Fishing Reports by Captain Sam Vandervalk

About The Author:

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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Fishing Report, Ucluelet, BC September 25th, 2018 (9/25/2018)
[Vancouver Island,BC] 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) (6/14/2018)
[Vancouver Island,BC] 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.
Fishing Recap 2017: Ucluelet, B.C. (10/18/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] A fishing recap of the 2017 season for Ucluelet, B.C. on Vancouver Island.
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. Sept. 11, 2017 (9/13/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Our season is close to being done here at Salmon Eye Charters and we are not taking any more bookings for 2017. Now is a great time to get your spot for 2018 if you havenít already. We turned away many people over the summer and the ones who book early get the best spots.†
Consistent Chinook Salmon Fishing In Close (9/01/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] 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.
Hot Chinook Fishing The Past 10 Days (8/26/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] The Chinook fishing has been quite hot the past 10 days with a couple slower days just recently. The local run of 15-30lb Chinook has been good along close to shore and there have also been some good bites at Outside Lighthouse, Southwest Corner and the Wreck. There are quite a few Coho and smaller Chinook on Big Bank. We expect the inshore fishing will be good through early September.
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. August 16, 2017 (8/16/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Chinook has been good along close to shore the past week and should keep going strong. Offshore fish are being caught at the Heisen and the inshore fishery has been pretty consistent for larger Chinook.
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. August 10, 2017 (8/11/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing report for Ucluelet B.C. on the west coast of Vancouver Island for August 10, 2017.
Big Bank On Vancouver Island Has Been Good for Chinook and Halibut (8/04/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing report for Ucluelet, B.C. on Vancouver Island for August 4, 2017.
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. July 17, 2017 (7/18/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing Report for Ucluelet, B.C. on July 17, 2017
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. July 10, 2017 (7/10/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing report for Ucluelet, British Columbia on Vancouver Island for July 10, 2017.
Fishing Report - Ucluelet, B.C. July 4, 2017 (7/04/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing report for Ucluelet, British Columbia on Vancouver Island for July 4, 2017
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. June 24, 2017 (6/26/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing Report for Ucluelet B.C. on June 24, 2017
Fishing report for Ucluelet BC, May 30 (5/30/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing out of Ucluelet. Salmon , lingcod, Halibut.
Ucluelet Fishing report, may 23 (5/23/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing In Ucluelet BC. Fishing for Salmon, Lingcod, and Snapper
Fishing Report May 3, Ucluelet BC (5/03/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing report for the month of May in the Ucluelet area
Fishing Report for Ucluelet, B.C. April 5, 2017 (4/05/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing Report for Ucluelet, B.C. on April 5, 2017
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. March 23, 2017 (3/23/2017)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing Report for Ucluelet, B.C. March 23, 2017
Fishing Report, Ucluelet B.C. October 14, 2016 (10/14/2016)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing report for Ucluelet B.C. on October 14, 2016
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. August 26, 2016 (8/26/2016)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing report for Ucluelet, B.C. August 26, 2016
Fishing Report, Ucluelet BC July 23, 2016 (7/24/2016)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing Report for Ucluelet, BC from July 23, 2016
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC June 25, 2016 (7/01/2016)
[Ucluelet,BC] Fishing has been more of a roller coaster than we expected though most days have been successful. Bite times are happening early some days and some days later in the day.
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC June 25, 2016 (6/29/2016)
[Ucluelet,BC] A roller coaster yet overall successful as of late. Frequent bites, with numbers picking uo. Consistency with halibut.
Hot start of Ucluelet (5/19/2016)
[Ucluelet,BC] Great start to the season off Ucluelet. Salmon are here in very solid numbers. Looks like it's going to be a fishy season.
