Port Renfrew Marina Report July 6/12

At Port Renfrew Marina the bad weather for the last 3 weeks made for only fair fishing and soaked anglers. Once the high pressure and the long awaited sunshine arrived the fishing picked up dramatically. Chinook fishing has been very good basically everywhere, East Point, Camper and Logan have all been producing with anchovies and spoons being the lures of choice.  For the most part most of the springs are in the high teens and twenties, no sign of any big ones as yet. The one factor is there are many coho out there and they can be a nuisance eating up all the bait. Falling back on spoons and or Baitrix helps slow that problem down. Coho fishing on the beach is spotty. When they are there they will bite anything as mentioned. If coho is what you are after and 2 hatchery per license is permitted, then you are in luck as there are many, especially at Swiftsure Bank.

Halibut fishing on the anchor will be picking up now that the tides and currents are tapering off. Crabbing is still going very well and if you haven't had your fill there seems to be lots out there to catch.

Swiftsure Bank continues to provide magic fishing memories. Limit catches of springs, coho and halibut by 11:00 am are not uncommon. With the nice weather and calm seas most anglers will be ables to access this rich fishery.

Notable Catches:

  • Blair Houdayer   32
  • Fred Uhlman       32

The boat rampat the marina is now finished and seems to be well received, with comments on how much easier it is to use.

Bud & Rex