Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Anniversary Trip to Homer

This is the post for our trip to Homer in October. I'm sure it looks different there now as our winter is definitely here! Plenty of snow on the ground and cold temps!

Arrived in Homer about 8 on Friday night after leaving Anchorage early that afternoon.
We stopped by the grocery to try and buy herring to fish with on Saturday. Unfortunately, they no longer had any herring as it was no longer fishing season. And as we soon found out, the stores all across town had stopped selling herring. As a last resort, we purchased chicken gizzards to fish with on Saturday. Finally arrived at our beach rental at Land's End about 9:30. It was windy, rainy, and cold. We got up Saturday morning and hit a few of the local shops and had lunch while we waited on the low tide. When it was finally time to fish, we braved light rain and high winds as we made our way to our selected fishing spot.
We shivered and fished for over an hour before I caught the first fish of the day, a rockfish.
 I fished for about another hour before deciding that the jetted tub in our room would be more comfortable than trying to fish in the wind and cold rain.

 Greg fished about another hour before also catching a rockfish about the same size.

 It was only after his fishing chair blew away for the fifth time that he decided to give it up as well.