At Port Renfrew Marina fishing started very good this week. There are lots of spring salmon along the beach from East Point to Walbran creek. Anchovies and spoons down 30 to 45 feet on the downrigger seems to be the right combination. The spoon that seems to be hottest is coyote yellow/white called Bad Attitude. Also Party Girl is popular. Coho come and go, sometimes there are housands, other times very few. This past week we were flooded with wild coho but there were many hatchery limit catches.
Swiftsure bank has turned on again with limit catches of Chinnok, Coho and halibut hitting the dock. Hootchies and spoons are the lures of choice out at the "chicken ranch."
- Todd White 37
- Ron Jakimchuk 30 32
- Barry Hoag 33
- Mike Styba 27 30
Important Dates: This coming weekend July 20th, 21st & 22nd is the now famous Davey Derby to be held at Port Renfrew Marina. If you only go to one derby this is the one !! The prize table is supposed to be outatanding this year, even better than last years. Tickets are $50.00 a rod and are availble at Buckys in Duncan, Island Outfitters in Victoria and Port Renfrew Marina. For more information go to the website daveyderby.ca All proceeds go to an assortment of charites. Please remember that Port Renfrew Marina is a cash business when planning your trip.
Port Renfrew Marinas Labor Day Derby Sept.1st and 2nd. This derby is to support the San Juan Hatchery who has had very little governemnt funding. The tickets will be $55.00 arod and will include a dinner with beverages and a dance on Sunday.
Port Renfrew Marina's Coho Derby will be held this year on Sept. 29th and 30th. This derby cost $25.00 to enter and $5.00 of every ticket goes to the San Juan hatchery. The largest Coho weighed in will win the pot and the amount will depend on the amount of entries. This derby is a great way to end the season and as always a good time is had by all who attend to each of the derbys.
Rivised information regarding the Deering Bridge repair work. Mainland Construction has changed the work restrictions and cancelled the road closure from 10 to 2 announcing that there will be only minor delays from 8 to 5 Mon to Fri for the next 6 weeks.
Bud & Rex