Big Smilie Charters

6947 West Coast Road
Sooke BC, Canada

Big Smilies Charters offers first-class friendly fishing fun, fit for first-timers or full-on fanatics. Based out of Sooke, BC, you will be heading out onto the beautiful and bountiful waters around Vancouver Island to target King, Coho, and Chinook Salmon, as well as the giant Halibut that lurk in the deep cold waters.

You will be fishing aboard Captain Bruce’s 22 ft Century Cuddy Cabin, a sturdy and hardy vessel equipped with GPS and fishfinder to track down the best and biggest, a trolling motor to get you as close as possible to them, and high quality fishing gear to help you bring them in. The boat also boasts full walkaround fishing space and a flushing toilet for extra comfort and convenience.

Big Smilie Charters offers half and full day trips with something for everyone - spend a few hours trolling for Salmon with the family, or head out to the deeper waters for the chance to land those monster halibut. Either way, you’ll be eating like kings for a long time afterwards, and between the great fishing, beautiful scenery and high chance of some whale watching while you’re out, you will be sure to take away some incredible memories as well as the amazing catch!

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Century (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine.

22 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Cutthroat Trout
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Halibut and Salmon
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
troll for Salmon
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
anchor for halibut or drift fish
Halibut,salmon and cod
Fly Fishing
fully walkaround boat allows for two fly fishermen
Targeted Species

Seabass (Black)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
9.9 Yamaha
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa.

About the Charter Operator

A Big Smilie Fishing Charter
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Member since February 2016
At 13 I began working as a deckhand on a commercial Salmon troller, targeting big Chinnok and Smilies from Vancouver Island to Alaska (that's where the Big Smilie name came from - they make you smile). In my mid 20s I decided to start guiding and worked in the Queen Charlottes, Kitimat area, Knights inlet and Barclay sound, caretaking lodges in the winter and fishing all through the year. My passion for fishing is deep all year around, and my hometowns of Victoria, B.C. and Sooke have Salmon and Halibut year around as well, fishing local sheltered waters for these incredible fish. My choice to have Big Smilie in this location proves itself on every trip, while still being able to enjoy the city life afterwards. I hope to meet you, so I can show you what an amazing bit of paradise this is, and the fishing is great! Tight lines and calm seas Bruce Webber
Response time: 15 hours
Response rate: 67%