Sam Vandervalk


Many people think of fishing as this time where you can wait hours for 1 bite. While that can happen, Ucluelet is a spot where fish every 5-10 minute is more common.


This past 2 weeks we have had days were it was double hookups every few minutes if you could get both rods down.


And these aren’t small fish so sometimes there is a bit of chaos as lines cross and the fish jump, scream out more line, and cause the happy person on the rod to have their heart beat a bit quicker.


Anchovies, White hutchies and small Silver Horde #3 spoons, Gibbs Wee G have been good in close to shore.


Coho have been at Beg, Great Bear, Allie Rock, Chrow Island in decent numbers though are moving around day to day so its just a matter of finding where they are.


Halibut fishing has slowed down in closer to shore and now will most likely be more abundant at Big Bank and other spots further off shore. We are still getting limits of halibut though it is taking longer with the run.


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If you are reading this and thinking about fishing in 2024 it would be good to book now as we fill up the majority of the schedule a long ways in advance. There are a few different fishing guides to choose from in Ucluelet and Salmon Eye will continue as the only one on the coast with the 50lbs a day guarantee. We want you to be impressed with our fishing guides and boats.


If you are heading up to Ucluelet check out or if you are interested in one of our fishing packages for 2024 check out


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Hopefully you found this report useful and hope to see you soon!


Tight lines,

Sam Vandervalk

Salmon Eye Fishing Charters

Fish Species: Chinook, Halibut, Coho
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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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