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“Another great day on the water”

Bluefin Fishing Adventures
Ranked #2 of 30 Tours in Sooke
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Bluefin Fishing Adventures offers superb year-round fishing situated in a temperate rainforest on the southwest tip of Vancouver Island.Sooke has been a year-round fishing destination for generations. Large runs of salmon migrate annually past the West Coast of Vancouver Island, feeding and bulking up before heading for their spawning grounds.Sooke's mild climate allows for year-round fishing. May through September you can fish for hard fighting Chinooks 5 to 50 pounds - delicious Sockeye 5 to 12 pounds, energetic Coho 5 to 24 pounds, scrappy Pinks 5 to 8 and hard fighting Chums 6 to 20 pounds July through October - yummy Winter Chinooks 5 to 20 pounds November into March.
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Probably some of the slowest fishing with only a couple of light bites for our first 4 hours, however, Pat was persistent and with his patience we were able to catch our limit of wild Koho's, and were even able to see the US Navy in action up and close. THANKS AGAIN PAT!

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

When we arrived at the dock at 6:30 am Pat was there and ready to go. By 7:00 we had our first salmon on the line. 9 salmon and 3 hours later we had had an incredible morning that neither my 13 year old son nor I will soon forget. Pat was great, working tirelessly to ensure that we had a good morning of fishing. After all, that is what we came for and that is exactly what we got. Thank you Pat!

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Booked charter Aug 1, 2017 5 hour AM trip. Pat was at end of dock when we arrived and literally off within 5 minutes. About 20 mins to the fishing grounds. Clean well equipped boat. Pat clearly knows how and where to fish and was constantly checking baits, adjusting depth of the down riggers, and ensuring everything was near perfect to catch fish. Lost a couple of good sized fish and Pat clearly was disappointed and seemed to enjoy fishing as much as myself and the 3 kids did. Landed 3 Chinooks and 2 pink salmon which Pat cleaned back at the dock. Icing on the cake was pulling up Pat's crab trap on the way back and getting some beautiful Dungeness crabs for dinner. Great day, great boat, great captain. Thanks Pat.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Discovered Pat online and hastily booked family fishing trip for end of a Vancouver Island vacation.

We stayed in Langford and found the drive out to pleasant in the morning. We parked at Jock’s dock and walked down to meet Pat and the boat. Ninety seconds later we were underway – no labored introductions or formalities, or silly safety instructions. Bam, on the water!

As it happened, we found ourselves in the middle of a tournament, and there were about 25 boats, all with gear in the water. That said, we pulled 7 fish out in 5 hours, and 4 were keepers (3 Chinook and 1 Pink). The largest Chinook was 28 pounds. We didn’t see anyone else land anything. “You would probably win the tournament with that fish,” Pat said, before adding, “If you were in it….”

Pat’s been fishing the BC coast for nearly 50 years -- sport and commercial, rivers, streams and the sea – from Sooke to Masset. But despite that there’s was two things about him that impressed: 1) he wasn’t trying to impress with his knowledge and he was soft-spoken, and 2) when the bite’s on he leaps up with excitement like a boy fishing for the first time.

Important thing to know: you need to arrange your own licenses beforehand, and dress excessively warm, even if you think it’s silly. The water is cold and any wind will make you cold if you don’t.

Finally, Pat will clean your fish. But if you want to take them home -- and we did -- he can recommends a place that will vacuum seal, smoke, freeze etc. the fish. We had so much fish we thought this prudent, and it was a great move.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Asked for a fishing trip, and Captain Pat was honest about what was the best fishing for that area. Captain Pat was so humble we didn't know how good we did until we talked to several other fisherman who all wanted to know where we caught our fish. He definitely knows his stuff and works hard to keep you in the fish. He's quite polite and you 'll have a fun day!

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