May 14/10 Port Renfrew Marina Report

First 100 lb halibut of 2010

At Port Renfrew Marina the fishing for halibut remains very good. Each boat returns with their catch limit, weather permitting, although recently the waters have been calm. We have been lucky with warm blue skies and little or no swells and people are taking advantage of it while it lasts. On the whole the fishing is quiet given the numbers of fisherman out there as it is still early in the season. Crabbing remains excellent! The crab are big and so sweet. Getting your limit is a daily occurrence. If you are looking for springs there are a few out there, mostly feeders in the 10 pound range. Congratulations go to Desi Hatchard of Vicious Fish Charters for catching the first 100 pound halibut this year.

It is now past the date for past customers to confirm their stay. If you are returning, we recommend you contact us if you have not already before you risk losing your spot. We can no longer guarantee it for you.

Port Renfrew Marina now has fuel, ice, bait, tackle and fishing licenses. The ATM is working and we seem to have beat the problems we were having with it last year. Unfortunately the pay phone died during a power outage we had in the winter and we are looking into having it repaired or replaced.

All of us at Port Renfrew Marina look forward to seeing everyone again and wish all a great season.

Bud & Rex