Port Renfrew Marina is seeing fishing continue to improve on a daily basis. Unbelievably calm seas have allowed all size boats to get to the fishing spots. Fishing farther west from Camper Creek has started to light up, early mornings or on the high slack tides are best. Offshore salmon fishing for Chinnok and hatchery Coho is getting better and better with hoochies and spoons working best. Anchovies in the 10 pack are doing well. Notable catches:
- Graham Smith 42
- Ian Batty twins 29 & 29
- Eric Eckdahl 33.5 29 27
- Brian Dice 32
- Steve Holgate 36 24
- Blair Houdayer 37
- Ken Beachum 31
- Wayne & Judy Schiffner 34 32
Halibut catches continue to be strong and with the weather being so perfect all spots have been accessed with great results.
- The Davey Derby is coming up on the August long weekend. July31 st to Aug.1 st. This is a favorite of many, named after a great family man who passed away a few years ago and carried on since. There are great prizes and all proceeds go to a variety of very good charities. This year there will be entertainment. Tickets are $45.00 a rod and available at Port Renfrew Marina.
- The Port Renfrew Marina Labor Day Derby is on Sept.4th and 5th. This derby is a fundraiser for the local San Juan Hatchery. All proceeds go to help maintain this hatchery that is all but forgotten by the government. There is a dinner, beverages, t-shirt and live band all for $50.00 a rod and will be sold at the marina soon. If you or a business you know would be interested in making a donation for this derby please contact us at the office, call or e-mail us with your suggestions.
- Port Renfrew Marina's Coho Derby "winner take all" is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 2nd and 3 rd.
We are happy to announce that the pay phone appears to be working and hopefully will stay that way! Our ATM is working fine this year and is for customers convenience when they arrive and don't realize we only do cash sales.
Bud & Rex