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Archive for July, 2017

Port Renfrew Marina Report July 31/17

Monday, July 31st, 2017

 

At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing along the coast has slowed a bit with the morning ebb tides and will improve with early floods in the coming week. They are still feeding on needlefish and baby herring so keep your lures and bait small. You may hear reports from guys fishing this past week, some reporting it very slow and others coming in with 3 to 5 springs and saying they had many bites. It seems you just have to be in the right place at the right time.

The ranch is back on for halibut, they like the ebb currents. Chinook fishing is hard as it is a struggle to get your lures through the Coho. There are acres of them.

Crabbing is still very good, the crabs are quite large and still hard shelled.

Notable catches:

  • Rueben Radford 32
  • Roko Kliman  33
  • Robert Culm & Wynter Langston 4 springs up to 35
  • Joanne (of Is. Outfitters) 32
  • Kristina Ledger  3 up to 28
  • John Holman  32

Robert Culm & Wynter Langston 4 up to 35lbs

Kristina Ledger 3 up to 28lbs

This past weekend the Kinsmen held their annual salmon derby at Port Renfrew Marina. This is their third derby there and each year the ticket sales have doubled. This year they sold 333! A fantastic turnout. It was a two day event with dinner on the Saturday and a kids bullhead derby on the Sunday. There were about 45 children.  Winner: Jordon Baker   19

 

 

Kids bullhead derby

 

 

 

First place:  Glen Wilson  26’02″      9.9 Yamaha kicker
Second place: Harold Neuffer  25″05″     2 Scotty downriggers

Third place:  24’15″    Aceline hauler prawn puller

 

 

Winners of raffles:

  • Krystal Mayo:  rustic bench donated by; Mountain Men Services
  • Darcy Mayo:  Trophy reel donated by; Mt. Sicker
  •  Shelly Cole:   tool box donated by; Lifetimer Boats
  • Glen Clements: park bench donated by; Dave Peter’s dad
  • George Nitschki: freezer with $200 of meat donated by; Country Grocer

 

Coming up soon in the season will be Port Renfrew Marina’s annual Labor Day Derby on September 2nd and 3rd. This derby is held to help out the local San Juan salmon hatchery and for those of you who don’t know this hatchery has had little or no monies from the government since 1992. Without outside support and donations this hatchery would likely not be active. If anyone seeing this can offer to help out with donation prizes or knows of a business that might be interested please contact the marina office. As you know a successful derby relies on the generosity of donators for prizes to make a derby exciting and fun which is turn brings more anglers and then raises more money for the particular cause. More details to come. See below for our first raffle item for the Labor Day Derby.

Islander Reel

    MR 3-C Mooching Reel                                                                                

Islander Reel MR3

                Clear

Generously Donated by:

        Islander Reels, Victoria

     Retail value: $650.00

 Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame

 Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large

 arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor

 A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material

 Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds

 Lg contoured palming rim & handles

 Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings

 Lg sculpted drag knob

          Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 Draw Date: Sept. 3rd  @ PRM Labor Day Derby

Tickets sold @ P.R.M. Attendance not necessary to win

 Port Renfrew Marina is also raffling off a gift basket that is filled with amazing goodies! donated by the Port Renfrew General Store, it can be viewed there until the Labor Day weekend when it will be at the marina. Check out below some of the contents of this basket

Gift Basket Raffle

    Generously donated by:    Port Renfrew General Store

    Draw Date: Sept. 3rd   Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

      @ Port Renfrew Marina

  Attendance not necessary to win

 Contents includes: grey patterned cloth basket, a bottle of vanilla Baileys, 1.14L Absolut Vodka, bottle of Northern Harvest Crown Royal Rye, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 bottle of white wine both special select. Ceramic lantern w/LED candle, 4 acrylic plates & 2 small serving bowls, 1 large & 1 smaller serving plate, Lg.citronella incense, 3 solar lights & string of solar lights, cocktail napkins, 4 stemless acrylic wine glasses,1lb organic Earth’s Choice coffee, Porthole picture frame,19 pieces of milk & dark Purdy’s chocolates & other goodies.      Approx Value: $300.00    must be 19 or over to buy tickets

Coming up at the end of Port Renfrew Marina’s season will be the annual Coho Derby. This is an extremely popular derby. There has been some debate over the date of the derby and after much thought we have finally come to the conclusion that it will be Sept. 30th and Oct.1st. More info to come later.

Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report July 20/17

Friday, July 21st, 2017

At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing is excellent! Since the last report salmon fishing has remained very strong. All spots along the beach from East Point, very hot in the early dawn hours to Walbran are producing fish up to the mid 30 pound range. Small bait and spoons are still the best though some of the springs being cleaned have been eating squid so maybe try a white hootchy.

