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Port Renfrew Marina and RV Park Fishing Report

Port Renfrew Marina Report Sept. 16/17

September 17th, 2017

Fishing at Port Renfrew Marina has been very good for some time now, today it showed signs of slowing down slightly although everyone was coming back with fish, maybe one or two less than the few days before. Limit catches of springs and Coho have been amazing with Chinook fishing being good this long, it bridges the gap between spring salmon season ending and the Coho season starting.

Coho, though slower today has been very very good! Twelve to eighteen pounds has not been uncommon. These hook nosed beauties are right in the mouth of the river! Low tide in the morning or just before dark are the best times.There is no need to snag. Zingers in peach reeled fast or a big blade spinner are all producing biting fish at both mouths of the river. This could be one of the best Coho years in recent memory

Coho Regulations: Quite a few people have come to us asking about regulations and boundaries so we are posting this information for everyone to see.

  • Up to September 5th you are only allowed 2 hatchery Coho in or out of the bay.
  • September 5th: 4 Coho per day only 2 may be wild INSIDE the whistle bouy.
  • Oct. 1st 4 Coho per day, 1 may be wild outside of the whistle bouy.  This means you are allowed to retain 1 wild Coho on the outside, if you want to retain 1 more it has to be caught inside the whistle bouy.
  • No Chinook retention in the bay except for the triangle from Woods Nose to the whistle bouy to East Point.

Notable catches:

  • Brian Woodley & friends   30
  • Mike Game  28.5
  • Sorry, no name  16lb  Coho

Brian Woodley & friends 30

16 lb Coho

Mike Game 28.5

 

 

 

 

 


 

Upcoming Event: Coming up in a month will be our annual Coho Derby “Winner Take All.” This derby is on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st. Tickets will be available at the Port Renfrew Marina only and are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the San Juan Hatchery. This derby is our most popular one we hold and we do get a huge turnout, the prize money is a cash payout to the person who catches the biggest Coho and the pot usually runs around $10,000 or more depending on attendance. We want to reassure everyone that even though we are a first come, first serve business we make sure we find room for all entrants to the derby for camping if needed and moorage. Please remember we are a cash business and come prepared and if possible small bills and change as it can be difficult for us since there is no bank in Renfrew!

Closing date: Well, it seems like we were announcing when the marina would be open for the season just a short time ago and now here we are posting the closing date. This year even though Thanksgiving is our usual closing date, the holiday is a week early this year. We were undecided as to whether we should close a bit earlier but our usual time is mid month and so that is when we will close the gate. This year the closing date is Sunday, October 15th. We ask that all our customers please make sure they have contacted us regarding any winter storage they may need for their unit and or boat. Winter storage is to be prepaid, if you do not contact us and do not remove your unit, winter storage rates will apply. We ask that all outstanding accounts be settled up before this date. Once we close if you need to come and check on your unit you will need to contact our caretaker, Reid Warren for access through the gate as it is kept locked. His number is 250 483-1486. Any person storing their unit on the marina property can stay overnight ONE night a month to make sure things are working correctly and your things are in order.

Bud & Rex

 

 


Port Renfrew Marina Report Sept. 12/17

September 13th, 2017

At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing is fantastic! It remains surprisingly and happily strong. Fewer boats on the water do make for some relaxed fishing after the combat months of July and August. Springs in the teens to the high twenties are still hitting the dock making Chinook fishing last longer for the season. Best depths this week has been 60 feet down in 100 feet of water between the Rockpile and Camper Creek. Anchovies and spoons such as Coho Killers are still doing the trick.

Some Coho are showing up but it is still early. Anglers casting from shore are starting to see some nice fish already which should indicate a good season this year. Today a 16 pound Coho was brought in to the dock! Looking like it could be a good year for Coho, lets hope so!

Notable catch:

  • Les Hilliard and his daughter Vida  4 springs biggest 28.5

Vida 28.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Event:
 Coming up in a month will be our annual Coho Derby “Winner Take All.” This derby is on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st. Tickets will be available at the Port Renfrew Marina only and are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the San Juan Hatchery. This derby is our most popular one we hold and we do get a huge turnout, the prize money is a cash payout to the person who catches the biggest Coho and the pot usually runs around $10,000 or more depending on attendance. Please remember we are a cash business and come prepared with cash and if possible small bills and change as it can be difficult for us since there is no bank in Renfrew!

Closing date: Well, it seems like we were announcing when the marina would be open for the season just a short time ago and now here we are posting the closing date. This year even though Thanksgiving is our usual closing date, the holiday is a week early this year. We were undecided as to whether we should close a bit earlier but our usual time is mid month and so that is when we will close the gate. This year the closing date is Sunday, October 15th. We ask that all our customers please make sure they have contacted us regarding any winter storage they may need for their unit and or boat. Winter storage is to be prepaid, if you do not contact us and do not remove your unit, winter storage rates will apply. We ask that all outstanding accounts be settled up before this date. Once we close if you need to come and check on your unit you will need to contact our caretaker, Reid Warren for access through the gate as it is kept locked. His number is 250 483-1486. Any person storing their unit on the marina property can stay overnight ONE night a month to make sure things are working correctly and your things are in order.

