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Big Dan's Fishing Charters

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Homer, AK, USA
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About Big Dan's Fishing Charters
Big Dan’s Fishing Charters offers the best salt water fishing for halibut, salmon, rockfish, and lingcod. We have an excellent reputation and customer return rates are high. We offer full day halibut/salmon charters and also long range halibut/salmon/rockfish charters. Starting July 1st we offer long range halibut/salmon/rockfish and lingcod and overnight fishing trips.
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Mellissa Dishman wrote a review Aug 2021
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Big Dan and his crew (Daniel and Will) were amazing. We booked an overnight fishing trip out of Homer. The weather and fish just didn't want to cooperate with us. However, Dan and his crew were dead set on not only trying their hardest to find fish that were biting, but getting up safely back to Homer before a big storm rolled in. They managed to find us 9ne last good spot for halibut before having to head in.. They were great guides and made what could have been a super disappointing trip, a great one.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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John wrote a review Aug 2021
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This is my son and mine's second trip to Alaska from Texas and never again will we go anywhere else except Big Dan's. Absolutely the BEST experience and surpassed everything we could have expected. Sarah was an amazing hostess and just a blast to be around. We fished out of Homer on Aug 12, 2021 on the Blackjack and the crew were absolutely the best. Caught our limit of King Salmon, Silver Salmon, and Halibut by 2 pm and were headed back to the docks with time to keep a few and cook them that evening. After researching many many charters out of Homer and doing a different one 4 years ago, I speak from experience that with Big Dan's, you will get more than you pay for. Great people, fun people, safe boat, experienced crew, and they know where the fish are. Going to Alaska fishing is more than just a fishing trip, its an experience. Big Dan's delivers the whole "experience". Fun times with lots of fish to boot. Why even consider anywhere else!!!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Deborah Watkins wrote a review Aug 2021
Fort Mill, South Carolina20 contributions
We went out on the Blackjack for halibut and salmon on a full day trip. Weather was bad and getting worse so we opted to go straight for the halibut and glad we did. Caught our limit in no time and headed back. Since we didn’t get any salmon, we booked the River salmon trip for the next day. So glad we did! Keani River experience was beautiful! Took us a little longer to catch our limit of sockeye salmon by “flossing” but it was so worth it. Both trips they put us on the fish, showed us the right techniques, and we caught our limits. This is a quality and ethical outfit. If I get to come back, which I hope I do, I will fish with Big Dan’s. Captain Nate, thank you so much for the experience of a lifetime. Don’t change a thing!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Troy S wrote a review Aug 2021
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Spent four days fishing with these guys. Super friendly! Great equipment! Always on the fish! Sarah is the brains of the operation! Captain Dan wants his customers happy by catching big fish. Captain Nate is the best!!! Will be back next year, and for years to come. You guys are the BEST!!!!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Gregory K wrote a review Jul 2021
Oakland, California11 contributions8 helpful votes
I went on three trips with Big Dan’s Fishing. An overnight fishing trip and two salmon & halibut trips. Below are my reviews. Working with Sarah Spies,big Dan’s wife and co-owner, was so easy. She advised me on the best trips, when to go, and information about each trip(fish processing, shipping, etc.) Since I stayed in Homer she told me about where to stay as well. Once again Sarah was both knowledgeable and easy to worn with. The overnight trip was a wonderful adventure. This allowed you to both get to areas past where the daily fishing fleet went and you got two daily limits. The boat, the Game Changer, was fast and allowed for 12 very convivial angles, 2 deckhands(Will and Nate) and Dan. Dan kept looking for good spots with success. The real success occurred at about 3 in the morning; suddenly we started to catch very large halibut. One guy caught a 203lb fish and there were numerous 50 and 60 pounders were caught. After the whole boat limited on halibut we then pretty much limited on rockfish and goldeneyes. Throughout the fishing both Will and Nate were so friendly and helpful; untangling lines, baiting hooks and helping us land some big, big fish. Dan when not steering the boat helped support our fishing efforts as well. As I said, it was a wonderful adventure. The two salmon and halibut trips were similar. We were on a smaller boat, the Blackjack, with 6 anglers and our Captain, Jessie, and deckhand Zach. We caught our limits of good halibut but the weather didn’t help us out on the salmon, catching just 1 for the boating day one and 2 for day two. Jessie and Zach were so helpful and I was very happy with our results. It shouldn’t go unsaid these boat trips provided incredibly great scenic views and a terrific view of wildlife. The number of sea otters and puffins were remarkable but the highlight occurred on our way back on the second day. Jesse spotted humpback whales playing…breaching, slapping their fins and especially their tails. He said we don’t need to get right back to port so we spent an enjoyable time following and marveling at the whales. This was a great vacation trip for me. Thanks again to Dan, Sarah, Nate, Will, Jesse and Zach.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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