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Archive for June, 2012

Port Renfrew Marina Report June 26/12

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Salmon fishing at Port Renfrew Marina is decent though most of the fish are smaller this year. Chinook catches are coming back to the docks in good numbers but not too many in the 30 pound range. Camper, Logan and East Point have been producing fish.

Swiftsure Bank, especially the “chicken ranch” and “salmon bumps” has been on fire. Easy limit catches down deep 160 feet on green hootchies. Smooth seas have allowed even the smaller boats to get out there and enjoy the fishery.

Hatchery coho are everywhere, though small in the 3 to 6 pound range they make for a great meal.

Halibut has been a little hot and cold. Limit catches of 1 a day and spotty the next.

Crabbing, one word…..UNREAL!

Notable catches:

  • Brendon, Jeff, Scott and Brian:   162 halibut  and others.

Brian Scott Brendon & Jeff

For those of you using the launch ramp often, we would like to let you know that we have done some improvements on it and hope to see it prove to be much easier to use.

Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report June 21/12

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

At Port Renfrew Marina fishing has been somewhat of a up and down event. There are days when fishing for springs is quite good and others when it slows down.  This has been the pattern now for about two weeks or more. The weather has been a factor in this as it’s been a colder and windier June than usual, not to mention a lot wetter! Most of the springs are in the high teens with a few in the twenties. There were a couple in the thirties as you will see below in notable catches.

Halibut fishing is still very good as long as weather permits. Crabbing is also still going strong.

Over the Father’s Day weekend Port Renfrew Marina hosted a small derby held by Trevor Zboyovsky of It is called the Port Renfrew Invitational Salmon Derby with the entry fee $1000.00 a boat with 17 boats entered.  Fishing was going strong on the Sat but dropped off on the Sunday morning. There was a  good turnout considering the weather on Sat was pretty intense with heavy rain. The derby was really well received and everyone seemed to be having a great time.  There was a donation to the San Juan Hatchery also of $850.00!  Thanks to everyone who participated.  Trevors derby winners

  • First Place:  Desi Hatchard  30.15 winning   $9300.00
  • Second Place:  Corey Arnett  27.7 winning   $5100.00
  • Third Place:  Desi Hatchard  18.07 winning   $1700.00

Notable catches: Jesse Mc Cullough   35 Desi Hatchard of www.viciousfishcharters.c 30

Jesse 35 spring

For your information the pay phone is going to be used near the Tall Tree Festival location this weekend for the public to access and then will be returning to the marina.

Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report June11/12

Monday, June 11th, 2012

For the past week fishing at Port Renfrew Marina has been good for Halibut. There have been quite a few in the 40 to 60 pound range. Crabbing has improved very much. Salmon fishing is still only fair, with most fishermen coming back with a single spring. Most of them in the teens but a few in the mid twenties. The weather has been up and down with the majority of days being calm seas but the odd one with huge swells.

Port Renfrew Marina has finished (for the most part) our new boat ramp.  You will find it to be a nice improvement,  more even with some roughness for traction.

new rampramp





Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report June3/12

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Port Renfrew Marina has now been open for one month! We are seeing somewhat typical results for fishing for the month of May.  Halibut fishing has been and still is really good, mainly between Carmannah and Nitnat. Crabbing has really picked up and is more like past years.  Salmon fishing has been fair, the best time being at flood tide near Logan Point.  Word is there have been a few in the 30 pound range. Otherwise the average ones are still in the low teens.

For anyone who may be interested in a seasonal site we do have a couple spots left.  Also for those who are coming to fish this week please be aware that the launch ramp is being resurfaced in the next couple days and you will need to launch on the gravel beside it. Four wheel drive would be an asset.  It should be ok by this coming weekend.

Our ATM and pay phone are both working! Lets hope it stays that way for the season!

Bud & Rex