July14/11 Port Renfrew Marina Report

Port Renfrew Marina is seeing some of the best fishing since 2007! For the last 10 days all anglers are hitting the docks with smiles and stories of fish landed and fish lost. Multiple fish days have been common on the beach. Camper, Logan and East Point are all holding fish. Small anchovies, spoons and "coho killers" are all working well.

The "Chicken Ranch" has been on fire for all fish! Chinook are in the 20 pound plus range and the guides are calling it the best fishing they have ever seen!

Halibut slowed a bit with the lack of current but should pick up this week as the tides increase.

Lots of hatchery coho on the beach and on the bank. Catch limit is 2 hatchery per day. Crabbing is still pretty fair given the late date. Generally by now it has slowed down.

It is shaping up to be one of the best years ever!

Notable Catches:

  • Jeremy Fall                 30  33
  • Matthew Youell         30
  • Gorden Harper           30
  • Peter glover                30
  • Nolan Fisher               38
  • Ryan Springer             34
  • Mike Vanderstar        34
  • Cory Lowe                    40
  • Terry MacDonald      32
  • Doug Souliere             37
  • Ron Tilby                      32
  • Ron Tilby Jr.               30  32
  • Vitas Zaliauskas         32
  • Huck Finn                     44 yes, that is his real name
Doug Souliere 37
Doug Souliere 37
Huck Finn  44
Huck Finn 44
Cory Lowe   40
Cory Lowe 40






News: We are thinking our pay phone is working ok now. It seems as soon as we say that it has another glitch! Port Renfrew Marina is now looking for any business or individual that is interested in giving a donation for their Labor Day Derby on Sept 3rd and 4th. All proceeds from this derby go to the local San Juan Hatchery. All donations are very much appreciated and are given recognition at the derby. We encourage our customers to support the places that do donate to these great causes as without them we wouldn't have the wonderful prizes.

Reminder: Coming up on July 22nd to the 24th is the 11 annual Davey Derby. Think about entering into this derby as it is a lot of fun with fantastic prizes and all proceeds go to a variety of worthwhile charities. First prize is a Yamaha T9.9 high thrust kicker complete with the controls which has once again been kindly supplied by Linda Slader at The Mortgage Centre-Duncan and Brad and Deidre at Monti’s Boat Sales-Duncan. Tickets are available at the marina and also at the Info Center in the town of Port Renfrew.

Bud & Rex
PS check out this new video of Blair from Swell Time Charters, showing off some Port Renfrew good times!