Port Renfrew Marina Report July 31/17

  At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing along the coast has slowed a bit with the morning ebb tides and will improve with early floods in the coming week. They are still feeding on needlefish and baby herring so keep your lures and bait small. You may hear reports from guys fishing this past week, some reporting it very slow and others coming in with 3 to 5 springs and saying they had many bites. It seems you just have to be in the right place at the right time.

The ranch is back on for halibut, they like the ebb currents. Chinook fishing is hard as it is a struggle to get your lures through the Coho. There are acres of them.

Crabbing is still very good, the crabs are quite large and still hard shelled.

Notable catches:

  • Rueben Radford 32
  • Roko Kliman  33
  • Robert Culm & Wynter Langston 4 springs up to 35
  • Joanne (of Is. Outfitters) 32
  • Kristina Ledger  3 up to 28
  • John Holman  32

This past weekend the Kinsmen held their annual salmon derby at Port Renfrew Marina. This is their third derby there and each year the ticket sales have doubled. This year they sold 333! A fantastic turnout. It was a two day event with dinner on the Saturday and a kids bullhead derby on the Sunday. There were about 45 children.  Winner: Jordon Baker   19






First place:  Glen Wilson  26'02"      9.9 Yamaha kicker Second place: Harold Neuffer  25"05"     2 Scotty downriggers

Third place:  24'15"    Aceline hauler prawn puller



Winners of raffles:

  • Krystal Mayo:  rustic bench donated by; Mountain Men Services
  • Darcy Mayo:  Trophy reel donated by; Mt. Sicker
  •  Shelly Cole:   tool box donated by; Lifetimer Boats
  • Glen Clements: park bench donated by; Dave Peter's dad
  • George Nitschki: freezer with $200 of meat donated by; Country Grocer


Coming up soon 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 the 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