The CURRENT LADY will fish the Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet, and Gulf of Alaska for a variety of species. She is brand new with state-of-the-art outboard motors, GPS systems, anchoring system and Seakeeper stabilization system (to reduce sea-sickness) for the most comfortable, enjoyable day on the ocean. Besides fishing, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery, sea otters, puffins and other sea birds, quite possibly whales and other wildlife.
Each day is a different beauty of its own.
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FISH SPECIES AND LIMITS
Limit varies with abundance.
Proposed limit for 2019 is 2 fish per person, one of which must be 28" or less. The annual limit for Halibut is 4 fish per person.
Halibut fishing will be closed on Wednesdays and the following Tuesdays: 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13.
2 per person per day.
Some areas near spawning grounds allow only 1 King Salmon per day.
In addition to your AK fishing license, a King Salmon stamp is required to fish for Kings.
3 per person per day
5 per person per day. Only 1 of the 5 Rockfish may be non-pelagic. Commonly caught non-pelagic Rockfish include: Yellow Eye, Copper, Quillback and China Rockfish.
2 per person per day. The miminum size Lingcod which may be retained is 35 inches. Lingcod may not be retained before July 1st.
Dakota Ocean Charters will generally focus on large Halibut for much of the day, then if needed keep smaller fish to round out the limit during the last hour or two of fishing. Not every customer will catch a giant fish, but our Captains do put in the extra effort to keep trying. Some catch the fish of a lifetime on their first trip out, some fish for years and never do. It’s the feeling that the next bait you drop could be that monster that keeps fishermen coming back.
Combos are an excellent opportunity to fish for multiple species during a single day, and are ideal for fishermen who only have a single day to fish. Most return customers request our combo trips. Large Halibut are a bonus and are often caught on combos, but there is generally not much time for “sorting” fish. Dakota Ocean Charters will take you to a halibut hole during the optimum part of the tide so that they can be caught quickly, leaving ample time to fish for other species. Most Halibut caught on a combo are between 10 and 30 pounds. If fishing for a large Halibut is your primary goal, avoid Combos and book a Halibut-only trip.
The Homer Saltwater King fishery is often an angler’s “best bet” at hooking into a King Salmon while vacationing along Alaska’s road system. Fishing for Kings in the Homer area looks to be excellent for the upcoming season.
Silver fishing can be fast and furious. Double and triple hookups are not uncommon when a school of Silvers is found. At times, the whole boat can catch a limit in an hour or two!
An action-packed combo, this is a great alternative to the traditional Halibut trip. Neither species requires a long run, deep water, or large weights. If your idea of fun fishing doesn’t include heavy tackle and deep water of Halibut fishing, then this is the trip for you!
Great to eat and easy to catch, Rockfish are often a welcome alternative to heavy tackle and deeper waters associated with Halibut fishing. It’s not uncommon for everyone on-board to be hooked-up at once when targeting Rockfish; making them an ideal target for the novice or young fishermen. Black Bass are the most commonly caught Rockfish, with Yellow Eye, Tiger Rockfish and Quillbacks and Dusky Rockfish being frequently caught as well.
The Jigging Trip targets several species of fish: Rockfish, Lingcod and Halibut. Jigging is a preferred method by many anglers, as it puts full control into the angler’s hands, using 12-24 oz. jigs. You will be drifting over rock pinnacles of fluctuating depths. The CURRENT LADY with her walk around deck will give anglers plenty of room to set the hook and land their Fish of a Lifetime! The Captains are excited about the Skyhook anchoring system which will increase the amount of active fishing time.
If weather prevents safe access to the preferred Jigging ground of the Gulf, the trip will change to Halibut-only (using jigs and/or conventional tackle), and the price will be adjusted down accordingly.
Deposits and Refunds:
- A $150 per person per day deposit is required with all bookings.
- A full refund will be given if trip is cancelled with a minimum two weeks notice.
- A full refund will be given if unable to fish due to weather, critical mechanical issues, or unforeseen circumstances.
- No shows and last-minute cancellations will result in a full fare charge.
A $15 per person fuel surcharge will be added to all trips if the price of fuel exceeds $5 per gallon.
Dakota Ocean Charters maintains their equipment to the highest standards of the industry. However, mechanical failures can and do occur. Failures of non-critical systems, such as the generator, seakeeper, cabin heaters, electrical downrigger, etc. will not result in cancellation of the trip or refunds of fares.