FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the best time for BC salmon fishing?
Where is Ucluelet located?
Are reservations necessary for booking a BC salmon fishing charter?
What type of fish species can I catch?
What are the limits for salmon fishing and halibut?
Do I need a salmon fishing license?
What type of fishing boat do you use?
How many guests can go salmon fishing at once?
Why is salmon fishing the west coast better then anywhere else?
Will you clean and prepare my catch after salmon fishing?
What if I want my catch processed and shipped to me?
What if the weather is bad and we can't go salmon fishing?
Do I have to be an experienced salmon and halibut fisherman?
Will I get sea sick salmon fishing?
What are my accommodation options for Ucluelet?
How do you pronounce Ucluelet and what does it mean?
What can my spouse do in Ucluelet besides salmon and halibut fishing?

   
   The Best times for BC salmon fishing on the west coast is Between May 1-Sept 15, with June to Sept being the best. If you're looking to take some Tyee Chinook salmon (30 lb plus) then 1st of August to Sept would be best.


    Ucluelet is perched on a magnificent peninsula along the western shores of Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. The town of Ucluelet is surrounded by a temperate rain forest to the East and Barkley Sound to the South, Long beach to the North and the open Pacific Ocean to the West. Click here for more detailed information on how to get to Ucluelet.

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    BC salmon fishing Charters are in high demand during the prime months, May thru September, reservations are highly recommended. Most of our regular salmon fishing clients book for the following year after they finish their current BC salmon fishing charter, for new comers we recommend at least six months advance booking.

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    During the prime season, May - September, you can expect to catch salmon, halibut and bottom fish. Chinook (king) salmon and Coho (Silvers) salmon being the most common type of salmon encountered throughout the summer. There are times when a run of Sockeye come through and with luck we will encounter some of these beauties. Chum and Pinks are also available but not the main target. Halibut fishing really heats up about the middle of May and usually stays strong through to September, peaking in July and August.

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    Presently the bag limit for BC salmon and halibut are 2 Chinook salmon, 2 Coho salmon and 1 halibut per person per day. The possession limit (meaning the amount of fish you can have in your possession while traveling home or from a fishing expedition) is 4 Chinook , 4 Coho, 2 Halibut. Albion charters is an ethical operation and strictly adheres to the limits .

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    Every person that goes Salmon fishing, Halibut fishing, or any kind of fishing in BC must have a current fishing license. You can buy them locally in most sporting good shops or marinas in BC. You can also get them online here.

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    Albion charters fishes from a 24' Grady white sport fisher, these are one of the best built and seaworthy vessels ever put on the water. It has a cabin with head (toilet), very large aft deck.Click here to read more about our salmon fishing machine.

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    Albion charters has your comfort and safety in mind, we take 4 people maximum on salmon and halibut fishing charters, we fish 2 rods from down riggers at a time for salmon and each person can have a rod when halibut fishing.

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    West coast salmon fishing and in particular Ucluelet is better then any other place on the BC coast hands down. Albion salmon fishing charters has been fishing the BC waters for over 30 years and has seen the other popular areas loose there appeal do to over fishing and poor fishery management. The BC west coast salmon fishery is still very strong due to its remoteness and challenging conditions. The west coast is also one of the most densely populated areas for salmon returning to the Barkley sound river systems as well as millions of fish migrating up and down the BC west coast, its basically a fish highway out here.

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    We take pride in cleaning and preparing all our catches to ensure that the most meat is retained and the product is kept fresh for transport.

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   If you would like your catch, smoked, canned or vacuum packed, there are local drop off areas for shipping it to St Jean's. They do an excellent job and will ship your finished product on to your home.

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     If the weather becomes to uncomfortable to fish the offshore areas of Ucluelet, we usually will head up into the sheltered waters of Barkley sound, this will still produce good salmon fishing results on most occasions, not to mention you will see some of the most stunning scenery in the world.

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    Albion charters is happy to take anybody salmon and halibut fishing from rank beginner to ardent angler, Murray will work with any guests that need some coaching and be happy to share his vast experience with you.

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    Some people are prone to motion sickness, if you know you are then prepare yourself with the proper medication, Gravol works fine for most people and allows you to enjoy your salmon fishing time without feeling bad. If you're not sure you will get motion sickness its best to bring some meds to be safe. They must be taken at least 45-60 minutes before venturing out on the water.

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    Albion charters offers some wonderful accommodations right on site, a purpose built cabin with all the luxuries of home, full cooking facilities, satelite TV, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4-6 people, BBQ, and much more. Click here for more Albion charters accommodation info. If you prefer to stay in the main village of Ucluelet there are many options form high end resorts to B&Bs, here is a link to some Ucluelet accommodations.

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    Ucluelet is pronounced "you-CLUE-let ", and is derived from the First Nations Nuu-chah-nulth language meaning "people of the safe harbor".

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    Ucluelet offers something for everybody, there are many beautiful trails and beaches to explore, spas to visit, local shops with hand crafted souvenirs, whale watching tours are amazing during the summer months, and Long beach is a short drive North. Tofino has a public golf course and many more shops and eateries. If you're into ocean kayaking Barkley sound is world renown for its 365 islands, otters, seals, whales, eagles, bears and much more. Boredom is just not an option here.
bc salmon fishing frequently asked questions

FAQ's      Salmon & Halibut fishing Ucluelet BC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmon Fishing the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia
             Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, B.C.
Albion
Fishing Charters
Salmon & Halibut
Albion west coast fishing charters
West coast bc salmon fishing licenses online
good gear for bc salmon fishing
Scotty down riggers for west coast fishing is a must
Albion fishing charters - Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Salmon and Halibut fishing charters
Murray Demman - 30 years experience salmon and halibut fishing the west coast of Vancouver Island
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