Port Renfrew Marina Fishing Report

What was shaping up to be one of the slowest John B and crew with a Swiftsure haulAugust Spring fishing for Port Renfrew Marina in recent memory has finally turned the corner. We are now seeing normal Aug numbers with 60 to 90 Chinooks a day hitting the docks. Many 30 pounders and on average a 40 pounder per day being caught. The bulk of the Springs being in the mid to high 20's. Anchovies are still the first choice with some fisherman preferring the clear, glow green or red/gold teaser heads. Most of the fish seem to be getting caught at Camper and Logan.

Notable catches of Salmon are:

  • Milt Combs 34
  • Dave Hoban 36 38
  • Bill Johnson 36.5
  • Syd Spooner 37.5
  • Michelle Gammie 33.5
  • Shawn Stebbins 42
  • Allan Erickson 38
  • Don McRae 32
  • Ron Jakimchuk 31
  • Hugo Boshman 30
  • Carol Wardlow 30
  • Milco Pinalski 30.5
  • Merv Pywell 40
  • Ian Batty 30
  • Mark Gagen 32
  • Ken Cutting 30
  • Freida Fielding 42
  • No Bananas Charters 34
  • No Bananas Charters 45
  • Jared Gagen (No Bananas Charters) 35

Coho fishing is excellent out at Swiftsure Bank. Some hatchery fish are already in the 10 to 12 pound range. Hootchies and spoons are the lures of choice.

Halibut Fishing continues to be very good with most fisherman bringing in their limits.Gagen\'s 32Jared 35Shawn Stebbins 42No Bananas 45

Note: for those people that are new to fishing at Port Renfrew Marina please note that the tides need to be at a 3 foot depth to launch your boat successfully.

Important Dates: Port Renfrew Marina will be having its 11th Labor Day Derby this year on Aug.30th and 31st. Tickets will be available in the office a few days before the derby. Tickets are $50. a rod and includes dinner, beverage, Port Renfrew Marina t-shirt and we will be having a live band on the 31st. Anyone wishing to contribute a donation can contact the office. All proceeds will go the to the local fish Hatchery in Port Renfrew. Port Renfrew's Coho Derby is tentatively set for Sept.27th and 28th. Date to be confirmed in the near future.

Bud and Rex