Captain
Steve Veloso

Member since May 2016 Comox, Canada
Background
I spent my first day on the water at 3 days old on my dad's commercial fishing boat. Growing up helping him and going to school, I got my own boat when I was 10. I used to work around a fish camp and when I turned 12 a got asked to take my first charter out for money. We did great and I was hooked. When I was 14 I started working for a lodge guiding. At 16 I started fishing on the west coast and Haida Gwaii. 9 years ago I bought my first charter boat and started Island Pursuit Sport Fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Steve Veloso

Comox, Canada
Background
I spent my first day on the water at 3 days old on my dad's commercial fishing boat. Growing up helping him and going to school, I got my own boat when I was 10. I used to work around a fish camp and when I turned 12 a got asked to take my first charter out for money. We did great and I was hooked. When I was 14 I started working for a lodge guiding. At 16 I started fishing on the west coast and Haida Gwaii. 9 years ago I bought my first charter boat and started Island Pursuit Sport Fishing.

My Charter Listing

Island Pursuit Sport Fishing - 29'

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (4)
Comox
trips from $535

Fishing Reports

Official restart
Official restart
May 8, 2020 Comox
Latest Update For Island Pursuit Sport Fishing Spring has sprung and it seems we are getting out of the grasp of the Covid-19 pandemic. During the last couple months we had to halt sport fishing operations to join the effort in stopping transmission of the virus. Fortunately I was able to pick up some work with my off-season commercial fishing job. On Wednesday May 6th, the B.C government announced their official phase in plan. We will be able to restart local operations May 15th. Reports from people personal fishing have been fantastic and we can't wait to begin again. This week I will be focusing on getting my boat in the water and creating new crew and guest protection procedures. Fishing Charters With Covid-19 Safety Measures Steps we will be taking to provide the safest and best service on the coast! ▪ All charters are private groups of 1-5 people ▪ All surfaces and handled fishing equipment will be regularly sanitized ▪ Hand sanitizer will be provided ▪ All spaces are free airflow and outdoors ▪ Air high-5's will be encouraged! Extended Savings Since fuel price have dropped for the time being I will be passing the savings on to you! Locals looking to come out and enjoy some of the great weather, eased social restrictions and excellent fishing can take advantage. I will be extending my Winter rates until June. May 14th - May 31: 7 - 8 hrs of fishing $650 Regular $950! We look forward accommodating you in 2020 following new safety guidelines. I hope everyone is doing well, living with health and happiness. If you have booked a trip or are thinking of booking a trip with Island Pursuit, rest assured your safety and enjoyment will be top priority. If your trip plans change due to Covid-19, contact me to arrange a credit for a future trip that may be used at anytime. Committed to the best service on the coast, Steve Veloso / Island Pursuit Sport Fishing
Fishing Report For June
Fishing Report For June
Jun 30, 2019 Comox
Chinook Retention Starts July 15th Fishing Report For June 'No Chinook retention, no problem" comments a majority of Island Pursuits Sport Fishing guests during and after an epic day on the water. The Chinook fishing has truly been the best we have ever seen locally! It is not uncommon to have over 20 hook ups on any of our charters, that's an average of a Chinook bite every 8 minutes. These fish have been fighting hard and we have been collecting lots of DNA data to stop this from ever happening again. Now is the time to come out and experience the fishing you actually dream of when paying for a fishing charter. Bottom and Coho fishing in June has been consistent. We get lots of big tides in June and hit the spots hard in May. When we put the effort in we are able to take home a fish or two. As I mentioned above, we have been having such amazing Chinook fishing most charters decided to keep on them and rack up their Brag Board Challenge Scores. Thank You! Thank you to all of you who have stood by me during this time of frustration with the one time regulation change. Luckily fishing has been truly what we all dream of. If you are thinking about fishing and a bit disappointed with the governments decision please let me take you on a fishing experience of a life time. Don't let not killing 1 Chinook take away from a fishing trip of your dreams, their is also so much more you can take home to eat. I have openings from July 1 to 13th for the first time in 15 years! Committed to the best service on the coast!, Steve Veloso, Island Pursuit Sport Fishing

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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Kenton G.
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Half Day on July 4, 2020
Really nice boat and gear! Steve really knows how way around the boat as well as the water, I could definitely tell he’s...
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Lyall K.
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Full Day on August 14, 2019
I can only describe the experience as one of the better guided fishing trips out of 20 some years of fishing the west coast...
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Half Day on August 30, 2020
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Baochang W.
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Half Day on July 8, 2020
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Richard M.
Courtenay, BC
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Full Day on July 21, 2018
An amazing day and caught our limit of lovely salmon. The boat was well equipped, very clean and tidy and organized. The Captain...
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