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
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