Port Renfrew Marina is seeing the Coho showing up in some great numbers. This past weekend pretty much all the fishermen coming into the docks had limit catches and many are in the high teens. Most catches are still in the area of the whistle bouy between 400 feet and 600 feet with spoons, anchovy and hoochies being the recommended bait. On Saturday and Sunday we had some rough weather just at the mouth of the bay but for the most part the seas weren't too bad. Some heavy rain was predicted for the area but never came until late Saturday afternoon and overnight, leaving both days with mild conditions. The weather is predicted for the next few days to be nice and lets all hope that it stays that way for the upcoming Coho Derby this weekend. So far the fishing looks very promising! Notable Catches:
- Neil Hanson 20lb Coho
- Wally Brouse 18lb Coho
- Vic Pross 15 Coho in two days
- Kelly Wagner of Last Chance Charters 14 Coho
- Brad McDonald 5 Coho 17 lb biggest
Port Renfrew Marina's Coho Derby "Winner Take All" is this weekend Oct.2nd and 3rd. The entry fee is $25.00, $20.00 of which goes to the winning pot and $5.00 goes directly to the San Juan Hatchery. Recently the hatchery had their boat motor stolen and a pump. This theft has really set them back and it is really frustrating to hear this after so many people rose to the occasion to help raise funds for the year. Luckily the money raised helped them with this but now their funds have been drained again. So this donation from the Coho Derby will be even more important this year. Why not come, go fishing and at the same time help the hatchery out and maybe go home with a bundle of money!
Bud & Rex