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Barkley Sound - May 24th, 2014
supplied by: Salmon Eye Charters
RECORDED:    14 °   FISHING: Excellent
BC Fishing Report May 20, 2014


Chinook Fishing

As forecasted the BC Chinook are starting to show up in great numbers. The past few years Chinook fishing has been pretty good, but now fishing is literally bonkers! Our catches have been in the expected 10-25lb range, and that is just the start. The commercial fleet is usually given just a few days opening each year, however this year they have been going for months with no signs of closing. 




Now everyone can experience the eventful BC fishing! The usual suspects are working. We have success with the 3-3.5 inch Coyote and Silver Horde Spoons from 80-120 feet down. Green and Blue colors are very consistent here and reeling in results! The glow needlefish hutchies are working as well. The fishing hotspots Great Bear, Sail Rock and South Bank are all producing well.




Halibut Fishing

BC Halibut are also showing up in good numbers. This year ranks high in the best <a xhref="http://www.salmoneye.net/early-season-fishing-package/">early season</a> halibut fishing we have had for years. We found that bottom bouncing and anchor with power bait have been successful tactics.




See the below for halibut and salmon fishing pictures from this week.




Be sure to call 877-777-4344 to book your fishing trip and accommodation in Ucluelet, BC this summer! Now is the time to plan your trip of a lifetime.







From all of us at Salmon Eye Charters!




See our West Coast BC Canada with Salmon Eye Charters views below!  <a xhref="http://youtu.be/JZARUe_Se40">Humpback Whales from Ucluelet and Tofino BC!</a>

<a xhref="http://youtu.be/BuYOD3UxTHI">Salmon Fishing Highlights for Ucluelet BC!</a>

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Barkley Sound - May 16th, 2014
supplied by: Salmon Eye Charters
RECORDED:    14 °   FISHING: Excellent
Ucluelet, BC Early May 2014 Fishing Report




May Fishing Report

2014

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Early May 2014 Pictures.

 

Chinook Fishing:

This time of year Chinook are typically in the 7-20 lb range. This past Saturday guests caught 5 good size Chinook all between 14-22 lbs. The forecast for this season's returns is quite attractive, and we are seeing the first of the large Chinook run come past. You can probably expect anywhere from 4-10 Chinook per trip right now if you are just catching Chinook. The weather is starting to get better as well, which makes it easier on us all.




There has been good fishing close to shore which is great news for those sensitive to swells. Fishing has been good at both Great Bear Rock and Sail Rock.




Halibut Fishing:




There are good numbers of Halibut showing up around Long Beach Bank, as well as some near the shore. The size range will be anywhere from 12-60 lbs. Yesterday our guide Dan hit 5 halibut. The limit for halibut is 1 per day and 2 as the carrying limit.




There are ling cod around as well, so if you want a basket of fish, now's the time to join us!

 

Thanks for reading this newsletter. The videos from the last newsletter are below in case you need a little outdoor excitement! Please drop us a line if you would like to do any early season fishing. We expect great fishing for all of May and June.




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See you soon!







Humpback Whales from Ucluelet and Tofino BC!

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2013 Salmon Fishing Highlights! Enjoy!

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Barkley Sound - January 6th, 2014
supplied by: Salmon Eye Charters
RECORDED:    20 °   FISHING: Excellent
2014 Chinook Forecast, Fishing Resorts West Coast Vancouver Island
The forecast for the 2014 Columbia River return may be higher than it was for 2013. In 2013 the Bonneville Dam estimated more than 1.1 million Chinook went through which is highest number recorded since the Dam started recording in 1938! Normal years have seen returns in the 500,000 to 800,000 mark the past decade, so this is a huge jump. Forecasting is a hard game and there are many variables, but right now we are expecting a very strong run again. This means we will have great Chinook fishing through June and July with lots of Columbia Chinook around Ucluelet.The Chinook return forecasted for Southern BC rivers and the Fraser River are good with 40-45,000 Chinook expected for the local Stamp/Somass system. This means we should have a great August and early September fishing for Chinook in the 15-40lb range with the odd 50lb plus Chinook. The Canadian forecast is often quite conservative, so we are looking forward to a good August which means the reels will be screaming and there will be lots of high fives!If you are looking for a fishing resort in BC, check out our fishing packages that are set up very similar to a fishing resort.  You can stay at a four-star resort, or our less expensive options while fishing with us.  You may also want to check out our past fishing reports! For everyone going to the west coast make sure you check out www.tofino-info.com for helpful info on beaches, trails, restaurants and more.
Cheers!Sam VandervalkFisihng Expert in UcluletFishing Resorts Vancouver Islandwww.salmoneye.net
See our short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pZgbistAHWk
Tags: Resort, fishing resort BC, Fishing charters BC, Fishing reports, Fishing Guides, Fishing Ucluelet

