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Fishing in Homer, Alaska
Alaska is the last great outdoors refuge, which means there is unique hunting and fishing opportunities. Let's talk about fishing in Homer, Alaska.

It has always been a part of the nature of an American to seek the wilderness. In the early days of our country, the wilderness was usually just over the next hill. It was this drive toward the wilderness that moved our country ever westward. This drive is still alive in us today although the wilderness is not over the next hill anymore. It pulls us still though. If you want to experience it, there is still a place in the United States where it can be found.

The small town of Homer, Alaska sits on the tip of the Kanai Peninsula about 225 miles from the City of Anchorage. The Kanai Peninsula juts out into the cold waters of the North Pacific Ocean and represents one of the last true wilderness frontiers of America. It is also a really great place to fish. Fishing in Homer, Alaska encompasses the full spectrum of what makes fishing such a great sport. It is not just the variety of fishing available, but also the surroundings.

The fishing is good enough. If Homer were located in a parking lot somewhere, the fishing would still be great. Charter boats leave the harbor to pull huge halibut and salmon from the icy waters while inland the streams and lakes are so full of trout and other game fish that you will strain your back catching them. The fishing potential of Homer takes a second seat to nowhere in the world.

Still the fishing in Homer, Alaska is only half of the story. The other half is Alaska itself. The frontier spirit of the people and the mind boggling beauty of the scenery make the Alaskan fishing adventure unique. There is a downside. Alaska is not does not really have the year round potential of the warmer vacation spots and you have to plan your trip within a comparably small good weather window.

It also is not right next door, but that is a small price to pay for what waits at the end of the journey. You just need to plan it right and you can have an adventure of a lifetime. If you want to make a list of the 100 things you really ought to do before you die, put a fishing trip to Alaska on the list. Then try to cross it off as soon as possible. You will never regret it.
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