I want to thank those who participate in these forums. I have learned a lot by reading your posts, and I have answered a lot of my questions in advance of making this post. My wife and I are flying in for 4-5 days the first week in August for the primary purpose of saltwater fishing. We will probably seek a couple of day charters instead of a lodge, to save money. We really love eating halibut, salmon and cod, and want to try bring a good amount home (within our possession limit). We have fished in Homer & Seward Alaska multiple times, but this is our first trip to Vancouver Island. My first question is - what town should be our base for fishing? I am inclined to go to Tofino because it seems to be an easy drive from Victoria, with great scenery and restaurants. But I understand that fishing is seasonal, and I would love to know if there is another place that would clearly outshine Tofino from a fishing perspective. To the extent it matters, halibut is our first priority. My thought is to fish for 2 full days, in light of the possession limits. My hope is to find a guide who can chase butts, salmon, lingcod and rockfish in the same day, to help us bring home more meat (for instance, seeking bigger slot halibut over chickens). Is that realistic? Thank you in advance for help with my questions.