Skip to content

Fishing Ucluelet for Locals

Fishing Report July 28, 2023

Halibut fishing has been very good in many spots and Chinook salmon fishing has been good right outside the harbour and up at Long Beach bank. Coho have been in a few spots but and plentiful around Fraser Rock and in a few spots on the inside. Normal depths for Chinook seem to be 100-140 closer in and if fishing Big Bank or other banks more than 4 miles off 140-200 on the downrigger.

There have been lots of squid, needlefish and small herring so small spoon, needfish hutchies and white hutchies have been working well.

Halibut have been biting well on salmon bellies, grubs and herring. If you pack all 3 you should have success anywhere you decide to set down. Some spots are faster than others right now but almost all spots are producing. As August rolls in expect the halibut to be mostly at Big Bank or other spots further offshore.

We finally got the rain we desperately needed and it looks like we are back to rainless weather. Little fog has been great but if coming in Fogust expect to be using your GPS and Radar.

Below are some pics from the past couple of weeks.

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.

For more info on Vancouver Island also check out

Below, some pictures of the last few days.

Tight lines,
Sam Vandervalk
Salmon Eye Fishing Charters