I had the opportunity to take a few friends out for a chartered fishing trip. Jeremy Riley’s Tight Lines Fishing Charters, arguably the best fishing charters; pound per pound, in the area. His 29 foot Grady White is about optimal for shuttling out 4-6 guys to the fishing grounds, I was amazed to be traveling comfortably at just under 30 knots.
It was rainy and a little too rough to head offshore but we managed to make a day of it in the protection of the Broken Group Islands. Lots of whales, an eagle or two and a few nice fish.
It’s easy to catch fish when they’re on the bite; when they’re not, it takes a little more work. That’s where local guides really shine. Thanks to Jeremy, everyone in his boat went home with a 25lb salmon. My friends and I had a great time, salmon fishing from Ucluelet.