Fishing Reports

July 4, 2024
Fishing Report July 4, 2024 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
There have been some larger than average Chinook salmon getting caught the past couple of weeks. Coho fishing has been very good and Halibut is also doing well. More...
June 27, 2024
Ucluelet BC Fishing Report June 27, 2024
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been very good the past couple of weeks We are getting most Chinook in the 12-20lb range. The Halibut fishing has been pretty quick once on anchor. Coho fishing has also been decent. More...
June 17, 2024
Ucluelet Fishing Report JUne 16, 2024
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been great the past few dayus for Chinook, Coho and Halibut. More...
May 3, 2024
May 3 Fishing Report Uclluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been very good for Chinook salmon, lingcod and halibut. Its early but fishing has been hot and there are lots of happy faces, bent rods, smiles and fun. More...
April 17, 2024
Fisahing Report April 14, 2024 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing is great for lingcod and Chinook salmon. Some mid teens are around and this week looks like great weather so get out on the water! More...
March 6, 2024
Forecast 2024 Ucluelet Salmon and Halibut fishing
Posted By Salmon Eye
Some Vancouver Island rivers had record returns we haven't seen in a long time. We work through some data and a positive outlook for 2024. More...
November 25, 2023
Recap for summer of 2023 in Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing recap for Uculelet BC on the west coast of Vancouver island. We had another good season for Chinook, Halibut and Lingcod and much of the fishing for salmon was 15 mins or less from the harbour. More...
September 24, 2023
September fishing report Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Salmon fishing was very hot at the end of August and then gradually started slowing down. Halibut fishing stayed hot during the first half of September and the lingcod fishing was very good most days. More...
August 31, 2023
Fishing Report August 28, 2023 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing for the large Chinook salmon has been as good as it gets the past 10 days with most Chinook in the 15-25lb range and a few larger being taken. More...
August 22, 2023
Hot fishing report August 22, 2023 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook salmon fishing is on fire right now and you NEED to get out there. If you enjoy spending more time reeling in fish than waiting for the rods to go this may be the time for you to go fishing in Ucluelet! More...
August 19, 2023
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC August 19, 2023 - Vancouver Island
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook, Coho, Lingcod, Halibut fishing have all been very good and close by. There have been some strong NW winds which forced us into Barclay Sound for a couple days but there are lots of fish there too! More...
August 10, 2023
Fishing Report Auguist 10, 2023 Ucluelet BC - Vancouver Island Canada
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing is good in many different spots using many different types of gear. Chinook, Coho, Halibut, and Lingcod. There have been large schools of bait in many different spots as well. More...
July 21, 2023
Fishing Report July 21, 2023 Ucluelet BC - Vancouver Island
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing Report for Ucluelet BC. Fishing has picked up and now is the time to get your lines wet, rods bent and reels screaming! Chinook, Halibut, Coho and Lingcod are all available from Ucluelet. More...
July 7, 2023
Fishing Repoert July 7, 2023 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The best Chinook fishing has been close to the harbour and the best halibut fishing halibut fishing has been 20 miles offshore. Halibut limits increase tomorrow and details within. Time to get your fresh salmon and halibut for the winter! More...
May 25, 2023
Fishing Update & Local Salmon Enhancement importance Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been good. But fishing isn't the only discussion. We have had very good customers over the years and we want to say thanks to all of you who come fishing and read our fishing reports and updates. More...
May 7, 2023
Fishing Forecast 2023 for West Coast Vancovuer Island, Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing forecast for early season from the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet BC. Salmon, Halibut, Coho and Lingcod fishing were great in 2022 and are expected to be good or better again. More...
October 1, 2022
Fishing Recap 2022 Ucluelet BC - Vancouver Isalnd
Posted By Salmon Eye
Another season is behind us and we consider ourselves fortunate to guide in such a rich fishery that also has incredible scenery. Ucluelet is one of the top places to catch salmon and halibut in the world and 2022 was a very good year to remember. More...
September 12, 2022
Fishing Report Sept 12, 2022 Ucluelet - Vancouver Island, BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
It is close the the end of season for us but fishing continues to be strong. We have been getting some great catches of halibut and coho at Big Bank and also there are still some Chinook coming through in close to the rocks. Halibut limits have increased to 2 per day which saves us a trip offshore on our multi-day trips- a win for the planet and our pockets with the high fuel costs. More...
August 31, 2022
Fishng Report August 31 2022 Ucluelet BC - Vancouver Island
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook (King) fishing in close to shore remains hot and the bites are happening all throughout the day. Chinook, Coho, Halibut and Lingcod fishing are all strong. More...
August 16, 2022
Fishng Report August 15 2022 Ucluelet BC - Vancouver Island
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been stellar through the first part of the Stamp River run coming through Ucluelet and this continues to be a hotspot on Vancouver Island. Normally there is a dropoff late July in close to shore and all the fishing happens offshore. This year there was no drop off in fishing close to shore and it just continued into August except with bigger numbers of Chinook. More...
