Outdoors Archive

Alaska’s fishing charters come of age

… And experience the growing pains of competition and outgrown facilities.

Anchorage insurance salesman Ron Sayer loves to fish. Every summer, Sayer and his father Drew, from Salmon, Ida., visit Homer, the self-proclaimed Halibut Fishing Capital of the World, to search for the lunkers that lurk on the bottom of lower Cook Inlet. This year they caught a whale.