Port Renfrew Marina Report Aug.11/13

Chinook fishing even by Port Renfrew Marina's standards is outstanding! A solid two weeks of the best fishing many people have ever experienced. Smiling happy people are bringing wheelbarrow loads of springs up from the cleaning tables. The "beach" has been excellent with Owen Point, the "Rock pile,"  Camper creek and East Point are all seeing excellent bites at various times of the day.  The salmon are feeding on the needlefish so small anchovies, coho killers and spoons are all working well. Fishing at this time you will find yourself with many Coho, some pinks and smaller springs  in the waters so leaving with plenty of bait is recommended and have spoons or hoochies with you. At this time flashers and spoons in the greens and yellows are working well, also purples, all with glow and UV.

Offshore continues on it's normal fantastic fishing though the thick fog on a daily basis makes the "chicken ranch" inaccessible for some of the less equipped boats. A GPS and radar are a must in the foggy shipping lanes.

Notable catches:

  • Louise Hasson   32
  • Ken Evans & Seedhouse  31
  • Sivertson  31
  • Johen Koehler  30
  • Phil Horton   35
  • Roko Kliman  36
  • Jordan Bruvold  30




Port Renfrew Marina has two items to raffle for the Labor Day Derby.

A Vision Grills charcoal BBQ & Smoker  completely ceramic lined and you haven't tasted good BBQ or smoked meat or fish until you have eaten some cooked on this BBQ! Value: $560.00 Tickets are available at the marina $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. Generously donated by Ian & Deb McGregor

A large Gift Basket filled with some incredible things such as Baileys, Pinot Noir wine, a new product called Capel Sour, chocolate raspberry port, 1 pound box of assorted Purdy's chocolates, Starbucks coffee, Stash green tea, a fragrance diffuser, homemade 1 kg jar Hardie honey, homemade 100% maple syrup and many more items! Value: approx $300.00  Tickets at the office $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 Both draws will be done on Sept. 1st at the derby presentations. You do not have to be there to win.  Generously donated by Port Renfrew General Store











Events coming:  Port Renfrew Marina is having it's 16th annual Labor Day Derby on Aug.31 and Sept.1st. This derby supports our local San Juan Hatchery with all proceeds going to it. It is a popular derby with many prizes and a great way to end the summer. Tickets are available at the office soon at $60.00 a rod and that includes a t-shirt, dinner with beverages and a live band on Sunday night. The marina is still welcoming any donations that anyone is willing to donate. If you are interested in making a donation please contact the marina at 250 483-1878 or come by the office.

On October 5th and 6th Port Renfrew Marina will be also having their annual Coho derby "Winner Take All" This derby is $25.00 a rod and $5.00 of each ticket goes to the hatchery. This is our most popular derby and the winner can end up with a big win depending on the attendance. Pots have been anywhere from $5300.00 to almost $14,000.00. Better odds than the lottery!

Note: anyone who has parked their boat trailer down in the launch or the boat storage area we ask that they come by the office and speak with us to make arrangements to move it to another area.

Note: for daily launchers you will soon see a new launch box down in the launch area for your convenience to pay for your launch making it less necessary to come by the office. You won't miss it, it's bright yellow. Please remember to bring cash, a launch fee is $11.00.  Thank you.

Bud & Rex