Bud & Rex


Port Renfrew Marina Report Sept.4/17

September 5th, 2017

At Port Renfrew Marina what has been fantastic fishing in the last three weeks or more slowed down a bit during the derby days. There were 156 fish weighed in the two day event, which is a respectable number given some of more recent past derby’s. Fishing slowed some but the weather was extremely beautiful on the water, calm and flat and almost too hot. For the most part every fisherman we spoke with had fun even if they didn’t get as many fish as hoped for.

Monday, saw a great early morning bite at East Point. There were multiple double headers till about 6:30 then things seemed to turn down. Tuesday, fishing picked up dramatically, first light at East Point and the rest of the day at Camper. Everyone was coming to the docks with limit catches.

There are some Coho already in the estuary but this is too early. We feel that this Coho season should be a good one and with the Coho derby coming up in a month we believe it should also be an exceptional one.

As pretty much everyone knows we at Port Renfrew Marina had our 20th annual Labor Day Derby and it was a huge success. Even though the fish are smaller in size and fishing had slowed somewhat everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the derby. The food went over well and everyone loved the band. The weather held up and it was a balmy evening with no fog!

The top three winners of the derby are:

  • Harley Thompson in 1st place with a 27′.13″ Also winner of side bet of $1640.00
  • Riley Holman in 2nd place with a 27′.8″
  • Merv Pywell in 3rd place with a 25′.13″
  •  Woman’s biggest fish Barbara Clements with a  22′.2″
  • Junior under 16  Max Gammie with a 21″.15″   (sorry, no picture available)

Winning fish

Three prize winners

 

Barbara Clements

The winners of the children’s bullhead derby held on the Sunday morning were  Sawyer and Brooke MacKenzie with 16 and 36 respectively, bullheads caught.

Brooke & Sawyer MacKenzie

Winners of our four raffles.
  • Gift Basket:  Dave Kilmer.  The basket raffle made a wonderful $996.00, best year ever!
  • Classic Compact Bar Fridge and case of beer:  Steve Lesley.  This brought in $545.00
  • Calcutta Cooler: Steve Rogers. This made $870.00
  • Islander Reel: Matt Kelly. This brought in an incredible $3092.00!! A fantastic fundraiser!
Over the years we at Port Renfrew Marina will have a customer who passes away. This year sadly Jan Eliertsen passed away after a fairly long illness. His wife, Judy used to run the Cookshack at the marina and is an amazing cook and baker. Every year one of our most favored live auction items is Judy’s very famous New York strawberry cheesecake. This year she did it again and the winning bid for this piece of heavenly delight went for $280.00! We all wish her the very best and thank her for the donation even in her difficult time.
We at Port Renfrew Marina want to thank all the people who helped in many ways to make things move smoothly. It takes a lot of organization to make things go right and many hands make the work light and easier. We give great thanks to: Sharon Winters, who helped in all facets. Deb Gilmore, Brian Kitagawa, Vic Gee, Shannon Kelly, Diane Clark, Ken Sutton, Jill Hamer, Jim Bjork, Linda Holman, Steve & Marge Donaldson, Craig Larson, Paul Rickard, Gary Coad, and of course Dustin Mayo, Dave Peters and the Kinsmen. My apologies if I forgot someone, please let us know if we did, with all the running around some may have slipped past me!
Port Renfrew Marina wants to thank all who participated and bought tickets to support the local San Juan salmon hatchery.
The silent and live auctions brought in a total of $3889.00. Again we thank all who bid on these items and want to stress that the people who attended this derby to please support these businesses (see below) to show our appreciation that they are willing to donate to this cause. In this time of economy and the fact that businesses get inundated with requests it is to their credit that they willingly give to this effort. If you won a prize please take the time to call and thank the company and let them know how appreciative you are, a thank you goes a long way! Once we have had the Coho derby and tallied all the monies brought in we will be posting what the donation to the San Juan Hatchery will be.
Upcoming Event: Coming up in a month will be our annual Coho Derby “Winner Take All.” This derby is on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st. Tickets will be available at the Port Renfrew Marina only and are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the San Juan Hatchery. This derby is our most popular one we hold and we do get a huge turnout, the prize money is a cash payout to the person who catches the biggest Coho and the pot usually runs around $10,000 or more depending on attendance. Please remember we are a cash business and come prepared with cash and if possible small bills and change as it can be difficult for us since there is no bank in Renfrew!
List of Businesses and People who donated to the derby:  In no particular order.
Islander Reel    Island Outfitters    Harbour Air    Neil Hanson of Coast Reel    Redl Sports   Wholesale Sports    Cabelas    Harbour Chandler    St. Jeans    Gone Fishin’    Alpine Marine Honda    Canadian Tire    Big O Tire    Sleggs Lumber    Renditions in Rags    49th Parallel    Riot Brewery    Rainforest Arts    Saltair Pub    Willow Antique Mall    Silver Mine Jewelry    Impulse Pizza    Lordco (Lk. Cow) Home Hardware (Lk. Cow)    Sooke Home Hardware    Gord’s Fly Box    Irly Bird   Subway(Lk. Cow)   Country Grocer    J&B Pizza & Burgers    Jakes at the Lake    Tomi’s Restaurant    Big Fish Lodge    Port Renfrew General Store   Trailhead Motel    Port Renfrew Hotel & Pub     Brick & Rosie Bricksworth of Choice Charters     Gallery House    Botanical Guest House    Soule Creek Lodge    Handsome Dan’s    Coastal Kitchen    Artisan”s Well    Bonnie Curl    E-Fish-Ent Seafood Product    Kelz Cake Shop    Prestige Hotel    Jake Jewlery    Serious Coffee    Westcoast Tire    Western Foods    Sooke Harbour Marine    Sheringham Distillery    17 Mile Pub    17 Mile Liqour Store    Route 14    Adrena line Zipline    Fields    A&W (Sooke)    Shoppers Drug Mart    Milestones    Village Market    Liqour Planet    Superstore (Langford)    Great Canadian Oil Change    Three Gringo’s    Fairway    Turmeric Restaurant    Everything Wine    Tim Hortons ( Langford & Lk. Cow)   Floyd’s Diner    Thrifty’s Foods    White Spot (Colwood & Duncan)     Glen Lake Meats    Richlock Rentals    Subway (Langford & Colwood)    North West Aluminum    Starbucks (Colwood & Langford)    Darcy’s Pub    Denny’s    Boston Pizza (Langford)    McDonalds (Colwood & Langford)    Monti’s Boat Sales    SureSpan    Scotty Downriggers    Anglers Retreat    Lorelei Green    Shane Morse of Steel Pacific    Mike Young    Nisers    Select Mortgage    Joe Serpa    Elite Sheet Metal   Jim Hermanson of  Great West Equipment    Madil Equipment   Adams Tarp & Tool    Steve Holgate    Steve Lamont of Maple Bay Marina   Gerry Murray    Coastal Outboards    Bow Mel    Bucky’s Sports    Greggs RV    Victoria Flying Club    Kelly Wagner of Gizmos Computers    John Sheldrake    Item    Sooke Power Supplies    Trotac Marine    Silver Streak    All Battery    Don Colgrave    Gibbs Delta    Ian & Deb McGregor    Deans Marine    March Meadows    Bob Biggs    IMax Theater    Dumont Tire    Tiptons    Marion & Howard Randall    EZ Lube    Quale Electric    Fastenal    Larry Green of DSS Welding    Superior Propane    Butler Bros    Chris Flint    Saltair Pub    Lifetimer Boats    Farmacy    Coast Capital Savings    Dave Mountain    Berks Truck Repairs    Bumper to Bumper    Westland Insurance    Chris Clement    Lazy Gecko Restaurant    Buckerfields    Diamond Eye Care   Hugh Hamer    Princess Auto    Doug & Susan Mills    Enex    Peninsula Coop    Victoria Harbour Ferry   Doghouse Restaurant    ATP Tackle    Red Arrow    Paul Rickard    Blanshard Street Winery    Oigo   Electrical Cable Supply    Steve Beal    Mark Perkins   Duncan Iron Works     Grant Hilliard    Oughtred Coffee & Tea    Bucktail Charlies    Black Dragon Enterprises    Lakes Marine    Ampersand Distillery.
If there is a business or person we missed please let us know, we want all donators recognized!
Bud & Rex

