Capt. Ben Martin
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  • Homer, AK
  • United States
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Deep Sea Fishing in Alaska?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by FisherOfMuch Mar 23, 2008.

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What's Your Fishing Passion?
Halibut, Ling Cod, Rock Fish, Salmon, and Dollies and Steelhead in the rivers.
About Me
I am a deep sea fishing guide out of Homer Alaska. I operate the F/V Fringe Benefit for North Country Halibut Charters We target Halibut, Ling Cod, King and Silver Salmon and Rockfish in the waters of Lower Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska. I fish for work from May through September, in my free time usually after a charter I go up to the river and fly fish for steelhead and dolly varden
How passionate are you about fishing?
over 100
North Country Halibut Charters
Sean, Gerri, and Ben Martin
(907) 235 7620

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At 6:31pm on December 3, 2010, John Smallwood said…
Thanks Ben, i did grab a rod much stiffer then i was using and will be picking up one of the reels you mentioned.......don't get by here that often myself :-)
Good to hear you had a great season...sizes are climbing up here each year and the rod numbers are good as well...spent the summer, when i wasn't guiding salmon on the river, out with Vince on his charter helping him.....have a rough life me and you lol
nice to hear from you...wish you luck finding a great price on the new Boat.
At 4:45pm on March 19, 2010, John Smallwood said…
was wondering if you could recommend a fairly inexpensive rod that could handle the bigger fish without all the eyes ripping off of it lol...I'm going to up my line to 80 or 100 lbs as well, the 50lb is getting to expensive on i'm wondering about a rod you could break 100lb line without hurting the rod but still would have some of that fun factor like the 35lb rated setup i was using....I was managing to land them 60-80lbs with the light rod but when I hooked something bigger it was just as well i had tossed the hook in the back of a passing truck once the fish headed back to bottom.
At 1:40pm on November 2, 2008, John Smallwood said…
hows it going ben...had my meory card left on the hills with the full falls hunt on it but thank god my buddy and fellow guide vince was in and found it....posted a vid of one of our hunts pop by and check it out think youll get a kick out of it..great newfoundland bull and couple "amatures" acting the pro lol
At 7:26pm on September 3, 2008, Tyler Alward said…
hey ben i leave in a week so lets do some steelhead for i go,
At 2:44pm on August 22, 2008, John Smallwood said…
Tourist season was slow starting here to looked like a slow summer but then same thing happened ,everyone showed up!! alot of people flew then rented although were still alot of motorhome groups that came(they told me at least quarter of the group didnt come though)...think ill bum some airmiles off My father(he does His business purchasing with his card to rack em up ) and come over for a visit some time..same thing goes for you come over anytime you like..problem is the times ide like to come over are the same seasons im working here too lol...before the tourist seasons get in full swing would be best i guess because after fishing I head for the mountains guiding Big game. fishing probably wouldnt be the best but i dont care just want to see Alaska and Pick up a fue tips from ya there any early runs of salmon or is it like here the salmon run the rivers later the farther north you are...actualy Ide rent a sled for a day if there was no runs on the go somthing eles id really like to do in alaska ...end of june Is probably only time i could PLAN going over would feal to guilty if i missed some guiding work lol.....end of october(back off the hills) or anytime before your fishing season ide have lots of time to show you around here.if your season startes after the first week of july you could come first of july and do some salmon fishing , the runs are in here first of does slow down here In august(dont know why the fishings awsome lol) everyone likes to fish for salmon when they are fresh in the if i had a week next year with nobody coming could just jump on a plane and come over for a couple days get to see you in full swing and have a look around Mark Mosley a fellow i was guiding(theres a pic posted) was telling me about the salmon fishing up there and how you have to see it to belive it he was telling me he got tired of hooking fish,what a place lol...ttyl
At 2:58am on August 22, 2008, John Smallwood said…
Havin a great summer by the looks Capt.(or skipper as we say here in NL)...puttin em on the fish...Had real good luck with your advice,hooked so many in one day it was unheard of before..hope in 10 or 15 years we start gettin the quality fishing for halibut like you guys have..They are coming back fast ,were realy decimated by comercial fishing but the size(still small compared) and quantity are rising...Salmon runs have been awsome so i had a great summer...heading on the mountains to build a spike camp next week ,after that back to work at the moose caribou and black bear(and singing prine tunes lol)...get a video camera aboard your boat sposin its a crap one like mine,would love to see and hear the excitment of a true monster like you get out west......keep puttin em into em Skipper:::Over
At 10:58pm on July 24, 2008, John Smallwood said…
good lord ben i just had a day like you get over there,blew my mind...come off the hook no prob drop back you would nail another one...the stock really getting better here wooo hooo love were definatly right about the schools once we found fish we just stayed right on them and multiple hookups were the norm...guess your fairly busy right now your season in full swing...tight lines
At 9:47pm on July 18, 2008, Doug Cole said…
that's one mess of halibut ya got there, lot's of good eating I'm sure!
At 7:30pm on July 9, 2008, Jay Jones said…
looks like a lot of big female breeders
At 1:58pm on June 24, 2008, David Steele said…
F N Right on halibut pics cap'n!!!!
Now were talking any pointers on rod and reel combos and rigging for the halibut? Check out my tuna pics! Any fishing jobs up there? hook me back

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