Highlights of the 1996 Season on Gusto Halibut Charters

June 26, 1996 - 1,110 pounds total

Here are the luckiest guys in Homer last summer. The Clyde family from Oregon, Washington, Utah and Fairbanks were having a little reunion. This was their first day out, a total of 1,110 pounds and 5 halibut over 100#. They followed this catch the next day with a 747 pound total and another 150 pounder. Now if they'd just caught the ones that got away....

Two of the luckiest individuals were Richard and Andre Payette, on the left in this photo. Richard caught the 187 pounder and his son, a hungry college student, caught the 239 and 133 pounders. He also got $500 in Halibut Derby money for the 239. Way to go Andre, a 186# average for your limit.

August 14, 1996

July 1, 1996
JoAnne Simmons of Soldotna. For the 4th straight season a woman got the biggest fish on the boat. What are we doing wrong, boys??

August 14, 1996
Andre almost became the first male to take the title. One pound shy.

September 8, 1996
Junichi Tominaga came all the way from Japan to get this 225# halibut.


News Flash! The old captain has swallowed the anchor and sold the boat.
All my old faithful regulars please click here to read my goodbye letter.
For those who would like a recommendation I would say #1 would be Mike Swan who has recently bought a beautiful 35' Bertram with twin 420HP Cat diesels. He also started in 1979 and I taught him everything he knows ;-). Also see my letter or go to Spirit Charters to find out about him. Otherwise the charters I would recommend are:

North Country Charters
Falcon Charters
Capt. Mike's Charters
Salmon fishing charters year round
Bart the Guide
Daniel's Personalized Guide Service

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