Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Just 75 miles down the road from Soldotna lies Homer, the halibut fishing capital of the world. Or so says the sign.
But Homer is also known for the 4-1/2 mile long Homer Spit that juts out into Kachemak Bay. It’s claimed to be the longest road into ocean waters in the entire world.
It is natural and was created by sand build-up from tidal swells or was pushed into place by now-retreated glaciers. Either way, it’s impressive. Here it is from the highway on the approach into town.
Another interesting feature is the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon. It’s a fishing hole that was carved out of the spit and is stocked with king salmon fry every spring. They grow and then leave for the open ocean and live a normal salmon life. Then they return for spawning and the fishermen and women come out it droves. We watched the action for a bit and saw four Kings jump out of the water.
This guy caught and cleaned a nice 20 pounder.