July 31, 2022
Fishing Report July 31, 2022 Ucluelet BC (West Coast Vancouver Island)
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing report for Ucluelet BC. July 31, 2022. Fishing in close to shore continues to be outstanding for Chinook and Coho. Halibut are offshore like normal. Some of the best days are right outside the harbour. More...
July 10, 2022
Fishing Report July 10 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been insane the past 10 days and the weather dreamy. There are periods of time where you look back and realize you just had something really special. We don't take these moments for granted. More...
July 1, 2022
Fishing Report July 1 Ucluelet BC - West Coast Vancouver Island
Posted By Salmon Eye
The salmon fishing in close to shore has exceeded expectations for June. Normally there is a slow down in June for some areas close to shore and it takes a bit to figure out where the fish are. This year has been much different and coho are starting to show up not very close as well. More...
April 26, 2022
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC April 26, 2022
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been good this past week though mostly small Chinook as expected. There are lots of ground fish available as well and halibut if the weather is good enough to make the run. More...
August 28, 2021
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC Canada August 28
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been deadly for the Chinook making their way around the corner to head into Barkley Sound and then up the river. Lots of fish in the 15-25lb range are being caught. More...
August 15, 2021
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC Canada August 15
Posted By Salmon Eye
Bites have been hot and heavy for good parts of the morning and sometimes in the afternoon. Lots of good sized Chinook making their way through. More...
August 10, 2021
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC Canada August 10
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been great out at Big Bank for halibut and salmon and the inshore fishery for larger Chinook started sooner than normal with some good sized fish starting to role through August 1. More...
July 31, 2021
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC Canada July 31
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing Report for last couple weeks of July in Ucluelet, B.C. Canada. Salmon and Halibut Fishing has been hot at Lighthouse Bank and Big Bank. More...
July 16, 2021
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC July 16, 2021
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing report for the last couple weeks in Ucluelet BC. The weather calmed down and we are able to get out to the fast action on the bank for both salmon and halibut. We are catching Chinook, Coho and Halibut. More...
June 21, 2021
Fishing Report June 20, 2021 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has continued to be good over the past few weeks with the exception of a few days around a storm just before the middle of the month. More...
May 30, 2021
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC May 30, 2021
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been steady for Chinook salmon, halibut and lingcod for all of April and May. WIth the travel restrictions ending its time to get out on the water! More...
April 7, 2021
Fishing report April 7th Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Salmon fishing this past weekend was great around Great Bear and the Red Can which are just a few minutes from the harbour. Great Bear is mostly protected water which makes it quite calm and scenic fishing. Halibut were also around. More...
February 24, 2021
Fishing Forecast 2021 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
2021 Fishing forecast for Ucluelet BC is good again. We looking for good Chinook and Coho returns and good halibut fishing throughout the summer. More...
August 20, 2020
Fishing Report August 19, 2020 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing Report for Ucluelet BC. Chinook salmon fishing has been great in close to shore and the next few weeks should continue this way. Halibut fishing has been mostly good at Big Bank though the black cod interrupted things for a while. More...
July 31, 2020
Fishing Report July 31, 2020 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The fishing has relatively good the past couple weeks on Big Bank and a few other areas on and off. Halibut, Chinook and Coho are being caught. More...
July 8, 2020
Fishing Report July 7, 2020 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The halibut fishing has been good this past couple weeks and the coho are starting to show up on South Bank. This is your time to go fishing! More...
June 19, 2020
Fishing Report June 19, 2020 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been picking up as we move into our prime season for Chinook, Coho. and halibut. Its time to get out for some reel screaming action! More...
June 9, 2020
Fishing Report June 9, 2020 Ucluelet, Vancouver Island BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The Chinook salmon have been a good average size this past week as we just start out our season. We have also caught some real screamers and of course there are always a few that get away. Time to get on the water! More...
April 17, 2020
Fishing Report April 17, 2020 Ucluelet BC Canada
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing the past few weeks has been exceptional. There have not been many boats on the water for obvious reasons and it has been perfect for getting fast action and some nice spring meat. More...
September 30, 2019
2019 Fishing Recap Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing Recap in Ucluelet BC for the 2019 season. Lots of Chinook, Coho and Halibut were caught. Check out the photos and all the happy faces! More...
September 7, 2019
Fishing Report September 7, 2019 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing Report depicting the past few weeks of hot Chinook fishing in close to shore and good halibut fishing offshore. More...
August 15, 2019
Fishing Report August 15, 2019 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been off the charts incredible the past couple weeks. Its time to come out and catch some large Chinook salmon going past us right now. More...
August 7, 2019
Fishing Report August 6, 2019 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The fish are chomping at Big Bank and the inshore fishing is heating up. We have about another month of good fishing left. Check out the latest photos and fishing report. More...