 


Port Renfrew Marina Report Aug.29/17

August 30th, 2017

For Port Renfrew Marina this report will pretty much mirror the last one. Fantastic fishing and with the exception of Tuesday’s winds, the weather has been the best anyone has seen! Flat calm water and warm sunny skies made for even more enjoyable fishing, you should remember the sun block!

The fish are on the smaller side but there are tons of them. Anchovy is working better than spoons right now but if you do use a spoon, Coho killers are the ones to choose. Again East Point morning and especially the evenings is on fire, Rockpile to Camper is mid afternoon. Even with the rougher waters on Tuesday people were coming back with fish.

Halibut fishermen are getting some on the anchor, could be a good sign for the coming weeks!

Coho Regulations: Quite a few people have come to us asking about regulations and boundaries so we are posting this information for everyone to see.

  • Up to September 5th you are only allowed 2 hatchery Coho in or out of the bay.
  • September 5th: 4 Coho per day only 2 may be wild INSIDE the whistle bouy.
  • Oct. 1st 4 Coho per day, 1 may be wild outside of the whistle bouy.  This means you are allowed to retain 1 wild Coho on the outside, if you want to retain 1 more it has to be caught inside the whistle bouy.
  • No Chinook retention in the bay except for the triangle from Woods Nose to the whistle bouy to East Point.

Notable catches:

  • Ken Gillard  30
  • Eric & Richie Thierbach  4 springs
  • Shelly Taylor, Mike Taylor, Jacob Taylor, Tiffany Hellyer, Robert Harding 7 spring to 23
  • Shawn Stebbins  33
  • Randy Goertzen  28.5
  • Howard & Marion Randall  30
  • Nick Philips & Bryce Irwin  15 17 Ling Cod 2 springs
  • Gord McGeachy  25  35
  • Barry Greenhalgh  30
  • Peter Willing  32.5
  • Kim Stillman  35

 

Shelly, Mike & Jacob Taylor Tiffany Helyer & Robert Harding 7 fish up to 23 

Eric Eckdahl & friend

Randy Goertzen 28.5

Barry Greenhalgh 30

Nick Philips & Bryce Irwin 15 17 Ling Cod 2 springs

Howard & Marion Randall 30 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

Kim Stillman 35

       

Peter Willing 32.5

Doug Cunningham & one salmon that lost the fight!

