Entries by Sam Vandervalk

Chinook salmon stocks in BC – 2024

What is the state of Chinook salmon stocks in BC Canada in 2024? If you are a sport fisherman its pretty good. Could there be improvement? Yes. But 2023 media headlines didn’t talk about any larger than expected Chinook salmon runs around Vancouver Island. If you read the news or listen to an NGO  “scientist” […]

Top 3 places to catch Big salmon in North America

Top 3 places to catch BIG salmon in North America. There are 5 types of salmon so first you need to figure out what your goal is. Many people consider Chinook (Kings) the top sport fish for their strength and relative size to the other 4 types. But the feeder Chinook in the 5-12 lb […]

Health Benefits of Salmon

Salmon has been a dietary staple on the west coast for thousands of years. Besides the delicious taste and joy and excitement in catching one for yourself, there are many reasons to regularly consume the fish. From reduced inflammation to lowering your risk of cancer and reducing blood pressure, salmon seems to have it all. […]

To Book, or Not to Book

-A guide to deciding if a fishing charter is what you need. –   If fishing is on your list of activities for your next vacation, you may be considering booking a fishing charter. How do you know if booking a charter is the right option for you? There are plenty of good reasons to […]