Jun 20, 2018
Early Season fishing best in a few yearsFishing has been red hot for 2018 and better than all of us expected. Its time to get your sea legs ready and catch some fresh salmon and halibut for the frying pan as well as get that perfect family photo!
May 24, 2018
US customers getting large discount on fishing tripsThe huge dip in the Canadian dollar has made it very advantageous to fish in Canada since the discount on the dollar is at about 25% right now. (Based on the dollar 1/1.33).
Nov 1, 2017
2017 Picture Blog for Salmon Eye Charters Ucluelet BCPicture Blog for the summer of 2017 with Salmon Eye Charters starting in March and ending in September. We normally start in April and shut down by about September 20.
Nov 7, 2014
Fishing Live Squid for Chinook SalmonThe sportiest way to catch salmon in my opinion is fishing live bait. On the west coast there is generally two common ways to catch salmon. Troll with downriggers or cut plug herring. But there is another way most people don’t know about and that is to catch Chinook salmon in shallow water with live squid.
Apr 7, 2014
Updated Chinook and Coho forecast 2014If you’re evaluating the Chinook forecast for all of BC, Ucluelet is definitely the HOT spot to catch salmon this year. We have great news for 2014: The Columbia River forecast is 1.6 million Chinook, which is the largest forecasted return since 1938. That is up from 1.2 million actual return last year.
Feb 4, 2014
BC Fishing Resort Option for UclueletIf you are looking to come to an all inclusive fishing resort in BC, there are many along the coast to choose from. There are both fly-in lodges and those resorts that can be driven to.
Mar 18, 2012
Recipe - Ginger-Teriyaki SalmonSalmon Recipe #1: Ginger-Teriyaki Salmon. This is one of my personal favorites, as well as a favorite of many of my friends. You can play with this recipe, so don’t think everything has to be exact in order to turn out right.
Aug 1, 2011
July 2011 Picture Blog-Salmon-HalibutGarth MacFarlane with Guide Sam Vandervalk July 20 with a Chinook that took 4th place in the Salmon Ladder Derby at 35 lbs 11 oz..
Jul 3, 2010
Matching the BaitEvery fisherman has a a favorite lure or method of fishing to catch salmon. I still remember the different lures that caught those big fish for me years ago – that silver plug, that white and green spoon, that “special” hoochie and flasher.
May 6, 2010
Why Salmon Are Lost in the NetIn my experience, most fish are lost in the first 20 seconds after hook-up, or right at the boat. I’ll go over some techniques that will help you cut down on lost fish right after hook-up in another segment.
Feb 27, 2010
Fishing with Bait or Lures?BAIT OR LURE? Which is more effective? If you ask me, bait of just about any kind is more effective than the artificial lure. It doesn’t matter whether I’m fishing with herring strip, the rotary salmon killer, anchovy, or cut plug herring.
Feb 17, 2010
Fishing With Flasher And Hootchie Part 1Probably more salmon have been caught by commercial fisherman and sports fishermen alike using this combination than just about any other hook setup ever invented.
Feb 16, 2010
Fishing With the CurrentMuch can be learned about the proper technique of fishing in ocean currents to watching how fish behave in the river when targeting them with lure or bait.
Feb 6, 2010
How to Catch Twice as Many SalmonThe next time you are out fishing for king salmon on the saltwater, there is something you should try. Most likely you will be surprised at the results
Jan 6, 2010
Fishing With Flasher And Hootchie Part 2For all the thousands of hootchie color patterns out there along with dozens of variations of each of these patterns, it is understandable why most fishermen carry at leat 40 different colors in their tackle box.
Feb 17, 2009
How To Troll For Halibut Off Vancouver Island’s West CoastMost people I know equate halibut fishing as plunking a 2-3 pound lead and spreader bar baited with herring, salmon bellies, or octopus off a sandy or gravelly bottom. Trolling for halibut can be more productive…
Jan 5, 2009
How To Catch 20-30 Salmon per DayMaybe someday I’ll write a book where I’ll lay out in point by point detail the all the necessary factors to catch more salmon in one day than most people catch in a year.
Jan 3, 2009
Best Salmon Fishing Boats for the West CoastHow to stay warm, dry and comfortable. It’s easy, actually. Find a lodge or fishing operation that carries its’ guests in covered cabin cruisers with an open deck for fighting the fish. But here is what you need to know.
Sep 1, 2008
August 2008 Salmon and Halibut FishingBassione Van Soest with a 34 lb Tyee August 2, 2008