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, we all have seen a scarred or a spring bit by a sea lion that has tried to get it but not many have seen one this beat up. Doug wasn’t about to let that sea lion take his fish!

 

This coming weekend will be Port Renfrew Marina’s 20th annual Labor Day Derby. The derby starts on Saturday September 2nd and runs until 1:00 on Sunday September 3rd. Tickets are only available at the marina and are $65.00 a rod. This includes a Port Renfrew marina t-shirt, dinner, beverages and a live band on Sunday night. This derby’s proceeds go to the local San Juan salmon hatchery to help them with their ongoing salmon management to help keep the salmon stocks in the area strong, healthy and hopefully in great numbers for the fishermen of today and also for the fishermen of the future. As with derby’s they are only as successful as the people and businesses who donate their goods or services for the many prizes we give out. And at this derby we have many prizes, live and silent auctions, raffles and door prizes. We always ask our participants to patronize those businesses for the generosity. If you are planning on participating in the derby and can offer a donation, it’s never too late! You can bring it with you. Below are some items we have for raffle.

 Raffle Items:

Calcutta 50 liter Cooler: generously donated by Joe Serpa  Value: $239.00

Calcutta High Performance Coolers are built to last and keep ice much longer than average, everyday coolers. The super tough roto-molded exterior has up to 2″ of insulation throughout the cooler. With an EVA lid seal, these High Performance Coolers will keep your contents cold for several days when packed with ice. Raised, non-slip feet will keep your cooler in place in the back of your truck or on the boat deck. An oversized drain plug makes emptying the cooler a breeze when the ice does finally melt. Each cooler comes with a removable food tray. Every Calcutta High Performance Cooler includes a built in ruler on the lid for measuring your catch of the day.

Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00  Draw date: Sunday September 3rd.  attendance not necessary to win

 

Calcutta Cooler

Port Renfrew Marina is also raffling off a gift basket that is filled with amazing goodies! Donated by the Port Renfrew General Store, it can be viewed there until the Labor Day weekend when it will be at the marina. Check out below some of the contents of this basket:

Gift Basket Raffle

Generously donated by:  Port Renfrew General Store   Draw Date: Sept. 3rd   Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

 @ Port Renfrew Marina   Attendance not necessary to win

Contents includes: grey patterned cloth basket, a bottle of vanilla Baileys, 1.14L Absolut Vodka, bottle of Northern Harvest Crown Royal Rye, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 bottle of white wine both special select. Ceramic lantern w/LED candle, 4 acrylic plates & 2 small serving bowls, 1 large & 1 smaller serving plate, Lg.citronella incense, 3 solar lights & string of solar lights, cocktail napkins, 4 stemless acrylic wine glasses,1lb organic Earth’s Choice coffee, Porthole picture frame,19 pieces of milk & dark Purdy’s chocolates & other goodies.      Approx Value: $300.00    must be 19 or over to buy ticket

 Another raffle is a beautiful Islander Reel generously donated by: Islander Reel in Victoria

Islander Reel

    MR 3-C Mooching Reel                                                                                

Islander Reel MR3

                Clear      Retail value: $650.00

 Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame

 Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large

 arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor

 A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material

 Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds

 Lg contoured palming rim & handles

 Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings

 Lg sculpted drag knob

          Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 Draw Date: Sept. 3rd  @ PRM Labor Day Derby

Tickets sold @ P.R.M.  and at Island Oufitters until one week from the derby.     Attendance not necessary to win

And yet another raffle!

Bar Fridge with Stainless Steel finish with a case of Budweiser Beer 
           donated by Sooke Home Hardware
Value: $290.00  Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00 
          Draw Date: September 3rd
Upcoming Event: Coming up after the Labor Day derby will be our annual Coho derby “Winner Take All” and this derby is always extremely popular and this year should be great with the Coho predictions. This derby will be September 30th and October 1st and tickets are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the San Juan salmon hatchery also. With this derby as most of you know there is only one winner and the prize is cash, the winnings vary depending on participants but the pot is usually around the $10,000.00 mark and has been as high as $14,500.00. Again with Coho predictions this year the turn out could be huge and that makes the pot huge!
Bud & Rex

 


Port Renfrew Marina Report Aug 21/17

August 21st, 2017

 Port Renfrew Marina continues to see awesome Chinook fishing. Fishermen are saying this quality of catches is what brought them out here years ago. All the usual fishing spots are good but East Point and Camper Creek seem to be the most consistent. Port Renfrew is not always a first light bite, quite often it can be easily afternoon when things light up. Anchovies and Coho killers are working best.

Coho season is coming up soon and should be a fantastic one. Predictions are for the best returns since 1994 and early fishing reports from the bank seems to prove that it is probably true. There are acres of Coho our there feeding on krill and herring, so our late September and early October fishing should be epic.

