Current Report February 8, 2010

2010-02-08 14:47:56
Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Barkley Sound, Ucluelet

The excitement level around Ucluelet is building for the summer salmon fishing season. Already we are seeing great salmon fishing close to the Ucluelet harbour. Beg Island which is just outside the harbour, Great Bear and Sail rock are producing some great sized Chinook for this time of year. Many of the Chinook are 7-15lbs with a few in the high teens. Normally this time of year we mostly see Chinook under 10lbs, so this is a great sign for us. Along with the return predictions in rivers close to us, we are getting excited to say the least! The salmon are mostly biting on small coyote spoons and bait.

Salmon Derby 2010

Last year we did our first annual salmon derby on the weekend of Aug 22-24 with a top prize totaling around $5000. This year we are planning a derby with a top prize of $20,000 running from Aug 1 to 15 with 6 top prize places. We are still discussing ideas and will be letting the public know very soon what is happening. If you have any thoughts or ideas go to and email us.

Pictured below is Sam Vandervalk and Bonnie Broughton, last years winner!

By Sam Vandervalk

Salmon Eye Fishing Charters 877-777-4344

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Sam Vandervalk congratulates derby winner Bonnie Broughton
Sam Vandervalk congratulates derby winner Bonnie Broughton

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!

Click Here For Past Fishing Reports by Captain Sam Vandervalk