July 23, 2019
Fishiing Report for Ucluelet BC July 23, 2019
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been off the charts the past few days and Big Bank and good in close to shore as well. Its the time of year to get out on the water! More...
July 17, 2019
Fishing Report - Ucluelet, July 17th, 2019
Posted By Salmon Eye
The offshore restriction for Chinook was lifted July 15th and the fishing didn’t disappoint. Fishing has been all around good with some really good bits mixed in! More...
July 11, 2019
Fishing Report - Ucluelet, July 11th, 2019
Posted By Salmon Eye
We are getting Chinook, Coho, and Halibut and lots of good weather with the exception of a couple of days. The average Chinook size is bigger than normal making for some screaming action. More...
July 3, 2019
Fishing Report - Ucluelet, July 3rd 2019
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has picked up considerably since mid June. Our prediction of there being two to three times are many coho this season is starting to seem bang on! More...
June 5, 2019
Fishing Report - Ucluelet, June 2nd 2019
Posted By Salmon Eye
The Sun is out and the fish are on! We've had a great start to the 2019 season in Barkley Sound. Halibut fishing has been unseasonably successful! More...
May 14, 2019
2019 Fishing Forecast for Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
We should have 2-3 times as many Coho this summer. We are supposed to have the best Chinook run in 20 years to Barkley Sound. We also cover the new regulations for 2019. More...
September 29, 2018
2018 Fishing Recap April to September
Posted By Salmon Eye
Summary of the 2018 fishing season with Salmon Eye Charters. Includes photos starting in April going through until September. We started doing a few trips in April and early May and then were busy late May to mid-September. Take a look at the photos! More...
September 18, 2018
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, BC. September 2018
Posted By Salmon Eye
Our September fishing was better than expected for Chinook, Coho and Halibut. The fall returning Chinook (Kings) were close to the shore and most days saw fast action. We had a few days ... More...
August 29, 2018
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. Aug 29, 2018
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chomp chomp! The rocks are packed with hungry salmon. Wya Point is at the center of the action producing days of 10-20 chinooks from 10-25lbs. For those who want to fish the flat water the Sound is seeing chinooks being caught in volume from Cree Island all the way back to Pill point. More...
August 22, 2018
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. Aug 22, 2018
Posted By Salmon Eye
Great week for salmon fishing! Big Banks was on fire with lots of Chinook and Coho salmon. Halibut was also good on outter banks. More...
August 15, 2018
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. Aug 15, 2018
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been great for both halibut and salmon. Great weather and fishing in the Outer Banks has been fairly consistent. More...
August 8, 2018
Fishing Report August 8, 2018 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been good at a few spots for salmon and halibut. Both Big Bank and Outside lighthouse bank have been producing. More...
July 21, 2018
Fishing Report July 21, 2018 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
We have had a bit of wind the past week but there have still been some decent fishing days in Barkley Sound and other protected areas. We also had some good days on live squid again. The weather just started coming down so things are getting better. Check out this report for more! More...
July 11, 2018
Fishing Report July 11, 2018 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been fairly good this past 10 days and we are having some fun catching Chinook salmon on live squid. The halibut fishing has also been good on days we have been able to get off shore. More...
July 1, 2018
Fishing Report July 1, 2018 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing is good for both Chinook salmon and halibut. The best halibut fishing is 20 miles offshore right now and Chinook fishing is best in close to shore. Some nice sized Chinook are starting to roll through. More...
June 21, 2018
Fishing Report June 21, 2018 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The fishing has been very consistent and our guests are having a ton of fun with good fishing and good weather! All of our trips have been producing well both in the morning and afternoon. Check out the latest pictures of salmon and halibut. More...
June 13, 2018
Fishing Report June 13, 2018 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Here is the last fishing report along with photos. The fishing is extremely good right now so do what you can to get on the water now! This may be the best time of year for this summer as we expect a very good late June/early July fishery. More...
May 28, 2018
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC May 29, 2018
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing report for May 29, 2018. We have been averaging decent size Chinook. Fishing isn't fast but that is expected this time of year. Bites seems to be coming about 1 per hour for salmon and we are also getting halibut. More...
May 17, 2018
Fishing Report May 17, 2018 Ucluelet BC Canada
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing Report for Salmon Eye Charters Ucluelet BC May 17, 2018. The fish have started to come in good numbers and we expect the good fishing to continue for both salmon and halibut. More...
May 3, 2018
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. May 2, 2018
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been fairly normal for the early season with some faster bites on some days and slower on others. The larger salmon... More...
October 18, 2017
Fishing Recap 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
We started fishing in March and ended late September this year. Next year we plan to start fishing April 1 and end again in late September. March and April and were... More...
September 22, 2017
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. September 19, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook salmon fishing has continued to be good in close to shore and we are seeing a few Coho show up as well. The early morning bite has been... More...
September 12, 2017
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. September 11, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook salmon fishing has continued to be good in close to shore and we are seeing a few Coho show up as well. The early morning bite has been the best... More...
