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Archive for July, 2008

July 11 Port Renfrew Report

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

For all of you wanting to see the first 40 pounder to come to Port Renfrew Marina this year here it is. Caught by Gary Schmit at Camper on anchovie. Here’s hoping many more come to the docks.
Bud & Rex

July 11 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Friday, July 11th, 2008
Since the last report Port Renfrew fishing has picked up to what most people have come to expect in July.

Salmon fishing has been very good the last week. Many boats hooking (but not necessarily landing!) ten Chinook a day. Last weekend, July 5th and 6th saw numbers in the 50′s and 60′s coming in. Most of the salmon are in the 20 pounds range but with still lots of action. Needlefish seem to be what they are feeding on.

Notable catches are:

  • Marek Syrzycki 36 (see photo)
  • Ian Bateson 31
  • John Redlick & Ron Strang 24 29.5
  • Bob Huber 30
  • Steve Paconi 30
  • Jack Cotterill 36, 27
  • Bruce Miller of Miller Time Charters 30, 33 (see photo)
  • John Rogers of Jolly Rogers Fishing Adventures 38 (see photo)

Port Renfrew Marina
is glad to see our first spring to start the over 40 club.
Gary Schmit 40

Halibut fishing is still good though the size of the fish has certainly tapered off with most of the catches between 8 to 20 pounders.

Sunny and warm weather has brought the fog to Port Renfrew so make sure you are prepared. The seas have
varied from calm to quite rough and seem to change on a day to day basis.

Notice: Port Renfrew Marina is now requiring all pets be leashed and we are asking all owners to be responsible and clean up after their pets. We also want to let customers know we have a launch box outside the office doors for early arrivals. If you want to launch before the office is open you can fill out the envelope and drop it in the box. We would also like to clarify the use of other’s sites. If you not a family member and you are staying in someones site then the cost is $10.00 a night. Immediate family members stay for free.

Bud & Rex

July 2 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
Well, the Canada Day long weekend is over for Port Renfrew Marina and for the most part a successful one. Beautiful sunny skies and generally smooth seas made fishing conditions some of the best so far this year.

Halibut fishing continues to be great, with more people targeting “chickens” as the “barndoors” are moving out of the area.

Some of the notable catches are:

Rob Debree 132
Desi Hatcher of 91, 84

Salmon fishing was looking up on Friday and Saturday with over 50 springs hitting the docks both days. The majority in the high teens and mid 20″s. Things slowed down on Sunday and Monday with around a dozen showing up from the beach. Springs from Nitnat and Swiftsure can provide non-stop action though the sizes are smaller than past years so far. The general opinion is that area is where the bait can be found.

Notable catches are:
Steve Peconi 32.5
John Allan 36
Blair Houdayer 28 30
Trevor Hagen 39

Please note: All dogs must be on a leash this year and
we ask that all dog owners be responsible for their pets and clean up after them. Another reminder is that we don’t take reservations but you can contact us when you are coming (if from a long distance) and we will do what we can to assist you so you can be accommodated as best as possible. We also want our customers to know that we now have an ATM in the office to help with our cash only policy.

Bud & Rex