Sept.25/11 Port Renfrew Marina Report

With September winding down it appears the mid October weather has arrived at Port Renfrew Marina! Rain, heavy at times, as well as some large swells signals Coho time. The best fishing is still offshore. The 400 to 600 foot areas down 45 to 100 feet are producing fish. Coho, usually found in small schools, at first,  nothing, then a triple header! Bait and white glow hoochies were the lures of choice.

Inside the whistle bouy your best bet would probably be right off the river mouth at a lower tide. Yellow/green zingers, small plugs and Baitrix trolled very fast and very shallow will get some fish.

Reminder:   Check the weather forecasts before heading out. Note a 23 foot southwest swell is to arrive on Tuesday, September 27 th so stay safe at home that day

Notable Catches:

  • Double load Dale      31.5                    Dale 31.5


News:  Port Renfrew Marina's annual Coho Derby is this coming weekend, Oct.1st and 2nd. The Coho are starting to show up so here's hoping the derby is an exciting one! The entry fee is $25.00 with $5.00 going to the hatchery.  The times are dawn to 6:00 on Oct.1st and dawn to 1:00 on Sunday Oct.2nd.

Marina Closing:  Port Renfrew Marina will be closing on Oct.16th. Please make sure you have removed your unit and boat or you will be charged for winter storage. If storage is what you prefer please speak to someone in the office and we will set it up for you. Winter storage is $25.00 a month. If you require power for your trailer it is $32.50 a month. If you aren't using power we recommend you use a product to absorb moisture to prevent mildew and getting a musty smell in your trailer. The moisture levels in Port Renfrew are very high. We have our caretakers there through the winter months to keep an eye on things  and to maintain security. You can leave keys with them so they can check on units for any possible damage or leaks.

Bud & Rex