September 1, 2017
Fishing Report: Uclueulet, B.C. August 31, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
The Chinook salmon fishing in close has been consistent the past 25 days and most coming in the 15-25lb range. There have also been a few bites at Outside Lighthouse and Southwest Corner. The odd Coho is showing up in close to shore and we expect Coho numbers to... More...
August 25, 2017
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. August 25, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
The Chinook fishing has been quite hot the past 10 days with a couple... More...
August 16, 2017
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. August 16, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
Offshore fish are being caught at the Heisen and the inshore fishery has been pretty consistent for larger Chinook. We expect the inshore fishing will be good through early September. As expected.... More...
August 11, 2017
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. August 10, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
The inshore fishery has been pretty consistent for larger Chinook and we expect the inshore fishing will be good through early September. As expected, we have started to see some pretty good bites... More...
August 3, 2017
Fishing Report: Ucluelet, B.C. August 4, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
We expect the inshore fishing will be good through early September. It will mostly likely really pick up as mid-August comes... More...
July 18, 2017
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. July 17, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
Big Bank has been consistent this past week and had a good day today for salmon and halibut. The Rat’s Nose to east of the Egg is where most boats have been fishing. The inshore fishery has also had some good bites... More...
July 10, 2017
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. July 10, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
Big Bank has had some decent bites this past week near the Rat’s Nose and South- East on the Egg. Barkley Sound had some good bites earlier in the week.... More...
July 4, 2017
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. July 4, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
A few more Coho have started showing up and fishing in Barkley Sound, Big Bank and in close to shore has been steady. Both Chinook and Halibut... More...
June 24, 2017
Fishing Report June 24, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing for Chinook, Halibut and Coho has started to pick up to levels normal for this time in June. Chinook fishing has gotten hot for our guides and clients and that means a lot of fun and fish for everyone coming. More...
June 9, 2017
Fishing Report June 9, 2017 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The larger Chinook have continued to hit our lines in an unexpected push of larger fish rolling through. We are also getting halibut, lingcod, and yellow eye. The fish have been hitting in both the morning and afternoons. Check out some of our proud clients! More...
May 23, 2017
Fishing Report May 23, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing Report May 23, 2017 from Ucluelet BC. Some large Chinook have been coming through this past week and the weather is starting to get much better! We are pumped at how the season has started and we have been getting some good loads of seafood for our happy customers! More...
April 29, 2017
Fishing Report April 29, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing report April 29, 2017 for Ucluelet BC with Salmon Eye Charters. Watch our video of a large ling cod eating a small lincod -- its not something you see every day! More...
April 5, 2017
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. April 5, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook salmon fishing has been constant this past week in both Barkley Sound and closer to Ucluelet around Great Bear and Sail Rock. The weather has been.... More...
March 23, 2017
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. March 23, 2017
Posted By Salmon Eye
Although it’s been a long winter this year, those willing to brave the cold have been rewarded. Not only is the scenery of Barkley Sound incredible, especially when covered in frost, but also, winter fishing has been very good all season long. Locals are often getting... More...
October 14, 2016
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. October 14, 2016
Posted By Salmon Eye
Most days we are fishing closer to shore and for the 8-hour trips we have reduced our price to $900 for 2 people to reflect this. There have been some decent ling cod fishing along with... More...
August 26, 2016
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. August 26, 2016
Posted By Salmon Eye
The Barkley Sound run of Chinook was forecasted to be the biggest Barkley Sound run in 20 years and is proving to be very consistent. There are quite a few spots along the shore that have been catching Chinook... More...
August 13, 2016
Fishing Report Ucluelet, B.C. August 13, 2016
Posted By Salmon Eye
The run we have been waiting for is finally here and it has started earlier than expected! That maybe shouldn’t be a surprise considering... More...
August 2, 2016
Fishing Report Ucluelet B.C. July 31, 2016
Posted By Salmon Eye
...the bite has produced some good sized fish including a few over 30lbs. We have also been fishing some of the inshore areas for larger Chinook... More...
July 17, 2016
Fishing Report Ucluelet B.C. July 17, 2016
Posted By Salmon Eye
There are some nice average size fish being taken at Outside Lighthouse Bank. The bite seems to be good one day and slower the next, but this is where most of the better fish are coming from. Sometimes the bite starts a bit slow and it just takes figuring out what the fish are going to take. Sizes here have been mostly ranging from... More...
June 25, 2016
Fishing Report Ucluelet B.C. June 25, 2016
Posted By Salmon Eye
We have been getting fish at Long Beach, Great Bear, Sail Rock and Big Bank. For the last week there have been Gray and Humpback Whales working between Great Bear and Sail rock, so it makes a little fishing bonus. Halibut have been consistent on the days we have fished them at Big Bank, Long Beach and other areas... More...
