Consistent Chinook Salmon Fishing In Close

2017-09-01 15:28:25
Ucluelet, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Barkley Sound
Sam Vandervalk

The Chinook salmon fishing in close has been consistent the past 25 days and most coming in the 15-25lb range. There have also been a few bites at Outside Lighthouse and Southwest Corner. The odd Coho is showing up in close to shore and we expect Coho numbers to increase here as September starts. There are quite a few Coho and smaller Chinook on Big Bank. We expect the inshore fishing will be good through early September for both Chinook and Coho. 

Halibut fishing has been a little spotty and we are mostly getting them around the tide change at Big Bank and the Wreck. A few are also being caught up on Long Beach Bank. Ling cod are a favorite of mine and those can be caught in close to shore.

We are booking packages for next year so make sure you get you spot very soon if coming in the busy season from June - September.

If you are looking to get last minute accommodation for Ucluelet or Tofino check out www.tofino-info.com. Accommodation has been tough to find for July and August though may get slightly better for mid September.

Sam Vandervalk

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Sam Vandervalk

About The Author: Captain Sam Vandervalk

Company: Salmon Eye Charters

Area Reporting: Vancouver Island - Ucluelet, Tofino, Port Alberni BC

Bio: Sam Vandervalk, the owner of Salmon Eye Charters has now guided for 12 years. He grew up around mid-Vancouver Island. You could say that fishing is in the family as his older brother Ray also guides for Salmon Eye Charters. Salmon Eye Charters has grown and is now going to be operating 4 boats mostly in Ucluelet as that is where the fish seem to be the most. Happy customers are made every day here!

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