Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing in July has been very hit and miss along the shoreline so far. Since the last report fishing has improved though only for some boats. While we are hearing of two days of fishing without a salmon other fisherman are hitting the docks regularly with limit catches up to 35 pound salmon. It is proving to be a frustrating experience for some and even for the more experienced fisherman that know the area well. Fishing further to the west on the high tides is most productive. Favorite teaser heads have been green glow and purple chrome and the UV ones are always popular. Salmon, both springs and Coho and halibut fishing offshore is on fire as it should be this time of year. Fishing shallow in the early morning to as deep as 140 feet later in the day. Spoons, plugs and hoochies are all working well.
Crabbing is still going very well for this late in the summer. Catches are coming in with many big, hard shelled and full crab.
Offshore fisherman should note! The seas on the ebb currents are very dangerous and have been for almost 2 weeks now. The guides report that it is some of the worst and treacherous conditions they have dealt with in recent memory. Use extreme caution until things settle down.
- Dave Mills 35.5 35.5
- Phil Rankine 32
- Chad Hughes 33
- Greg Cretin 33
- No Bananas Charters 31
- Jolly Rogers Fishing Adventures 30 32 33
- Marion Randall 32
- Terry Valley 51.5
A final reminder of the upcoming Davey Derby that is on this weekend at the marina. It starts Fri and finishes Sun. For details go to www.daveyderby.ca . This derby is wonderful, great prizes and all proceeds go to charity. This year there is entertainment.
- Labor Day Derby. Sept. 4th and 5th
- Coho Derby. Oct. 2nd and 3rd
- Port Renfrew Marina closes. Oct. 11th
Bud & Rex