June 10, 2016
Fishing Report June 10, 2016 Ucluelet BC Canada
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has continued to be quite strong with just a couple slower days during the past 3 weeks for both Chinook salmon and halibut. We have been fishing Long Beach bank the past week along with Outside Lighthouse bank. Chinook have been in the 10-25lb range with a few ... More...
May 15, 2016
Fishing Report May 15, 2016
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing continues to be very good out of Ucluelet. We have been getting limits of Chinook salmon and the halibut showing up as well. We have mostly been fishing Outside Lighthouse Bank, South Bank, Inside Lighthouse and Long Beach Bank. Small blue and green coyote spoons have been hot along with needlefish hutchies. Fishing has been heating up after... More...
April 29, 2016
Fishing Report March 25, 2016 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The weather has been normal for spring conditions with less good weather days available than summer months, but the plus side is that there are lots of salmon around and we don’t have to go very far. Sizes have been mostly ranging from 8-15lbs with ... More...
April 15, 2016
Fishing Forecast Spring/Summer 2016 Ucluelet
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing on the west coast of Vancouver Island near Ucluelet should be very good this summer. Fishing has already been red hot this spring for Chinook salmon and halibut fishing should start getting good in May. We should have strong runs coming through in June/July from the Columbia and other rivers. BC river fish which are usually larger will start coming through in August. More...
November 12, 2015
Fishing Recap 2015
Posted By Salmon Eye
Every year we spend time trying to figure out what the next summer is going to bring. Some years the forecast is inconclusive with some good projections and others mixed. This was one of those years. More...
September 15, 2015
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC September 17, 2015
Posted By Salmon Eye
Well it is mid September and the fish just keep rolling through. We are getting both Chinook and coho only a few minutes run from the harbour and we have been very happy with the results. We have had to work around the weather on a couple days, but over all fishing conditions have been favorable and the Chinook just keep rolling through More...
September 10, 2015
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC September 10, 2015
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook fishing in close to shore as stayed hot and we continue to get our limits, often after just a few hours. The weather has been very good and that has made the fishing quite relaxing and scenic. We expect fishing to be good for a few days still and are pleasantly surprised how good the fishing has been for the mature Chinook this late. More...
August 29, 2015
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC August 29, 2015
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been good the past two weeks and South Bank, Big Bank, South West Corner, Long Beach and just recently Wya Point have been good for Chinook. Coho seem to mostly be at Big Bank and though there are a few being caught in close to shore as well. Halibut have been pretty consistent though have been a little tougher on Big Bank so we have been fishing off Amphitrite Bank for them. More...
August 16, 2015
Fishing Report August 16, 2015
Posted By Salmon Eye
The fishing report is out a little late this time but it doesn’t have anything to do with the fishing! The Chinook fishing has been pretty steady at South Bank, Lighthouse Bank, Southwest Corner and Big Bank. We have been catching most of our halibut at Big Bank and anchored in a few different spots on Amphitrite bank. More...
July 31, 2015
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC July 31, 2015
Posted By Salmon Eye
The fish keep on rolling through and we have had many happy customers the past 10 days since our last report. Big Bank keeps rolling decent sized Chinook and halibut. In shore places such as Little Beach, Wya Point (closed starting August 1 for Chinook over 77cm) have been doing well, especialy early morning bites. More...
July 19, 2015
Fishing Report July 19, 2015 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
July Chinook and Halibut fishing has been stellar and we are catching fish in multiple locations which shows how many fish are on the banks right now. Big Bank has been very consistent, the Inside and Outside Lighthouse bank and Inside South Bank are catching good numbers of Chinook. More...
July 9, 2015
Fishing Report July 9, 2015 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook fishing has been good in both inshore and offshore waters. Big Bank has been consistent, Long Beach has had some decent bites and Florencia Bay has been steady. Big Bank has the biggest numbers of total fish and Chinook, Coho and Halibut fishing has been very good there the past few days. More...
July 1, 2015
Fishing Report July 1, 2015 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Sometimes you have a hard time finding new words to describe what has been happening for weeks in a row. Awesome. Chinook (King) salmon fishing has been very good and we have been getting great average size fish for this time of year. More...
June 21, 2015
Fishing Report June 21, 2015 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Since our last posted report June 11, fishing has just been going bonkers. Our guests are limiting out every day with Chinook salmon and most days they are getting opportunities to get into 20 plus pound Chinook. More...
June 11, 2015
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC June 11, 2015
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has really picked up the past week and we are getting some good sized Chinook showing up with the largest this week at 27 and 28lbs. We have also had a few in the 20lb range as well. Our most common bait the past week has been anchovies and small 3 inch spoons. More...
May 30, 2015
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC May 30, 2015
Posted By Salmon Eye
The last week has been a little slower during the mornings than early May for both salmon and halibut. The afternoons have been much better with bigger fish being taken. The most consistent morning spot has been inside South Bank and the bite seems to be later morning More...
