Port Renfrew Chinook fishing remains strong all along the beach. Early morning at East Point has been very good but the crowds of boats tend to make for combat fishing.Not for the timid! If you are into evening fishing East Point will have hardly and boats and the fishing turns on again towards dark.Camper Creek is still "old reliable." It continues to produce quality springs all season long. Anchovies are the bait of choice but a whole herring trolled without a flasher can be dynamite. As for lures, Coho killers, skinny G spoons are doing well as is a white hootchy on a short 32" leader.
The chicken ranch is still hot for springs and Coho. The halibut at Bouy Juliet have kind of dried up for now but on the bright side anchoring up closer to shore is working again.
Crabbing has tapered off some but most people are still coming is with a couple and still a good size.
This year Owen Point closes Aug. 15 to Sept. 15 not the usual Aug. 1
- Mike Graham 28
- Al 33
- Colleen Luttman 30
- Shane Morse 31
Sorry for all the head chops!!
Upcoming Event: Coming up soon on Sept.2 and 3rd is Port Renfrew Marina's annual Labor Day salmon derby. This year will be the 20th! If you have been before you know how much fun it is and if you haven't you should come and see for yourself! This year the tickets will be sold at Bucky's in Duncan and at the marina. If you buy your ticket from Bucky's you will need to come by the office when you get to the marina to get your t-shirt. The tickets are $65.00 a rod and include a Port Renfrew Marina t-shirt, dinner on Sunday, beverages and a live band. The proceeds will go to the local San Juan salmon hatchery to help keep salmon stocks healthy and strong, not just for you and I but for generations to come. Come out and support this great cause and have fun doing it.
Another Event: Coming up also will be Port Renfrew Marina's annual "Winner Take All" Coho derby. This one is insanely popular and for good reason. The tickets are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the hatchery and the rest into a pot for the person who catches the biggest Coho. The pot on average runs around $10,000.00 cash! It's a great way to end the fishing season in Renfrew as the waters tend to get to rough after mid October and the rains come.
Calcutta 50 liter Cooler: generously donated by Joe Serpa Value: $239.00
Calcutta High Performance Coolers are built to last and keep ice much longer than average, everyday coolers. The super tough roto-molded exterior has up to 2" of insulation throughout the cooler. With an EVA lid seal, these High Performance Coolers will keep your contents cold for several days when packed with ice. Raised, non-slip feet will keep your cooler in place in the back of your truck or on the boat deck. An oversized drain plug makes emptying the cooler a breeze when the ice does finally melt. Each cooler comes with a removable food tray. Every Calcutta High Performance Cooler includes a built in ruler on the lid for measuring your catch of the day.
Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00 Draw date: Sunday September 3rd. 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 ticket
Another raffle is a beautiful Islander Reel generously donated by: Islander Reel in Victoria
MR 3-C Mooching Reel
Clear 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
Bud & Rex