Updated Chinook and Coho
forecast 2014

If you’re evaluating the Chinook forecast for all of BC, Ucluelet is definitely the HOT spot to catch salmon this year.

We have great news for 2014: The Columbia River forecast is 1.6 million Chinook, which is the largest forecasted return since 1938. That is up from 1.2 million actual return last year. We also have a great forecast for the local Barclay Sound Chinook returns from DFO. This means we should have very good fishing from May to September for Chinook salmon.

Coho Forecast Update:

The west coast of Vancouver Island is listed as abundant for Coho returns. In terms of numbers, the Columbia forecast is 964,000, 3 times all 2013 returns. The west coast of Vancouver Island forecast is listed as abundant for coho from DFO.

These forecasts are very good news! If you are looking to come fishing in 2014 please let us know soon and you can look at our fishing packages here.