Salmon and Halibut fishing, Victoria and Ucluelet, British Columbia (4/22/2016)
[Vancouver Island,BC] 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 (3/21/2016)
[Vancouver Island,BC] 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 (2/12/2016)
[Vancouver Island,BC] 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 (12/13/2015)
[Vancouver Island,BC] Halibut fishing has been good around Constance Bank and Middle Bank. Large herring, salmon bellies, mackerel or mudraker jigs are the usual baits
Fishing Recap 2015 (11/11/2015)
[Ucluelet,BC] Both salmon and halibut fishing was good and inshore fishing as well as Big Bank were improved over 2014. Ucluelet was once again one of the best places on the coast to get your rods bent.
Vancouver Island Fishing Report Ucluelet BC (5/16/2015)
[Vancouver Island,BC] 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 Ucluelet BC March 9, 2015 (3/09/2015)
[Ucluelet,BC] Early season fishing is just starting to get going. It is worth coming out to fish and enjoy some great spring weather.
Chinook & Halibut Fishing Recap 2014 Ucluelet BC Canada (12/23/2014)
[Vancouver,BC] This past summer had people all excited with expectations of a record returns of Chinook headed through Ucluelet for the Columbia River.
Fishing Report May 20,2014 (5/24/2014)
[Vancouver Island,BC] Salmon & Halibut Fishing in BC is heating up! Great returns!
Whales, Chinook and Early Forecast! (2/14/2014)
[Vancouver Island,BC] 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 (1/07/2014)
[Vancouver Island,BC] 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!
2014 Fishing Forecast and 2013 Recap Ucluelet, BC (11/27/2013)
[Ucluelet,BC] 2013 was a great year - 2014 will be even better!
Fishing Report October 21, 2013 (10/22/2013)
[Vancouver Island,BC] 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.
Sept. 12, 2013 Fishing Report (9/14/2013)
[Ucluelet,BC] Weather and fishing have been great in this are. Coho sizes are in the more for what they are currently biting!
Fishing Report Ucluelet, BC on June 29, 2013 (6/29/2013)
[Ucluelet,BC] Good signs to see: Chinook and Coho coming in great numbers!
Fishing Report West Coast Vancouver Island May 4, 2013 (5/06/2013)
[Vancouver Island,BC] The salmon fishing is starting to pick up around the Ucluelet area. Of course it always helps when the weather is nice!
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC April 19, 2013 (4/19/2013)
[Ucluelet,BC] Chinook fishing has been decent for good size fish. We are getting a few Chinook in between storms.
Fishing Picking up In Lighthouse Bank (6/11/2012)
[Ucluelet,BC] More salmon and halibut are starting to show up as expected this time of year. Some larger Chinook are also being caught.
New Action Video with Large Chinook Salmon (1/19/2012)
[Ucluelet,BC] This is an action packed video with some great scenic shots, whales and of course large Chinook salmon.
Fishing Report and Videos March, 2011 (3/12/2011)
[Ucluelet,BC] Here is the latest report along with a great fishing video! This video was for one of the derby days in August. We landed two just under 35 lbs!
2011 Season Recap Ucluelet BC (12/02/2010)
[Ucluelet,BC] See with your own eyes on video! We have done a few videos from last summer and we just posted the longest one. Also a recap of what was going on!
Salmon Fishing May 2010 (5/28/2010)
[Ucluelet,BC] Salmon fishing overview from last few months and current fishing conditions. Salmon fishing continues to blow our socks off this year!
Current Report February 8, 2010 (2/08/2010)
[Vancouver Island,BC] Current fishing report, news of a salmon fishing derby, and some fun fishing videos!
Looking back at the summer--through videos! (10/21/2009)
[Vancouver Island,BC] We had a great season this year, whether trolling for salmon or bottom bouncing for halibut.
Ucluelet, BC Canada Report: Salmon and Halibut (9/15/2009)
[Ucluelet,BC] Great fishing season in Ucluelet; summer of large and plentiful salmon! Sometimes couldn't hardly get a line down without a bite! Halibut was not as good as previous, but stil brought in limit almost daily. Great weather, got offshore almost every day.
Salmon Fishing Report Ucluelet BC (8/06/2009)
[Ucluelet,BC] Salmon fishing has been incredibly hot! Report gives areas on good Chinook fishing.
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