Port Renfrew Marina continues to see awesome Chinook fishing. Fishermen are saying this quality of catches is what brought them out here years ago. All the usual fishing spots are good but East Point and Camper Creek seem to be the most consistent. Port Renfrew is not always a first light bite, quite often it can be easily afternoon when things light up. Anchovies and Coho killers are working best. Coho season is coming up soon and should be a fantastic one. Predictions are for the best returns since 1994 and early fishing reports from the bank seems to prove that it is probably true. There are acres of Coho our there feeding on krill and herring, so our late September and early October fishing should be epic.
- Joanne Skakun 4 from 15 to 20 lbs
- Aaron Keller 29
- Eric Echdahl 30.5
- Mike Game, John Horgan & Lyle Gurney 6 fish
Coming Event: Soon it will be Port Renfrew Marina's 20th annual Labor Day derby. This year it is on Sept. 2nd and 3rd. Tickets are available at the marina and also this year we have them at Bucky's in Duncan. Tickets are $65.00 a rod and includes a Port Renfrew Marina t-shirt, dinner, beverages and a live band on Sunday after the prize presentations. At this derby we have many prizes, live and silent auctions, raffles and door prizes. We have many businesses and individuals who donate to this derby and we always ask our participants to patronize those businesses for the generosity. Derby's cannot be successful without these contributions and we ask if anyone out there can offer a donation or knows a business that would be willing to donate to please either bring the donation in or give us a contact. Time is of the essence now and we are working hard to make sure we have lots of prizes to make this a great derby. Proceeds of this derby are going to the San Juan salmon hatchery here in Port Renfrew.
Upcoming Event: Coming up after the Labor Day derby will be our annual Coho derby "Winner Take All" and this derby is always extremely popular and this year should be great with the Coho predictions. This derby will be September 30th and October 1st and tickets are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the San Juan salmon hatchery also. With this derby as most of you know there is only one winner and the prize is cash, the winnings vary depending on participants but the pot is usually around the $10,000.00 mark and has been as high as $14,500.00. Again with Coho predictions this year the turn out could be huge and that makes the pot huge!
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. and at Island Oufitters until one week from the derby. Attendance not necessary to win
Bud & Rex