Sam Vandervalk

Fishing has been very good these past few weeks. There have been lots of larger chinook salmon in close to shore. A large number or in the 20-pound range. The bites have been all day and often best in the afternoon or this past week during the rising tide. Small spoons have been working better than anchovies. Glow Hoochie’s have also been working good during early morning bites.

Halibut fishing has been fairly consistent off shore. There are spots 10 miles out and 20 miles out that are still producing well. Early morning is generally best for the bites though there have also been some good catches in the afternoon as well.

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Below, some pictures of the last few days.


Tight lines,

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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