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Ucluelet, BC - Fishing Report June 13th, 2019. by Sam Vandervalk (6/13/2019)
A slower week for halibut, fishing efforts hindered but less than favourable weather. Specifics on what lours got the fish on.
Ucluelet, BC - June 2019 Fishing Report by Sam Vandervalk (6/04/2019)
A slow start to the week. Tips for success fishing Hali & Chinook in the Barkley Sound.
Fishing Report, Ucluelet, BC September 25th, 2018 by Sam Vandervalk (9/25/2018)
Our September fishing was better than expected for Chinook, Coho and Halibut. The fall returning Chinook (Kings) were close to the shore and most days saw fast action.
Fishing Report Vancouver Island BC (Ucluelet) by Sam Vandervalk (6/14/2018)
Fishing has been very good the past few days and overall good the past couple months. The weather kept us in Barkley Sound for part of the last week but there are Chinook at Swale rock and Effingham. Small 3 in Gibbs and Silver Hordes were working well.
Salmon and Halibut fishing, Victoria and Ucluelet, British Columbia by Sam Vandervalk (4/22/2016)
Fishing for Chinook (kings) has been great for April. We have seen a large influx of migratory fish in the 10- 15lb range.
Victoria and Ucluelet Salmon and Halibut by Sam Vandervalk (3/21/2016)
Spring fishing has been good for both Salmon and Halibut. Mature Chinooks (Kings) have followed the bait into the area and are being caught alongside the winter feeders. Looks like a good month of fishing to come!
Salmon and Halibut fishing, February 2016 by Sam Vandervalk (2/12/2016)
We kicked off the 2016 season in Victoria in fine fashion this week.The winter Spring (king salmon) fishing produced lots of numbers with fish to 8lbs. We look forward to more forecasted solid Salmon fishing through the the coming months and great early season accessible Halibut fishing.
Fishing Report Vancouver Island BC Dec 2015 by Sam Vandervalk (12/13/2015)
Halibut fishing has been good around Constance Bank and Middle Bank. Large herring, salmon bellies, mackerel or mudraker jigs are the usual baits
Vancouver Island Fishing Report Ucluelet BC by Sam Vandervalk (5/16/2015)
Salmon and Halibut fishing have been great the past couple weeks. This is the best early season fishing we have had in a few years.
Fishing Report May 20,2014 by Sam Vandervalk (5/24/2014)
Salmon & Halibut Fishing in BC is heating up! Great returns!
GOOD EARLY ACTION by Greg Vance (3/11/2014)
Great early season action in Winter Harbour as the fish follow the masses of spawning herring into Quatsino sound
Whales, Chinook and Early Forecast! by Sam Vandervalk (2/14/2014)
This year's Chinook numbers are - read more for exact figures. We've a new videos to entice you for the summer season! See more below!
2014 Chinook Forecast, Fishing Resorts West Coast Vancouver Island by Sam Vandervalk (1/07/2014)
The forecast for the 2014 Columbia River return may be higher than it was for 2013. In 2013 the Bonneville Dam estimated more than 1.1 million Chinook went through which is highest number recorded since the Dam started recording in 1938!
Fish Report and Newsletter by Adrian O'Connor (12/12/2013)
Reel Obsession Sport Fishing Christmas report and Newsletter
Fishing Report October 21, 2013 by Sam Vandervalk (10/22/2013)
Fishing season is wrapping up for Salmon Eye Charters. Suggested tackle to buy for next years season. Remember to check out the following links for Tofino's great beaches, and privately owned gorgeous accommodations which have ocean views.
Fish are here in big numbers by Greg Vance (7/13/2013)
Continued excellent fishing in Winter Harbour
They...rrrrr....heeee...rrrrrr by Greg Vance (6/05/2013)
Great Early Action in Winter Harbour. Most boats are reporting excellent Spring and Coho action in the shallows near shore.
Fishing Report West Coast Vancouver Island May 4, 2013 by Sam Vandervalk (5/06/2013)
The salmon fishing is starting to pick up around the Ucluelet area. Of course it always helps when the weather is nice!
Early Winter Harbour UPDATE by Greg Vance (4/09/2013)
Good Early Season Salmon and Hali / Ling action
Spring Action is excellent, and the TUNA are here ! by Greg Vance (8/30/2012)
Fantastic late season Spring Salmon action in Winter Harbour
Winter Harbour fishing is HOT by Greg Vance (7/16/2012)
We are experiencing the best Salmon fishing in Winter Harbour that we have seen in many years....
Nootka Sound early-June Saltwater Report by Gibran White (6/06/2012)
Moutcha Bay Resort Manager, Gibran White guided one of the boats in the "Eagle Invitational" during the first weekend in June. Derby participants 'filled their grocery lists' catching representation from most of the edible species in Nootka Sound.
Tahsis area freshwater opportunities for springtime by Gibran White (5/24/2012)
Get out and explore the myriad lakes, streams and rivers on the road between Gold River and Tahsis.
Nootka Sound mid-May saltwater report by Gibran White (5/24/2012)
Gibran White ventured out of Nootka Sound in mid-May once the spring storms had subsided and found some nice chinook action.
Sockeye Sport Fishing Opens Today by Doug Lindores (6/01/2010)
Sockeye Salmon are the best tasting salmon of all.They range from 5 to 10 pounds and are still a fun sport fishery and are still wonderful when barbecued or processed in a cold smoke or Indian candy.
Best Salmon Fishing in Ucluelet Vancouver Island British Columbia by Doug Lindores (5/31/2010)
The 2010 sport fishing season for salmon on the west coast of Vancouver Island was predicted to be one of the best years in the last 20. This is turning out to be very true.
Current Report February 8, 2010 by Sam Vandervalk (2/08/2010)
Current fishing report, news of a salmon fishing derby, and some fun fishing videos!
Fisihing in Stamp River Will Pick up by Doug Lindores (1/24/2010)
The Steelhead fishing in the Stamp River located close to Port Alberni Vancouver Island will pick up. The big rains have gone and the river will come down which will help pickup the sport steelhead fishing.
Looking back at the summer--through videos! by Sam Vandervalk (10/21/2009)
We had a great season this year, whether trolling for salmon or bottom bouncing for halibut.
Good Fishing Continues in Barkley Sound by Doug Lindores (9/26/2009)
2009 is certainly one of the best years for fishing salmon in a long time. The waters along the beaches or surf line of Vancouver Islands West Coast and into Barkley Sound has been loaded with Coho, Chinook and Pink salmon. Fishing continues to be very good.
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