Sam Vandervalk

The halibut fishing has been the most consistent over the last few weeks. They have been on Inside and Outside Lighthouse bank, Outside South and Big Bank. They seem to be biting all times of the day.

The Chinook fishing has continued to be spotty. Some days have been hot, but there have been quite a few days where we have had to really work for the fish. We are still getting some good-sized fish in close to shore. We hear fish are just north of us, so good things are coming our way

The Coho fishing has been hot some days and not others. Coho seem to move around quite a bit so this doesn’t surprise us too much. We are looking for fishing to significantly pick up this week.

If you are wanting to come fishing in Ucluelet with us this summer we are at an accommodation shortage since the big resorts have not yet fully opened. You can check out or get one of our fishing packages available at We have very little ocean view accommodation but still have some cabins available.

Tight lines,

Sam Vandervalk
Salmon Eye Fishing Charters


Fish Species: coho and chinook
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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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