Guest Comments

The owners, staff, and contract charter guides of Clayoquot Ventures strive to offer you an exceptional experience while in Tofino. We are very proud to share just a few of the comments we have received from our guests in the past few years.

Jason Mohl and his guides spare no effort to get their clients onto fish, and to make sure that they have a memorable experience. Whether pursuing colorful mountain-high Rainbows, shallow Coho near spectacular shorelines, or offshore Chinook amongst humpback whales, you will have one of the finest of all North American fishing experiences.

-- Ken Schultz, ESPN Outdoors commentator
Former Fishing Editor of Field & Stream

Dear Jay, Thank You very much for all your efforts on our recent visit to Tofino. The excellent weather, the underwater footage and the variety of fishing on all three days will combine to make three really unique shows, definitely making this one of the most successful trips in recent memory. Arranging Middle Beach Lodge for us was an excellent choice, as they took care of us extremely well. We could not have done it without all your time and assistance, and we all enjoyed the trip a great deal.

-- Owen Bird, Producer
T.V. Fishing with Shelley and Courtney


Jay, just a short note to thank you for the spectacular memory of a 36lb chrome tyee on the fly....I think of it often. I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism on the water it is a true pleasure to work with this caliber of guiding and please send my thanks to Pacific Sands Resort as they win for best accommodations found anywhere and especially in an ocean playground like Tofino!

--Mark Pendlington/Producer
'Sportfishing BC' TV Series 16th season

To the Clayoquot Ventures Team, I was undecided where I wanted to fish this year and am I ever glad I found your website. The reviews on Trip Advisor encouraged me to try your guide service, and the other comments I read were on the money! I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 days of fishing this past July, with a really great mix of Salmon, Halibut and Bottomfish, which I have been enjoying ever since and think of Tofino with every bite. My son and I agree that the highlight was catching so many big bright Silvers (Coho) on the Fly rods our guide recommended. We have never caught anything bigger than Trout on Fly Rods, so we are not very experienced with Saltwater Fly fishing to say the least, but we battled and conquered so many Silvers on the fly that our arms hurt. We want to do that again for sure, the next time we come back to fish with you. It will be hard to wait until then.

--G. Walker Mt Vernon WA.

I have personally fished with Jay since he started his charter business. I have come back every year since and not once has Jay ever dissapointed me. I have recommended Jay and his group to many of my business associates and they have all come back with great stories of good times. We collectivelly have created the Calgary connection and the majority of them are all repeat clients, that speaks volumes about how Jay runs his business. There are not many places in this world that you can catch a 50lb salmon, Tofino is such a place and Jay helped me catch such a fish two years ago.

--Brian Ness, Calgary Alberta

Hi jay, Just wanted to say that we had a great time with conor. I have been fishing everywhere in bc and thoroughly enjoyed your operation&hellipx;..you have great people working with you. I am looking forward to returning and spending more time in the area fishing with you guys. I was wondering if you could forward the photos of sherri and I. We made her a TYEE hat as the 34 pounder was her first ever fish. She has since been a very popular person on Tofino showing off her hat.
Thank you in advance and Best Fishes,

--Warren McIntyre x; Calgary Alberta
Ps&hellipx;.I hope the 500 Tomic is still slaying them for Conor

Hi Jay, Thanks for another great fishing trip with your company, my son-in-law and grandson Jacob who caught his first fish) have memories to last a lifetime...Have enclosed these pictures for you to see..
Thanks again, I always enjoy fishing with your team.. "Your the Best!!"

--Jim Hendry x;Parksville B.C.

"We have been coming out to Tofino for 6 years in a row now, each year we book Jay for at least 1 or 2 days of fishing. We thoroughly enjoy going out with the guides, they are personable and always willing to go that extra mile to find the fish, plus they are always willing to add some variation into the fishing, be it Chinooks, Coho or Halibut. Something we from Alberta, always appreciate. The accommodations are top knotch, comfortable, self contained and close to the harbor. Each year I try to bring out 2 or 3 different people who I know will enjoy the experience.

--Al Roberts, x;Cochrane, x;Alberta

“This year will mark our 6th return to the Tofino area, and especially to Jay’s remote Steelhead Camp. We feel like locals while in Tofino at the Coffee Shop and Tuff City Sushi Bar, but there is no one to recognize us where Jay takes us to experience great Trout and Steelhead Fishing, and total relaxation. Our biggest problem is trying not to tell too many fishing buddies at home cause we might get bumped out of our prime dates.”

--Gary Foster and Greg Moore, San Luis Obispo California.

"Jay – Please use this quote wherever you like. “Our 3 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip with your guide team this past June was unbelievable !! Not only we caught our limit, but we also released numerous quality fish and were still back at the dock early by choice. With your great guides, boats and private new accommodations, the value of this package is hard to beat!! We want the same dates for next year if you’ll have us back.”

--The Rayner bothers, Calgary/Toronto Canada

“We’ve been wondering about all the hype on Tofino. Now we can say for ourselves that the fishing rivals that of Alaska, the restaurants are World Class, and we drove right there within a day from Portland. Thanks for helping us with this great experience.”

--J. Walsh, Portland Oregon USA

"Hi Jay.....Just wanted to thank you again for the excellent fishing adventure. Can't say enough how professional Blake was and the great job he did for us. The tackle & equipment was top notch for playing the mighty west coast fish. Attached is a couple of pictures from the trip.
We'll be in touch soon to book another trip. Thanks & keep the lines tight. Talk to you soon."

--Scott Smith Qualicum Beach B.C.

Dear Jay
I know it's already been said but thanks one more time for such a great trip. This year was really a special one and I'm already planning the next one!

--Dave R. - Littleton, Colorado

Thanks again for a great time fishing. It's fun going out with somebody who really enjoys what he's doing.

--Rod H. - Portland, Oregon

Dear Jay and Lorrie
I wanted to thank you for the last minute arrangements you made for me in July. Our guide was great, we caught fish and had a great time. Thank you very much - we'll be back.

--Jon B. - Boiling Brook, Illinois

Dear Jay
We enjoyed our time with you in Tofino.. Jesse was the ultimate guide - he's a treasure. Just the right amount of instruction and local information. We will be back to see you. Thanks again for a great experience and use of your lovely place (Clayoquot Vista)

--Susan and Dave S. Sacramento CA