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When you are in HOMER ALASKA FISHING you are fishing in the halibut fishing "Capital of the World" and home of the HOMER SPIT.
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Geographic location: 59*38'35" North latitude / 151*31'33" West longitude
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Homer, Alaska is located on the end of the Kenai Peninsula about 225 scenic road miles, "where the road ends and the sea begins" or 45 air minutes from Anchorage. Homer is as close a you can drive to Hawaii. Homer, Alaska is both a halibut sport-fishing and a halibut commercial fishing port of approximately 4,000 permanent residents. Homer is built on the bluff on the North shore of Kachemak Bay overlooking the blue waters of the bay and the snow-capped peaks and glaciers of the Kenai Mountain Range on the South shore of Kachemak Bay. Homer, Alaska is like no other place in the world. Once you've been to Homer it is said that you can never go all the way back home. The lingering memories of fantastic halibut fishing, spectacular panoramic views and magnificent marine wildlife that you take home will always draw you to return to Homer, Alaska the "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World!" This is the reason Homer, Alaska is home-port to Alaska's largest fleet of Halibut sport-fishing charter boats.

HOMER-SPIT
 
Homer, Alaska is home to a rare naturally-occurring geologic landform known by the geologic term: Sand-spit. The "Homer-Spit" as it is called by Locals, is a natural landform extending 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay and is built by the Forces of Nature from deposits of sand and gravel in the swirling tidal-currents of Kachemak Bay carrying their "load" of sand and gravel from the glaciers that deposit sand and gravel into Kachemak Bay. The thousands of year-old process begins with the Alpine Glaciers of the Kenai Mountain Range across the bay from Homer, Alaska eroding the sand and gravel from the mountains forming glacial valleys. These sand and gravel materials from the glacial erosion of the glaciated valleys are then deposited into Kachemak Bay by the glacial streams dumping their "load" onto each glacier's out-wash delta. The high-tide then covers these glacial out-wash deltas and transports the sand and gravel to the area of the Homer-Spit during the out-going tidal-flow where they are deposited thereby constantly building the Spit. There are only a few Sand-spits in the world that rival the size of the Homer-Spit of Homer, Alaska.

Narrative text by: Bruce Warner
Post-Graduate studies: Earth Science Dept.
University of Iowa


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