Explore Barclay Sound and Alberni Inlet with BobKatz Charters! Captain Bob has been fishing in these waters for decades and knows them like the back of his palm. Being on the water is what always relaxes him, but even more, he loves to share his knowledge with other people and show them why catching fish got him hooked for life.

You’ll be fishing on a 28’ Grady White that accommodates up to 5 guests. This angler boat is powered by twin 200 HP Mercury engines and reaches the speed of 26 knots. The boat is equipped with navigational electronics, so you can count on always being where the fish are and getting there with ease. There is also a private toilet, a live bait tank, a cooler, and downriggers.

The trips are available during summer months and you can go after Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye Salmon, which you’ll mainly target by trolling. It’s a fun waiting game, as you’ll enjoy a slow ride until something bites.

You can release the catch or keep it if you’re planning to have a delicious meal afterward. The captain will clean and fillet your fish free of charge. All fishing equipment is included in the price but you need to cover your fishing licenses, food, and drinks.

Brung your loved ones and enjoy a fun day on the water! Bob Kayz Charters welcome you aboard!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Alberni Inlet
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    US $365
    A six-hour inshore fishing trip that will take you after different types of Salmon. The trip is available from June and July. You need to bring your fishing license, food, and drinks. Book your spot on time!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Fishing Trip Barclay Sound
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    US $876
    An all-day trip down to Barclay Sound/ Broken Group for Chinook and Coho Salmon. You get to keep the catch and your captain will clean it for you free of charge. Don't forget your fishing license, food, and drinks.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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8hr Barkley Sound Trip with Capt Bob
8hr Barkley Sound Trip with Capt Bob
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Theodore H.
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Fantastic Day on the Water

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Alberni Inlet on June 14, 2024
My son and two of his work friends had the pleasure of going out with Bob for a 6 hour salmon charter.  Bob was a super skipper. ...
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Dave H.
Bellevue, WA
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Half day sockeye trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Alberni Inlet on July 24, 2023
We had an amazing day with Captain Bob! Our experience began when he agreed only to take us out if the fishing prospects were...
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Sandra F.
Wilton Manors, FL
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Bob

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Alberni Inlet on July 2, 2023
Great experience we don‘t wanna miss, good information to reach the Marina and for the conditions, meeting him exactly at...
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Paul T.
Vancouver, BC
Excellent
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Fishing with Bob

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Alberni Inlet on June 29, 2023
He accommodated us for a bit later departure.  That was really appreciated.  Fishing was a little slow at first but we ended...
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Ian W.
Parksville, British Columbia
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8hr Barkley Sound Trip with Capt Bob

VERIFIED   10 Hour Fishing Trip Barclay Sound on August 10, 2023
We had a great trip with Bob and everything was excellently organised from booking to the fishing and was a great experience.
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FAQs about BobKatz Charters

BobKatz Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $500 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Alberni Inlet (6 hours)
  • CA $1,200 per group, additional CA $75 per person after 2 guests - 10 Hour Fishing Trip Barclay Sound (10 hours)

When you book a trip with BobKatz Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with BobKatz Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

BobKatz Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

BobKatz Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with BobKatz Charters include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)

Meet the Captain

Bob Matlock
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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12 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since April 2022
Captain Bob has been fishing the waters of BC for decades. It all started as a hobby but quickly turned into a life-long passion and, eventually, a profession. He welcomes anglers of all skill levels. I worked aboard commercial trollers for twenty summers before becoming a guide for Haggard Cove Resort. This is my twenty fifth summer as a guide.

About this listing

Targeted species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Boat specs

Grady White 265 Express (Walkaround) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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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