Sept.29/09 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Jason hali 001With September almost over fishing at Port Renfrew Marina has evolved as it usually does this time of year with the exception of an a much better than usual run of Coho. The Chinook springs are for the most part gone inshore but the Coho are going strong both in the bay and offshore. Casting at the river mouth in as little as four feet of water is working well. First thing in the morning seems to be the time to see the most action. Fishing offshore in water as deep as 600 feet is producing well. Vary your trolling depths from the surface to 80 feet deep. The best lures seem to be green/white spoons and some others, hoochies in greens, whites with flashers, gold spoons or plugs and zingers. Listening to the fishermen who come in you will hear many claims of what works and the good thing is that most anything does! Many of the Coho are in the teens and reaching the 20 pound mark. The weather inshore has been good, calm seas for the most part and we are really confident that the Coho fishing will be very good for our upcoming Coho Derby on Oct.3rd and 4th. Halibut fishing remains good at Swiftsure Bank, weather permitting. The seas out there are less predictable and the rough water or fog can come up quickly. Feeder springs can still be found out there also.

 IMG_0726You can also expect to catch a Humboldt squid or two. They are very edible but a bit of a challenge to get in the boat without getting spayed completely with water!

Notable Catches:

  • Desi Hatchard of Vicious Fish Charters 8 Hali 25 to 70 pounds  6 Lings 6 Yellow Eye or Red snapper
  • Desi Hatchard of Vicious Fish Charters 4  Hali 100 90 70 40
  • Jason Armstrong                                                115 Hali


Important Dates and Notices:

Port Renfrew Marina Coho Derbyderby entry fee is $25.00 with $5.00 from each entry going to the local San Juan Hatchery. This derby is "Winner Take All"

October 3rd and 4th:

October 12th: Port Renfrew Marina will be closing for the season and will reopen on May 1st. It is very important that you speak with someone in the office regarding winter storage if it is needed or make arrangements to remove your unit and or boat on or before Oct. 12th. We do have caretakers Wayne & Gwen Coleman for the winter and they can be contacted at 250 483-1486 if you have questions during the time we are closed. They will be keeping an eye on the marina nd the units people leave in storage and if you leave contact numbers, etc, with them they will call you if there is a problem.

May 1st: This is the date that Port Renfrew Marina reopens for the 2010 season. All seasonal customers must contact us by then to let us know if they are returning. If they do not let us know they risk losing the spot to new customers.

Bud & Rex