Inshore salmon fishing remains good to very good. High slack tide seems to trigger the bite time. Rock Pile, Camper and Logan Creek have been giving up limit catches of Chinook salmon. East Point at first light and the evening has been producing as well. The inshore halibut fishing has seen little or no pressure in the last month so we have no information on that.
Offshore the "Chicken Ranch" continues to provide spectacular salmon fishing for both Chinook and Coho. Large white hootchies and large spoons for the spring salmon and anything for the Coho!
Swiftsure halibut fishing has slowed down and the guides are having to move around to find them. Deeper water on the slack tide should work.
- Mary Dice 31
- Kale Eddy 32 25
- Brent Cooper 30.5
At Port Renfrew Marina this past weekend a small fishing derby was held called the "Houdy Memorial Spring Derby." This derby was held in honor of Blair Houdayer, a long time regular at the marina who sadly passed away last winter. He was loved by all who knew him and will be sorely missed by all. One of the few people in the world who didn't have a mean bone in his body and was generous and always happy. Yvette and Barry Houdayer, Blair's brother and sister were there for the fishing and the ceremony. The derby was well received with about 35 boats. The derby was a simple one day event with a salmon BBQ, the salmon donated by Desi Hatchard of Vicious Fish Charters for everyone to enjoy. Entry was by donation to the Canadian Cancer Foundation. After a full day of fishing by cut plugging only the winner was a young Matthew Jones with a salmon of 24. 8. He was awarded a trophy and a stainless steel crab trap generously donated by Paul Taylor of Trotac Marine. At the end of the day the derby raised $1424.00 to be donated to the Canadian Cancer Foundation. Hopes are that there may be another one next year.
This coming weekend at Port Renfrew Marina will be our Fishermen's garage sale. Come by and check out what you don't have and do need!
On Aug. 8th and 9th Port Renfrew Marina will be holing it's second annual Spring Derby. This derby is a two day event from dawn to 5:00 and dawn to 2:00 on Sunday. Tickets are $30.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the local hatchery and the winnings for first, second and third are 50% , 30% and 20% respectively of the net sales. More entrants, more pay out! If you are fishing that weekend or if not, think about going in the derby and maybe getting a chance to win some money.
For Port Renfrew Marina's Labor Day Derby we are still hoping for more donations to come in. if you can make a donation or know a business that may be interested is supporting salmon enhancement please contact us and help us make this derby the best one ever!
Bud & Rex