Gotcha Salmon Charters - Sooke

Gotcha Salmon Charters invites you to explore the beauty of the West Coast. With its abundant wildlife and oustanding fishing opportunities, the waters around Sooke, BC are the place to be. And it only takes 10 minutes from the dock to the fishing grounds.!

On your day out, you will have fun with your fishing rod and learn or master your trolling skills. You will also be able to spot sea lions, harbor seals, bald eagles, and possibly even Killer Whales. All of that on one trip!

Just step onboard a 25’ Pursuit cuddy cabin boat. This spacious vessel comes powered by a Mercruiser engine. The boat is outfitted with navigational electronics and other professional accessories. There is also a toilet on board, which is a much-needed thing when you spend your day on the water.

Gotcha Salmon Charters specialize in fishing for Chinook, Coho, Pink, Chum, and Sockeye. Come spring, and the captain begins the Chinook season that then goes through the summer months. You can expect to get your hands on large Salmon (15-50 lbs)!

If you’re planning your fishing trip in the autumn months, October is a great time for large Coho. And if you want to wet a line in winter, smaller Chinook bite just minutes from the dock!

All trips come with quality equipment to make a great catch possible. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. When you return to shore, your catch will be cleaned and ready to go straight into the frying pan.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full day Halibut
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $574
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $494
    up to 4 persons
    This trip will see you fishing for different species of Salmon, depending on the season. The travel time to the fishing grounds will take about 10 minutes.
  • Private trip
    Half day Halibut
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $396
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    Half day 6hr
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $380
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $317
    up to 4 persons
    Enjoy this trip with your family, friends, and fishing buddies! Large Chinook Salmon bite best in spring and summer, and fishing for Coho Salmon is great in October.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $317
    up to 4 persons
    If you're not an early bird, this is your trip. Depending on the season, your targeted species will include various types of Salmon, such as Chinook, Sockeye, Chum, Pink, and Coho.
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About the Charter Operator

Gotcha Salmon Charters
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2017
Captain John Chau is a Victoria native. Born and raised in the area, John had a boat before he had a car. He has almost three decades of fishing experience and has mastered the waters of Vancouver Island's west coast. John just loves to be on the water and share the knowledge with his guests.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Halibut
Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Chum)
Salmon (Coho)

Salmon (Pink)
Salmon (Sockeye)

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1991. Powered by a 385HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (7)
4.67
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Experience
Captain John works hard to make the trip worth while!
Captain John works hard to make the trip worth while!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
63%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Becky P.
Victoria, British Columbia
 5.00
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Four Texans out with Captain John

VERIFIED   September 23, 2018
Our group were three ladies and one guy.  Capt John had 3 down riggers and we took turns when a fish was on.  John...
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Sandy D.
Edmonton, AB
 5.00
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Half day with Captain John

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
It was a great day!  John was very personable and knowledgeable. Caught 3 fish!!
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Carl P.
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Tim R.
Sooke, BC
 4.00
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Captain John works hard to make the trip worth while!

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
We caught 6 chinooks that would have been great, if only the rules were not catch and release.  Captain John saved the...
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Brandon K.
Lakeland, FL
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First Salmon with Captain John

VERIFIED   August 6, 2018
Did not know what to expect as this was my first adventure salmon fishing.  John was very thourow in describing how the...
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