Salmon fishing at Port Renfrew Marina is decent though most of the fish are smaller this year. Chinook catches are coming back to the docks in good numbers but not too many in the 30 pound range. Camper, Logan and East Point have been producing fish. Swiftsure Bank, especially the "chicken ranch" and "salmon bumps" has been on fire. Easy limit catches down deep 160 feet on green hootchies. Smooth seas have allowed even the smaller boats to get out there and enjoy the fishery.
Hatchery coho are everywhere, though small in the 3 to 6 pound range they make for a great meal.
Halibut has been a little hot and cold. Limit catches of 1 a day and spotty the next.
Crabbing, one word.....UNREAL!
- Brendon, Jeff, Scott and Brian: 162 halibut and others.
For those of you using the launch ramp often, we would like to let you know that we have done some improvements on it and hope to see it prove to be much easier to use.
Bud & Rex