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Barkley Sound - November 26th, 2013
supplied by: Salmon Eye Charters
RECORDED:    70 °   FISHING: Great

2014 Fishing Forecast and 2013 Recap Ucluelet, BC [B]Early Season Chinook[/B]March to May fishing was up and down with a range of 2-8 Chinook on most days. The weather often kept us in close but we still had decent success around Beg Island and Great Bear.
[B]Summer Season Chinook[/B]June started with reels screaming accompanied by good weather. There had been a great forecast for the Columbia River's returning Chinook and they had a great return which we benefited from in June and July. There was excellent fishing off South bank for most of June with catches mostly in 12- 25lb range.
We want to congratulate guest John Salcido for catching the largest Chinook in July for the local salmon derby weighing in a 29lbs 7 oz. We were all surprised that we didn't see the usual 40lb+ Chinook taking the July derby and 50lb+ for the August. However, we do expect to see them next year for good reasons (see 2014 forecast below). July had very consistent Chinook fishing with many 30+ Chinook days in the 10-25lb range.
We weren't sure what was going to happen in August, but we still had some good days for getting Chinook in the 18-22lb range. We knew the local returns weren't forecasted to be great, however the offshore fishing was consistent. During September feeders were the norm with a few mature Chinook taking the line.
[B]Halibut Fishing[/B]Halibut fishing was good all summer and we only had a couple days where we had to spend more time than usual on halibut. We spent a good part of the summer on Big Bank, so that meant we often trolled up halibut while salmon fishing.
[B]Coho Fishing[/B]We had fairly steady Coho fishing inside Barkley Sound. We had very good Coho fishing in July, August and early-mid September around Alley Rock. For all of you that are prone to sea sickness, this is a good option if you want to stay in protected waters.
[B]Chinook Forecast 2014[/B]The forecast for the 2014 Columbia River return is higher than it was for 2013. In 2013 the Bonneville dam estimated more than 1.1 million Chinook went through and this is the highest number of Chinook since 1938 when the Bonneville dam started recording! Normal years have seen returns in the 500,000 to 800,00 mark the past decade, so this is a huge jump. Forecasting is a hard game and there are many variables, but right now we are expecting a very strong run again. This means we will have great Chinook fishing through June and July with lots of Columbia Chinook around Ucluelet.
The Chinook return forecasted for Southern BC rivers and the Fraser river are very good which means we should have great August and early September fishing for Chinook in the 15-40lb range with the odd 50lb plus Chinook. The Canadian forecast is often quite conservative, so we are looking forward to a good August which means the reels will be screaming and there will be lots of high fives!
Thanks to everyone who has booked with us this past summer and for all those who couldn't make it this year be sure to check out our [url="http://www.salmoneye.net/category/fishing-reports/"][u]past fishing reports[/u][/url]! Below are some of the pics from the 2013 season.
For everyone going to the west coast make sure you check out [url="http://www.tofino-info.com"/][u]Tofino beaches, trails and accommodation[/u][/url] to help plan your fishing trip.
Sam VandervalkSalmon Fishing Guide British Columbia1-877-777-4344[url]www.salmoneye.net[/url]


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Barkley Sound - October 21st, 2013
supplied by: Salmon Eye Charters
RECORDED:    18 °   FISHING: Good
Fishing Report October 21, 2013

Fishing has slowed down for the season and the weather made it tough to get out most of the days in late September and early October. The weather recently has been beautiful though Salmon Eye Charters have pulled all their boats for the season and will start fishing again in March. For anglers with their own boats, fishing off Big Bank could still be an option as there should be feeder Chinooks out there. The weather has been great and should continue for another week so fishing is still an option. We had good numbers of Coho through Barkley Sound as was expected during September. If you are buy tackle for next season, Silver Horde has many different new colors in their three inch spoon which seem to work very well for Coho and Chinook inside Barkley Sound. The 3 inch spoons worked well behind a 5-6 foot leader and flasher.

