Victoria and Ucluelet Salmon and Halibut

2016-03-21 23:40:11
Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Victoria and Ucluelet
Sam Vandervalk

Fishing Report, Victoria BC March 21, 2016

Ucluelet BC Fishing Report

We have mostly been fishing salmon when we can get out. The winter weather is often a little harsher in Ucluelet than Victoria, especially since much of the water fished isn't quite as protected. On the days we can get out the Chinook fishing has been very good and we are not running very far to set our lines. Most Chinook are ranging in the 8-15lb range and are coming on small Silver Horde 3 inch or Coyote spoons. Green and Blue are classic colors and are consistent. Glow and UV needlefish hutchies about 20 feet from the bottom are also working.


We haven't had a chance to fish halibut because of the weather and also it is a little early in Ucluelet for consistent fishing. There are always a few taken during spring months so it always worth a try. Generally be late April/May we see more halibut show up. This time of year Victoria is a better spot for Halibut.

Victoria BC Fishing Report

Salmon and Halibut fishing's been consistently productive through March with a recent influx of 10lb+ chinooks (kings) following the bait to the banks. We expect these mature Salmon to remain in the area and continue to grow amongst the feeders we've been fishing through the winter. Constance bank has been the primary producer, fishing AP Needlefish and Silver Horde Coho Killer spoons in shades of green, alongside purple haze needlefish hootchies. Keep the gear tight to the floor as you fish the South side of the bank from 120 to 160 feet. Halibut from 15- 60 lbs are being taken from Oak Bay right around to Albert Head. At this time of the season fish Mackerel, salmon bellies, and octopus when looking for the barn door.

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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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