May 15, 2015
Fishing Report May 15, 2015 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been very good for us so far this season and we expect things will continue of the rest of the early season as well as the summer. We have been getting either our limits or close to our limits of Chinook salmon and halibut on most trips this past couple weeks. More...
May 4, 2015
Fishing Report May 4, 2015
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook fishing has been very good so far in both April and May and now we are starting to get halibut as well. Some decent size Chinook are starting to show up and Dan’s group managed to get some nice Chinook this morning with the biggest at 22lbs. More...
April 12, 2015
Fishing Report April 12, 2015 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook fishing has been very good the past few days and we are seeing some great signs for the 2015 season. Humpback whales are back along with good amounts of baitfish the past week. On Thursday we fished South Bank and hooked 8 Chinook (Kings) salmon and released them. More...
March 10, 2015
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC, March 10, 2015
Posted By Salmon Eye
Salmon fishing for Chinook has been decent in Barkley Sound though you may have to travel around a bit to find your hot spot. Salmon are mostly going in the 6-12lb range with a few larger fish being taken. The two largest fish taken on the weekend derby were 23 and 21lbs. More...
December 30, 2014
Chinook & Halibut Fishing Recap 2014 Ucluelet BC Canada
Posted By Salmon Eye
This past summer had people all excited with expectations of a record returns of Chinook headed through Ucluelet for the Columbia River. While the Columbia River did get a record return a little just over last years numbers, we didn’t see all these fish pass in front of us as expected. More...
September 9, 2014
Fishing Report September 9, 2014 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The Chinook fishing was pretty consistent in the first week of September near Little Beach. The only thing that kept changing was the bait. The fish switched from small spoons, to anchovies to needle fish hutchies. Most of the Chinook were in the 15-20lb range with a few going bigger. More...
August 23, 2014
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC August 23, 2014
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook fishing has been good at Outside Lighthouse Bank and South Bank this past week and a half since my last fishing report. The Chinook seem to be all depths and biting on different set ups from day to day. Needlefish hutchies, cuddlefish, 4 inch Coyote spoons and large Tomic spoons have been doing well. More...
August 9, 2014
Fishing Report August 9, 2014 Ucluelet BC Canada
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has moved offshore for us since Florencia Bay is closed August 1 for Chinook over 77 cm. The good news is that we have been doing most of our fishing relatively close so far. South Bank and Lighthouse Bank have been the hotspots so far. More...
July 30, 2014
Fishing Report July 30, 2014 Ucluelet BC Canada
Posted By Salmon Eye
We have been enjoying a whole month fishing Florencia Bay. It has been pretty consistent day to day and the water is some what sheltered making it the perfect place to fish with a great view in the background. More...
July 22, 2014
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC July 22, 2014
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook fishing continues to be good in Florencia Bay and this is where we are primarily fishing. This partially protected place is one of the best places to fish this July and the Chinook keep rolling through. More...
July 16, 2014
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC July 16, 2014
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook salmon fishing has been good for us in Florencia Bay this past couple weeks. The squid are still there in large schools and we are seeing the Chinook come in throughout the day to feed. More...
July 5, 2014
Fishing Report July 5, 2014
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook and Coho are have been biting well in Florencia Bay the past few days and there have been sporadic bites at Great Bear, the Red Can and Beg, and Little Beach. More...
June 19, 2014
Fishing Report June 19, Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The Chinook fishing over the past couple weeks hasn’t been as fast as we had hoped considering the large run expected to come through here, however that means the majority Chinook are still on their way. More...
June 4, 2014
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC, June 2, 2014
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing the past few weeks has been very good. We have been getting Chinook in the 10-20lb range, Coho, and Halibut. The Chinook have been at South Bank, Great Bear, Sail Rock, and inside Barkley Sound More...
May 21, 2014
Fishing Report May 21, 2014
Posted By Salmon Eye
As forecasted the Chinook are starting to show up in very good numbers. The past few years Chinook fishing has been pretty good, but now it is just going bonkers, literally. More...
May 12, 2014
Fishing Report May 12, 2014
Posted By Salmon Eye
This time of year we normally get Chinook in the 7-20 lb range. We also have days like we did Saturday where we catch 5 good size Chinook all between 14-22 lbs. More...
November 18, 2013
2013 Recap Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
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. More...
September 14, 2013
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC September 14, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
The weather has been great and we have been getting some beautiful sunsets while out fishing! September busyness is winding down giving us some time to get out and have some fun fishing while taking some nice scenic pictures. More...
September 4, 2013
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC September 4 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been good both at Big Bank for Coho and Chinook and also for Coho and the odd Chinook in close to the Lighthouse. We had a weather system for a few days near the end of August which made it hard to get to Big Bank, but there were still some fish in close. More...
August 25, 2013
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC August 25, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook fishing has been a little up and down the past few days, one day being very good and the next one where the bite takes a while to come on. More...
