July 22 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Mid July fishing at Port Renfrew Marina is running hot and cold. Chinook fishing which was so good last week slowed considerably this week. Fishing focus has moved back to the regular spots such as Camper, Cullite and Logan. While the numbers have dropped the fish being caught are quality fish with the majority of them weighing in the low twenties. Weather wise we have had a lot of marine cloud near the marina but the the waters are calm for the most part. Notable catches are: Milt Combs: 30 Kevin Gillard: 39.5 Brent Cooper: 30 Marty Fladager 38 Norm Ricketts: 37 Doug Smith: 36.5 Phil Rankine: 30 Grant Thomson: 31 Laura Reed: 30 Mark Gagen: 30 Desi Hatcher of Vicious Fish Charters 30 Bruce Miller of Miller Time Charters: 37 Trevor Zboyovsky of No Bananas Charters: 38

Halibut fishing continues to be good as usual with limit catches of mostly chickens hitting the docks on a regular basis. There are still some barn doors showing up though.

Notable catches are: Desi Hatcher of viciousfishguiding@msn.com 168 Kevin McKenna: 197 and 47 The 197 is the biggest Halibut coming to Port Renfrew's docks this season. The previous one being 186 caught by John Rogers of Jolly Rogers Fishing Adventures

Port Renfrew Marina is pleased to remind everyone that the Davey Derby will once again be held here. It is their 8th year and a derby you won't want to miss. The dates are July 25th,26th and 27th. Tickets are $45.00 and all proceeds go to the Renfrew Fish Hatchery and assorted charities. For more information go to http://www.daveyderby.ca/

Please note: We now have a box by the office door where you can drop off your launch fee if the office is closed. We are also temporarily out of juvenile licenses.On a serious note we are sorry to have to announce that for the first time in all these years Port Renfrew Marina has had some thefts this past week. Please keep all valuables locked up and alert the office immediately if you see anything or anyone that seems suspicious.

Bud & Rex