Sam Vandervalk

There are also Chinook at Big Bank though most people aren’t headed there when larger Chinook are available in closer to shore.


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 continue to be all over though we expect some of the spots in closer to shore to start drying up though up to this point that hasn’t happened like expected during August. Salmon bellies, grubs, and herring have all been working well.


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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

We also have some new cedar cabins at


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


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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