Off shore Chinook fishing has been a little slower and the fish have been a bit smaller but that will improve when the stronger ebb currents kick in next week.

Tons of Coho are on the bank feeding on krill as are the herring. It takes no time at all to get your hatchery fish. Almost better than the fishing has been the whale shows. Up to a hundred humpback are putting everyone in awe as they feed on the acres of krill and herring Some incredible videos coming into the office!

So! Get out here and get some fish, see some whales and have a great time!

Notable catches:

  • Dave & Cheryl Haddad 32
  • Deb Gilmore  27.5
  • Steve Bryant  30.5
  • Duane & Shane  full daily limit for both and back to the docks by 7:15!
  • Rick Ditherbide  32
  • Mark Perkins 28.5 17.5 29 20
  • Mike Game  ling cod 28 23 17 14
  • Odd Johansen  28
  • Gary Toth  32 20 20 15
  • Larry Childs  35
  • Mark  ?  15 lb hatchery Coho

A great days catch!

  

 

 

 

 

Upcoming event:  Coming up the weekend after this one, July 29th and 30th Port Renfrew Marina will be hosting the annual Kinsmen Salmon Derby. This derby always has an amazing assortment of prizes and does so much good the communities and helping out with great causes. Tickets are available at Port Renfrew Marina, Bucky’s Sports in Duncan, Island Outfitters in Victoria and Gord’s Fly Box in Lake Cowichan. Tickets are $50.00 a rod and that includes a dinner of burgers and potato salad. First prize is a 9.9 Yamaha kicker. This is a really fun derby so come out and support them and have a great fishing weekend.

Coming up later in the season will be Port Renfrew Marina’s annual Labor Day Derby on September 2nd and 3rd. This derby is held to help out the local San Juan salmon hatchery and for those of you who don’t know this hatchery has had little or no monies from the government since 1992. Without outside support and donations this hatchery would likely not be active. If anyone seeing this can offer to help out with donation prizes or knows of a business that might be interested please contact the marina office. As you know a successful derby relies on the generosity of donators for prizes to make a derby exciting and fun which is turn brings more anglers and then raises more money for the particular cause. More details to come. See below for our first raffle item for the Labor Day Derby.

Islander Reel

    MR 3-C Mooching Reel

                 Clear

Generously Donated by:

        Islander Reels, Victoria

     Retail value: $650.00

 Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame

 Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large

 arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor

 A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material

 Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds

 Lg contoured palming rim & handles

 Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings

 Lg sculpted drag knob

          Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 Draw Date: Sept. 3rd  @ PRM Labor Day Derby

Tickets sold @ P.R.M. Attendance not necessary to win

 Port Renfrew Marina is also raffling off a gift basket that is filled with amazing goodies! donated by the Port Renfrew General Store, it can be viewed there until the Labor Day weekend when it will be at he marina. Check out below some of the contents of this basket.

Gift Basket Raffle

    Generously donated by:    Port Renfrew General Store

     Draw Date: Sept. 3rd   Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

      @ Port Renfrew Marina

  Attendance not necessary to win

 Contents includes: grey patterned cloth basket, a bottle of vanilla Baileys, 1.14L Absolut Vodka, bottle of Northern Harvest Crown Royal Rye, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 bottle of white wine both special select. Ceramic lantern w/LED candle, 4 acrylic plates & 2 small serving bowls, 1 large & 1 smaller serving plate, Lg.citronella incense, 3 solar lights & string of solar lights, cocktail napkins, 4 stemless acrylic wine glasses,1lb organic Earth’s Choice coffee, Porthole picture frame,19 pieces of milk & dark Purdy’s chocolates & other goodies.      Approx Value: $300.00    must be 19 or over to buy tickets

Coming up at the end of Port Renfrew Marina’s season will be the annual Coho Derby. This is an extremely popular derby. There has been some debate over the date of the derby and after much thought we have finally come to the conclusion that it will be Sept. 30th and Oct.1st. More info to come later.

Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report July 10/17

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing has taken a positive turn this past week. Not only larger fish but also the fact that the fish are coming from all the “old” favorite spots; East Point, Owen Point, Rockpile and Cullite, Camper are all producing springs. They are feeding on needlefish and baby herring so keep your bait small or run coho killers. Try fishing shallower than usual as several anglers have caught the fish right on the surface as they are putting the line in the downrigger clip.

Offshore the “chicken ranch” is doing its incredible impression of a live fish market! Limit catches of Chinook, coho, and halibut are so fast the boasts are back at the dock before noon! As an added bonus there are big numbers of humpback whales putting on a show as they feed on herring and krill.

