Sidetrack Charters fishing adventures
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fishing guests showing off their salmon catch

Fishing Charters in Sooke & Victoria on Vancouver Island

Salmon fishing year round.
Halibut fishing May - September
Charter groups for up to 6 people.

SideTrack Charters Offers:

  • Salmon Fishing Charters for up to 6 passengers
  • Minimum 4 hour Charters
  • Competitive rates
    • 4 hrs for $400
    • 6 hrs for $500
  • Heated and comfortable wheelhouse
  • Pickup at Sooke Government dock or at Salty Towers Bed & Breakfast

"What a great two days ... who cares if we have to go buy a freezer. Thanks Ron - We had a great time!!! See you again."

Larry, Mary, Anney & Pat Fagan, Victoria B.C.

What Sidetrack Charters Supplies:

  • All Safety Equipment
    • Life raft
    • DOT approved life jackets
    • DSC Radio
    • Emergency Flares
  • All Gear, Tackle and Bait
  • Fish cleaning and bags to transport your catch
  • Coffee, tea, pop and water
  • Fresh homemade chocolate chip/peanut butter cookies

What You Supply:

  • Your Fishing License (available online)
  • Your lunch - feel free to use cook-top stove
  • Warm clothes - dress in layers so you can peel them off as the day heats up

Target Catch: Salmon


photo of Chinook salmon

These are the true trophy salmon. They weigh from 10-50 lbs and are common from May through October. Catching one is a thrill of a lifetime.


photo of Coho salmon

In recent years we have been regulated to catch and release until July; thereafter retention of hatchery fish only until October 1st, then it's open season until they are gone. They weigh 5-20 lbs and are caught from July thru November. The larger Northern Cohos show up from September through November.


photo of Sockeye salmon

The salmon with the most red meat and commercially most sought after. Generally recognized as the gourmet salmon. Sockeye usually weigh from 5-15 lbs and are here in July and August.


photo of Pink salmon

Shows up in abundance every 2 years (years ending in odd numbers; ie: 2011). There are days when your arms grow tired from reeling in so many. Lots of fun and a great fish for novices and kids. 5-15 lbs. Available in July and August.


photo of Chum salmon

A late fish that arrives September through December. Doesn’t "jump" on the hook easily. A good fish for smoked Salmon. 10–25 lbs.

Winter Spring

photo of Winter Spring salmon

These can be caught from October through to May. They are actually 2-3 year old Chinooks who come to feed and take up residence throughout the winter. They are a fun, hardy, good fighting fish and are quite abundant as well. A bit of a local secret ... they are the charter guide's favourite and make fishing a year-round event. Generally between 5-20 lbs.

Also Popular:

Pacific halibut

photo of Pacific halibut

One of the largest flat fish, they can weigh up to 500 lbs (230 kg) and grow to over 8 ft (2.4 m) long. They live on or near the ocean bottom and are usually found from May through September.

For more Info:

Salmon and Pacific halibut illustrations from Wikipedia.


Join us on a Vancouver Island fishing adventure

Contact us to book your fishing charter today & have an experience of your life.

E-Mail: Send us a message
Phone: (250) 812-1918

two men showing off the salmon they caught while charter fishing near Victoria BC

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Phone: (250) 812-1918
Sooke, Victoria, BC, Canada

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