Located literally at the end of the road, Homer Spit is a popular and productive spot for saltwater fishing. Easy accessible, with a fishing beach within walking distance of the parking lot, Homer Spit boasts halibut, sole, Irish lord, pollack, and flounder. All of these are bottom fish, so live bait (usually herring) is recommended. Homer Spit also sometimes experiences a sea run of more surface-oriented Dolly Varden. Typically, the farther you’re able to cast, the better your chances of getting a bit—so low tide is the prime time to fishing at Homer Spit.
The Homer Spit is a peninsula that sticks out 4 ½ miles into Kachemak Bay. “The Fishing Hole,” as it’s known locally, is a manufactured lagoon next to the Homer Small Boat Harbor. There are handicap accessible paths from the parking area.
Anglers can stand on the shore and fish the stocked king and coho salmon and halibut that wander into the area. Using a medium to heavy rod, at least 8 ½ feet long, a 20-inch leader, and a 4-ounce weight, you should be able to caste long distances and lure the fish in. Use herring or salmon with the skin on (not one you caught for sport), and you’ll be catching one fish after another.
One can also paddle out in a kayak and close to the docks for some flounder and other fish species. Before you go home, clean your catch on the convenient fish cleaning tables.
Homer Spit Fish:
Homer Spit boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Homer Spit.