Sooke Salmon Charters

Welcome to Sooke Salmon Charters! They’ve been offering quality guided fishing since 1986, with lifelong local fishing expert Rollie Rose. He’s a local with over 50 years of experience fishing in these waters. Specializing in light tackle fishing for trophy Chinook Salmon, Capt. Rollie will take you on a trip you’ll always remember. The trips are available year round, so you choose when your adventure starts.

You’ll be fishing on a clean and safe, West Coast built boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This 25’ Seasport comes powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine, navigational electronics, a galley, and a private toilet.

During the summer months, the boat is berthed in Sooke Harbour and all trips depart from the docks there. From November to May, you can follow local fish runs between Sooke, Victoria, and Sidney.  The crew will arrange to meet you at the docks in those areas closest to the best fishing at the time.

Fish are cleaned and bagged for shipment free of charge. Fish processing is available for a reasonable cost, including on site vacuum packing. There’s a professional grade chamber sealer and use 4 mil bags for maximum storage life in your freezer. The prices below included taxes.

Vacuum packing requires that the fish be left with the crew overnight to be processed and frozen. They also carry shipping supplies to transport on your flight home (coolers, ice pack, tape).

All fishing equipment and bait are included, as well as coffee, bottled water, and sodas. Fishing licenses are now only available online. You can buy your licenses anytime prior to your trip. They must be printed off to paper copies and then brought with you on the day you fish.

For an unforgettable Salmon action join Sooke Salmon Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Dat Trip – Salmon (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $465
    This trip is offered for afternoon outings during the peak summer season (May 21 to September 21) and for both morning and afternoon trips during off-season dates (Sept 22 to May 20). Four hours of guided Salmon fishing for up to 4 persons. Crab traps are set and you keep any catch. Starting times vary with the seasons but generally are between noon and 1:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $465
    This morning trip is offered for outings during the peak summer season (May 21 to September 21) and for both morning and afternoon trips during off-season dates (Sept 22 to May 20). Four hours of guided Salmon fishing for up to 4 persons. Crab traps are set and you keep any catch. Starting times can vary with the season and are typically around daybreak.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $605
    Peak season trips from May 21 to September 21. This morning adventure typically starts at 6:00 a.m. and ends at noon each day. Six hours of guided fishing for up to 4 persons. Crab traps are included and you keep any catch. Starting ties vary with the seasons but typically just after daybreak.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $698
    Six hours of Halibut fishing from either Sooke or Victoria waters. Trips are available only on the days of the month when local current/tide conditions allow safe anchoring and productive fishing opportunities. It's recommended to have 3 guests or less for Halibut trips. The Halibut season runs from March to December with March through May being the peak season. Starting times vary and are adjusted based on daily current and tide changes.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Salmon
    In demand! Last booked: 20 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $776
    A full day of Salmon fishing for up to 4 people. Trips start at daybreak and last for 8 hours. This trip is for those serious anglers who want to be on the water for all the productive periods in a single day. You will be there on the grounds for the early morning bite and the tide change bites that happen throughout the day. Crab traps are set and any catch is yours to keep. Start times vary with the seasons and are typically just after daybreak.
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About the Captain

Rollie Rose
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2021
I have fished our local waters since the late 60's and owned my own boat and fished alone since I was 13 years old. My family has owned a beachfront cabin since 1958. in front of the best fishing grounds and my grandfather gave me the fishing bug. We still have the cabin today. I started my full time guiding career in 1986. and have since enjoyed the company of people from all over the world. I'm also on the board of a couple of non profit society's that do Salmon enhancement projects in our local waters. One since 2001 and the other for the past 6-7 years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon
Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Boat Specs

Seasport (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Bank Transfer

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Recent Fishing Reports

Excellent Fishing
Excellent Fishing
June 3, 2022
Chinook salmon fishing has been excellent this spring and nearly summer. For the 3rd year now we are under non-retention rules for Chinook salmon and they must be released. We are averaging 10-12 Chinook landed and released on each 4 hour outing. The largest we have taken so far in Sooke was caught on June 1st and went 28 pounds. We also took a 27 pound Chinook on May 7th in Sidney area waters. Most of the fish have been in the 8-17 pound range. While disappointing to have to release all the Chinook we land I explain to my customers....given a choice would you prefer to fish a hot spot and have it to yourself, have lots of action and time on the rods and release the fish...or go out in a big crowd of boats when you can keep fish but have no action at all? Right now we have my favorite spots to ourselves, all the fish there are available to us and clients are on the rods multiple times on each outing. Crabbing has been fair lately. We aregetting crab but not big numbers this past week or so. Todays largest Chinook would have gone 18 pounds.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
Awesome day
Awesome day
Half a day trip and we\u2019re quite happy with our catch
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Evan S.
Surrey, British Columbia
Excellent
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM) on May 28, 2022
Even through the light rain. Caught some awesome little salmon. Captain had a great attitude and was really knowledgeable about...
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Michelle C.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Great fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Dat Trip – Salmon (PM) on May 19, 2022
Captain Rollie was very accommodating with a last minute trip. He truly cared about our experience and did everything he could...
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John W.
Warren, VT
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day out with Rollie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM) on May 4, 2022
Had a half day with Captain Rollie. Nice comfortable and well found boat with a knowledgeable captain. Has a great day, caught...
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Malorie A.
Victoria, BC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Salmon Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM) on July 31, 2021
My family and I went for a half day fishing trip with Rollie. It was an extremely successful day, and we caught our limit....
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Amy B.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Excellent
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Dat Trip – Salmon (PM) on June 10, 2022
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FAQs about Sooke Salmon Charters

Sooke Salmon Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $600 per group - Half Dat Trip – Salmon (PM) (4 hours)
  • CA $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Salmon (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $780 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Salmon (6 hours)
  • CA $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Halibut (6 hours)
  • CA $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Salmon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sooke Salmon Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen

Trips booked with Sooke Salmon Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Coffe, bottled water and soda's)

Sooke Salmon Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Straits Of Juan De Fuca)

Sooke Salmon Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (We use the lightest tackle of any local charters)
  • Bottom Fishing (on anchor for halibut and ling cod)
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Sooke Salmon Charters include:
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)