For Port Renfrew Marina not much has changed since last the last report except the fog looks like it may disappear this week once the extreme hot temperatures return to more normal levels.
Chinook fishing along the beach remains very good and will get better as the tides are starting to mellow out. They are averaging bigger in size which is good news. Offshore the "Ranch" is the "Ranch," limits of springs and halibut are the norma and should continue into mid August.
For the most part, not many anglers have been anchoring so maybe this would be the time to have the inshore fishery to itself.
BIG News!! DFO has announced a Sockeye opening on August 1st! The good news also is there has been Sockeye in the area so it should be good while it is open. Same limits and rules as four years ago. Check out the DFO site for more details, OpsCentreFisheryPacific-CentreOpsPechePacifique.MPO@canada.ca
- Howard & Marion Randall 33
- Terry Lee 2 ling cod 2 salmon
Howard And Marion Randall 33 pound Spring
Terry Lee 2 Ling Cod & 2 Salmon
Upcoming Event: Port Renfrew Marina is having their 21st annual Labor Day Derby coming up before you know it. This year it falls on September 1st and 2nd. This derby is in support of salmon enhancement for the local San Juan hatchery and also this year for the Sooke Chinook Enhancement Initiative. More than ever the salmon cause is in need of help if we want to keep the salmon around for future generations. There will be raffle items, silent and live auction items, door prizes and many other prizes. At this time we again ask if anyone knows of a business or someone who may be interested in donating to this worthy cause please contact the office, we all know the prizes make a derby successful. This derby includes a marina t-shirt, dinner, beverages and a live band on the Sunday. Lake Cowichan Kinsmen will be doing the dinner again this year.
Some of the raffle items we have so far are a large Gift Basket filled with so many wonderful items including a bottle of salted caramel Baileys, Smirnoff Vodka, Crown Royal Rye, bottle of red wine, Cineplex pass for 2, $20.00 gift card for Purdy's Chocolates and many more items, valued at $300.00 and can be seen at the Port Renfrew General Store. Another raffle is a Islander MR3 Slate Reel valued at $595.00, can be seen at PRM office, tickets sold at the marina and at Island Outfitters. We also have an original one of a kind hand painted watercolor painting done by Lorelei Green, matted and framed valued at $650.00. It is called Seaside Adventures. This painting is an amazing blend and collage of shapes and objects and is similar in style to Picasso and MC Escher. Must be seen to be truly appreciated!
Bud & Rex