For Port Renfrew Marina as of Aug.8 Chinook fishing remains strong. Early morning has been very good but also early afternoon has been good with the slack tides. Small anchovies and small spoons are all producing fish.
Sockeye as most know is now open until further notice. The run that was here this weekend seems to have moved east. Still there are limit catches being caught, 500 feet to 550 feet deep down to 55 feet to 75 feet and put in your time. The Adams River run is expected to come by around the 15th of this month and it is expected that they will be as much as twice the sixe of the ones caught recently.
Not much on the halibut front as all are coming from the "chicken ranch."
A big thanks go out to Gord Dolbec, (who got completely soaked helping out) Reid Warren and Bud for saving a Pursuit from sinking for the third time!. It is the responsibility of each owner to make sure their boat is seaworthy, please make sure of the condition of your boat before leaving it in the waters. The rescue and cost of a boat from sinking and polluting the waters is on the owner.
Crabbing is very slow right now, let's hope it picks up before the season ends!
- Bill 32.5
- Trevor 30
- Phil Rankin 35
Upcoming Event: In three weeks Port Renfrew Marina will be having the 21st annual Labor Day derby to raise funds for salmon enhancement. This derby has always been popular with everyone for it's easy going venue and all the fun things included in the derby. For $65.00 a rod you get a Port Renfrew Marina t-shirt, dinner on Sunday with beverages and a live band to dance to! We get an large amount of donations from businesses in and around the island to make this derby a success. Please come and experience the fun and support a derby like this that gives to fishermen and the salmon for future generations. There is also a bullhead derby on the Sunday for kids 12 and under, this is always a anticipated event and so much fun for the kids. We will have multiple raffles, silent and live auctions and many other prizes.
Here is a beautiful item for silent auction donated by Ross Hopkins of Cast Art Studios 250) 652-3397 If interested in buying something call and ask for Ross.
Another upcoming Event: Coming up on Sept. 29th and 30th Port Renfrew Marina will be holding their annual Coho Derby, "Winner Take All" this derby is the most popular derby we hold. There is only one winner and that person will be taking home the cash pot at the end of the derby for the biggest Coho caught. The pot ranges depending on the number of entrants but the amount is usually between $5600.00 and from the last few years usually in the area of $10,000.00 to $14000.00.
Bud & Rex