Notable catches:

  • Joanne Skakun  4 from 15 to 20 lbs
  • Aaron Keller    29
  • Eric Echdahl  30.5
  • Mike Game, John Horgan & Lyle Gurney  6 fish

Mike Game, John Horgan Lyle Gurney 6 springs     

Aaron Keller 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Event: Soon it will be Port Renfrew Marina’s 20th annual Labor Day derby. This year it is on Sept. 2nd and 3rd. Tickets are available at the marina and also this year we have them at Bucky’s in Duncan. Tickets are $65.00 a rod and includes a Port Renfrew Marina t-shirt, dinner, beverages and a live band on Sunday after the prize presentations. At this derby we have many prizes, live and silent auctions, raffles and door prizes. We have many businesses and individuals who donate to this derby and we always ask our participants to patronize those businesses for the generosity. Derby’s cannot be successful without these contributions and we ask if anyone out there can offer a donation or knows a business that would be willing to donate to please either bring the donation in or give us a contact. Time is of the essence now and we are working hard to make sure we have lots of prizes to make this a great derby. Proceeds of this derby are going to the San Juan salmon hatchery here in Port Renfrew.

Upcoming Event: Coming up after the Labor Day derby will be our annual Coho derby “Winner Take All” and this derby is always extremely popular and this year should be great with the Coho predictions. This derby will be September 30th and October 1st and tickets are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the San Juan salmon hatchery also. With this derby as most of you know there is only one winner and the prize is cash, the winnings vary depending on participants but the pot is usually around the $10,000.00 mark and has been as high as $14,500.00. Again with Coho predictions this year the turn out could be huge and that makes the pot huge!

Raffle Items:

Calcutta 50 liter Cooler: generously donated by Joe Serpa  Value: $239.00

Calcutta High Performance Coolers are built to last and keep ice much longer than average, everyday coolers. The super tough roto-molded exterior has up to 2″ of insulation throughout the cooler. With an EVA lid seal, these High Performance Coolers will keep your contents cold for several days when packed with ice. Raised, non-slip feet will keep your cooler in place in the back of your truck or on the boat deck. An oversized drain plug makes emptying the cooler a breeze when the ice does finally melt. Each cooler comes with a removable food tray. Every Calcutta High Performance Cooler includes a built in ruler on the lid for measuring your catch of the day.

Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00  Draw date: Sunday September 3rd.  attendance not necessary to win

 

Calcutta Cooler

 

Port Renfrew Marina is also raffling off a gift basket that is filled with amazing goodies! donated by the Port Renfrew General Store, it can be viewed there until the Labor Day weekend when it will be at the marina. Check out below some of the contents of this basket:

Gift Basket Raffle

Generously donated by:  Port Renfrew General Store   Draw Date: Sept. 3rd   Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

 @ Port Renfrew Marina   Attendance not necessary to win

Contents includes: grey patterned cloth basket, a bottle of vanilla Baileys, 1.14L Absolut Vodka, bottle of Northern Harvest Crown Royal Rye, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 bottle of white wine both special select. Ceramic lantern w/LED candle, 4 acrylic plates & 2 small serving bowls, 1 large & 1 smaller serving plate, Lg.citronella incense, 3 solar lights & string of solar lights, cocktail napkins, 4 stemless acrylic wine glasses,1lb organic Earth’s Choice coffee, Porthole picture frame,19 pieces of milk & dark Purdy’s chocolates & other goodies.      Approx Value: $300.00    must be 19 or over to buy ticket

 Another raffle is a beautiful Islander Reel generously donated by: Islander Reel in Victoria

Islander Reel

    MR 3-C Mooching Reel                                                                                

Islander Reel MR3

                Clear      Retail value: $650.00

 Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame

 Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large

 arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor

 A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material

 Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds

 Lg contoured palming rim & handles

 Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings

 Lg sculpted drag knob

          Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 Draw Date: Sept. 3rd  @ PRM Labor Day Derby

Tickets sold @ P.R.M.  and at Island Oufitters until one week from the derby.     Attendance not necessary to win

 

Bud & Rex


Port Renfrew Marina Report Aug. 15/17

August 15th, 2017

A quick update from the Aug.14th report for Port Renfrew Marina. Chinook fishing is beyond awesome the last couple of days!! Every boat back this morning has come back with their limits, everywhere is on fire! Most of the fish are in the mid to high twenties. This type of success has not been seen in years. Feels just like the old days that brought everyone to Port Renfrew.

Notable catches:

  • John Holman  34
  • Laurie Orr       31
  • Harold Sutton   26
  • Cooper Rey       32
  • Sean Allemang   34

Bud & Rex 


Port Renfrew Marina Report Aug. 14/17

August 13th, 2017

 

At Port Renfrew Marina spring fishing is still continuing to be strong with an interesting twist. One day an angler may have an 8 to 10 hookup day and the next maybe have only 1. A number of fishermen have commented on this as success seems to favor different boats on different days but I guess that is fishing ! Owen Point closes August 15 so watch for the boundary marker that is on the shore just before the Rockpile which is probably a good spot to start your troll.

Notable Catch:

  •  Wynter Langston & Bob Culm 34.5
  • Reuben Radford & Joanne Skakun  32

Wynter Langston & Bob Culm 34.5

Reuben Radford Joanne Skakun 32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Event: Coming soon will be Port Renfrew Marina’s 20th annual Labor Day spring derby. It is on Sept.2nd and 3rd this year. This derby has long been a favorite of all who attend with two days of spring fishing and on the Sunday there is the presentations for the best catches. There is also a dinner which this year will be beef dip with cole slaw and beverages. All entrants get a Port Renfrew Marina t-shirt and on Sunday evening there is a live band. The tickets are $65.00 a rod and are available at Port Renfrew Marina and also at Bucky’s in Duncan. Proceeds go to the local San Juan salmon hatchery. On Sunday morning there is a bullhead derby for children 12 and under with a prize for the most caught by a boy and a girl.

