Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. August 26, 2016

2016-08-26 18:01:39
Ucluelet, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Sam Vandervalk

The Barkley Sound run of Chinook was forcasted to be the biggest Barkley Sound run in 20 years and is proving to be very consistent. There are quite a few spots along the shore that have been catching Chinook. The Coho have started to show up in good numbers in some places offshore, though most have been wild and we have been sticking where the larger Chinook are. We would guess fishing should stay good along the shore well into September, but it is always hard to predict the exact schedule of the Chinook.

Both anchovies and 3.5 inch Coyote and 3 inch Silver Horde spoons have been working.


We are getting larger halibut on anchor as well as smaller halibut trolled up at Northwest corner. The halibut are normally all over Big Bank, but have mostly been in one spot here.

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Sam Vandervalk

Salmon Eye Fishing Charters

Fish Species: Chinook, Coho, Halibut
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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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