Port Renfrew Marina Report Aug.19/12

At Port Renfrew Marina the mid August fishing is in full swing. Every day sees lots of happy anglers lining up at the cleaning tables. Hot weather, calm seas and some welcome fog free days made conditions almost perfect. With Owen Point closed East Point is seeing a lot of pressure but is producing lots of fish in the early morning and evenings. Walbran is still the hot spot and is quite the zoo with too many boats in too small a space. The 60 degree edge is where the fish have been holding. So if you have some thick skin, give it a try.

Coho are still well offshore but are getting bigger. Halibut fishing has died swiftly. There seems to be none on the "chicken ranch" and only the odd one coming on anchor. You will need to put in some serious time commitments to get your one. The last two weeks of August are traditionaly very good weeks to anchor. We hope that holds true for this year.

Notable catches:

  • Gerry Gammie:   32
  • Terry Van Wieren:  31
  • Norm Ricketts:  35
  • Mike Styba:  38.5
  • Deb Cutting:  30.5
  • Nina  Schulle:  32.5
  • Louise Klemek:  30
  • Clive Watson:  37
  • Ken Sutton:  30
  • Wayne Schiffner:  33
  • Rex Coburn:  32                                               

Important Dates: Coming up very soon is the Port Renfrew Labor Day on Sept 1st and 2nd.  Tickets are available only at the marina and are $55.00 a ticket. This includes a Port Renfrew Marina t-shirt, dinner, beverages and a live band. Try and attend this annual event as it is a fun time and for a very good cause. Anyone wanting to make a donation, either personally or through a business, can contact us in the office.

Sept. 29th and 30th will be Port Renfrew Marina's Winner Take All  Coho Derby. Tickets are $25.00 and will be available at the marina office only and $5.00 of each ticket will go to the hatchery. The remainder of the cash will go to the angler who catches the largest Coho. 

Bud and Rex.