August 19, 2013
Fishing Report August 19, 2013 Ucluelet BC Canada
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook fishing has been good in mostly two spots, Big Bank and the Bamfield 12 mile. We are getting a mixed bag of feeders and some mature fish mixed in. As usual the Chinook are biting better on different lures every day. More...
August 10, 2013
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC Canada August 10, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook fishing has been consistently good on the Shallows at Big Bank and we seem to getting some nice average size Chinook there the past few days. More...
July 30, 2013
Fishing Report July 30, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
Hotspots are changing by the day though Big Bank still remains the consistent place to get your Chinook and Halibut. Coho fishing is still good in around Chrow. More...
July 22, 2013
Fishing Report July 22, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been great at Big Bank continually and off and on for South Bank for Chinook. It seems most of the Chinook are staying off shore a ways a we are mostly getting Coho in close. More...
July 11, 2013
Fishing Report July 11, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
Much of the best fishing has moved to Big Bank and the most popular place seems to be the Rats nose. Chinook fishing is very fast there and they seem to be biting at all depths. Both coyote spoons and hutchies are working well. More...
July 3, 2013
Fishing Report July 3, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
Chinook fishing the past couple weeks has been good, though spots continually change. One day we are catching them at Great Bear and the next at Sail. South Bank has been very good some days and others very slow. More...
June 22, 2013
Fishing Report June 22, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
We are seeing spurts of larger Chinook come through which is a good sign of things to come. There are also lots of feeder Chinook around and the Coho are showing up in good numbers now. More...
June 8, 2013
Fishing Report June 8, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
Early June in Ucluelet usually brings some rain, clouds, and some good Chinook fishing! So far, though, we have had mostly dry weather and that is always nice. As the season begins, Chinook fishing has been great and we are pleased to see good numbers showing up. More...
May 26, 2013
Fishing Report May 26, 2013 and 2013 Forecast
Posted By Salmon Eye
This season, we should have great Chinook fishing, with the highest numbers during June and July, with some of the larger Chinook coming late July and August, as usual. More...
May 4, 2013
Fishing Report May 4, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been steady when we can get out and fish. The weather is starting to get warmer and we will be on the fishing season very soon. More...
April 19, 2013
Fishing Report April 19, 2013
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing hasn’t been on fire for Chinook salmon, but we have been picking up a few nice ones, in the teens, on most our trips. We’ve been using needlefish hoochies and coyote spoons around Great Bear rocks. More...
November 28, 2012
2012 Fishing Recap
Posted By Salmon Eye
Early season Chinook fishing was productive, as we expected. March and April were good. May slowed a little, but June picked up and by late June fishing was rolling along well. More...
September 5, 2012
Fishing Report September 5, 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
We have mostly been at Big Bank the last few days. My favorite place has been right on the Shallows, however most boats are down off the Rats nose. More...
August 27, 2012
Fishing Report August 27, 2012 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
We have mostly been fishing offshore or close to Little Beach the last week. Some of our boats have had some good success at Little Beach for bigger Chinook. More...
August 14, 2012
Fishing Report August 14, 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
The Chinook are still keeping us switching spots every day or two. One day its on Big Bank, then next on the Southwest Corner or Starfish. More...
August 6, 2012
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC August 6 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
We have run to Big Bank now more this year and all of last year. Though there can just be smaller fish there some days, we are getting days with lots of 10-20 lb Chinook mixed in. More...
July 29, 2012
Fishing Report July 29, 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
Halibut fishing has been much stronger this year and we are getting Halibut in multiple spots. Some are on the anchor chasing a few 30-70 lb Halibut. Mostly we are trolling or bottom bouncing as this takes less time. More...
July 23, 2012
Fishing Report July 23, 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing has been up and down for the past week. We have had some really good days and some days where we have been searching for bigger fish. The one constant is that there are lots of Coho, though our prime target of course is the Chinook! More...
July 15, 2012
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC July 15, 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
A few 30 plus Chinook are making their way here, though we are mostly getting a mix of small, medium and large Chinook. On a couple days the small Chinook were so numerous it made it difficult to get the larger Chinook. More...
July 9, 2012
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC July 9, 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
Early July has continued getting better with more bigger fish arriving. More Chinook in the high teens are being taken. Hotspots include Long Beach Bank, Inside and Outside Lighthouse Bank, Effingham, and the nipple on Big Bank all have Chinook and Coho. 4-inch coyote and Silver Horde Spoons are working well along with glow needlefish hutchies. More...
July 2, 2012
Fishing Report July 2, 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
Early July has started out very similarly to late June. There are still lots of smaller Chinook around and a few larger ones making clients happy. Portland point, Long Beach Bank, Inside and Outside Southbank, Sail Rock, Effingham, and the Rats Nose all have Chinook and Coho. More...
