Our Fishing Guides

 

Dan Dowell:

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Dan is one of the old timers in Ucluelet and loves catching large salmon. This passion doesn't affect his halibut fishing–he can do both well—but he has a great desire to see large Chinook salmon come into the dock. Dan has more patience than most and will wait out in a spot when everyone has left. His experience often gets rewarded here and he has a reputation for catching fewer total salmon so that he can get the big one. He is one of the best at fishing large spoons or whole herring while the Chinook (Kings) are running during July and August. We all admire his ability to figure out where the bigger Chinook (Kings) are hiding. He guided a third place finish in one of two salmon derbies during 2009.

Ray Vanndervalk:

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Ray started guiding at age 19 and is still guiding 18 years later. He was given the nickname “lucky” in his rookie year since he outperformed many of the older guides. We still like to joke with him about that when he comes in with bigger coolers than the rest of us. Like Dan, he loves catching large Chinook salmon and he seems to have a sixth sense in finding big fish. He also guided a third place finish in one of two salmon derbies during 2009.
Ray is quick in conversation and very well read in historic events. If you want to play the trivia game, beware, you might have your hands full! Ray also writes many of the articles in the fishing blog, so if you want to learn something about salmon and halibut fishing, spend some time here.

 

Rates

 

4-hour afternoon Salmon Fishing trips :


In Ucluelet you can catch fish all day. 4-hour rates are:

$500 for 2 people and $20 extra per person

  

6 hour morning or afternoon Salmon Fishing trips :

We mostly do 6-hour trip during the afternoons, but if availble will do them in during the morning hours. 6-hour rates are:

$650 for 2 people and $35 for each extra person

8-hour Salmon and Halibut trips :


In Ucluelet you can catch fish all day but we usually go furthest offshore during the morning. 8-hour rates are:

$950 for 2 people and $90 extra per person