September fishing was very good for Coho in Barkley Sound until mid month and then it was important to run out to Big Bank if you were looking for salmon. In early September the Coho were about the same size as the Chinook and since the limit was 4 per person, it made it easy to go only 10 mins out of the harbor and fish Coho in protected water. The Coho were mostly in the 7-12 lb range and were at 20-50 feet mostly on 3 inch and 3.5 inch green/silver Silver Horde and Coyote Spoons.

Tight lines and enjoy your summer salmon! For current and indexed fishing reports check out http://www.salmoneye.net/category/fishing-reports/. If you are visiting the Tofino area please check out http://www.tofino-info.com for pictures and descriptions of beaches and trails, surfing and more! We also have great winter deals for two bedroom ocean view condos starting at $139 per night at http://www.vancouverislandvr.com


Below are some pics from the summer fishing!

 

Sam Vandervalk
Fishing Charters Ucluelet BC
www.salmoneye.net
1-877-777-4344

 

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Barkley Sound - September 12th, 2013
supplied by: Salmon Eye Charters
RECORDED:    18 °   FISHING: Great
September weather has been great making fishing that much more enjoyable. Coho fishing in Barkley Sound has been very good for the returning Coho to local rivers. Coho are running from 5 to 12 lbs and have been providing some nice scraps. They are biting on 3-3.5 inch Silver horde and Coyote spoons from 20-70 ft down. Watch the bait balls on the sounder and you will likely get them around the bait. Chrow and Alley Rock have been good and are nice and close to the harbour.

Off-shore fishing has been good on Big Bank for Coho, smaller feeding Chinook and Halibut. They weather has been very nice, but since Coho fishing has been so good, many opt for the closer option. You are allowed 4 Coho per person in Barkley Sound and right now that seems to be a good option.

Now is the time to book for 2014. Stay tuned for our fishing forecast. It should be a good year coming up for returning Chinook salmon and we are excited!

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Barkley Sound - August 8th, 2013
supplied by: Salmon Eye Charters
RECORDED:    20 °   FISHING: Excellent

 
The most consistently reliable hotspot for Chinook and Halibut fishing has been Big Bank. Although this can daily change, you will usually come home with 12-20lb Chinook, and the odd bigger fish are being taken there. The Starfish, Lighthouse and South Bank have seen spurts of Chinook coming through in the 20's, just be sure you are present when they were biting! Turtle Head had good bites for our guide Dan. 
 
Coho fishing is still good at Chrow. Outside Lighthouse Bank has been a solid source of some nice average size fish between 15-25 lbs.
 
There is a wide range of lures working. At Big Bank coyote spoons, glow hutches and larger Tomic Spoons, even Plugs have been successful. There are large herring out there, so the larger lures will catch some bigger fish.  But the greater the densities of fish, they will catch lots of smaller Chinook. All across Big Bank and South Bank Halibut fishing has been very good. We’re trolling for them, but you can bottom bounce for them too. 
 
We haven’t had issues limiting out on halibut. Coho fishing slowed down in close to shore, however there are still Coho there. Using very small spoons seems to be the best. We have also caught a few Coho on Big Bank and on South Bank.
 
Expect to use a whole range of lures. The 6" Tomic spoons seem to discriminate for larger fish. We have been fishing Outside Lighthouse Bank thinking there have to be some Tyees coming, but I am sure it is only a matter of time. The Hyason just has shown good results.
 
I really don't like throwing fish back since they often die, so I aim (as much as possible) to locate the pockets of larger fish. Sometimes that means going deep for them and fishing up on the Shallows where there aren't as many Chinook, in hopes for large fish.
 
Our guest John Salcido won the July derby with his 29.lb 7 oz Chinook taken July 18. So we’re excited to compete for August’s derby!
 
Enjoy the pics below and make sure you come out to get some of the tasty salmon and halibut while enjoying the beautiful BC coast! 
 
Below are some pics of fishing in British Columbia last week! 


Tips up!


 
Sam Vandervalk
Salmon Eye Charters
50lbs a day guaranteed*
www.salmoneye.net
1-877-777-4344
 

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