BC Salmon Fishing Guides
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About Our BC Salmon Fishing Guides
Hot Pursuit’s guides have over 30 years experience, fishing the waters off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This rugged area provides world class salmon and halibut fishing and our guides know how to put you on the fish. As professional BC salmon fishing guides, they hold all the necessary safety and operational tickets set out by Transport Canada.
Most of all, they love to fish and are always looking forward to helping someone catch their first fish!
Hello, my name is Shawn Grant and I am the owner of Hot Pursuit Charters. I was born and raised on Vancouver Island in the town of Campbell River and have been fishing for over 30 years. As a young boy I can remember going fishing with my friends, sometimes riding our bikes for hours to the closest pier with the hopes of landing a trophy salmon. Over the years I have been fortunate to guide in Campbell River, Ucluelet, Barkley Sound and as far north as Hakai Beach Resort. Fishing has always provided great excitement and fond memories and Hot Pursuit Charters can create the same for you.
Hi, I’m Chris Scales head guide and manager for Hot Pursuit Charters. Some may know me as Bubba, a nick name that I acquired over the years fishing the West Coast. Not only is fishing in my blood, it’s in my name! I have over 30 years experience in the fishing industry and have worked at some of the finest resorts British Columbia has to offer. Including Island West Resort, Canadian Princess, Hakai Beach Resort, and the M.V. Salmon Seeker, just to name a few. Growing up in Port Alberni gave me the opportunity to fish Ucluelet and the Barclay Sound for most of my life. Fishing is my life, and my Passion. I look forward to fishing with you and making new friends.
Hello, I’m Luke Devenish and it is safe to say I love fishing. I started fishing as a youngster living in Sooke B.C. and I eventually made my way to beautiful Ucluelet B.C. My family and I have been calling Ucluelet home for the past 7 years and we are reminded daily why we stay. Our coastline is beautiful, wildlife is abundant, people are friendly and it doesn’t hurt that our Salmon and Halibut fishing is amongst the best in the world. So if you are looking for a memorable fishing experience and a chance to enjoy what Ucluelet has to offer just give Hot Pursuit Charters a call and let’s get you out on the Code 7.
Check out our Gear!
Our Vessels – “Code 3” & “Code 7”
BC salmon fishing guides require great boats. Hot Pursuit Charters use a 30 ft Proline with twin 2019 250 HO G2 Evinrude’s. New to the Hot Pursuit Charters fleet is a 27 ft Proline with twin 2019 200 HO G2 Evinrude motors to get you to and from the fishing grounds. Our boats are designed for the open water and provide a safe and stable ride, as well as being outfitted with all the necessities to guarantee you a comfortable trip.
- Lowrance Electronics with GPS, Sounder’s & 3G Radar’s
- iCOM VHF Radios
- Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets and Flares
- Heated Cabins
- Fridge and Running Fresh Water
- Full Washrooms
- Audio System (Bluetooth)
Our Salmon and Halibut Gear
Hot Pursuit Charters uses top quality rods and reels to help get that big catch to the boat.
- Islander MR3’s
- 10.5ft Shimano Technium Salmon Rods
- LX 6.0 Avet Halibut Reels w/Braid
- 6.6ft Shimano Travala Halibut rods
- 2 Electric Scotty Downriggers
The Cleanest Outboard In The World !
Evinrude is the only outboard to win the EPA Clean Air Excellence Award The new Evinrude E-TEC G2 is undeniably a better outboard. “Better performance, better design, better lifetime value, but also better for the environment, with the lowest reportable emissions and best fuel efficiency of any combustion outboard, ever. – Lowest emission levels – Lowest carbon monoxide emissions – 100% global emissions compliant