Fishing Report May 20,2014

2014-05-24 19:33:02
Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Barkley Sound
Sam Vandervalk

Chinook Fishing

As forecasted the BC Chinook are starting to show up in great numbers. The past few years Chinook fishing has been pretty good, but now fishing is literally bonkers! Our catches have been in the expected 10-25lb range, and that is just the start. The commercial fleet is usually given just a few days opening each year, however this year they have been going for months with no signs of closing.

Now everyone can experience the eventful BC fishing! The usual suspects are working. We have success with the 3-3.5 inch Coyote and Silver Horde Spoons from 80-120 feet down. Green and Blue colors are very consistent here and reeling in results! The glow needlefish hutchies are working as well. The fishing hotspots Great Bear, Sail Rock and South Bank are all producing well.

Halibut Fishing

BC Halibut are also showing up in good numbers. This year ranks high in the best early season halibut fishing we have had for years. We found that bottom bouncing and anchor with power bait have been successful tactics.

See the below for halibut and salmon fishing pictures from this week.

Call 877-777-4344 to book your fishing trip and accommodation in Ucluelet, BC. Now is the time to plan your trip of a lifetime.

From all of us at Salmon Eye Charters!

Humpback Whales from Ucluelet and Tofino BC!

Salmon Fishing Highlights for Ucluelet BC

2013 Salmon Fishing Highlights! Enjoy!

Fish Species: Chinook
Bait Used:
Method Used:
Water Depth:
Water Temperature:
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed:
Salmon Eye Guide Dan with his Halibut
Salmon Eye Guide Dan with his Halibut

Salmon Eye Charters Guests
Salmon Eye Charters Guests

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