June 26, 2012
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC June 26, 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
One week brings a whole lot of change in Ucluelet! We had some days where we didn’t find many Chinook until 10 am before getting a whole bunch in a row and other days where we were done by 10 am with our limit. We fished Longbeach bank, Inside and Outside Lighthouse Bank, Florencia Bay, and the Shallows on Big Bank More...
June 16, 2012
Fishing Report June 16, 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
June fishing always brings some rain, clouds, and early Chinook! There are small feeder Chinook at all depths with a few larger ones taken as well. The Chinook have been in a few different spots including Long Beach, South Bank and Lighthouse bank. More...
June 10, 2012
Fishing Report June 10, 2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing is starting to pickup and we are seeing some larger Chinook start to show up. There still are lots of small feeder Chinook at all depths. Our guide Simeon released one about 20 lbs while trolling for halibut this morning, but they had already kept their limit of Chinook. More...
May 10, 2012
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC May 10,2012
Posted By Salmon Eye
March and April fishing were very good for Chinook salmon. The average size was between 8-12 lbs with a few larger fish being caught. Most of the fish were caught around Great Bear and Alley Rock which are about 15 mins from the harbor mouth. More...
January 1, 2012
Fishing Report: Season Recap 2011
Posted By Salmon Eye
Season Recap 2011 Ucluelet Chinook(King) fishing was excellent this past summer as was forecasted. The peak Chinook(King) fishing changes a little every summer because the timing of the runs varies every year. Ocean temperature, amount of feed along return path and pressure changes all have an impact on the arrival of the large returning fish. More...
August 31, 2011
2011 Picture Blog
Posted By Salmon Eye
August 28, 2011
Fishing Report August 28,2011
Posted By Salmon Eye
Coho fishing has been great–there are so many that we will hit them every minute or two if not fishing the 7″ plugs. Even while fishing plugs we are still catching lots. Chinook fishing continues to be very good. More...
August 18, 2011
Fishing Report August 18,2011 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
Well I guess the pictures will tell the story. More good fishing and more fun! The Chinook are out at the Starfish as well as Outside Lighthouse bank. More...
August 10, 2011
August 10, 2011 Fishing Report Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The Chinook salmon fishing continues to impress us and the wow factor never gets boring. We get used to filling the box day after day. We know that this area is special and don’t take it for granted. If you are wanting to come experience large Chinook (Kings) in 2012 this is the place to come! July and August are our busiest months so book very early! More...
August 4, 2011
Fishing Report August 4, 2011 Ucluelet BC
Posted By Salmon Eye
The last couple weeks have seen good fishing for most days. We had a couple days in late July where the fishing was a little slower, however, once we found the new spot it was great fishing again. More...
July 20, 2011
Fishing Report July 20, 2011
Posted By Salmon Eye
The BIG Chinook(Kings) have continued in very good numbers. Again, every day we are expecting to have most of our catch being 20lb plus Chinook. If you are looking for 20 plus fish and lots of them, now is the time to come. More...
July 9, 2011
Fishing Report July 9, 2011
Posted By Salmon Eye
The BIG Chinook(Kings) have arrived in very good numbers. Every day we are expecting to have most of our catch being 20lb plus Chinook. If you are looking for 20 plus fish and lots of them, now is the time to come. More...
June 28, 2011
Fishing Report June 28, 2011
Posted By Salmon Eye
The salmon and halibut seem to be changing places quite often. Sometimes they are on Lighthouse bank, sometimes Big Bank, sometimes Long Beach bank. You never know from day to day where they are going to be. More...
June 14, 2011
Fishing Report Ucluelet BC June 14, 2011
Posted By Salmon Eye
We have been getting Chinook in quite a few different spots this last week including Inside South, Outside South Bank, Lighthouse Bank, Long Beach Bank and Great Bear. The fish seem to be moving around quite a bit and spots often change from day to day. More...
June 1, 2011
April - May 2011 Picture Blog Salmon and Halibut
Posted By Salmon Eye
Randy and Sarah Andrashewski and sons April 18, 2011 Chinook 12-18 lbs More...
May 31, 2011
Fishing Report May 31, 2011
Posted By Salmon Eye
We have been getting Chinook in quite a few different spots this last week including Inside South, Outside South Bank, Lighthouse Bank, Long Beach Bank and Great Bear. More...
May 4, 2011
Halibut Report May 4, 2011
Posted By Salmon Eye
Halibut fishing stayed strong right through the end of the season….in fact much stronger than normal. We see the stocks continuing to be strong right through 2009 and beyond. Halibut fishing was good most of the year near the Wreck as well as Big Bank. We limited out most days while targeting halibut. More...
April 25, 2011
Fishing Report Ucluelet April 25, 2011
Posted By Salmon Eye
Fishing around Great Bear has started to pick up for feeder Chinooks. There are also some Chinook being caught around Sail Rock, however our boats have been generally fishing with good success around Great Bear. More...
January 1, 2011
2010 Picture Blog
Posted By Salmon Eye
August 1, 2009
August 2009 Picture Blog
Posted By Salmon Eye