Captain
Chris Scales

Member since July 2016

Ucluelet, Canada

Background
Captain Chris Scales has almost three decades of experience fishing commercially and guiding many of British Columbia's top resorts, including Island West Resort, Canadian Princess, Hakai Beach Resort, and the M.V. Salmon Seeker. Chris was raised in the nearby Port Alberni, and has spent much of his life fishing the waters around Ucluelet. For Chris, fishing is more than just a job. It is his hobby and his passion, and he looks forward to every day he gets to share this love with his clients.

Hey, I'm Captain Chris Scales

Ucluelet, Canada
Background
Captain Chris Scales has almost three decades of experience fishing commercially and guiding many of British Columbia's top resorts, including Island West Resort, Canadian Princess, Hakai Beach Resort, and the M.V. Salmon Seeker. Chris was raised in the nearby Port Alberni, and has spent much of his life fishing the waters around Ucluelet. For Chris, fishing is more than just a job. It is his hobby and his passion, and he looks forward to every day he gets to share this love with his clients.

My Charter Listings

Ucluelet
trips from
US$ 496

Customer Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 20, 2017

The guide (Chris), was personable, very knowledgable , efficient and very chill…
The boat was the right size to make the commute and conditions manageable (I got sick but it was just me, the boys were fine).
We really enjoyed ourselves.
We had plenty of opportunity to catch our limit and came away with lots of fish. Even the booking process and directions to the boat was easy.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Captain Chris was very knowledgeable and a great guy to fish with! He took us to where the fish were and we had fish on within the hour it was super fun and I would recommend Hot Pursuit charters to all!

Fished July 2017

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Chris Scales (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Thanks Blaine,  We are glad you enjoyed your time out with us and we hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

We actually spend two days with Chris . He was our guide as well as the captain of the boat. First I have to say about our captain ; he was one guy rarely talked to us . The first day we only stay at one spot and didn’t go anywhere else ; we got two salmons at the end of the day ; but I have to agree they were quite big ; 16 lbs n 12 lbs . The next day we spend 6 hours n got 6 rock fishes. It was not our worst fishing trip but surely not an excited one . One other thing I have to point out is that the twin outboard engines spilled out terrible gas that made all of us felt silck even long after we left the boat . What a terrible experience.

Simon So does not recommend Hot Pursuit Charters

Fished July 2017

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Chris Scales (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hello Simon,
My name is Shawn Grant the owner of Hot Pursuit Charters.  I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with your charter.  I did have a couple comments about your review that I feel is only fair to mention.  You did catch salmon on your trip and you lost more than a couple as well but unfortunately we cannot guarantee you will land all your fish once we get them on your line.  If you check our listing on Fishing Booker you will see that the species we fish for are Salmon and Halibut, not Rock Cod.  The water conditions did not permit us to take you safely out Halibut fishing but we did take you Rock Cod fishing. That was us trying to accommodate you and the 6 Rock Cod you did catch was a full limit for the day so we could not keep more than that.  As for the gas spilling out I am not sure what you mean by that.  We have new G2 Evinrudes on our boat because they are the cleanest burning outboards on the market and Evinrude has actually won awards because of it.  Even with all that said Simon we value customer satisfaction and if you book with us again we will add in 4 hrs of Rock Cod fishing no charge.

Shawn Grant
Owner of Hot Pursuit Charters

Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

One word, “Awesome”

Fished July 2017

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Chris Scales (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 11, 2017