2014 Ucluelet Fishing Reports

Discussion in '2015 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by uclueletcharters, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. uclueletcharters

    uclueletcharters Well-Known Member

    Hi All,

    Figured we better get a 2014 Ucluelet fishing report thread started to bring in the new year. Winter Springs are being caught and Ucluelet harbor crabbing has made a real turn around from last years poor crabbing. Lots of feed hanging around but for myself the boats getting it's usual annual maintenance and deep clean but plan to be back in the water soon! 2014 should be another great year based on the last returning cycle. Good luck all! A sticky would be great, regular Ukee reports are just around the corner.
     
  2. Sculpin

    Sculpin Well-Known Member

    X2 on the sticky would be great! Hoping to get out soooonnnn for some winters :). My philosophy on life is work hard and play harder:cool:. The play harder thing is harder to obtain then one thinks lol. The work hard thing always gets in the way :(.
     
  3. tubby

    tubby Member

    Ukeecharters
    Hi, I've only fished Barley Sound for winters, where are the known spots for Ukee winters?......South Bank? Red Can - general shoreline? Broken Group (e.g. Sail)?
    Thanks
     
  4. uclueletcharters

    uclueletcharters Well-Known Member

    Red Can, Great Bear, Long Beach, Swale and Meares Bluff. All these spots are good you may want to keep an eye for birds when enroute can be good fishing along the way. Good luck you will have to update us all on how you made out. Needle fish hoochies and small spoons
     
  5. westburg

    westburg Member

    Headin out that way early feb. Gonna try and nail some winters...lets hope for great weather!!!!
     
  6. westburg

    westburg Member

    Hey everyone, well went out last week. Fished the bank north of crow to great bear and to sail. did that for quite a few hours. all different depths, chovies, hooties, spoons and different speeds, NOTHING...the next day went to the red can, tons of huge lings were caught unfortunately had to throw them back. Biggest one approx 30lbs. No salmon though. Next day went to Mayne bay and fished there for 6 hours, nothing...Where the heck are the winter springs????Anyone????
     
  7. uclueletcharters

    uclueletcharters Well-Known Member

    Long Beach dragging bottom.
     
  8. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    anything happening at Great Bear?
     
  9. uclueletcharters

    uclueletcharters Well-Known Member

    Haven't tried or heard any recent info on that area typically March - May is decent. Really need to find the feed during the winter to find the fish but from here forward the fishery will slowly start to build momentum.
     
  10. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    Thank U... :)
     
  11. jeffywestcoast

    jeffywestcoast Well-Known Member

    wont be long now. we will find them winters :)
     
  12. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    sorry, no report from me until summer. Just daydreaming about the 3-40 million sockeyes that may pass by the outside to get to the Fraser. Anyone know anything about the "ditch", the deep water between the Ucluelet shore and South Bank, where the trolelrs used to target sockeye back when they could? A person might find that fun on the way in from the banks to finish the day, assuming it opens for sporties in Area 123 later in the summer, of course.
     
  13. Hit em Hard

    Hit em Hard Member

    I am not sure about sockeye but I have done well in the ditch for coho in the past. My boat goes over to Ukee the beginning of July. I am already dreaming of offshore, can't wait.
    h.e.h.
     
  14. fishmate

    fishmate Member

    Asking for some guidance from Ucluelet fishermen. We have a 21 ft Double Eagle w/ GPS but no radar. We fish A LOT, but off the East side of Van Island, (Tel. Cove mostly). This yr. we are also heading to Ucluelet and again to Bamfield only 6 days later. (We live in the Lower Mainland but leave our boat on the Island from June to Labour Day). Would it make more sense to haul out after our Ucl. week-end, drop the boat in Port Alb. and launch from there the following week-end and drive the boat to and from Bamfield or should we leave the boat in Ucl., drive back there by truck, and cross back (and forth) to Bamf. by boat? Thoughts?
     
  15. Tidal Chaos

    Tidal Chaos Active Member

    Stay in Ukee you will save a lot in fuel not doing the run from Port and fuel is usually cheaper in Ukee than Bam town.
     
  16. bigbruce

    bigbruce Crew Member

    Check your charts and calculate the run distance from PA to Bam vs Uke to Bam. I think you'll find it's significant and will find it's much cheaper from a fuel standpoint to drive from PA to Uke and do your fishing between Uke and Bam.
     
  17. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    definately use the boat between ukee and bam. just watch for the fog as it can be thick in trevor channel or imperial and not in the other. cruising between the two is a fishing stop dream come true.
     
  18. fishmate

    fishmate Member

    Many thanks for the input!

    So even tho it would mean boating (from Bam) back to Uke, hauling out there and then driving back to Van from Uke, still the better option?
     
  19. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    For sure better!! More time on the boat!! Plan both routes there and back with fishing spots.. Just watch for fog in the channels.

    Outside route: great bear, sail rock, cree/effingham, ships, little beale, of course a quick stop at the wall.. Inside route, sechart channel, swale rock, sanford , kirby point, satellite passage and of course bam wall..
     
  20. Airon

    Airon Member

    Headed to Ukee 2nd week of May will be putting boat in off both Tofino and Ukee, any suggestions on areas for Hali and or Salmon that time of year any suggestions no matter how vague would be appreciated :D
    I know its not the best time of year but would be happy to get anything
     

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