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Full Melt Fishing Charters | Sooke
Full Melt Fishing Charters | Sooke
  • You Keep Catch
  • Catch Cleaning & Fileting
  • Rods, reels & Tackles
  • 2hr, 4hr, 5hr & 8hr options
  • 5 person
  • 23’boat
  • Inshore Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Reef Fishing


If you’re ready to love fishing in Sooke, we’ve got you covered with Full Melt Charters.

You’re likely to go after Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Halibut, and more, depending on the conditions. On these trips, it’s common to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle. Fish caught during the trip are yours to take home, so long as they’re within the legal limit. The crew can even clean your catch for you. Now that’s dinner!

Trips with Full Melt Charters are open to the whole family, so get ‘em offline and onto the water! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks – luckily, Capt. Wayne will have some on board!

You’ll be casting lines from a 23’ Grady-White fishing with room for 5 passengers. It has downriggers and all the essentials. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures.

There will be a First Mate on board to help your trip run smoothly. A 10–20% tip is customary to show your appreciation for their hard work. You might need to buy a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain.

It’s always wise to bring sunscreen (non-spray), a hat, bottled water, and sunglasses. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just be sure to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now, come aboard with Full Melt Charters and get hooked!

Amenities onboard:

  • Toilet Flushing full size toilet with full privacy.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed Space for full size adult to lie down if needed
  • Multimedia System speaker for music available
  • Ice Box on-board fish storage
  • Radar



  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish processing and filleting included in trip price, no additional charge. )
  • First Mate (A first mate will come along if requested or needed – customarily received 15-20% gratuity.)


Types of fishing:

  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Salmon fishing grounds are within 20 minutes from the docks, and halibut within 45 minutes. )
  • Reef Fishing


Fishing techniques:

  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing


Top targeted fish species:

  • Halibut
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)