Chinook fishing seems a little hot and cold right now except for the cut pluggers who are doing well everyday. For the trollers the bites seem to be very short, sometimes only 20 minutes long. First light seems to always be the best time. Small anchovies and needle fish hoochies behind UV flashers are working best. Notable spring catches:
- unknown 32
- Garnett MacDonald 34
- Cindy Pope 42
- Quinn MacDonald on Hindsight Fishing Charters 44
Halibut fishing remains very strong and with calm seas it can be a city of anchored boats at the hot spots to the west. Mackerel and herring are the choice of bait right now. Most halibut are in the 20 to 40 pound range though there are still some barndoors.
Notable halibut catches:
- Blair Legalis of Swelltime Charters 78
- Desi Hatchard of Vicious Fish Charters 118
An update on the pay phone: It seems that we no sooner say it's working than it breaks down, we want to apologize to our customers for the inconvenience of it's ongoing problems. We sincerely want to thank Andrew Hoffman who has spent countless hours and phone calls trying to resolve the problem. Without his help we would have been lost! It appears it is working and the problem has likely been resolved. Fingers crossed!
The Davey Derby will the August long weekend this year. There will be entertainment this year. The proceeds from this derby go to an assortment of charities. The Port Renfrew Labor Day Derby will be Sept. 4th and 5th this year. The proceeds from this one will go the local hatchery as usual.
A reminder: Port Renfrew Marina only deals in cash so please for those of you who are unaware of this come prepared. We do have an ATM machine.
Bud & Rex