Hot start of Ucluelet

2016-05-19 21:32:48
Ucluelet, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Inside South Bank
Sam Vandervalk

Hot Fishing Report Ucluelet BC May 19, 2016

Fishing continues to be very hot out of Ucluelet! We have been getting limits of Chinook salmon and the halibut are showing up as well. Fishing has been good all day, in fact the fish have been a little slow getting started and biting regularly as the day goes on. The salmon are biting on the usual culprits for this time of year which include small 3-3.5 inch green and blue Coyote and Silver Horde spoons along with green needlefish hoochies.

Fish have been mostly offshore the past week. Inside and outside Lighthouse bank have been the hot spots though Long Beach and South Bank have also had some good days as well. The spring fishing is great right now and its time to start filling the freezer for the winter again. Check out our videos for more fun at

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Below are prices in case you are looking to come fishing.


8 hr Salmon and Halibut trips: We leave at 5:30 am normally but could possibly leave later if no afternoon trip is schedule for the guide.

Cost: 27' boat: $1000 +$90 extra per person.

29' boat: $1200 + $90 extra per person.

4-6 hour afternoon trips (Salmon only): normal departure time is 1:30 pm, though guest can call us the day of to see if its possible to push off earlier. During June/Sept it is possible that we can leave later morning if no other trips have booked that day. Normal trips would see 2-6 salmon.

Cost: 4 hours: $550 for 2 and $15 extra per person

6 hours: $750 for 2 and $35 extra per person .

We will do 7 hour salmon/halibut afternoon trips leaving at 2 pm that will have the chance at getting halibut as well, though this is weather dependent. Cost is $950 for 2 and $70 extra per person.


Sam Vandervalk

Salmon Eye 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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