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Archive for May, 2010

May 28/10 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Port Renfrew Marina fishing has been picking up every week. Weather conditions make it hard to predict what it will be like each day. Halibut fishing has been very good with most fisherman bringing in their catch from anywhere near Camper Creek to Carmanah. Crabbing is still excellent.

Chinook fishing is slower but not surprising for this time of year. Still mostly feeder springs with some reaching in the 20′s with most fisherman using anchovy and hoochies right now.  A notable catch goes to Wally Browse with a 32 pound spring and a 15 and 20.

To all our past seasonal customers, if you haven’t confirmed with us by now that you are returning your spot is no longer saved. If you are coming back we will do our best to find you a suitable spot.

Bud & Rex

May 21/10 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Friday, May 21st, 2010

With the long weekend already upon us Port Renfrew Marina is starting to be an active place for fishing.  For the past three weeks we have had all kinds of weather, from cold hard winds, heavy rain to light mist, full sun and very calm seas.  In that time the marina has had great fishing results for halibut. Desi Hatchard of Vicious Fish Charters gets recognition for catching the first halibut over a 100 pounds two weeks ago and then last week a 110 pounder and many other mid size ones. (see picture in last report)

Crabbing is amazing. They are large, hard shelled, sweet and in huge numbers.

Salmon fishing is on the rise. At Port Renfrew Marina we saw many springs come in around the 10 to 15 pound range and Sandy Fisher brought a 33 pounder in last week.

If you are a past seasonal please contact us as soon as possible regarding your site and moorage to see if it is still available. Spots are going fast.

Good news, the ATM is still working and it appears it will be fine this year. The pay phone is being repaired and should be up and running soon.

Port Renfrew Marina now has bait, tackle, ice, gas and diesel if anyone out there is unsure.

Bud & Rex

May 14/10 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Friday, May 14th, 2010

First 100 lb halibut of 2010

First 100 lb halibut of 2010

At Port Renfrew Marina the fishing for halibut remains very good. Each boat returns with their catch limit, weather permitting, although recently the waters have been calm. We have been lucky with warm blue skies and little or no swells and people are taking advantage of it while it lasts. On the whole the fishing is quiet given the numbers of fisherman out there as it is still early in the season. Crabbing remains excellent! The crab are big and so sweet. Getting your limit is a daily occurrence. If you are looking for springs there are a few out there, mostly feeders in the 10 pound range. Congratulations go to Desi Hatchard of Vicious Fish Charters for catching the first 100 pound halibut this year.

It is now past the date for past customers to confirm their stay. If you are returning, we recommend you contact us if you have not already before you risk losing your spot. We can no longer guarantee it for you.

Port Renfrew Marina now has fuel, ice, bait, tackle and fishing licenses. The ATM is working and we seem to have beat the problems we were having with it last year. Unfortunately the pay phone died during a power outage we had in the winter and we are looking into having it repaired or replaced.

All of us at Port Renfrew Marina look forward to seeing everyone again and wish all a great season.

Bud & Rex