For Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing continues to be very good. Anglers are reporting up to 10 hookups a day right now. Logan Creek and Camper Creek seem to be the hot spots but Owen Point just opened so that is worth a try. Red/gold flashers with any glow head on a 7 foot leader is working well. Some teaser heads that are getting lots of feedback are the new Snotty Nose, No Bananas both glow and UV and Alligator. Coho fishing is good but the strong easterly winds the last few days has made it hard to get offshore. Hoochies on a very short 2 foot leader fished down 40 to 60 feet seems to be the ticket. Remember as of Sept.7th you are now allowed four Coho per day, 2 of which may be wild.
- Lacey Telford 30
Upcoming Event: For Port Renfrew Marina we have one more event before our season ends for 2014. Coming up on October 4th and 5th will be our annual Coho "Winner Take All" Derby. This derby is probably our most popular one of all with anglers from all over coming in the hopes of winning a lot of money bringing in the biggest Coho. Tickets are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 from each ticket going to the local hatchery. Tickets will be sold only at the marina the week of the derby. Winning pots vary depending on the amount of tickets sold but the average pot is around $9,000.0 to $10,000.00. The largest pot one year was $13,800.00. From what we have seen of the Coho fishing so far there should be plenty to catch. We have had a some weighed in at 10 to 13 pounds so far.
Port Renfrew Marina Closing Correction: Port Renfrew marina will be closing on October 12th this year, NOT on October 13th as stated before. We will be closing on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Monday. If you have a boat in storage please make sure you come and settle up your account and have your boat removed. If you are wanting winter storage for your unit please also make arrangements before the office closes for the season. Storage is to be prepaid.
Bud & Rex