Peninsula fishing blog talks about the two major fisheries that Big Dan’s shares with guests each summer: our saltwater Homer trips and Kenai River guided salmon fishing. We also take guests to the Kasilof for hatchery king harvest.

Homer Fishing: Big Dan’s pretty much fishes from Homer year round with winter king fishing and crab harvesting occurring from October through March. Beginning in late April or the start of May is when Big Dan’s typically begins spring fishing for halibut and king salmon and as the season progresses rockfish and lingcod enter the mix. The bottom fishing is solid through the middle of September. Call Sarah if you would like to discuss one of our saltwater fishing packages. Combine it with a freshwater trip and lodging at our riverfront lodge.

Kenai River Fishing: Big Dan’s provides river charters for anglers seeking Kenai River king, sockeye and coho salmon and Kasilof River kings. These trips depart right from our riverfront lodge making staying with us even more convenient.

All fishing tackle and gear are provided for all of our fishing trips, as is fish filleting. We have onsite packaging available for an extra charge at the river lodge.Follow Big Dan’s on social media to learn of new blog posts you may want to check out.

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Best Time to Fish Alaska

February 17th, 2021|Comments Off on Best Time to Fish Alaska

Best Time to Fish Alaska The best time to fish Alaska is a subjective thought. For some, they want the peak of the run, or the longest days, or the best weather. For [...]

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Alaska fishing packages

February 6th, 2021|Comments Off on Alaska fishing packages

The excitement was tangible as I drove my rental car from the Anchorage Airport. You see, I was about to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. I finally had made it to the "Last [...]

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Traveling to Alaska in 2021: Tips learned from 2020

December 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Traveling to Alaska in 2021: Tips learned from 2020

  Traveling to Alaska in 2020 was a different experience than in years past. Yeah, we all know the elephant in the room that made airline travel more challenging. But the human spirit to adventure [...]

Winter Kings: 2020/2021 Fishing Report

October 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Winter Kings: 2020/2021 Fishing Report

The Report 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 [...]

Alaska fishing at its Best: Summer 2020 report

September 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Alaska fishing at its Best: Summer 2020 report

2020 Summer Fishing Report The Summer has brought with it many fish for happy clients. We are based out of Homer, Alaska, for our Saltwater trips and have lodging and freshwater trips [...]

Smokin’ Joe’s Lodge is Now Big Dan’s Riverfront Lodge

August 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Smokin’ Joe’s Lodge is Now Big Dan’s Riverfront Lodge

Smokin Joe’s Lodge is now the new and improved Big Dan’s Riverfront Lodge! Now under the new ownership of Dan and Sarah Spies, you’ll see tons of renovations and improvements. The lodge sits two [...]

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