At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing has slowed down the past week. East Point and Camper Creek are producing fish but all and all there us a lull in action. It can be good one day and slower the next. Most being caught are in the mid to high twenty pound range. Coho fishing is fantastic, two to three miles offshore they are thick. Spoons and hoochies are hot right now and they can be found from the surface down to sixty feet. We are thinking it is looking more and more like it will be a good year for Coho's.
Halibut fishing is slow, only the odd one is hitting the docks. The biggest last week was Bruce Miller's from www.millertimefishingcharters.com with a 70 pounder. Bob Gicas of Pacific Shores Charters also brought in three one day last week ranging from 60 to 70 pounds also.
- Roland Weir 67 hali
Christine & Ron Barnhart
16 lb red snapper 68.5 halibut 19 lb spring
assorted hatchery coho up to 8 lb AND 1/2 lb rockfish!!
Port Renfrew Marina is raffling 3 large items for the Labor Day Derby. One is a Bosch Power Tool Package with a mitre saw and stand and a 18Volt rechargable lithium battery and a boom box stereo generously donated by Langford Rona. There is a stainless steel Blue Ember BBQ with a side burner, inside light and a bottle opener generously donated by Ian and Deb McGregor and we have a stainless steel outdoor Patio Heater donated by Port Renfrew Marina and Langford Rona. Tickets available at the marina office.
Important News: Port Renfrew Marina;s Labor Day Derby is coming up this weekend, Sept.1st and 2nd. The derby starts on the Sat and on Sun after the derby is over there will be the ceremonies and then Dinner, ending the evening with the dance with the live band. We want to thank all the people and businesses that have made donations to help make this derby successful. All proceeds will go to the San Juan Hatchery in Port Renfrew. Tickets are $55.00 a rod and are available at the office. There is also a children's bullhead derby for 12 and under on the Sun morning at 9:00 am.
Port Renfrew Marina's "Winner Take All" Coho derby is a little earlier this year. It falls on Sept.29th and 30th. Tickets are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 od each ticket going to the San Juan Hatchery. The fisherman with the largest Coho wins the pot.
More News: The Deering Bridge is delayed from being finished. Sorry if you read that it was completed but we have been informed that they are going to be working on it another two weeks or so. The delays seem to be longer now so you may want to time your trips before 9am or after 5pm. They are working on refinishing the surface.
Important: A birth certificate was found at the marina. The name on it is James Robert Russell March 12/67 Smithers BC. Anyone who knows him please let him know we have it here for him.
Very Important: Port Renfrew Marina will be closing this year on October 14th. Please make sure you have your unit and or boat out of the camp on or before that date unless making arrangements for winter storage. We would appreciate all accounts to be completed before we close. Thank you.
Bud & Rex