Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. July 17, 2017

2017-07-18 20:01:23
Ucluelet, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Barkley Sound

Big Bank has been consistent this past week and had a good day today for salmon and halibut. The Rat's Nose to east of the Egg is where most boats have been fishing. The inshore fishery has also had some good bites, especially early in the morning for larger Chinook. We have also been fishing with live squid, which is something that happened in 2014 and we have been waiting a while for it to come back. The squid seem to be late this year, which we hope means that we will get a good fishery there for a while.

We have been seeing a few whales the past few days. There have been some Transient Orcas offshore and some Orcas in close to shore, which we are guessing are also Transients as well. The Transient Orcas just feed on larger mammals like sea lions, where Resident Orcas feed on salmon and other fish.

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Sam Vandervalk

Salmon Eye Charters

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Below are a couple pics from the past week. Tight lines!

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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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