Browse Recent Ucluelet British Columbia Fishing Reports

UCLUELET BC FISHING REPORT JUNE 23, 2024by Sam Vandervalk (6/24/2024)
Fishing has been great the past few days for Chinook salmon, coho and halibut. Its like July is already here. The salmon are being caught  very close the the harbour entrance.
Chinook (King), Halibut Fishing Forecast Vancouver Island BC 2024by Sam Vandervalk (3/04/2024)
Around 200K+ Chinook come through Barkley Sound in 2023 which is over double the normal run size. The runs of Chinook (King) salmon have been increasing here since 2020 and hopes are high for 2024.
King (Chinook) Fishing Forecast 2024, salmon halibut best areas in BC Alaskaby Sam Vandervalk (1/26/2024)
Every January we look forward to another year forward for more of that delicious salmon and halibut. This is not my normal forecast.
Season recap fishing salmon and halibut in Ucluelet BC with Samon Eye Chartersby Sam Vandervalk (10/22/2023)
Overall a good summer with lots of Chinook, Coho and Halibut. Read below for more about the best parts of the summer highlights.
Sept Halibut fishing report Ucluelet BC (Vancouver Island Canada)by Sam Vandervalk (10/05/2023)
The halibut, chinook, coho, lingcod fishing during September all had good moments but the halibut and lingcod fishing were the most consistent throughout the month. Chinook fishing was good during the first 10 days like normal.
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC 8-31 - Vancouver Island Canadaby Sam Vandervalk (8/31/2023)
The large Chinook fishing has just been simply incredible the past 10 days with many double hookups and crazy fast action. All action is very close to the harbour.
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC August 19, 2023 - Vancouver Islandby Sam Vandervalk (8/19/2023)
Fishing continues to be great in many places as the 150K plus more Chinook come through Ucluelet waters. Great Bear, Beg Island, The Lighthouse, Little Beach, Wya, Barkley Sound, Inside South Bank, Lighthouse Bank and Southwest Corner had all had good bites this past week for both Chinook and Coho.
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC August 10 - Vancouver Island Canadaby Sam Vandervalk (8/10/2023)
Chinook, Coho and Halibut are being caught almost everywhere. Fishing is just that good and the weather has also been beautiful. August is really a special time in Ucluelet.
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC (Vancouver Island) June 7, 2023by Sam Vandervalk (6/08/2023)
Halibut fishing has been consistent the past couple of weeks. The Salmon Eye guides have been picking up limits on halibut which is 1 per person per day and 2 as the carrying limit. Our fishing guides are traveling about an hour to get the halibut and about 15 minutes or less for the salmon.
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC (Vancouver Island) July 12, 2022by Sam Vandervalk (7/12/2022)
Fishing has continued to be very good for both Chinook and halibut during morning and afternoons. One of the hotspots for salmon has been just outside the harbour at the Red can and the afternoon bites here have been so good its almost been like fishing Big Bank.
FISHING REPORT UCLUELET August 28th, Ucluelet, BCby Sam Vandervalk (8/30/2021)
Fishing has been great the last weeks in August. Salmon have been biting all day often best in the afternoon.
FISHING REPORT UCLUELET JULY 8th, BCby Sam Vandervalk (7/10/2021)
Good to see coho are arriving closer to shore. Live squid fishing is a good time at the moment with the winds. Halibut are biting in many places right now.
FISHING REPORT JUNE 20, 2021 UCLUELET BCby Sam Vandervalk (6/22/2021)
On the West Coast of the Island, it finally starts to feel like summer and fishing continues to be good. Chinook fishing has been mostly good in protected waters lately. We are seeing halibut fishing to be good in a few places lately , recently closer in again.
Fishing Report June 15, 2021 Ucluelet, British Columbiaby Sam Vandervalk (6/15/2021)
Fishing has continued to surprise us positively for everyone who has made it out on a charter so far. The chinook are mostly biting around the tide changes. If you want to come out for a charter your best bet would be late June and there are clear skies and blue bird days ahead.
June 4th Fishing report Ucluelet, BCby Sam Vandervalk (6/04/2021)
Fishing has been great this beginning of the season, outstanding. The large amounts of baitfish lure in the salmon closer to shore. Halibut have also been biting more offshore though 10-20 miles out.
Fishing Report May 12th British Columbiaby Sam Vandervalk (5/12/2021)
One of the best early-seasons in a while. There will be many happy faces ones the travel restrictions will be lifted. With great weather ahead we are optimistic for local fishing trips.
Fishing report April 7th Ucluelet British Columbiaby Sam Vandervalk (4/08/2021)
The Chinook fishing to start April has been good.There have also been a few halibut caught as well in the area.
The Forecast for the summer of 2021 is good for Chinook, Coho and Sam Vandervalk (2/24/2021)
Forecast for summer 2021 for Chinook, Coho and Halibut.
Ucluelet, BC Fishing Report: 2020 Recap, February 17, 2021by Sam Vandervalk (2/17/2021)
Halibut limits update for February 17, 2021
Ucluelet, BC Fishing Report: 2020 Recap, January 6, 2020by Sam Vandervalk (1/06/2021)
We have a great fishing season ahead of us!
Ucluelet, BC Fishing Report: August 26, 2020by Sam Vandervalk (8/26/2020)
We've still got a great season ahead of us!
Ucluelet, BC Fishing Report: August 6, 2020by Sam Vandervalk (8/06/2020)
Fishing is really heating up this summer!
Ucluelet, BC Fishing Report: July 21, 2020by Sam Vandervalk (7/21/2020)
Great days on the water! Check out how the fishing's going from Ucluelet.
Ucluelet, BC Fishing Report: July 10, 2020by Sam Vandervalk (7/12/2020)
Ucluelet hotspots include Big Bank, Lighthouse bank, and South Bank.
Ucluelet, BC Fishing Report: June 24, 2020by Sam Vandervalk (6/24/2020)
The fishing and tourism is really starting to pick up!
Ucluelet Fishing Report - July 2nd, 2019by Sam Vandervalk (7/02/2019)
After slower days in early June things have really picked up!
Early Summer 2019 Fishing Reportby Sam Vandervalk (5/21/2019)
Gearing up for a good season, the inside scoop on what to expect when fishing the West coast, Summer 2019.
Fishing Recap 2017: Ucluelet, Sam Vandervalk (10/18/2017)
A fishing recap of the 2017 season for Ucluelet, B.C. on Vancouver Island.
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. Sept. 11, 2017by Sam Vandervalk (9/13/2017)
Our season is close to being done here at Salmon Eye Charters and we are not taking any more bookings for 2017. Now is a great time to get your spot for 2018 if you haven't already. We turned away many people over the summer and the ones who book early get the best spots. 
Consistent Chinook Salmon Fishing In Closeby Sam Vandervalk (9/01/2017)
The Chinook salmon fishing in close has been consistent the past 25 days and most coming in the 15-25lb range. There have also been a few bites at Outside Lighthouse and Southwest Corner.
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