Ucluelet , BC salmon hopping, filling coolers!
Capt. Sam Vandervalk
September 16, 2009
Ucluelet - Saltwater Fishing Report
2009 fishing has been fantastic for Chinook salmon (kings) and Coho salmon (Silvers)! The Chinook have been large (up to 45 pounds) and the Coho have been so plentiful there are times when we can't troll for more than a minute or two without a bite.
Kids have been loving the Coho; they have a lot of energy and often do a tail walk or jump out of the water. While they are fun to reel in, they usually don't require too much strength to get into the boat. The Coho were all around, as mentioned before, and they bit anything we put down.
Trolling hutchies, anchovies, spoons, and tomic plugs kept the Chinook and Coho biting regularly. It's been a great season!
Halibut fishing has been good enough to bring in our limit, but not as good as previous years.
The weather this summer has been very nice for the west coast of Vancouver Island. Winds have not forced us into protected waters very many days this summer. We have almost always had low enough wind and waves to get out on the water.
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Ucluelet Fishing Forecast:
Expectations for 2010 are as good as 2009, so we have no reason to believe next season will not be as productive as this one.
Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Halibut
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