At Port Renfrew Marina the Coho fishing is nothing short of spectacular! And on top of that the weather has been if anything even more spectacular with sunshine, calm seas and little or no fog. This is quite unusual for Port Renfrew at this time of year. Anglers coming to the docks are all bringing in their limits with the usual catch being anywhere from 8 pounds up to 15 pounds. many guys are reporting that they will have somewhere between 30 and 50 Coho brought to their boat in a two hour time span. The fish are found at the river mouth and outside the bay but having said that you will often find them jumping everywhere. You can find the fish in about 350' to 450 feet of water and fishing at about 50 feet deep. the lures of choice remain the same, anchovy being the favorite but also hootchies in green, yellow or white, spoons in similar colors with Bad Attitude being a favorite and apex's in green, gold and clear with UV. Spring fishing is pretty much over for the season, although Rex Coburn brought in a 22 pound spring and a 16 pound 12 ounce Coho which if qualified would have beat out the winning fish for the Coho Derby. We all laughed at the idea of Rex handing himself the inning pot! NOT going to happen!
Port Renfrew Marina held it's annual Coho Derby "Winner Take All" this past weekend. It was a great success with 533 tickets sold. Not a record year but an outstanding turnout. The winner of the derby was Jesse Legg with a 16 pound 8 ounce Coho. He was also assisted by his friends Sam Noble and Jan Vanherwaarden and it was agreed by them to split the pot of $11060.00. They were 3 very happy guys! This year the amount to go to the San Juan Hatchery from the Coho Derby came to $2765.00. Maurice and the guys at the hatchery are over the top please with the donations this year as they come to a grand total of $18,324.90! Thanks again to all that donated and participated in the derbies to help make them so successful and a lot of fun!
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Important News: Port Renfrew Marina will be closing for the season on Sunday October 14th. Please make sure you have removed your units and or boats on or before that date unless you have made prior arrangements. It is very important that you contact us as to what you are wanting to do.
Very Important News: Port Renfrew Marina's caretakers, Wayne & Gwen Coleman are away right now to be with their son, Clint who was badly hurt in a quading accident in Williams Lake. He is in a Kamloops hospital with life threatening injuries and is in a coma. They are staying there for at least a month and are going to incur living expenses that are a hardship for most families. At the marina we are starting a donation jar to help them out with all of this and if you are interested in contributing please drop by the office or call 250 483-1878. Anyone who knows Wayne & Gwen knows that they are always doing something for others, Wayne offers tools and gear to fishermen and Gwen feeds anyone who passes by her, including us in the office. They are always giving and now it's a chance for us to give back. Thank you!
Bud & Rex