Fishing Reports by Captain Sam Vandervalk
About The Author:
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!
[Ucluelet,BC] Great start to the season off Ucluelet. Salmon are here in very solid numbers. Looks like it's going to be a fishy season.
[Vancouver Island,BC] Fishing for Chinook (kings) has been great for April. We have seen a large influx of migratory fish in the 10- 15lb range.
[Vancouver Island,BC] Spring fishing has been good for both Salmon and Halibut. Mature Chinooks (Kings) have followed the bait into the area and are being caught alongside the winter feeders. Looks like a good month of fishing to come!
[Vancouver Island,BC] We kicked off the 2016 season in Victoria in fine fashion this week.The winter Spring (king salmon) fishing produced lots of numbers with fish to 8lbs. We look forward to more forecasted solid Salmon fishing through the the coming months and great early season accessible Halibut fishing.
[Vancouver Island,BC] Halibut fishing has been good around Constance Bank and Middle Bank. Large herring, salmon bellies, mackerel or mudraker jigs are the usual baits
[Ucluelet,BC] Both salmon and halibut fishing was good and inshore fishing as well as Big Bank were improved over 2014. Ucluelet was once again one of the best places on the coast to get your rods bent.
[Vancouver Island,BC] Salmon and Halibut fishing have been great the past couple weeks. This is the best early season fishing we have had in a few years.
[Ucluelet,BC] Early season fishing is just starting to get going. It is worth coming out to fish and enjoy some great spring weather.
[Vancouver,BC] This past summer had people all excited with expectations of a record returns of Chinook headed through Ucluelet for the Columbia River.
[Vancouver Island,BC] Salmon & Halibut Fishing in BC is heating up! Great returns!
[Vancouver Island,BC] This year's Chinook numbers are - read more for exact figures. We've a new videos to entice you for the summer season! See more below!
[Vancouver Island,BC] The forecast for the 2014 Columbia River return may be higher than it was for 2013. In 2013 the Bonneville Dam estimated more than 1.1 million Chinook went through which is highest number recorded since the Dam started recording in 1938!
[Ucluelet,BC] 2013 was a great year - 2014 will be even better!
[Vancouver Island,BC] Fishing season is wrapping up for Salmon Eye Charters. Suggested tackle to buy for next years season. Remember to check out the following links for Tofino's great beaches, and privately owned gorgeous accommodations which have ocean views.
[Ucluelet,BC] Weather and fishing have been great in this are. Coho sizes are in the teens....read more for what they are currently biting!
[Ucluelet,BC] Good signs to see: Chinook and Coho coming in great numbers!
[Vancouver Island,BC] The salmon fishing is starting to pick up around the Ucluelet area. Of course it always helps when the weather is nice!
[Ucluelet,BC] Chinook fishing has been decent for good size fish. We are getting a few Chinook in between storms.
[Ucluelet,BC] More salmon and halibut are starting to show up as expected this time of year. Some larger Chinook are also being caught.
[Ucluelet,BC] This is an action packed video with some great scenic shots, whales and of course large Chinook salmon.
[Ucluelet,BC] Here is the latest report along with a great fishing video! This video was for one of the derby days in August. We landed two just under 35 lbs!
[Ucluelet,BC] See with your own eyes on video! We have done a few videos from last summer and we just posted the longest one. Also a recap of what was going on!
[Ucluelet,BC] Salmon fishing overview from last few months and current fishing conditions. Salmon fishing continues to blow our socks off this year!
[Vancouver Island,BC] Current fishing report, news of a salmon fishing derby, and some fun fishing videos!
[Vancouver Island,BC] We had a great season this year, whether trolling for salmon or bottom bouncing for halibut.
[Ucluelet,BC] Great fishing season in Ucluelet; summer of large and plentiful salmon! Sometimes couldn't hardly get a line down without a bite! Halibut was not as good as previous, but stil brought in limit almost daily. Great weather, got offshore almost every day.
[Ucluelet,BC] Salmon fishing has been incredibly hot! Report gives areas on good Chinook fishing.
[Ucluelet,BC] Salmon Fishing Report for West Coast of Vancouver Island for the past month. Salmon Fishing has been the best we have seen in the last 7 years.
[Ucluelet,BC] Salmon Fishing has been the best in a few years!
[Vancouver Island,BC] Salmon and Halibut Fishing report for 2008 and Outlook for 2009. Salmon fishing was great from Ucluelet and more is expected for 2009!
[Vancouver Island,BC] Salmon and Halibut fishing was again good on the West side of Vancouver Island. Salmon fishing was especially good during August and halibut fishing was good all summer.
[Vancouver Island,BC] The prime time to fish here is all summer - well not quite, but since we fish three areas there is usually somewhere to catch salmon and halibut.