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Archive for June, 2008

June 22 Port Renfrew Marina Fishing Report

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Port Renfrew Marina is having some great fishing as well as poorer than normal for the month of June. Halibut fishing continues to be nothing short of fantastic. The best start for a season that we have seen. Avoiding areas the longliners are working seems to be paying off in a “big” way. Crabbing remains to be very good with lots of big ones and still very sweet.
Notable catches of Halibut are:
John Rogers of Jolly Rogers Fishing Adventures patricejohn@pacificcoast.net has been bringing in some huge Halibut, one being the biggest this year so far at 186 pounds. Others he’s caught were a 98, 138 and many others in a healthy size.
Bruce Miller of Miller Time Charters 1 888 563-2344 is also consistently bringing in limits. He has brought in 2 at 61 68 85 and a 91 pounder.
Desi Hatcher of Viscious Fish Charters viciousfishguiding@msn.com has been slaying them also. He has brought in an amazing amount of large Hali’s 2 at 150, 169, 146, 76, 68 and many more of a great eating size.
Salmon fishing unfortunately continues to be poor and spotty. Normally we have had several springs over the 40 pound range by now, this year we have none so far. There have been a few in the 30 pound size but most of them are teenagers and in the lower 20′s. The few we have seen caught have been real chrome beauties. Hoping things pick up soon.
Notable catches of Salmon are:
Barry Lyle: 31 32
Mike Johns of Heavy Hauler Fishing Charters: hhauler@telus.net 33
Barry Horncastle: 38
Bud McGrade: 30
Port Renfrew Marina is happy to announce that we now have a ATM machine to help accommodate customers who are not aware of our cash only policy. We hope this helps. A reminder to people who are wanting to come to the marina that we don’t take reservations, it is a first come, first serve basis. We also ask you to consider bringing a table with you as our picnic tables are all used. We do have bait, anchovy and medium herring. We have been told that large herring is in short supply and may not be available.
Bud & Rex

June 3 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Port Renfrew Marina is seeing May fishing to be just like other past years, hot one day, slow the next. The weather has been pretty good with calm winds and smooth seas. Anchoring is the way to go for halibut till mid June when Swiftsure Bank starts to work. Halibut have been coming in steadily and some fair sized ones also. As of June 1st the limit has been raised to two a day and possession of two. Desi Hatcher of viciousfishcharters.com has been coming in steadily with big catches. His last big one came in with four halibut, two in the 40 to 50 pound range, a 72 and a 105 pounder.

Fishing for Springs has begun and is off to a quiet but nice start. Camper Creek seems to be the main place to catch them. Ones that have been caught have been beautiful chromes. Bruce Miller 0f Miller Time Charters came in with five springs up to 22 pounds.

Springs of notable size this past week are:
Gerry Hamilton: 33
Barry Cummings: 31
Bob Huber: 28
Kevin Tyler: 30
Terry MacDonald: 25
Wilf Hoban: 31
Alexa Eckdahl: 35

Please Note: Port Renfrew Marina has reached it’s maximum in taking on seasonal campers. We are sorry but there are no more spots available this year. If you were a seasonal camper last year and have not notified us whether you will be returning it is now assumed that you are not. We are pleased to announce we found a gas boy, Nathan Theriau. He will be starting with us when school is finished. We also now have car fuel and diesel as well as the boat fuel. We also want to alert our customers new and old that we have a new policy that all dogs must be leashed. Although our site says we no longer have firewood for sale we have come across a temporary source and are selling bags of wood for $6.50 a bag, G.S.T. included. This is dry seasoned debarked wood.

There is a new Port Renfrew fishing site on the web http://www.fishingportrenfrew.ca/ Check it out, it is intended to be a resource for people looking for information on fishing in Port Renfrew. They are planning to provide a service for people looking to book last minute charters or put together groups for charters.

Bud & Rex