Fishing Report May 3, Ucluelet BC

2017-05-03 15:13:45
Ucluelet, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Ucluelet, barkley sound

Fishing has been mostly good during the past couple weeks with a couple slow days in the middle. The past few days we are getting some nice Chinook in the teens around Great Bear and Sail rock. Chinook are also being caught around Effingham and Swaile Rock. Small spoons seem to be the best and the normal colors of green and blue are working for Silver Horde and Coyote. The Chinook are down from 80-120 feet for the most part. The fish are biting on all parts of the tide, so it is more about putting it right in front of their noses. We have not been fishing halibut yet but that will come very soon when the weather gets better. On most days we have been fishing in protected water. A couple of boats have tried south bank but fishing still seems to be better in protected water.

Below are some pics of the Sadlick family April 29, 2017,

If you are looking to come during summer months I would suggest booking your accommodation very soon at or you can do one of our packages. This is the busiest summer I have seen for booking accommodation.

Sam Vandervalk

Salmon Eye Fishing Charters

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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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