At Port Renfrew Marina and surrounding area the algae bloom for the last ten days or so has has slowed down the fishing badly. Zero visibility made it so that even if fish were around they could not see bait or lures easily. As of Sunday June 29th it appears that fishing has improved. There was a good bite at Camper Creek with Jordan Bruvold being the highliner of the day with a limit catch including a triple header for himself and his guest, all landed with the biggest at 34 pounds. Notable Catches:
The predicted sockeye run is still supposed to be huge! Fisheries is still forecasting 72.5 million. Late July and August could be amazing!
Halibut fishing is fair right now. Some spots are red hot while just a half mile away it can be dead. Don't be afraid to move and make the most of those ebb currents.
By now we are thinking that the word is out regarding the fact that Port Renfrew Marina is not able to sell fishing licenses. As we get busier we know people come looking for a license and we are hoping that the word is out there that we are not able to supply them anymore. Please pass the word along if you know of anyone who may believe they can get their license with us. You must purchase your license online and this can be done anywhere a person has access to a computer with internet and a printer. Check around as to who offers this service, as far as we know they are available at Island Outfitters, Eagle Eye Sports and Canadian Tire.
Important News: Port Renfrew Marina will be hosting an impromptu fishing derby on July 12th and 13th this year. Anyone interested can purchase tickets at $30.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to salmon enhancement. The are available at the marina office, Eagle Eye Sports in Sooke and Wise-Buys Fishing Supplies in Colwood. This derby is a simple affair with the top three prizes for first, second and third all cash winnings. Come enjoy a couple days fishing and maybe go home with cash in your pocket! Rules are posted at each site where tickets are sold.
For anyone who needed the ATM at the marina office we apologize for the down time. It is now up and running again.
Bud & Rex