Another Event: Port Renfrew Marina will be having another annual Coho fishing derby “Winner Take All” planned this year for Sept.30th and Oct.1st. This derby is extremely popular with all anglers and when you see the winnings you can understand why. The most common winnings are around $10,00.00 cash. The tickets will be sold at Port Renfrew marina at the time of the derby and they are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the hatchery. You can fish for Coho for two days, have a good time and if luck is with you go home with a pile of cash and know that the event has helped the hatchery out with ongoing expenses.

Raffle Items:

Calcutta 50 liter Cooler: generously donated by Joe Serpa  Value: $239.00

Calcutta High Performance Coolers are built to last and keep ice much longer than average, everyday coolers. The super tough roto-molded exterior has up to 2″ of insulation throughout the cooler. With an EVA lid seal, these High Performance Coolers will keep your contents cold for several days when packed with ice. Raised, non-slip feet will keep your cooler in place in the back of your truck or on the boat deck. An oversized drain plug makes emptying the cooler a breeze when the ice does finally melt. Each cooler comes with a removable food tray. Every Calcutta High Performance Cooler includes a built in ruler on the lid for measuring your catch of the day.

Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00  Draw date: Sunday September 3rd.  attendance not necessary to win

 Another raffle is a beautiful Islander Reel generously donated by: Islander Reel in Victoria

Islander Reel

    MR 3-C Mooching Reel                                                                                

Islander Reel MR3

                Clear      Retail value: $650.00

 Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame

 Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor

 A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material

 Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds, Lg contoured palming rim & handles

 Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings,  Lg sculpted drag knob

Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 Port Renfrew Marina is also raffling off a gift basket that is filled with amazing goodies! donated by the Port Renfrew General Store, it can be viewed there until the Labor Day weekend when it will be at the marina. Check out below some of the contents of this basket.

 Contents includes: grey patterned cloth basket, a bottle of vanilla Baileys, 1.14L Absolut Vodka, bottle of Northern Harvest Crown Royal Rye, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 bottle of white wine both special select. Ceramic lantern w/LED candle, 4 acrylic plates & 2 small serving bowls, 1 large & 1 smaller serving plate, Lg. citronella incense, 3 solar lights & string of solar lights, cocktail napkins, 4 stemless acrylic wine glasses,1 lb organic Earth’s Choice coffee, Porthole picture frame,19 pieces of milk & dark Purdy’s chocolates & other goodies.      Approx Value: $300.00    must be 19 or over to buy ticketGift Basket Raffle

Generously donated by:  Port Renfrew General Store   Draw Date: Sept. 3rd   Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

 @ Port Renfrew Marina   Attendance not necessary to win


Port Renfrew Marina Report Aug.10/17

August 10th, 2017

Port Renfrew Chinook fishing remains strong all along the beach. Early morning at East Point has been very good but the crowds of boats tend to make for combat fishing.Not for the timid! If you are into evening fishing East Point will have hardly and boats and the fishing turns on again towards dark.Camper Creek is still “old reliable.” It continues to produce quality springs all season long.

Anchovies are the bait of choice but a whole herring trolled without a flasher can be dynamite. As for lures, Coho killers, skinny G spoons are doing well as is a white hootchy on a short 32″ leader.

The chicken ranch is still hot for springs and Coho. The halibut at Bouy Juliet have kind of dried up for now but on the bright side anchoring up closer to shore is working again.

Crabbing has tapered off some but most people are still coming is with a couple and still a good size.

This year Owen Point closes Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 not the usual Aug. 1

Notable catches:

  • Mike Graham  28
  • Al                       33
  • Colleen Luttman  30
  • Shane Morse  31

Sorry for all the head chops!!

Al 33

Shane Morse

Mike Graham 28

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Event: Coming up soon on Sept.2 and 3rd is Port Renfrew Marina’s annual Labor Day salmon derby. This year will be the 20th! If you have been before you know how much fun it is and if you haven’t you should come and see for yourself! This year the tickets will be sold at Bucky’s in Duncan and at the marina. If you buy your ticket from Bucky’s you will need to come by the office when you get to the marina to get your t-shirt. The tickets are $65.00 a rod and include a Port Renfrew Marina t-shirt, dinner on Sunday, beverages and a live band. The proceeds will go to the local San Juan salmon hatchery to help keep salmon stocks healthy and strong, not just for you and I but for generations to come. Come out and support this great cause and have fun doing it.

Another Event: Coming up also will be Port Renfrew Marina’s annual “Winner Take All” Coho derby. This one is insanely popular and for good reason. The tickets are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the hatchery and the rest into a pot for the person who catches the biggest Coho. The pot on average runs around $10,000.00 cash! It’s a great way to end the fishing season in Renfrew as the waters tend to get to rough after mid October and the rains come.

Raflle Items:

Calcutta 50 liter Cooler: generously donated by Joe Serpa  Value: $239.00

Calcutta High Performance Coolers are built to last and keep ice much longer than average, everyday coolers. The super tough roto-molded exterior has up to 2″ of insulation throughout the cooler. With an EVA lid seal, these High Performance Coolers will keep your contents cold for several days when packed with ice. Raised, non-slip feet will keep your cooler in place in the back of your truck or on the boat deck. An oversized drain plug makes emptying the cooler a breeze when the ice does finally melt. Each cooler comes with a removable food tray. Every Calcutta High Performance Cooler includes a built in ruler on the lid for measuring your catch of the day.

Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00  Draw date: Sunday September 3rd.  attendance not necessary to win

 

Calcutta Cooler

 

 

 

 Port Renfrew Marina is also raffling off a gift basket that is filled with amazing goodies! donated by the Port Renfrew General Store, it can be viewed there until the Labor Day weekend when it will be at the marina. Check out below some of the contents of this basket

Gift Basket Raffle

  Generously donated by:  Port Renfrew General Store   Draw Date: Sept. 3rd   Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

 @ Port Renfrew Marina   Attendance not necessary to win

 Contents includes: grey patterned cloth basket, a bottle of vanilla Baileys, 1.14L Absolut Vodka, bottle of Northern Harvest Crown Royal Rye, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 bottle of white wine both special select. Ceramic lantern w/LED candle, 4 acrylic plates & 2 small serving bowls, 1 large & 1 smaller serving plate, Lg.citronella incense, 3 solar lights & string of solar lights, cocktail napkins, 4 stemless acrylic wine glasses,1lb organic Earth’s Choice coffee, Porthole picture frame,19 pieces of milk & dark Purdy’s chocolates & other goodies.      Approx Value: $300.00    must be 19 or over to buy ticket

 Another raffle is a beautiful Islander Reel generously donated by: Islander Reel in Victoria

Islander Reel

    MR 3-C Mooching Reel                                                                                

Islander Reel MR3

                Clear      Retail value: $650.00

 Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame

 Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large

 arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor

 A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material

 Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds

 Lg contoured palming rim & handles

 Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings

 Lg sculpted drag knob

          Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 Draw Date: Sept. 3rd  @ PRM Labor Day Derby

Tickets sold @ P.R.M. Attendance not necessary to win

 Bud & Rex

 


Port Renfrew Marina Report July 31/17

July 31st, 2017

 

At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing along the coast has slowed a bit with the morning ebb tides and will improve with early floods in the coming week. They are still feeding on needlefish and baby herring so keep your lures and bait small. You may hear reports from guys fishing this past week, some reporting it very slow and others coming in with 3 to 5 springs and saying they had many bites. It seems you just have to be in the right place at the right time.

The ranch is back on for halibut, they like the ebb currents. Chinook fishing is hard as it is a struggle to get your lures through the Coho. There are acres of them.

Crabbing is still very good, the crabs are quite large and still hard shelled.

Notable catches:

  • Rueben Radford 32
  • Roko Kliman  33
  • Robert Culm & Wynter Langston 4 springs up to 35
  • Joanne (of Is. Outfitters) 32
  • Kristina Ledger  3 up to 28
  • John Holman  32

Robert Culm & Wynter Langston 4 up to 35lbs

Kristina Ledger 3 up to 28lbs

This past weekend the Kinsmen held their annual salmon derby at Port Renfrew Marina. This is their third derby there and each year the ticket sales have doubled. This year they sold 333! A fantastic turnout. It was a two day event with dinner on the Saturday and a kids bullhead derby on the Sunday. There were about 45 children.  Winner: Jordon Baker   19

 

 

Kids bullhead derby

 

 

 

First place:  Glen Wilson  26’02″      9.9 Yamaha kicker
Second place: Harold Neuffer  25″05″     2 Scotty downriggers

Third place:  24’15″    Aceline hauler prawn puller

 

 

Winners of raffles:

  • Krystal Mayo:  rustic bench donated by; Mountain Men Services
  • Darcy Mayo:  Trophy reel donated by; Mt. Sicker
  •  Shelly Cole:   tool box donated by; Lifetimer Boats
  • Glen Clements: park bench donated by; Dave Peter’s dad
  • George Nitschki: freezer with $200 of meat donated by; Country Grocer

 

Coming up soon in the season will be Port Renfrew Marina’s annual Labor Day Derby on September 2nd and 3rd. This derby is held to help out the local San Juan salmon hatchery and for those of you who don’t know this hatchery has had little or no monies from the government since 1992. Without outside support and donations this hatchery would likely not be active. If anyone seeing this can offer to help out with donation prizes or knows of a business that might be interested please contact the marina office. As you know a successful derby relies on the generosity of donators for prizes to make a derby exciting and fun which is turn brings more anglers and then raises more money for the particular cause. More details to come. See below for our first raffle item for the Labor Day Derby.

Islander Reel

    MR 3-C Mooching Reel                                                                                

Islander Reel MR3

                Clear

Generously Donated by:

        Islander Reels, Victoria

     Retail value: $650.00

 Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame

 Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large

 arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor

 A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material

 Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds

 Lg contoured palming rim & handles

 Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings

 Lg sculpted drag knob

          Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 Draw Date: Sept. 3rd  @ PRM Labor Day Derby

Tickets sold @ P.R.M. Attendance not necessary to win

 Port Renfrew Marina is also raffling off a gift basket that is filled with amazing goodies! donated by the Port Renfrew General Store, it can be viewed there until the Labor Day weekend when it will be at the marina. Check out below some of the contents of this basket

