Dock Talk

The latest Ucluelet fishing reports, wildlife sightings and special events direct from the Canadian Princess Resort docks.

We post updates here several times a week throughout our season. Want to see your name in lights? Send on your own stories to photocontest@obmg.com.


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A Great Week of Fishing in Ucluelet!

Canadian Princess Resort - August 15, 2014

All of our boats and guides have been rockin’ it lately, with lots of fish hitting the docks over the last few days. Here are some of the highlights:

The Raven Princess had a great day yesterday, pulling in just shy of 50 salmon, with most of them weighing in the mid-teens.

The Salmon Princess also had a great day. The crew conducted a seminar on how to latch on to halibut, with eight guests landing five on just one drift!

As for the Coho Princess , she delivered the catch of the day with a 17 ¾ lb spring just edging out two other fish caught on the boat by a half pound.

Bottom Fishing

The bottom fishing has also been great all year, with the large lingcod and plenty of rock cod coming back to the docks on a daily basis. The 2:30-6:30 bottom fishing trip is a great way to spend any afternoon on the West Coast!


Fishing is Awesome! Don't Miss Out!

Canadian Princess Resort - August 13, 2014

We’re almost halfway through August now. Have you been fishing yet? If not, you should! This is has been one of the best fishing seasons in the last 30 years, so don’t miss out on all the fun!

The fishing around the Canadian Princess Resort continues to be outstanding, with strong numbers both inside at South Bank, and outside at Big Bank. Spring and Coho in both of these areas are popping clips and grabbing jigs, with a 28 lb Salmon (pictured to the left) being caught over the weekend.

Bottom fishing has been nothing short of exceptional, with a weekend trip bringing back over 300 lbs of Lingcod, with many in the 20-30 lb range.

There has never been a better time to fish with the Canadian Princess, especially since we’re offering to pay for your gas to get here starting on August 17th! If you spend a minimum of $419 (before tax, per person) on any combination of accommodation, fishing, and/or whale watching at the Canadian Princess Resort you’ll receive a $75 co-op gas gift card. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip!


We're Off to a Great Start in August!

Canadian Princess Resort - August 8, 2014

If you haven’t been fishing with us so far this season you’re missing out!

Bottom fishing was especially hot yesterday. Skipper Harvey and his guests brought home over 300 lbs of lingcod. Everyone on the boat had an absolute blast and they all came back to the dock with lots of laughs and smiles!

The Salmon Catch of the Day was a 23.5 lb Chinook, caught by John Ilchuk, visiting from Bonnyville AB. John was fishing with Skipper Bruce on a Whaler. He had a great couple of days in Ucluelet, and was happy to be spending time with his family.

Not only was yesterday a great day for fishing, but there was also a pod of orcas (approx. 7-10) hanging around outside the mouth of the harbour. We were wondering why all of our morning boats weren’t back at the dock for the 1 pm cut-off. Well, word about the whales spread quickly, so our boats enjoyed a nice show before coming back to the dock!

We’re looking forward to an action packed weekend. Fishing is HOT right now, and we’re looking forward to carrying the momentum right through to the end of August!