Vancouver Island Salmon Fishing

Vancouver Island's prime fishing time of the year is anytime between May-September. It varies depending on the type of salmon too.

Type of salmon caught near Vancouver Island!

Chinook (aka "Spring" salmon)
  • Time to fish: All year
  • Size: 20-70+pounds
  • Limits: 2 per day, 4 in total


  • Time to fish: Late June through October
  • Size: 7-20+pounds
  • Limit: 2 per day, 4 total


  • Time to fish: Late June through October
  • Size: 8 - 20 pounds
  • Limits: 4 per day, 8 total

Pink Salmon

  • Time to Fish: Early July through September
  • Size: 4- 10+ pounds
  • Limit: 4 per day, 8 total

Sockeye Salmon
  • Time to fish: May through August
  • Size: 4-10+ pounds
  • Limit: 4 per day, 8 total.

Some popular areas for fishing are
Campbell River, Port Alberni, Tofino/Ucluelet.


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