Port Renfrew Marina Report July 20/17

At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing is excellent! Since the last report salmon fishing has remained very strong. All spots along the beach from East Point, very hot in the early dawn hours to Walbran are producing fish up to the mid 30 pound range. Small bait and spoons are still the best though some of the springs being cleaned have been eating squid so maybe try a white hootchy. Off shore Chinook fishing has been a little slower and the fish have been a bit smaller but that will improve when the stronger ebb currents kick in next week.

Tons of Coho are on the bank feeding on krill as are the herring. It takes no time at all to get your hatchery fish. Almost better than the fishing has been the whale shows. Up to a hundred humpback are putting everyone in awe as they feed on the acres of krill and herring Some incredible videos coming into the office!

So! Get out here and get some fish, see some whales and have a great time!

Notable catches:

  • Dave & Cheryl Haddad 32
  • Deb Gilmore  27.5
  • Steve Bryant  30.5
  • Duane & Shane  full daily limit for both and back to the docks by 7:15!
  • Rick Ditherbide  32
  • Mark Perkins 28.5 17.5 29 20
  • Mike Game  ling cod 28 23 17 14
  • Odd Johansen  28
  • Gary Toth  32 20 20 15
  • Larry Childs  35
  • Mark  ?  15 lb hatchery Coho






Upcoming event:  Coming up the weekend after this one, July 29th and 30th Port Renfrew Marina will be hosting the annual Kinsmen Salmon Derby. This derby always has an amazing assortment of prizes and does so much good the communities and helping out with great causes. Tickets are available at Port Renfrew Marina, Bucky's Sports in Duncan, Island Outfitters in Victoria and Gord's Fly Box in Lake Cowichan. Tickets are $50.00 a rod and that includes a dinner of burgers and potato salad. First prize is a 9.9 Yamaha kicker. This is a really fun derby so come out and support them and have a great fishing weekend.

Coming up later in the season will be Port Renfrew Marina's annual Labor Day Derby on September 2nd and 3rd. This derby is held to help out the local San Juan salmon hatchery and for those of you who don't know this hatchery has had little or no monies from the government since 1992. Without outside support and donations this hatchery would likely not be active. If anyone seeing this can offer to help out with donation prizes or knows of a business that might be interested please contact the marina office. As you know a successful derby relies on the generosity of donators for prizes to make a derby exciting and fun which is turn brings more anglers and then raises more money for the particular cause. More details to come. See below for our first raffle item for the Labor Day Derby.

Islander Reel

    MR 3-C Mooching Reel


Generously Donated by:

        Islander Reels, Victoria

     Retail value: $650.00

 Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame

 Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large

 arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor

 A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material

 Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds

 Lg contoured palming rim & handles

 Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings

 Lg sculpted drag knob

          Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

 Draw Date: Sept. 3rd  @ PRM Labor Day Derby

Tickets sold @ P.R.M. Attendance not necessary to win

 Port Renfrew Marina is also raffling off a gift basket that is filled with amazing goodies! donated by the Port Renfrew General Store, it can be viewed there until the Labor Day weekend when it will be at he marina. Check out below some of the contents of this basket.

Gift Basket Raffle

    Generously donated by:    Port Renfrew General Store

     Draw Date: Sept. 3rd   Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00

      @ Port Renfrew Marina

  Attendance not necessary to win

 Contents includes: grey patterned cloth basket, a bottle of vanilla Baileys, 1.14L Absolut Vodka, bottle of Northern Harvest Crown Royal Rye, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 bottle of white wine both special select. Ceramic lantern w/LED candle, 4 acrylic plates & 2 small serving bowls, 1 large & 1 smaller serving plate, Lg.citronella incense, 3 solar lights & string of solar lights, cocktail napkins, 4 stemless acrylic wine glasses,1lb organic Earth’s Choice coffee, Porthole picture frame,19 pieces of milk & dark Purdy’s chocolates & other goodies.      Approx Value: $300.00    must be 19 or over to buy tickets

Coming up at the end of Port Renfrew Marina's season will be the annual Coho Derby. This is an extremely popular derby. There has been some debate over the date of the derby and after much thought we have finally come to the conclusion that it will be Sept. 30th and Oct.1st. More info to come later.

Bud & Rex