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!

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Whales, Chinook and Early Forecast! (2/14/2014)
[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!
2014 Chinook Forecast, Fishing Resorts West Coast Vancouver Island (1/07/2014)
[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!
2014 Fishing Forecast and 2013 Recap Ucluelet, BC (11/27/2013)
[Ucluelet,BC] 2013 was a great year - 2014 will be even better!
Fishing Report October 21, 2013 (10/22/2013)
[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.
Sept. 12, 2013 Fishing Report (9/14/2013)
[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!
Fishing Report Ucluelet, BC on June 29, 2013 (6/29/2013)
[Ucluelet,BC] Good signs to see: Chinook and Coho coming in great numbers!
Fishing Report West Coast Vancouver Island May 4, 2013 (5/06/2013)
[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!
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC April 19, 2013 (4/19/2013)
[Ucluelet,BC] Chinook fishing has been decent for good size fish. We are getting a few Chinook in between storms.
Fishing Picking up In Lighthouse Bank (6/11/2012)
[Ucluelet,BC] More salmon and halibut are starting to show up as expected this time of year. Some larger Chinook are also being caught.
New Action Video with Large Chinook Salmon (1/19/2012)
[Ucluelet,BC] This is an action packed video with some great scenic shots, whales and of course large Chinook salmon.
Fishing Report and Videos March, 2011 (3/12/2011)
[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!
2011 Season Recap Ucluelet BC (12/02/2010)
[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!
Salmon Fishing May 2010 (5/28/2010)
[Ucluelet,BC] Salmon fishing overview from last few months and current fishing conditions. Salmon fishing continues to blow our socks off this year!
Current Report February 8, 2010 (2/08/2010)
[Vancouver Island,BC] Current fishing report, news of a salmon fishing derby, and some fun fishing videos!
Looking back at the summer--through videos! (10/21/2009)
[Vancouver Island,BC] We had a great season this year, whether trolling for salmon or bottom bouncing for halibut.
Ucluelet, BC Canada Report: Salmon and Halibut (9/15/2009)
[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.
Salmon Fishing Report Ucluelet BC (8/06/2009)
[Ucluelet,BC] Salmon fishing has been incredibly hot! Report gives areas on good Chinook fishing.
Salmon Fishing Report Ucluelet BC Canada June 24,2009 (6/24/2009)
[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.
Incredible Salmon Fishing (6/03/2009)
[Ucluelet,BC] Salmon Fishing has been the best in a few years!
Salmon Fishing Vancouver Island (11/22/2008)
[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!
Salmon and Halibut fishing 2007 (10/31/2007)
[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.
Fishing Reports Vancouver Island BC (2/19/2007)
[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.