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Archive for July, 2007

July 27 Fishing Report & Update

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Port Renfrew Marina did survive the weekend rainstorm reminiscent of heavy, early spring rains! One boat did sink even with being checked. A serious reminder to make sure your bilge pumps are working properly and to check your boat often in heavy rains.

Even with the rain the Davey Derby http://daveyderby.ca/ was a big success with many people turning out for it. The Davey Deby results are 1st Brian (vanilla) Dice with a 39.45 spring, 2nd Betty (Boop) Beachum with a 32.15 and 3rd Jack Cotterill with a 31.25. Over $15000.00 was raised for charity! Another great job by Audie Williams and all his helpers.
The water this past few days has been very dirty due to the heavy rains and Chinook fishing slowed right down along the shoreline. With the weather improving hopefully the fishing will pick up also. Farther off shore fishing for Coho and Pinks remains good. Some Sockeye are showing up but are closed for retention right now. Crabbing is still going on, showing up on the dock with anyone who gives it the time and effort.
Halibut fishing remains very good as always with the average size being larger than usual. Des Hatcher http://www.viciousfishcharters.com/ the Halibut master, had a great catch of 4 fish totalling 348 pounds. Very impressive! Picture to come at a later date.

Some notable Chinook catches of the last 10 days are:

Paul Jamison 30, Barry Cassidy 29, 31, Chris Garnett 31, Bruce Miller of http://www.millertimecharters.com/ 40.5, 40, John Switzer 42.5, Brian Dice 41, Ian White of http://www.fishingvictoria.com/ 40.5, Trevor Bull 37, Norm Watts 32.5 and Trevor Zboyovsky 1 250 812-2123 of No Bananas, 39.
The good news is we will be getting a phone soon! (See picture at right.) The 88 foot tower is now up and the wiring and hook ups are getting done. We hope to have a phone within a few days from now. We will try to let you know when the phone is up and running ASAP. In the meantime e-mails are your way to reach us.

Bud & Rex

July 16 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Well, it’s been awhile since we have done a report and as we get busier the time gets ahead of us! Port Renfrew Marina is heating up with some Tyees hitting the docks. Some fish of size were Mary Dice with a 38, Bruce Miller of http://www.millertimefishingcharters.com/ coming in with many springs a 31, 40.5 and 42 and guide Ian of http://www.fishingvictoria.com/index.asp with a 42.5. So although things haven’t heated up to their usual catches the springs are coming.

Pinks are starting to come on and the Coho fishing is spectacular with many boats catching 50 plus per trip. Both wild and hatchery are showing in huge numbers especially at Swiftsure Bank. Right now only hatchery are allowed for possession. Though most of the hatchery fish are only in the 4 to 5 pound range the non-stop action makes up for the small size. Coyote spoons seem to be the lure of choice.

Halibut fishing in Port Renfrew is amazing! Swiftsure bank is very hot and the weather has been fantastic with record calm flat seas. You can be fairly confident that most people fishing out there, especially the guides are getting their limits. George Lockwood and Joe Serpa teamed up to land a 92 pound Halibut to top the weeks catch board.

This year is looking to be one of our busiest ever, especially in Aug. We don’t take reservations but we have expanded our camping area and if you are staying with us we will do everything in our power to find you a spot and help make your stay memorable. Aerial photo of Port Renfrew Marina taken and submitted by Glenn Logan.

Bud and Rex