Gift Basket Raffle

    Generously donated by:    Port Renfrew General Store

    Draw Date: Sept. 3rd   Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

      @ Port Renfrew Marina

  Attendance not necessary to win

 Contents includes: grey patterned cloth basket, a bottle of vanilla Baileys, 1.14L Absolut Vodka, bottle of Northern Harvest Crown Royal Rye, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 bottle of white wine both special select. Ceramic lantern w/LED candle, 4 acrylic plates & 2 small serving bowls, 1 large & 1 smaller serving plate, Lg.citronella incense, 3 solar lights & string of solar lights, cocktail napkins, 4 stemless acrylic wine glasses,1lb organic Earth’s Choice coffee, Porthole picture frame,19 pieces of milk & dark Purdy’s chocolates & other goodies.      Approx Value: $300.00    must be 19 or over to buy tickets

Coming up at the end of Port Renfrew Marina’s season will be the annual Coho Derby. This is an extremely popular derby. There has been some debate over the date of the derby and after much thought we have finally come to the conclusion that it will be Sept. 30th and Oct.1st. More info to come later.

Bud & Rex


Port Renfrew Marina Report July 20/17

July 21st, 2017

At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing is excellent! Since the last report salmon fishing has remained very strong. All spots along the beach from East Point, very hot in the early dawn hours to Walbran are producing fish up to the mid 30 pound range. Small bait and spoons are still the best though some of the springs being cleaned have been eating squid so maybe try a white hootchy.

Off shore Chinook fishing has been a little slower and the fish have been a bit smaller but that will improve when the stronger ebb currents kick in next week.

Tons of Coho are on the bank feeding on krill as are the herring. It takes no time at all to get your hatchery fish. Almost better than the fishing has been the whale shows. Up to a hundred humpback are putting everyone in awe as they feed on the acres of krill and herring Some incredible videos coming into the office!

So! Get out here and get some fish, see some whales and have a great time!

Notable catches:

  • Dave & Cheryl Haddad 32
  • Deb Gilmore  27.5
  • Steve Bryant  30.5
  • Duane & Shane  full daily limit for both and back to the docks by 7:15!
  • Rick Ditherbide  32
  • Mark Perkins 28.5 17.5 29 20
  • Mike Game  ling cod 28 23 17 14
  • Odd Johansen  28
  • Gary Toth  32 20 20 15
  • Larry Childs  35
  • Mark  ?  15 lb hatchery Coho

A great days catch!

  

 

 

 

 

Upcoming event:  Coming up the weekend after this one, July 29th and 30th Port Renfrew Marina will be hosting the annual Kinsmen Salmon Derby. This derby always has an amazing assortment of prizes and does so much good the communities and helping out with great causes. Tickets are available at Port Renfrew Marina, Bucky’s Sports in Duncan, Island Outfitters in Victoria and Gord’s Fly Box in Lake Cowichan. Tickets are $50.00 a rod and that includes a dinner of burgers and potato salad. First prize is a 9.9 Yamaha kicker. This is a really fun derby so come out and support them and have a great fishing weekend.

Coming up later in the season will be Port Renfrew Marina’s annual Labor Day Derby on September 2nd and 3rd. This derby is held to help out the local San Juan salmon hatchery and for those of you who don’t know this hatchery has had little or no monies from the government since 1992. Without outside support and donations this hatchery would likely not be active. If anyone seeing this can offer to help out with donation prizes or knows of a business that might be interested please contact the marina office. As you know a successful derby relies on the generosity of donators for prizes to make a derby exciting and fun which is turn brings more anglers and then raises more money for the particular cause. More details to come. See below for our first raffle item for the Labor Day Derby.

Islander Reel

    MR 3-C Mooching Reel

                 Clear

Generously Donated by:

        Islander Reels, Victoria

     Retail value: $650.00

 Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame

 Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large

 arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor

 A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material

 Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds

 Lg contoured palming rim & handles

 Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings

 Lg sculpted drag knob

          Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 Draw Date: Sept. 3rd  @ PRM Labor Day Derby

Tickets sold @ P.R.M. Attendance not necessary to win

 Port Renfrew Marina is also raffling off a gift basket that is filled with amazing goodies! donated by the Port Renfrew General Store, it can be viewed there until the Labor Day weekend when it will be at he marina. Check out below some of the contents of this basket.

Gift Basket Raffle

    Generously donated by:    Port Renfrew General Store

     Draw Date: Sept. 3rd   Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

      @ Port Renfrew Marina

  Attendance not necessary to win

 Contents includes: grey patterned cloth basket, a bottle of vanilla Baileys, 1.14L Absolut Vodka, bottle of Northern Harvest Crown Royal Rye, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 bottle of white wine both special select. Ceramic lantern w/LED candle, 4 acrylic plates & 2 small serving bowls, 1 large & 1 smaller serving plate, Lg.citronella incense, 3 solar lights & string of solar lights, cocktail napkins, 4 stemless acrylic wine glasses,1lb organic Earth’s Choice coffee, Porthole picture frame,19 pieces of milk & dark Purdy’s chocolates & other goodies.      Approx Value: $300.00    must be 19 or over to buy tickets

Coming up at the end of Port Renfrew Marina’s season will be the annual Coho Derby. This is an extremely popular derby. There has been some debate over the date of the derby and after much thought we have finally come to the conclusion that it will be Sept. 30th and Oct.1st. More info to come later.

Bud & Rex