SILLY NAME, SERIOUSLY AWESOME FISHING
Big Halibut Charters - affectionately known as Big Butt Charters - invites you to set sail on the fishing trip of a lifetime in The Last Frontier.
Our location in rugged Homer, Alaska is a place like nowhere else. Fish with us and find out why our hometown is called the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World!
PICK YOUR ADVENTURES
"My family and I had an absolute blast, both days on the water, with Captain Josh, Captain Jordan, and Deckhand Cody. They made our trip extremely entertaining with their boating stories and Alaska wildlife knowledge. We will be returning to Big Butt, when we run out of 280 lbs of halibut."
PREMIER FISHING IN THE LAST FRONTIER
To match the spectacular surroundings and get you to hot fishing fast, your guided fishing trip will be powered by M/V Early Riser or M/V Bait Ball, both premier offshore fishing machines equipped with top-of-the-line amenities, navigation, and fishing gear.
"Before our trip, Captain Josh answered all our online questions faster than we expected. His boat, Early Riser, was very comfortable and very clean. Even the bathroom was better than we’ve experienced on previous fishing trips. We enjoyed the halibut fishing immensely. It was obvious that Josh has over a decade of experience. Even with five of us, he was calm and collected. A great day of fishing."
HALIBUT & SALMON & ROCKFISH, OH MY!
If you have your eye on more than just big 'buts, choose a Combo trip or a Multi-Species. The waters of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet [where we fish] are teeming with life! We can customize trips to go after not just halibut, but also salmon, rockfish, and even tanner crab!
"Had an amazing trip fishing for halibut with Big Butt Charters! Captain Josh got us into big fish right off the bat and got us our limit for the day. We had to buy a new freezer!! Good times were had by all and we will be back for more."
Did you know...
Homer might be known as the halibut capital of the world, however it also boasts many other species of fish. while we may not be able to keep them, it's fun to learn about them and take some cool pictures! you never know what your fishing luck might bring.
Ever kissed a fish?
It is common folklore to kiss your first fish when it comes aboard, so don't be surprised if your captain asks you to pucker up and give your fish a lucky smooch! If you're really brave, you can hold your halibut by your teeth. Ask your captain about it!
Opportuinities to learn
before spawning, each salmon is silvery and shiny. you may catch different sub-species of salmon depending on the season. certain spots, colors, shines, and sizes are the tell-tale signs which helps us determine the different types. your captain will help you identify your catch!