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Archive for May, 2008

May 23, Port Renfrew Marina Report

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Port Renfrew Marina has become very busy with old and new customers coming in to set up and start the new season. If you are a seasonal customer from last year and you haven’t yet contacted us regarding holding your site you should do so asap! We have had an unprecedented amount of new people asking about seasonal spots so don’t delay if you want your site.

A few Chinook salmon showed up on the May long weekend. The first ones of the season. Wally Browse was the first to bring one in at 16 pounds. Eric Eckdahl got 3 between 15 and 20 pounds. The Halibut fishing is still going strong with most everyone getting their limits even with the rough weather we had last week. Mike Johns of hhauler@telus.net came in with a 93 pounder and Dwayne Isaacs caught a 169. Desi Hatcher of viciousfishguiding@msn.com has been bringing them in consistently, a few of them in the 150 pound range.

Port Renfrew Marina will be getting car gas in the next week or so. Boat gas is available now. For anyone coming to the Marina, please remember that we only take cash. We will be getting an ATM machine in the office in June and we hope that will help out our customers.

Bud & Rex

May 6th Port Renfrew Marina Report

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Port Renfrew Marina is now open! Things have been very busy with people moving their units in for the season. Power sites are getting in short supply except for a few on the asphalt side.We have been busy also, cleaning up the area and getting things ready for business. We have just last weekend finished 120 feet of new dock space. We have also cleared a big area for parking boat trailers and are hoping this will give us more space available for parking and possible space for more units. We are also in the stages of building some new picnic tables which have been in chronically short supply. We still recommend that if you are coming camping to bring a table with you. If you were a seasonal customer and haven’t contacted us yet as to whether you are going seasonal you must do so ASAP as sites are going fast.

Halibut fishing is average with most of the fish in the 30 to 50 pound range. Weather of course, is a major concern this early in the season. Once the barn doors start showing up the boats will be heading out in large numbers.

No Chinooks as yet but no one is trying for them this early, the focus is Halibut and crab. The crabbing continues to be excellent and as always so sweet. This should continue until late June so enjoy it while it lasts!

Wanted: Port Renfrew Marina is still looking for gas boys for the summer. If you know of anyone who is interested in having a summer job and making some money please let us know. We need someone strong to pump gas for the boats and cars. This job would usually start around 1 or 2 in the afternoon until about 6. This could also entail cutting grass and just general help around the marina.

Port Renfrew Marina did post on the site that we would no longer be selling wood but we have since found a source for bagged firewood that we will be selling. These are bags of around an arm load. You are still encouraged to bring firewood with you.

Wishing all our customers, old and new, a great summer fishing and good times at the marina. See you there!

Bud and Rex