Crabbing is still going very well, some big and hard and the occasional softer one but all tasty.

Notable catches:

  • Ian & Deb MacGregor  24  23  14  16
  • Kristina Ledger   30.5
  • Terry Van Wieren  4 springs to 20 lb.
  • Leung Huang  31
  • John Gordon  38.5
  • Eric Echdahl  29
  • Phil Rankine   30
  • Ian Batty  30
  • Ron Jakimchuk  30
  • Bob Green  33
  • Robyn Kerron  29

Don and friends

Mike Game

Shirley Quan and friends days catch

Bob Green 33

Ian Batty 30

 

Kristina Ledger 30.5

John Gordon 38.5  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This past weekend Port Renfrew Marina held it’s very small and quiet Hoody Derby in honor of Blair Houdayer who past away two years ago. He was a long time friend and customer of Port Renfrew Marina and had a life long love of fishing. He always fished cut plugging so that was the rule of the derby, no downriggers. The winning fish at 27 pounds was caught by Rex Coburn. the derby raised $550.00 for the Canadian Cancer Society and was donated in Blair Houdayer’s name.

Coming up very soon is the annual Kinsmen Salmon Derby on July 29th and 30th. This derby was partially created to replace the now finished Davey Derby and so far it has been doing a pretty great job of doing that. The tickets are available at the marina, Bucky’s Sports in Duncan, Gord’s Fly Box in Cowichan and Island Outfitters in Victoria. Tickets are $50 a rod and first prize is a Yamaha 9.9 kicker. There is always many other prizes so there is a good chance you won’t go away empty handed. Come out and fish and help support a great cause. The monies raised are to help fix up two children’s park play areas.

Coming up later in the season will be Port Renfrew Marina’s annual Labor Day Derby on September 2nd and 3rd. This derby is held to help out the local San Juan salmon hatchery and for those of you who don’t know this hatchery has had little or no monies from the government since 1992. Without outside support and donations this hatchery would likely not be active. If anyone seeing this can offer to help out with donation prizes or knows of a business that might be interested please contact the marina office. As you know a successful derby relies on the generosity of donators for prizes to make a derby exciting and fun which is turn brings more anglers and then raises more money for the particular cause. More details to come. See below for our first raffle item for the Labor Day Derby.

Islander Reel

    MR 3-C Mooching Reel

                 Clear

Generously Donated by:

        Islander Reels, Victoria

     Retail value: $650.00

 Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame

 Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large

 arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor

 A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material

 Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds

 Lg contoured palming rim & handles

 Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings

 Lg sculpted drag knob

          Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

                Draw Date: Sept. 3rd

        @ PRM Labor Day Derby

Tickets sold @ P.R.M. Attendance not necessary to win

Coming up at the end of Port Renfrew Marina’s season will be the annual Coho Derby. This is an extremely popular derby. There has been some debate over the date of the derby and after much thought we have finally come to the conclusion that it will be Sept. 30th and Oct.1st. More info to come later.

As most everyone knows by now the marina now has it’s power pretty much completed. It was a big job and took longer than expected but things have settled down, everyone is pleased to have power and water at their sites. The power sites are going fast as not all sites have it. We hope to expand the number of sites with power next year.

Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report July, 4/17

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing has definitely improved since our last report. The beach has been very good though you may want to avoid Camper Creek as the seal situation is out of control. Some anglers, mostly cut pluggers, are losing 2 out of 3 fish to the seals. East Point has finally produced some fish, so the smaller boats can still fish if the wind is up.

Notable catches:

  • Matt Kelly  30
  • Wes kelly   31
  • Brad Monti  32
  • John Strolger  30

Dave’s catch

 

The “Chicken Ranch” is still on fire for spring salmon, “Lemon Meringue” hootchies, one of the ones some are preferring,  100′ to 160′ down is the ticket to success.

Crabbing is still the best we have seen. Big hard purple beauties are making everyone with a trap very happy!

Upcoming Event: Coming up on July 29th and 30th is the annual Kinsmen Salmon Derby. The tickets are now available at Port Renfrew Marina and are $50.00 a rod. First prize is a 9.9 Yamaha kicker and all the proceeds go to an assortment of needy causes. This has always been a fun derby in the past and is sure to be one again this year. Come have a weekend of good fishing and support the fundraiser.

Later upcoming event: Port Renfrew Marina will be having its 20th Labor Day Derby on Sept. 2nd and 3rd. This derby is a great way to celebrate nearing the end of the season and help support the local San Juan fish hatchery. More info to come later on.

In case you haven’t heard the power is now for the most part done and up and running. many sites have both water and power now. Most everything is back in place and things are looking more normal now.

 Bud & Rex