Homer Winter King Fishing

February 1st- April

Every year residents all over Alaska get ready to hit the waters early and bring home fresh king salmon! This is the time of year where crowds are low, salmon migrations are peaking, and the harbor unfreezes to get out! As king salmon feed throughout the Winter and prepare for spawning, they build up layers of fatty meat, making this salmon the most desirable! Additionally, this is the perfect time of year to try your chances at reeling in White Kings that migrate from only 2 rivers located in Canada!

At D&G Charters, our Winter King Fishing starts February 1st, runs through the Winter King Tournament, and into April. Our boat is a 6-passenger vessel and operates daily. Our goal is to not only provide a productive day of fishing, but also a memorable and safe experience on the water for friends and family alike. Whether you're a resident wanting to get out of town and or live locally in Homer and want a day off the mainland, we are always up for a day on the water!

For limits on Homer King Salmon Fishing in our area, please review below:

  King Salmon: 2 daily | 4 per year starting April 1st

Additionally, we get into other species while fishing such as halibut, grey cod and rockfish. Though King salmon do not apply towards an annual limit prior to April 1st, these other species will need to be recorded per ADFG regulations and limits do apply.


RESIDENTS: we offer discounted rates! Check out more info below.

Popular Salmon Recipes

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What's Included

Experienced Captain Included

To take the guesswork and boat driving off your hands!

All Fishing Gear Included

This includes all bait, tackle, and tournament grade rods/ reels.

Life-Vests Included

Per USCG regulations, we carry certified life-vests on board for anglers to use in the event of an emergency, or for comfort throughout the day! For children and infants, we recommend grabbing an appropriate size from the "Kids DO NOT Float" stand at the bottom of the ramp, before heading to our vessel.

Marine Head Included

We do have a private, marine head on our 6-passenger boats. This head is for marine use only and is within the lower v-berth of the vessel.

Fish Cleaning Included

At the end of your trip, we will clean your fish for you and get it ready for you to take to get processed. This includes all filleting and bagging of fish. Processing is a separate service and we recommend using Homer Fish Processing.

What's Not Included

Fishing Licenses + Stamps Not Included

Each angler must purchase a current AK Fishing License from either online at the ADFG website or from a local sporting store. Harvest cards are needed for Out-Of-State anglers under the age of 16 and all Residents with Permanent fishing licenses.

Lunches + Beverages Not Included

While we do stock waters on board, we ask that guests bring their own snacks, lunches, and beverages of choice. For those of age, alcohol is permitted and preferred to be glass free for safety measures.

Weather Gear Not Included

Due to the variety in guest's taste and style, we do not supply rain gear of any kind. Therefore, we suggest guests come prepared with such items for their day of fishing.

Resident Winter King Discount

Beat the crowds and hop on board with these killer discounts!

Winter King Fishing
Winter King Fishing
Winter King Fishing

Things To Consider


When it comes to fishing, there are a few things to consider before purchasing a trip from any charter service. The first and most important, is that while you are hiring an experienced local guide to put you on the best spots, it's impossible to know ahead of time if you'll retreive limits or desired size. To help with reassurance, we can say that our crew is phenomenal and reading reviews prior to booking is the best way to select the charter best for you!

Secondly, in the event you do not rent the boat exclusively, we work hard to book guests with alike personalities and desired goals. While it's not guaranteed everyone will love everyone, it's never been a problem for our guests in the past and in fact, more often than not, we end up seeing life-long friendships developed!

Lastly, being an owner and operator means that we remain hands-on with every interaction and experience that occurs with our team. With that being said, we work hard to ensure a quality and fun trip and more importantly, we want to hear about it! After your trip is complete, please feel free to reach out to us and let us know how we did! Like we said from the beginning, guests that step onto our boats, are returned to the docks as family! See you out on the water!