For Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing remains fair along the beach with most anglers hooking at least one to two fish per day. Camper and the Rock Cliff seem to be holding some bait. Off shore fishing is very good for spring salmon as well as Coho and halibut. Massive schools of herring are boiling at the Swiftsure Bank. Coho are being caught right on top, Chinook down anywhere from 110 to 200 feet! Hootchies and small spoons are the lure of choice.
Halibut are found in all the regular spots including the NE corner and the 170. Anchovy is still the best bait for the big ones. If the current is not too strong backtroll drifting with herring on a hootchy skirt while covering more area.
Notable catches: (mentioned previously in last report but now with pics)
- Bill Valentine 46
- Gerry Hamilton 50
Note: Port Renfrew came in 5th in the WFN contest. The winning prize for that placement is $1000.00 from Bell. We now have our payphone repaired and soon to be installed.
Port Renfrew Marina is looking for a gas boy for the summer. Anyone who may be interested or knows of a boy who might be please contact us at the office. The job will be July to just after Labor Day roughly 5 hours a day in the afternoons.
Bud & Rex