Sam Vandervalk


The halibut fishing has been good, as expected for late June and early July. Hotspots are Big Bank, Lighthouse bank and South Bank. Things slowed down a couple days over the full moon but has gotten better again. The next week should be good fishing as the tides have slowed down which always helps.

 The Coho have shown up on big numbers on South Bank which is great since we haven’t seen them there much over the past few years—so lets hope they stay there.

The Chinook fishing has been spotty. Some days have been hot but there have been quite a few days where we have had to really work for the fish. The nice thing is that many of the slow days produced some good-sized fish. We are hoping things really pick up this next week.


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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